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Charles Henry WallNovember 8, 1941 ~ April 29, 2017 (age 75)
Charles Henry Wall was born November 8, 1941 in Durham, North Carolina to Sylvester and Beatrice Wall. They preceded him in death. Of his four siblings, three preceded him in death, Sylvester Wall Jr., Ernell Wall and Margaret Ann Fauet, also three great grand children.
Charles said he entered the church and saw Mary playing the piano, and God told him, “That is your wife.” Later they were united in holy matrimony on March, 16, 1990. He became a member of Healing Word Church, under Pastors Manuelle and Wendy McDonald. There Charles served as a faithful greeter. When he could not stand, he waved a greeting as he sat at the door with that great smile of his. He loved that very much and the people loved him.
Charles attended Hillside High and attended North Carolina Central University on a football scholarship. Charles was drafted into the United States Army and earned a Vietnam Service Medal as an Expert Rifleman before his Honorable Discharge.
He lived in Long Beach, CA and later moved to Santa Ana, CA. He worked and retired from B.J. Fibers. Charles was led by the Holy Spirit of God to attend Faith Christian Community Church under the leadership of Elder Richard H. Thompson and Charlie M. Thompson. He always had a smile and a word of encouragement to them whether old or young. He would sometimes say, “take care of yourself”, “Always God bless you”.
Married 27 years, Charles and Mary were deeply in Love and devoted to each other, after God, then Mary, family and friends. Charles was full of compassion and full of God’s wisdom. Every opportunity he had he would ask a person if they knew Jesus whether in the hospital or out. He would always witness for the Lord.
Charles loved sports. Two of his favorites were football and Golf. His favorite team was LSU, but golf was number one with him. He was most proud of having hit a “Hole-In-One” and it was published in the local newspaper. Two years into their marriage Charles became ill and his health slowly declined. In spite of his illness, he was always concerned about Mary and his children. He prayed for them daily. Much of Charles later years were spent in and out of the hospital. Several times God was gracious and merciful and restored life to him. Mary lovingly cared for Charles. He would often say, “This is my Mary my Mary Wall”. This is my wife. “I love this girl”. Mary would respond “Charles you are just a spoiled, but I love you”. He would come back with “spoil me baby, spoil me”.
Charles was called home April 29, 2017. To celebrate and cherish Charles memory are his wife, two children, Shawn (Blossom) Wall of Long Beach, CA and Natasha Wall of Anaheim, CA, 8 grand children, two great grandchildren, brother - James Wall of Orange, NJ, two uncles - Bill Harley & Bernard Haily, aunt – Barbara Robertson, two sisters-in-law – Iris Robertson and Bertha James and a host of nieces, nephews and relatives and friends. Charles memory will be forever cherished. Charles favorite saying was “God is good, God is good all the time”.