SHERRILL Mary Elizabeth Wiley Charles was born June 11, 1917, in Sherrill, Ark. to the late Will and Sennie Wiley. She was the third of nine children. She departed this life on September 21, 2012.

SHERRILL Mary Elizabeth Wiley Charles was born June 11, 1917, in Sherrill, Ark. to the late Will and Sennie Wiley. She was the third of nine children. She departed this life on September 21, 2012.

Mother Charles accepted Christ as her lord and savior at an early age. She was a devoted and faithful member of the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist church for over 70 years. She was united in Holy Matrimony to J.C. Charles in March, 1936. To this union eight children were born.

Her memory will be cherished by two sons, J.D. Charles and Lee Floyd Charles, White Hall, Ark.; two daughters, Aretha Charles Terry and Brenda Charles, White Hall, Ark.; two brothers, Mace Wiley, Flint Mich. and Garland Wiley, Milwaukee, Wis.; one sister, Geneva Massey, Flint, Mich.; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 29, 2012, at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church with the Reverend Gabriel Jackson officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012, at the P.K. Miller Mortuary. Mrs. Charles will lie in repose at the church on Saturday from noon until the time of service.

Online register: pkmillermortuary.com.