On November 11, 1947, a beautiful baby girl name, Charlette Lillian Brown was born to Sam Copeland and Mammie Miller. Her parents preceded her in death along with a fellow husband Robert Wilson, and her brother William Smith.
Charlette was born in Glenn Rogers, West Virginia. She confessed to Christ at an early age at Faith Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastorate of the late Roscoe M. Mitchell.
She later moved to Buffalo, New York where she was raised and attended Buffalo Public School 53. She than graduated from Girls Vocational High School in 1965.
In 1966, she moved to Detroit, Michigan where she furthered her education at Lewis College of Business earning a degree in Secretary of Science. In 1967, Charlette united in holy matrimony to the late Bishop Milton E. Dukes, and to this union four boys were born. Then latter she married the late Robert E. Wilson.
For many years she was a member of New Rising Star and Dean of Rising Star District under the late Pastor William Holly. She was a secretary of Tried Stone Baptist Church for 25 years under the late Pastor William Terrell. She was also a secretary of B.M.E. state convention, and an Instructor and Coordinator at National Baptist Congress U.S.A. She was currently a member of Galilee Baptist Church under Pastor Tellis J. Chapman.
As life continued, she met the love of her life Cleveland Foulks, where they lived their best life together for 30 plus years. On every Saturday they watched Western movies together. Charlette (AKA Nana) was known by many, she was a social butterfly and friends to a lot of people. She loved the Lord and going to church, plus her hair and nails were always done. Tiger was her favorite cartoon character, and boy she sure did like to travel. One of her many good deeds were helping others; She would give you the shirt off her back if she had to. She was a classy dresser from her dress, hat purse, and shoes. Her passions were making obituaries, souvenir books, and programs, all with her laptop. What she enjoyed the most was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and cooking food.
Her favorite foods, snacks, and drinks were pepsi, krispy kreme donuts, cheese fries, fried chicken, coney dogs, jellybeans, her hard candy. Her favorite choice of words she would say was “Glory to God”, “God is Good”, “Well good”, and “Do Jesus”.
Charlette leaves to cherish her loving memories four sons, Rodney (Simone), Milton (Shirley), Charles and Joseph Dukes all of Detroit, Michigan; on sister, Patricia Smith of Buffalo, New York, the love of her life Cleveland Foulks; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, seventeen sept children, Earl, Glenn, Frank, and Leonard Easley all around the metro areas, Steven Foulks of Atlanta, Georgia, Laticia (Antonio) and Thomas of Charleston, South Carolina, three godchildren Carolyn Williamson of Nassau, Bahamas, Windsday Brown and Donnell Toney of Detroit, Michigan, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
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