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Emma Charles

September 16, 1932 ~ December 30, 2021 (age 89)

Obituary

Emma Charles

 

Emma Charles  89, of MacArthur West Virginia passed away peacefully December 30th, 2021 at the Rockin’ Chair Residential Care in Lerona, West Virginia.

 

She was the wife of the late Glen Charles.  Emma was born on September 16th, 1932, in Glen White, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Emmett Charlie Deck and Martha Susie Bailey.

 

She is survived by her son, Russell Charles and his wife, Donna of Unionville, Virginia; a daughter, Anna Hall and husband, Kevin of Maryland; a granddaughter, Heather Bailey and husband, Todd and their daughter, Hailey all of  White Oak, West Virginia; a granddaughter, Larissa Coburn of Charleston, West Virginia; a sister, Florence Pauley and husband, Sonny of MacArthur; several nieces and nephews.

 

Emma was preceded in death by brothers, Orville Deck (Patty), Lonnie Deck (June), Lee Deck (Ruth), Bernard Deck (Hazel) and Ray Deck; sisters, Helen Lilly (Alvin) and Pansy Wiseman (Bill).

 

Emma was a homemaker.  She loved her cats and loved to cook.  She was a devoted member of Hilltop Baptist Church for 58 years.  She was a choir member, Sunday school teacher, assistant director to Vacation Bible School for 25 years and Sunday school Secretary.  She loved to help anyway she could in church and outside too.  She loved baking cupcakes for the children at church and her peanut butter sheet cake was famous with her church family.  Emma was a giver and was loved by many.

 

Heather writes, “ I will be forever grateful and thankful for my grandmother.  She was treasured.  The loss of her is felt deeply by many.  I would always thank her for her sacrifices, the care, love and everything she has done for me.  God must have given Grandmothers to us to liven up our lives, to make our lives more complete, to make us well rounded and better human beings.  She played a big part in my childhood and life.  I can remember so many times sitting in her kitchen and tasting dishes she would prepare with special love.  She taught me a lot about love and the meaning of family.  She has never been just “my grandmother” but my guardian, my friend and my inspiration.  I love you Grandma.  You truly were a special woman.  Your memories will always live within me.  Thank you for your love, you care and everything that you have done for me.  I will always be blessed and thankful that you are my grandmother.  You will be dearly missed and forever in my heart.”  I love you. Heather.

I would like to thank the staff at the Rockin’ Chair Residential Care for the loving care and the compassion they gave my Grandma.  They were so good to her and treated us like family.  They are truly a blessing.

 

Please join in celebrating her life Friday, January 7th at 1:00 pm in the Melton Mortuary Chapel.  Friends may call at 12 noon.  The burial will be in the Sunset Memorial Park.

 

In lieu of flowers please make donations in her honor to the Raleigh County Humane Society or Operation Underdog or the Rockin Chair Residential Care in Lerona, West Virginia. 

 

“Emma Charles will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend whose passion was helping others anyway she could, this only goodbye for now.”   

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 7, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Melton Mortuary Chapel

Celebration of Life
Friday
January 7, 2022

1:00 PM
Melton Mortuary Chapel

Interment following funeral service
Friday
January 7, 2022

Sunset Memorial Park, Mt. Calvary

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