January 31, 1945 ~ September 28, 2015
Charlotte Mae Blake Gaddy completed her transition from this earthly life and passed soundly into the arms of our Lord Jesus on September 29, 2015.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Matthew Privett and the Rev. Bill Monroe officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 12:30 in the church fellowship hall. A memory board will be placed by the family at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home on Friday, and at the church Saturday for those who would like to share a favorite photo, poem, piece of art, or any special memory for a family keepsake.
Born in Pinehurst at St. Joseph's Hospital on January 31, 1945 to John Robert Blake and Sarah Baughn Blake. Charlotte lived in and raised her two children in the Moore County area all of her life. Charlotte worked for and retired from Carolina Telephone/Sprint. She worked in the engineering department as a facility assigner, maintaining the database records of equipment location and facility inventory for Moore, Lee, Harnett and Montgomery Counties.
In the early 1990's, she was part of a group of artists who worked diligently to create a place and environment where they and others could pursue their artistic goals and realize their dreams of a community of artists which became the Sandhills Artist League; supporting its mission up to the time of her death. Charlotte worked and played in her studio and everywhere in her home making all types of art from Classic oils, still life, watercolors, acrylics and original seashell art and she had many more forms of art underway. She loved to visit the coast and enjoyed walks on the beach while hunting for sea treasures, as she called them. Charlotte loved Christmas and the winter Holidays; this was the most special time of year when her whole family would gather for a wonderful meal and an evening long of sharing memories and creating new ones together.
Charlotte made many friends throughout her entire life, many of which she still sees regularly. Charlotte said; she was inspired by and learned from everyone she met in her life; she said she learned deep compassion from those who hurt her and even more humility from those who showed her immediate and unwavering friendship and compassion. While dealing with her terminal illness she began reciting the following quote; “Continue to laugh, continue to pray, continue to love family, continue to make new friends, continue to live life to the fullest you can each and every day. And always remember enjoy the ride."
Charlotte was predeceased by her parents, infant brother Larrie Blake and her sister, Carol Faith Pusser.
She is survived by her son Robert Wayne Gaddy, his partner Ernest "Tommy" Thompson Chandler Jr. his daughter Caroline Chandler of Murrells Inlet, SC; her daughter Amy Nichole Gaddy of Tampa FL, three brothers Bobby Blake and wife Judy, Tommy Blake and wife Martha, John Blake and wife Trudy and Sister-in-law Joyce Blake all of Moore County. She is survived by 3 nieces, 5 nephews, 17 great nieces & nephews and a large loving group of extended family centered in Moore county and spanning the globe.
We thank the loving staff of both First Health, UNC Cancer Hospitals and First Health Hospice for the tender care they took of our mother during some of our darkest days.
Memorials can be made to: Moore County Humane Society 5553 NC Hwy 22, Carthage, NC 28327, First Health Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374, or an Organization whose charter is to research and cure cancer of any kind.
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is assisting the Gaddy family.