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Torrado Carter

October 5, 1955 – October 14, 2022


Saturday, October 29, 2022

Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.

Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Held at

Grace Apostolic Church

1100 Lischey Avenue

Nashville, Tennessee



Sand Hill Cemetery

LaVergne, Tennessee

Deacon Torrado Carter, affectionately known as “Roddy,” was born October 4, 1955, in Nashville, Tennessee, to the late Lester and Helen Carter. He was raised by his mother and grandmother, the late Vera Connell. He departed this life October 14, 2022.

Deacon Carter attended Davidson County Public Schools and graduated from Maplewood High School in 1974. He studied architectural design at Middle Tennessee State University. In 1977. he was baptized in Jesus’ name and filled with the Holy Ghost at Original Christ Temple in Old Hickory, Tennessee under the pastorate of the late Bishop Melvin Boyd. He served faithfully teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, and supporting the brotherhood auxiliary.

July 7, 1988, Deacon Carter was united in holy matrimony with Sister Janet Williams. Together, they cherished his son, Brian, Dana, Terria, Cierra, I(a1eb, and Joshua. Deacon Carter was a talented artist and enjoyed drawing illustrations of Christ and the church. He spent countless hours designing t-shirts for the Christian education and youth ministries.

In 2008, Deacon Carter was appointed the first deacon at Temple of Grace under the leadership of District Elder Isaac J. Williams. He continued teaching Sunday school, si* ping in the choir, supporting the men’s ministry, serving on the church security team, and playing guitar in the worship service. He enjoyed sharing the IVord of God and the salvation of Jesus Christ with everyone he met.

Deacon Carter leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Minister Janet Carter; son, Brian (Coralyn) Carter; nieces and nephews: Dana, Terria, and Cierra \Villiams, and Kaleb and Joshua Thomas; grandsons, Chandler and Blake Carter; brothers, I ester (Alma) Carter and Harold (Kathy) Carter; mother-in-law, Edna V’i1liams; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Chris (Lauda) Williams. Gerri (Howard) Smith, Gerrick (Treva) Y’illiams, Sandra Renee (Anthony) Bush, Gerail (Sand) Williams, Stephanie (Isaac) Williams, ‘Victor (Kimberly) Williams, Vicky Williams, Shawn (Shameka) Williams, and Denise (Richard) Thomas; a host of nephews and nieces he loved; devoted friends, Michael and Marilyn Parks and Carolyn Taylor; and his brothers and sisters in Christ.

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