Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Jareal Eron Carter
The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life. John 6:63 (NIV)
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Roman 8:1-2 (NIV)
On July 10th, 1990, the world became a more exciting place. On that day, Jareal Eron Carter was born in Denver, Colorado to Kedrick Carter and Rhoda J. Surveyor. Shortly after he was born, Jareal moved in with his grandmother Carol J. Carter who he affectionately referred to as “mom” and the late Early Carter Jr., who was his “poppa.” Jareal’s father, Kedrick, was always a guiding force and fully present in his son’s life.
Jareal grew up in a home that centered his faith in God. As a child, he regularly attended Bethsaida Temple and was baptized by Bishop Earl Holliman. His faith in God showed up in his regular conversation, and he would often share and exchange scriptures in the family group text message.
As a child, he attended elementary school and middle school in Denver Public Schools. He played little league football for the Pirates at Skyland Park and enjoyed hanging out and playing with all the children on Locust Street in Park Hill. While Jareal was one of the younger kids in the neighborhood, he never let that stop him from having any of the fun! Aviation was something Jareal enjoyed. He became a two time “Young Eagle” in 2003 and 2005. He attended East High School, and ultimately earned his GED before the age of 18. Jareal found the test to be easy, which was a testament to just how brilliant he was. He passed the exam on his first attempt.
On September 25th, 2015, Jareal joyfully welcomed his one and only child, his daughter Nyomi “Ny Ny” Jai Carter to the world along with her mother Lasunda Russell. Jareal referred to Ny Ny as “Mi Amor” and would often play John Legend’s “You and I” for his daughter as a reminder of his love for her. There was nothing Jareal would not do for his daughter.
Jareal was a beautiful person with a beautiful and free spirit. He regularly expressed the need for people to treat one another as God treats us and to love one another. He would literally give away the shirt off his back. Jareal had individual relationships with all his family and friends. Some people sit back and live a quiet existence, not Jareal. You could feel his energy and presence in every space. He lived life out loud and, in your face, and would tell you “You know you love me, and I love you too.” He was such a unique person. He often found it difficult to find his space here on earth, but we are all comforted knowing that he is at peace and free from worldly afflictions.
In his career, he worked many different jobs including serving as sales associate and cashier, however he never allowed work to take over his life. He worked the job, the job never worked him and when he was done with the job, he left on his terms.
He was a fan of the Denver Broncos and the Denver Nuggets, and he always represented for Denver, Colorado.
In Jareal’s time on this earth, he has left us with so many memories that we will never be able to forget. Jareal was preceded in death by his Poppa, Early Carter Jr.; his Grandparents Frank Robby Surveyor Sr. and Lucy P. Lang Surveyor, and his uncles, Early Carter III, and Thurston John Mann.
Jareal Eron Carter departed this life to the Lord’s embrace on July 19th, 2023. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving father, Kedrick Carter; his mother, Carol J. Carter; Rhoda J. Surveyor; his daughter Nyomi Jai Carter; his two sisters, Keaeira Jewel Cuthair and TaeMeeka LaRae Cuthair; his uncles Phillip Carter and Frank Robby Surveyor Jr.; his aunts, Shamaile Brame (Gilbert), Arzchelle Genesis (Michael), and Darcell Carter; and a host of cousins, great aunts, great uncles, other relatives, and many friends.