WAYCROSS — Christina Marie Carter, 51, died Friday morning, October 9, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health. She was born in Waycross, but she was raised in Blackshear. Christina graduated from Pierce County Hgh School in 1987, and she was formerly employed by the Ware County Sheriff’s Department as a Sergeant. In her younger years, she was a member of the Ware County Saddle Club. She enjoyed horses and participating in horse shows. In her later years, she spent her time at home taking care of her children and grandchildren. Christina was preceded in death by her parents, Dan Alton Sweat and Mattie Lou Varnadore Sweat, and her mother-in-law, Hilda Carter. Survivors include her husband, Jake Melton Carter Jr., of Waycross; two daughters, Amber Ledford (Stephen), of Waycross, and Katie Carter, of Waycross; four grandchildren, Jacob Ledford, Olivia Ledford, Matthew Carter, and Kaleigh Williams; one sister, Cynthia Sweat, of Blackshear; father-in-law, Jake Melton Carter Sr., of Waycross; sister-in-law, Kathy Griffin (Willis), of Albany, Georgia; four nieces, Staci Waldron, Samantha Pearce, Lea Flowers, and Kelly Paddrick; and numerous great-nieces, nephews and other relatives. A funeral was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 11, at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Zion Hill Cemetery. The family received friends the hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online guestbook or viewing the video tribute and service recording at www.musicfuneralhome.com.