White-Blossoms

Barbara Ann Gilbert

November 16, 1941 ~ October 29, 2021 (age 79)

Obituary

Charles Chase Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 23,1941 to the late Charles Chase Sr. and Bertha Lee Randall.  He was the oldest of eight children, four of whom preceded him in death, Jerome Randall, Larry Chase, Jeffrey Randall, and Donald Randall.  Our beloved Charles Chase Jr. transitioned into a more abundant life on August 15, 2021.

Charles accepted Christ at an early age in life. Charles was educated in the Philadelphia Public School system and he was employed with the City of Philadelphia Sanitation Department until his retirement.  He enjoyed being around his family especially during gatherings because he knew there would be some good eats.  According to his baby sister, Yvonne on Christmas mornings Charles along with his brother Jeff would go to her house because he knew one of his favorite foods was being prepared, ham. She would always prepare two because Charles could eat one by himself.  Charles was also a good cook; his fried chicken was simply the best! Before his health begin to fail Charles enjoyed traveling and would take trips as often as he could.  At times, the family could not keep up with his whereabouts because Charles would be away.  One of his proudest things in life was being a faithful and longtime member of Paradise Lodge #1 of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of PA.  He stood tall in his attire, always looking his best.  Suspenders and three-piece suits were his fashion statements. No matter what he wore for the day, his suspenders were always in attendance.  Anyone who encountered our loved one could see that he was a very charismatic, strong, confident, and proud man.  Charles would often call his family to check on them to ensure everyone was okay, he loved his family and we loved him too!

Charles and his soulmate, Florence Garrison who preceded him in death were together for 53 years, he was a very consistent and dedicated caretaker to her until his health begin to fail.

Charles Chase Jr. will be sorrowfully missed by the family.

He leaves to cherish his memories:  three sisters, Betty Tate, Barbara Mervin, Yvonne Cupitt; one aunt, Susan Randall; three nephews Frank, Eric and Gilbert; two nieces Lydia and Bertha.  A host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and many friends.



 

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Services

Viewing
Friday
November 5, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zion Baptist Church
3600 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Celebration of Life
Friday
November 5, 2021

11:00 AM
Zion Baptist Church
3600 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Interments
Friday
November 5, 2021

1:00 PM
Northwood Cemetery
1501 Haines Street
Philadelphia, PA 19126

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