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Trustee Charlie W. Durham

July 15, 1936 July 15, 2018
Trustee Charlie W. Durham
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Obituary for Trustee Charlie W. Durham

Trustee Charlie W. Durham was born on July 15, 1936 in Middleburg, North Carolina, son of the late Adlean Williams Durham and Johnnie Lewis Durham, Sr. He was educated in the Vance County Public School System.

Charlie met the love of his life, the former Helen White and was joined in holy matrimony on December 22, 1956. In 1980, Charlie and Helen moved to Edison, New Jersey to establish a new life together. They were blessed with five children: Kenneth, Jeannette, Curtis, Mary and Alphonso.

He was employed as a Chemical Operator at American Cyanamid in Linden where he retired after 20 years of service. Previously, Charlie began his career at Risen Lumber Company in Linden as a Lumber Handler for 16 years.

Charlie joined Zion Temple First Pentecostal Church where he was ordained as a Deacon. He later found a church home at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a Trustee for over 40 years until his passing.

Trustee Durham was a highly focused and determined man who enjoyed spending time with his family. In his pastime, he loved to listen to gospel music, loved to hunt, watched political t. v. shows and baseball games, and reminisced with family and friends about old times, his stories and earlier travels. He also enjoyed a good laugh with family and friends.

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, Trustee Charlie W. Durham departed this earthly life on his 82nd birthday at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison.

He was predeceased by his two brothers: Johnnie Durham, Jr. and Ellis Durham and sister, Dora Wimbush.

Trustee Charlie W. Durham leaves to cherish with fond memories, his beloved wife of 62 years, Helen Durham of Edison, NJ; three sons: Kenneth Durham of Dunellen, NJ, Curtis Wayne Durham of Orlando, FL and Alphonso Durham of Alexandria, VA; two daughters, Jeannette Young of Roselle, NJ and Mary Denise Hall of Perth Amboy, NJ; two brothers: Walter Durham (Marion) of Linden, NJ and Larry Durham (Vernetta) of Robbinsville, NJ; four sisters: Leila Brown of Roselle, NJ, Alberta Jefferson (John) of Dunellen, NJ, Rosa Jennings of Linden, NJ and Vivian Joseph (Carlos) of Henderson, NC; 4 grandchildren: LaKeisha Young, Raymond Dakar Hall, Shaheda Hall, and Deron Durham; 3 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters-in-law: Dorothy (Joe), Annie, Myrtle (Sammie) and Ivory; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and friends.


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Visitation

Friday

20

Jul

10:00 AM 7/20/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/20/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church

1002 Rivington Street
Rev. Milton A. Byrd Plaza
Roselle, NJ 07203

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1002 Rivington Street Roselle 07203 NJ
United States

Service

Friday

20

Jul

11:00 AM 7/20/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church

1002 Rivington Street
Rev. Milton A. Byrd Plaza
Roselle, NJ 07203

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1002 Rivington Street Roselle 07203 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Rosehill Cemetery Final Resting Place

792 E. Edgar Road
Linden, NJ 07036

792 E. Edgar Road Linden 07036 NJ
United States
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