Charles Lemons Jr., age 56, went to be with the Lord on February 1, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. He was born to the late Charles Ed and Frankie Lee Lemons on June 5, 1964 in Covington, Tennessee. Charles was the fourth of seven children born to that union.
Charles was a really good person. He was known as the family cook because he loved to Bar be Que. He was also the life of the party and loved to dance. Charles loved his family, his momma, his kids and his grandkids. He also enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and in his earlier years was a great basketball player. Most of all, Charles loved to make people laugh.
He leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Frankie Lee, his long-time companion of over 17 years Debra Durham, his children Alicia Evans of Goshen and Dominique Malone of Elkhart, and Debra’s children LaCranston (LaLa), Sugar, Coretta, Latifah and Sharita, all of South Bend. Also surviving are his siblings Lula (James), Diane, Kevin (Angela) and Virginia (Robbie), all of Elkhart, a host of grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Charles Ed Sr., his first wife Annette Lemons, his sister Shirley, baby sister Flora Diane and his nephew Reshawn Thomas.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the 1:00 pm funeral service on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola.
Charles was employed most recently with LEER Truck Caps. For several years, he worked for other local factories before beginning to have issues with his health. He attended Elkhart Public Schools and was a member of Pilgrim Rest MB Church under the leadership of Sam I. Frison.
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