Charlona Oxendine

November 3, 1951 - December 19, 2011
Charlona Oxendine

Charlona Watson Oxendine, 60, of Wilmington passed away on Monday December 19, 2011.

Born on November 3, 1951 to the late Maco Preston and Adel Potter Watson, she was the youngest of six children. In addition to her parents, she is also predeceased in death by brothers, Monty Ray Watson, James Worth Davis, Jr., William Preston Watson, and a daughter, Kimberly Lynn Pridgen.

Charlona is survived by her daughter, Tina Strickland, and husband, Tom Strickland, Jr.; granddaughter, Brittannie Smith; grandson, Christopher Trent Pridgen whom she raised; and sisters, Ruby Mae Watkins and Brenda Faye Jones.

Charlona worked and resided in Raleigh, NC for 29 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 23 in Oak Grove Baptist Church, 7990 Market Street, Wilmington, NC officiated by Reverend Tommy Male.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may sent to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmingon, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • December 21, 2011
    JENNIFER PRILLIMAN says:
    FAREWELL TO A WONDERFUL FRIEND, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, SISTER.... WE WILL MISS YOU.

  • December 21, 2011
    Jackie Laxton says:
    So sorry for your loss, May God give you peace and comfort and always know that Gods plan is perfect!!! Love, Hugs and prayers for you and your family. Love always, Jackie and family

  • December 23, 2011
    Jeannette & Robert Pridgen says:
    Tina, Brittannie, Chris, Tom & Family - Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. If my hug was strong enough to take away your pain, I would start now and never stop. Hold on tight to your memories, she is there, watching you.

  • December 21, 2011
    Karen Forbes says:
    Tina, Chris and Family,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Charlona was a wonderful woman and she will be greatly missed. Now she is in Heaven with Tracy and they are watching over us. As hard as it is and I know how hard it is, take comfort in knowing she is in a much better place than we are and she is no longer in pain or suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. With Love, Karen Forbes

  • December 21, 2011
    Gail Dickerson says:
    Chris and Tina, My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow. Charlona was a co-worker when she worked at EDS. We will miss her, but she will not have to suffer any longer. May she rest in peace with our Creator.