Charisse Christine Boice Jones

June 21, 1973 - July 25, 2020
Charisse Christine Boice Jones

It is with heavy hearts we share in the unexpected passing of our perfect Charisse on July 25, 2020. She was born June 21, 1973, in Ithaca, NY, to Chrissy Chiarmonte Sanford and the late William Grant Boice.

She received her Nursing degree from North Carolina Central University and worked as a registered nurse in the Emergency Departments at Cape Fear Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. She touched the lives of so many people including her friends and professional colleagues. Those fortunate enough to have known her will never forget this incredibly special, unique woman. She opened her heart to strangers and people were immediately taken in by her sense of humor, charisma, warmth, compassion, and beautiful smile and laughter.

Charisse is survived by her precious children, Christian and Madison Jones; parents Chrissy and Jerry Sanford; brother, Jason Boice (Anne); sister, Linda Lewis; aunts, Laura Lee Matthews and Bonnie Dermer; nephews, Jacob, Riley, Nathan, Grant, Alex; nieces, Rebecca and Stephanie; and cousins Alexander, Jacqueline, Robert, and Danielle.

A celebration of her life will be on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 2:00 pm with family visitation.The service will begin at 3 pm and a reception will follow at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 41st St., Wilmington, NC. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations can be made to the Charisse Jones Memorial Educational Fund for Christian and Madison Jones at Treasured Memories Community Funding, www.tmcfunding.com.

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  • July 30, 2020
    Amy says:
    This news was so hard to hear. It has been years since we met in the Duke ED, but never have I forgotten you and the fun and laughter that followed wherever you were. So many stories and jokes for days. The memories of Ithaca and comparisons of who we knew. This is all so very hard to imagine. To her kids and family, my deepest condolences. I am proud to have had the chance to meet and know her.

  • July 29, 2020
    John Vann says:
    This is horrifying news. Charisse was well respected, inside and outside the ED. This is a greater loss to the community than you could have imagined.

  • July 29, 2020
    Teri Sutton says:
    To say that we will miss you is an understatement. You cared for us as if we were born into your family. Sail on dear, beautiful friend.

  • July 29, 2020
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  • July 29, 2020
    KERRI says:
    For anyone who EVER met you, our lives will never be the same. I will never forget the first time I saw you, bounding out of the house you grew up in in Durham, to greet your Mama, and me. I was instantly in love with your infectious personality & your beauty. You were the first person on the earth that Larry & I felt comfortable with taking care of of our firstborn son, Michael. I watched you grow into an amazing mother of your own children. I'm not sure I've ever seen any Mama who loved their children, & whose children loved their Mama, as much as you & yours. Except, of course, your Mama, aka Mamie. Please watch over her & your children, & all of us who loved you so much. There is a gaping hole in our universe right now. We loved you so much. Peace.