Charlona Oxendine

November 3, 1951 - December 19, 2011
Charlona Oxendine

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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
    MARY HARKINS says:
    Charlona was a decent person who will be missed by her friends and family.... There is peace in knowing that she is comfortable and in the house of the Most High..My sincere condolences to her family.

  • December 21, 2011
    Debra Haraway says:
    My Dear Friend Charlona what am I going to do without you?? As the song says, I will not say goodbye.. You will be in my heart always..