Mrs. Ethel Lee Charles was born May 11, 1915. Surrounded by her family, she went peacefully to be with her Heavenly Father on June 25, 2012.
Funeral services for Mrs. Charles were held on Thursday, June 28 (today) at Benevolent Funeral Home, Minden with the Rev. Carter officiating. Interment followed in Home Civic League Cemetery, Dubberly.
Mrs. Charles was preceded in death by her parents, Serillian Tillman Brown and Moses Brown; her husband of 70 years, the Rev. Johnny Charles; her daughter, Alvoughn Champion; four sisters; and three brothers.
Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Velta Street of Detroit, Michigan and Verlandra Thompson Huey (Vernon) of Heflin; three sons, Johnnie Charles of Minden, Elder Alvin Charles (Juanita) of New Haven, Michigan and Jerome Charles (Rita) of Dallas, Texas; 24 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
The family would like to thank the staff of St. Joseph Hospice for the professional care and compassion shown to Ethel and her family.