James Carey Jeter, 63, went to be with the Lord Sunday April 15, 2012 in Fort Worth, TX. He was born September 15, 1948 in West Point to Alvanell Kennedy and the late Marvin Homer Jeter, Sr.
Mr. Jeter was a graduate of Mississippi College in Clinton, MS and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He served as a youth pastor at the University Baptist Church in Fort Worth, and Youth director at Colonial Heights Baptist Church in Jackson, MS, and Carriage Hills Baptist Church in Southaven, MS. He was married to Karen Gower of Memphis, TN in 1972.
He entered full-time ministry in 1974 as associate pastor and youth director at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Lubbock, TX. In 1981 he joined the pastoral staff of Metroplex Covenant Church in Colleyville, TX, where was an elder. He was the founder of Bridges of Hope International, based in North Richland Hills, TX, the ministry to which he devoted his life for the past 15 years.
He is survived by his mother, Alvanell Jeter Christopher; his brother, Dr. Marvin Jeter, Jr. and wife Betty; two daughters, Angele Jeter and Renee Jeter; nephew, Marvin Jeter, III and wife Brenda; nieces, Elizabeth Cox and husband Jason and Janell Cason and husband Garrick; two granddaughters, Hope Jones and Grace Jones; four great-nephews and one great-niece.
The family and friends will congregate at Robinson Funeral Home at 12:30 PM Saturday and go in procession to the cemetery. A graveside service will be Saturday, April 21 at 2 PM at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. A memorial celebration will be next week in Dallas-Fort Worth.
He will be greatly missed by his family and the many friends whose lives he touched. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bridges of Hope International, PO Box 211254 Bedford, TX 76095, for the benefit of the many ministries and organizations it supports.