ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — State Representative and pastor, Jerry Carter, of Reidsville, North Carolina, died Tuesday morning of undisclosed causes.

Carter, 66, passed away Tuesday morning, according to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department.


A Republican, Carter was elected in 2018 and represented District 65, which encompasses most of Rockingham County. He was reelected and currently serving his second term.

Carter was the founder and senior pastor of Reidsville Baptist Church and Chaplain for the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

A cause of death was not provided.


Geo quick facts: Rockingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 93,643. Its county seat is Wentworth. The county is known as “North Carolina’s North Star.” Rockingham County is included in the Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.