Doris Rae Charles

September 24, 1918 - March 15, 2015
Doris Rae Charles

Doris R. Charles, age 96, of Wilmington passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Cypress Point.

Doris Rae Charles, age 96, of Wilmington left this life to sing with the angels Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Cypress Point.

She was born September 24, 1918 in Wilmington, North Carolina the daughter of the late William Grady Malpass and Alice Hufham Malpass. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, James H. Charles; daughter, Hazel Lanckton; brothers William P. Malpass, James B. Malpass, and Milton F. Malpass; and sisters, Louise Malpass and Mary Hurd.

Doris loved to sing and was a former choir and church member of Bear Branch Baptist Church. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and she was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, William F. Charles; daughters, Juanita Hyatt and husband David, Carolyn Replogle and husband David and Jean Hines and husband Jim; brothers, Thomas Malpass and wife Rachel and Gene Malpass and wife Betty; thirteen grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; thirteen great -great grandchildren and numerous other loving family.

The family would like to acknowledge her oldest grandson, Jeff Lanckton for his care and devotion. A special thanks to the staff of Cypress Point .

A graveside service will be held 2 PM Friday, March 20, 2015 at Greenlawn Memorial Park with the Reverend Jim Hines officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401 or Bear Branch Baptist Church, 3175 Blueberry Road, Currie NC 28435.

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


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  • March 16, 2015
    Alene and Marvin Eaton Sadie Woodcock says:
    Aunt Doris You will leave forever in our hearts.The memories will always be special of you and Uncle James and the love y'all always gave us.I'm saddened by our loss but rejoice to know you are in Heaven singing with the Angels.

  • March 17, 2015
    MIke Kittrell says:
    With deepest sympathy to my cousins and families...RIP Aunt Doris...

  • March 17, 2015
    E.L. Kittrell, Jr. says:
    Enjoyed taking Aunt Louise over to visit you, and listening to you all talk about "old times" and "who cooked what" :) Enjoy your heavenly reward!

  • March 17, 2015
    Patricia Hite says:
    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • March 17, 2015
    Coleton Heflin (great grandson) says:
    Iloveyou to the moon and back!