WINSTON-SALEM 04/28/1993 - 04/07/2019 Blake Lee Carter, 25, transitioned to his heavenly home on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Duke Medical Center in Durham North Carolina, following an extended illness. Blake was born April 28, 1993 to Rodrick L. Carter and Laura M. Martin in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He graduated from Reynolds High School June 2011. Blake's faith was inspired by his favorite song, "Long as I got King Jesus" and he professed his love of God by desiring to be baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church at an early age. Blake made music amid his misfortunate circumstances that inspired many, caressed the meek, enthused the lonely and spoke to friendless. He is preceded in death by his paternal great-grandmother; Cora L. Carter, paternal grandmother, Carol A. Carter; maternal grandmother, Yvonne Marie Young Martin; maternal grandfather, Dan W. Martin; and many others who served as his "great clouds of witnesses who inspired his walk-in life. Left to celebrate his story and cherish his life are his parents, Rodrick Carter, Laura Carter; his sister, CarolAnn Marie Carter; paternal grandfather, Melvin Cooper; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and loved ones. A Funeral Service will be held at 12 noon, Thursday, April 18th, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 916 E. 12th St. Family visitation will be 11 to 12 at the church. Johnson and Sons, High Point is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at

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