Gerald R. Carter was born on July 28, 1953 in Akron Ohio to Vaughn and Mary Threatt. Gerald peacefully transitioned surrounded by family, September 1, 2020 .
Gerald was a graduate of Buchtel High School, class of 1972 and he started his spiritual journey at Stone Deliverance Evangelical Temple where he served under the leadership of the late Pastor Mary L. Stone.
Gerald never met a stranger. He was well known and loved throughout Akron and surrounding areas. Gerald had a way of making everyone he encountered feel special. He seemed to get satisfaction by sharing his stories, knowledge and wisdom with others.
He enjoyed helping others and his passion was serving in his community. This was evident by the many lives he touched through organizing and bringing the Juneteenth Festival, the "Collard Green Cook-off" and the African United Front to the Akron area. Gerald launched a prosperous career in telecommunications and had been employed at WAKR as a TV Camera Operator and recorded many memorable and historic events.
Gerald is preceded in death by both his parents, Vaughn and Mary Threatt and brother Ricardo Threatt. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, sons, Gerald R. Carter (Nicole) of Atlanta, GA., and Jermaine Coteat (Kelly) of Akron; daughters, Christina Carter of Virginia, Deator L. Carter, Jetora Carter (Fredric) both of Akron, Bonita S. Carter of North Carolina and Yvette Coteat of Florida; brother, Michael Threatt (Eerika) of Columbus, OH.; sisters, Narkeetah Brazil and Carmen Thomas (Johnny) both of Akron; 20 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends..