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Charles E. Fletcher, Jr.
September 24, 1953 ~ April 8, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Rev. Charles Edmond Fletcher, Jr. was born on September 24, 1953, in Shawboro, North Carolina to the late Rev. Charles Edmond Fletcher, Sr. and Mrs. Mae Rose Fletcher.
Rev. Fletcher was a gifted musician who began playing the piano at the age of 5 years old. He loved Gospel music, and his favorite Gospel song was “I Heard the Angel’s Singing” by Eric Bibb. He heard the Lord call him to preach at the age of 16 years old. He gave his trial sermon at his father’s church, Pentecost Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. He was licensed and ordained as a minister.
Rev. Fletcher was part of the first class to integrate and graduate from Northwestern Senior High School in Baltimore, Maryland, where he played the saxophone in the marching band. While attending Northwestern High School, he met and married his first wife, Mildred Phyllis Lloyd. After high school, Charles enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1973. He was stationed at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. When he was stationed in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina he and his first wife, Mildred had a daughter, Canisha Fletcher. He was later deployed to Vietnam. In 1977 while stationed in San Diego, California, Charles received an honorable, medical discharge from the United States Marine Corps. During his Marine service, he earned 1stand 2nd place Good Conduct Medals and the Rifle Marksmanship Badge.
Rev. Fletcher was extremely dedicated to working as a civilian with The Department of Defenseas a Naval Contractor with Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California. He worked there for over 30 years.
Rev. Fletcher while living in California, he married Sharon.
Rev. Fletcher was devoted to helping those who were homeless with intellectual disabilities. He served as the full-time caregiver for three adults with intellectual disabilities. He loved watching old Western shows, wearing cowboy boots/hats, and talking about politics and college football with his daughter, Canisha. He loved living in San Diego, California, and later moved to Oceanside, California which was his home until his death on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
Rev. Fletcher was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Charles Edmond Fletcher, Sr. and his mother, Mrs. Mae Rose Fletcher.
Left to cherish his legacy, are his second wife Sharon, his daughter, Canisha Fletcher, his siblings, Rev. Samuel Fletcher (Brandi), Mrs. LaTonya Dyett (J. Marcus), Mrs. Towanda Fay Shivers, and Mrs. Constance Gaye Greer (James) all from Baltimore, Maryland. He also leaves seven nephews and four nieces and a host of other relatives, family, and friends.