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Bessie L Carter
(03-23-1927 - 12-02-2016)

 Bessie L. Carter, 89 of Elgin passed away on Friday December 2, 2016 at her home. She was born March 23, 1927 in Crawfordsville, Arkansas. The daughter of Rosie Lee Fisher and John Henry Brown. She had been employed by the Elgin Mental Health Care Center for 20 years before retiring. She is survived by 3 daughters, Bobbie Carter of West Dundee, Shirley (Joel) Schmitz of South Elgin, Connie(Edward) Wilson of Eastover,S.C. and 4 sons Thomas Carter Jr. of Elgin, Robert (Elizabeth) Carter of Chattanooga, TN, James Carter of Elgin, and Michael Carter of Algonquin. Along with 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters Clyde Sanders of Chicago, Jonnye Walton, Fannie Cotton and Warnner Burgess all of Mississippi and 1 brother Robert E. Brown of Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Carter Sr. in 2002 and 3 brothers. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at Laird Funeral Home in Elgin with Pastor Greg Huguley officiating. Burial will follow in Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin. Visitation will be held on Tuesday December 6, 2016 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. for information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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