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Charlene W. Middleton

It is with great sadness that the family of Charlene Whitehead Middleton, 52, of Laurel, MS, announces her passing after a courageous battle with cancer. She gained her heavenly wings on the morning of Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the residence of Melisa Whitehead in Sumrall, MS. We like to acknowledge the care given by Asbury Hospice through Forrest General. She made her miraculous appearance into our hearts and lives on Tuesday, October 11, 1966 in Laurel, MS.

A Celebration of Charlene’s life will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Ellisville Funeral Home in Ellisville, MS with funeral services to follow at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens of Laurel, MS, with Bro. Dennis Middleton officiating. Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (601) 477-3797

Charlene was a native of Mississippi and a devoted Baptist Christian touching the lives of numerous people with her undying faith. She was a loving and dedicated mother and grandmother first and foremost. She treasured her children and grandchildren and embraced every moment with each of them. Her gentle hands were rarely still by providing for all those around her. In addition, Charlene enjoyed her morning coffee while listening to all God’s creations in nature.

She was preceded in death by her loving mother, Doris Nell Whitehead and caring brothers, Jimmy Davis, David Davis, and Eddie Davis.

Charlene will be forever remembered by her husband, Robert Middleton, Laurel, MS; sons Mitchell Redd, Sandersville, MS and Nathaniel Middleton, Laurel, MS; daughter, Angel Elizabeth Penton, Sandersville, MS; step-daughters, Marie Clingon (Cory), Laurel, MS and Sarah Middleton, FL; father, Charles Wayne Whitehead (Kathy), Bassfield, MS; sisters, Nancy Luna (Jim), Sardis, MS, Pamela Murphree (Rick), San Antonio, TX, Melisa Whitehead, Sumrall, MS, Donna Broome, Albuquerque, NM, Becky Whitehead, Columbia, MS and Kim Norman, Bassfield, MS; brothers, Ivy Davis (Pam), Purvis, MS, Jamie Whitehead, FL; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Charlene will also be forever remembered by her numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and dear friends.

Pallbearers will be Cecil Ward, Michael Ward, Mickey Ward, Daniel Middleton and David Middleton and Mitchell Redd.

Memorial donations in memory of Charlene can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

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Charlene W. Middleton
October 11, 1966 - April 11, 2019




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