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Vinnie L. Coulter — St. Matthews
Mrs. Coulter

Vinnie L. Coulter

Funeral services for Mrs. Vinnie L. Coulter, 90, 121 Carroll Blvd., St. Matthews, will be held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Fort Motte, with Rev. J.A. Williams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Vinnie L. Coulter was born on January 20, 1920, to the late Corine R. Logan and John Mintz in the True Blue community of Fort Motte, South Carolina. After the untimely death of her mother when Vinnie was 7, she was reared by her maternal grandparents William and Mettie Ravenell.

Vinnie was educated in the public school systems of Calhoun County but had to withdraw in the 2nd grade to help her families on the farm.

At the age of 10 years old, Vinnie became a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Fort Motte, South Carolina, where she served in various capacities as a Deaconess and Senior Choir member. In addition, she served at Jerusalem Baptist Church with her husband as the only Deaconess for many of years. Although her health was failing, Vinnie faithfully attended church services when her health permitted and participated in the praise and worship services.

On November 13, 1937, she married the late Louis Coulter Sr. (Bubba) and to this union 11 children were born, but only 7 survived. They were Eddie Lee Sr., Louis Jr., Corine, Isaac, Eva Mae, James William Herbert and Janet.

Vinnie was employed as a domestic worker for many families in the local area and later worked for Calhoun County Public Schools on the cafeteria staff at St. Matthews High School until she retired.

After she retired, Vinnie worked diligently in her community as she has always done. She was a true missionary and loved helping the elderly and sick in her community. She cooked, cleaned and ironed. In addition to being an excellent mother, worker, community leader and church leader, Vinnie also enjoyed sewing and gardening.

Vinnie was preceded in death by her husband Louis Sr., two of her children Eddie Lee and Louis Jr. three grandchildren Cynthia Coulter, Cecil Scott, and Calvin Scott but she leaves to cherish the legacy that she built her daughters; Janet (Isaiah) Glover, Eva (Vernard late) Keller and Corine (J.D.) Dickerson; sons, Isaac Coulter and James W.H. (Robin) Coulter; sisters, Eliza Mae "Dot" Wright and Annie Clay Miller; daughters-in-law, Freddie M. Coulter, Erdy M. Jacobs, Cynthia O. Coulter Carol R. Coulter and Armento Coulter; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends at Carson Funeral Home Saturday, April 10, 2010, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Friends may call at the residence and at the funeral home.

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