Rep. John Lewis on the Passing of Jo Carter
“I was so sorry to learn about the passing of my friend Jo Carter, the Goodwill Ambassador at Mary Mac’s Tea Room. She was always so gracious, so warm, so giving. She was always up, lighting up the tea room with her hospitality.
“Whenever I would visit Mary Mac’s she was always eager to see me and say hello. She would ask, ‘Where have you been?’ She would call me her boyfriend, playfully tease me, and say, ‘Don’t be talking to other women.’
“She made all the customers feel at home and relaxed, and then she would just give you a back rub and move on to the next person. She was the embodiment of Southern comfort and hospitality. I looked forward to seeing her before she retired. She will be deeply missed.”