Jerry Carter American Politician Has Passed Away At Age 66

Jerry Carter American Politician Has Passed Away At Age 66

N.C.’S ROCKINGHAM COUNTY— Jerry Carter, a longstanding Baptist pastor who joined the legislature two years ago, died early Tuesday at the age of 66, according to a fellow minister.

According to Aaron Shelton, assistant pastor of Reidsville Baptist Church, Carter died at Duke Hospital in Durham after complications following surgery late last week to treat a rare gastrointestinal condition.

Shelton said Carter formed the church in 1988 and served as its senior pastor. Carter, a Republican from Rockingham County, was elected to the state House in 2018 and was re-elected in 2020 for a second two-year term. He was a member of the House Policy Committee on Families, Children, and Aging.

Jerry Carter was born in 1954 in Eden, North Carolina, U.S.

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