Nigel Parkinson Jr announced the birth of his daughter Avianna Mae Parkinson, born on September 2, 2016. Congratulations Nigel and Andrea!
Congratulations to Chris (Showtime) Charity and Cecelia (Hall) Charity for getting married and taking their love to the next level.
This summer, Christopher Charity (son of Vernell and Annette Charity) and Cecelia Hall will be getting married at St. John Baptist Church in Charles City County, Virginia, but where the reception will take place remains in question.
Chris & Cecelia booked the Omni in Richmond as their place of choice to have their reception; yet the hotel double booked the Charity wedding and the Washington Redskins on the same day. The Omni has an 8-year contract with the Washington Redskins, and initially the Redskins were not booked for August 15th but, due to a preseason scheduling changes, the Redskins sought to book most of the hotel and the ballroom on the same day the Omni had already signed a contract with Chris & Cecelia. The Omni, without a second thought, obliged the professional football team. Due to this blunder, the Omni gave the couple very few options and little to no compensation for the flub and more or less attempted to sweep the matter under the rug as though a professional sports team’s wants/needs outweigh the couple’s memorable event.
On one hand you understand that business is business but as Chris Charity stated in his DC ABC 7 live interview that [paraphrasing] the Omni nor the Redskins were neither his concern, he works for his fiancee and it is his aim to do whatever it takes to make her happy and in this case that means delivering her the wedding of her dreams.
The Redskins have offered the couple sideline seats to any home Redskins game as a wedding gift, which is good pub although it was not their fault in the first place. The next couple of weeks will determine whether or not the Omni of Richmond intends to do right by the couple or whether or not they will continue to try and low ball the couple for the major inconvenience.
Our request is that we keep this story relevant by sharing via FB or tweeting regarding the matter as this is the case of the Omni entering a contractual agreement with Chris & Cecelia, not wanting to honor that contract because the Redskins do mean more money for the Omni (we understand this); however, compensation for the couple having to rearrange their big day around should be in order and that’s why it is of the utmost of importance that we keep this story relevant until fair compensation is met.
You can also find these articles by searching the web:
BSO: Hotel Takes $11k From Engaged Couple, Then Kicks Them Out For Redskins
DC ABC 7: Md. couple’s wedding reception booted by hotel to make room for Redskins
Richmond Times-Dispatch: Redskins training camp interferes with couple’s wedding
CONGRATULATIONS TO AUNDREA L. BAKER, the daughter of Aaron Charity and granddaughter of Donald and Jean Charity, for graduating from American University obtaining a degree of Master of Public Administration this month.
Keep climbing cous; the family is VERY proud of you.
Memorial Services for Mr. Julius Phillip Charity, 72 of Dublin, GA, were held on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 2 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 2424 South Highway 441, Dublin, GA 31021.
Mr. Charity was born on February 9, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan to Julius and Everlette Charity. On January 16, 1971, he married Chrystine Osley and out of this union, four children were born – Marlo (John), Andre (Lisa), Christopher, and Shaun. He symbolized his Baptism as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in February 1972. During many of his 43 years as a servant of Jehovah, he served as an Elder, as well as, a Pioneer and continued to show a zeal for the ministry until his death.
He was a beloved member of every congregation that he was a part of and was affectionately referred to as “Papa Charity” by many. For over 30 years, he worked at Clinton Valley Hospital, where from accounts of patients, as well as, his peers he was a valued employee, a kind man of few words who barely raised his voice. He will be remembered for his love of Jehovah, his love for his family, and the love that he showed for those in the congregation.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Brenda Dye, and Linda Hampton; son, Christopher; as well as his step-father, Lester Hardiman who played a major role in raising him.
Those who will continue to cherish him are his wife of 44 years, Chrystine Charity; his children; and others whose lives have been touched by him.
Grace Margaret Charity Vessel passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015. She was funeralized on Sunday, March 29 @ 2:00 p.m. at Gilfield Baptist Church, 6640 Church Lane, Charles City, VA 23030.
Grace was the daughter of the late Ivory and Atla Charity. Ivory was the son of James Charity.
On March 6, 2015, Charles A. Mayo, Jr. was called to rest by God at the age of 81. Charles A. Mayo, Jr., was the second child of the late Charles A. Mayo, Sr., and Lucille Mayo. He was born April 2, 1933, in Richmond Virginia.
Sonny or Chuck as he was affectionately known attended schools in Richmond and graduated from Armstrong High School before enlisting into the U.S. Air Force. He flew 53 combat missions in Korea and 101 combat missions in Vietnam earning the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, along with several other medals. His specialty was in the field of communications. He retired as a Technical Sergeant, after serving twenty years. Thereafter, he began a second 20-year career working for Pacific Telesis, which later became AT&T, followed by a 19-year career working for H&R Block.
He married the late Audrey L. Townsend and had four sons and two daughters from their union. He married a second time to the late Shirley A. Smith, enlarging the count of his children by four more through the addition of Shirley’s two daughters from a prior marriage and two more daughters from their union. He furthered his education by attending San Jose City College followed by San Jose State University earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Industrial Technology 1981.
In his spare time, Charles enjoyed many hobbies including, boating and fishing, watching golf and football, photography, traveling, genealogy, and was a member of the American Legions.
Charles is survived by his children: Shirlyn Smith, Reginald Mayo, Michael Mayo, TaJuana (Mayo) King, Kathy (Smith) Sparks, Donna (Mayo) Cole, Anthony Mayo, Charlene (Mayo) Weiss, and Christal (Mayo) Kass. He is also survived by three brothers, Ricardo “Ricky” Mayo, Tyrone Mayo, and Billy Pride, along with 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Two siblings, Reginald Mayo and Jean Mayo preceded him in death, as well as one son, Ramon “Mony” Charles Mayo.
He will be missed by all who knew him, for he left to us a very rich legacy. Charles you are gone, but you will never be forgotten.
CONGRATULATIONS Juliette Charity Jones (daughter of Timothy and Phyllis Charity of Charles City, Va and sister to Bonnie Kay, Marsha, Linda, Joie, and Sharon) who retired on January 30th, 2015 after 41 years as an educator. Juliette spent 12 years in Charles City, Va, 8 years in Kaiserslautern, Germany and 21 years in Fairfax County, Va.
Keith Ellison’s oldest daughter Shaquana Ellison was accepted at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, GA.
His youngest daughter Shatonia Ellison graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.
Keith is extremely so proud of his girls!
YOUNGSTOWN - Earl Arthur Charity, 82, departed this life on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at his home.
He was born on Dec. 15, 1931, in Youngstown, a son of Burl Sr. and Collin A. Washington Charity.
After attending East High School, he became an amateur golden gloves boxing champion. He pursued that career by joining U.S. Army, where he served as a private first class from 1950 to 1951, as a member of the boxing team.
After serving honorably in the service, Earl moved to New York City in 1952, and began his professional boxing career. It was while in New York City that Earl met his future bride, Carol White. The couple married on Nov. 18, 1952, in Youngstown, where they made their home for the next 62 years.
Over the years, Earl owned several businesses, including nightclubs, a tire recapping service, a gas/service station and a grocery store that spanned a city block on Wilson Avenue. He could not get the boxing bug out of his life and he began training and mentoring young boxers at the Ringside boxing gym that he owned from 1980 through 2000. Along with the boxers and world champions that he trained, Earl traveled abroad to Australia, Indonesia, Japan, France, England, Germany and Italy, and also to many states in this country. Earl retired from training when he was physically unable to perform due to several disabling automobile accidents.
Earl was a lifetime active member of the Army and Navy Union USA, where he was the first to serve three terms as the Department Commander of Ohio and two terms as that organization’s first African American National Commander. He was actively involved in the community training and mentoring of many young men to become boxers. Earl served as second ward Precinct Committeeman for several years.
In his retirement, Earl, with his wife and his friend, Sonney, often enjoyed fishing. Earl also enjoyed mowing the grass on his riding mower, receiving visits from young men he trained to box, who loved him dearly, and reading the newspaper from beginning to end. He had a personal and individual relationship with his friends and family members. He was never reluctant to lend a helping hand to those in need, as he often shared a place at the Thanksgiving dinner table with someone less fortunate. He sacrificed everything that he had for his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Love of family meant everything to him.
Earl is survived by his loving wife Carol; his two daughters, Michelle Darlene Charity of Gainesville, Fla., and Patricia Ann Charity of Youngstown, with whom he made his home; his three sons, Earl Lamont of Youngstown, Toryanno of Cleveland, Eric Antione of Houston; brother-in–law Wayne Eugene Bell of Hawaii; his grandchildren, Earl Lee (LaShelda) Thompson Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., and Brandy Lauren (David Vasquez) Thompson of Jacksonville; and a great-grandson, Damien Isiah Stewart of Jacksonville, whom he raised; and many more grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his two brothers, Robert (Gertrude) Charity of Youngstown and Franklin (Rachel) Charity of Canton; his sisters-in-law, Laura Charity of Youngstown and Patricia Charity of Birmingham, Ala.; his beloved cousins, Morris and Meredith Davis of New York; his niece, Corey Scott of Youngstown; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, whom he loved dearly.
His parents, Burl and Collin Charity; six brothers, Ronald, Nathaniel, Joseph, Burl, Elvin and Kenneth; sisters Bernice Ellison and Ruby Njorge; his first-born child, Mary Charity; beloved granddaughter, Lynette Elise Charity; and his mother-in-law, Clara Bell, preceded him in death ever after.
Interment for Earl will be at the Arlington National Cemetery with military honors in Arlington, Va.
Arrangements for Earl were entrusted to the Borowski Funeral Service and Oak Meadow Cremation Service.
- See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/tributes/2014/oct/05/earl-arthur-charit/
Our very own Antonio Charity from Surry County, Virginia make an appearance in one of the latest AT&T commercials. Click this link to view the commercial via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTvpORdkeUg
Click the following link to see what additional works Antonio has been in via IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0152918/?ref_=nmmd_md_nm
Congratulations to Kimberly Mouzon for graduating 5/19/2014 from Bowie State University! Kimberly will be obtaining a Bachelors in Social Work. Great job Kim!
Sameia Charity’s commencement was Saturday, May 10, 2014, where she obtained her Masters in Human Services (Executive Leadership).
Natalie Crewe (daughter of Deborah and Pye Crewe and granddaughter of Alberta Charity-Crewe) has received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and will march across the stage at Bryant and Stratton in June!
Dionna Dunbar (daughter of Corlisse M El-Fakhri and granddaughter of Joan Charity-Calhoun) will be adding to her many accomplishments by graduating Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from Johns Hopkins University with a Masters of Business Administration and a Concentration Finance.
Congratulations from the Charity Family Reunion team!
Congratulations Nelson Charity!
Nelson Charity (son of Roscoe and Etta Charity) has commencement on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and will be obtaining his MBA from University of Maryland University College.