Charlotte Webb of Madison, Mississippi peacefully left her earthly body and home Tuesday evening, August 15. She was surrounded by her devoted husband, daughter and son-in-law as they cheered her on to follow her course and to fall into the arms of her Heavenly Father.
Charlotte was born February 10, 1942 in Augusta, Georgia to Troy Husband and Eva Roberts Husband. At a very young age they moved into the modest and humble surroundings of Pineville, MS where she lived out her teenage years, and later to Jackson, MS after graduating from Raleigh High School in 1960.
She was an extraordinary wife, mother and homemaker. She cared deeply for her family and friends, which she did not out of obligation, but because being a wife, mother and friend epitomized who she was. By observing how she generously shared her life, it was obvious that her ministry message and example was to unselfishly put others’ needs before her own. It is heartbreaking to know that over twenty years ago, a bombardment of physical ailments, including Parkinson’s Disease, breast cancer and ultimately ovarian cancer began to gradually and continually prevent her from physically being able to carry on that servanthood mission that had driven her throughout her life.
Charlotte leaves behind Martin, her husband of 62 years, the love of her life, just as she was his. They grew up three miles apart and were schoolmates in Pineville and Raleigh, and had their first date when she was 13 and he was 15. That first date launched a love story that took them on too many adventures to count, and their marriage since 1961 was an example of patience, loyalty and unconditional love. Martin’s unwavering support of Charlotte throughout her illness was a testament of what embracing sacred marriage vows and love are all about. Her daughter Pam, along with her husband Mike, also helped to solidify their parent-offspring bond even more as Pam eventually became the tireless medical liaison and contact person with every doctor, specialist, therapist, medication and procedure involved throughout the debilitating medical journey. They were also the joy of her heart.
Through Charlotte’s example, we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like. Her family, along with countless friends cannot express how dearly loved and how incredibly missed this kind, gentle soul will be in the days ahead. Her memories will be treasured and your thoughts and prayers will be coveted.
She was preceded in death by her parents Troy Husband and Eva Roberts Husband of Pineville, MS. She is survived by her husband Martin, her daughter Pam Wharton (Mike) of Jackson, MS. She is also survived by two sisters, Charlene LaPrairie (James) of Polkville, MS, and Kathleen Moore (Gerald) of Flora, MS and sister-in-law Joyce Webb Bradley of Hattiesburg, MS. She also leaves behind four nieces, two nephews and many cousins.
Visitation will be from 10:00 - 11:00 Saturday morning August 19 at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest, MS. An informal chapel gathering will follow at 11:00. Interment will be at Leaf River Baptist Church in Pineville, MS. Due to the extreme heat there will be no official graveside service.
The family would like to thank Mississippi Home Care of Madison, Baptist Home Hospice and sitters Kristie, Shunnice and Charlene with Compassionate Senior Care for all their loving care and compassion during this time.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at: www.michaeljfox.org, or a charity of your choice.