J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home

811 Finley Dr, Albion, MI


Charlene Gage

February 22, 1931November 23, 2019

Charlene (Brewer) Gage age 88 of Parma passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti. She was born in Parma, MI on February 22, 1931 the daughter of Theron and Avalee (Woodliff) Brewer. On June 26, 1948 she was united in marriage to John Gage in Parma and to that union were born 7 children. John preceded Charlene in death on May 26, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Christopher Cardwell and sister, Marcele Brewer.

Charlene was a very loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother who worked hard to make sure her family was taken care of. She was a great cook, sometimes making delicious dinners out of seemingly nothing. Her family especially remembers her popcorn balls around Halloween, her Chex Mix and her homemade biscuits. In her downtime, she enjoyed painting, drawing, doodling and was talented with playing the organ and the accordion.

Charlene leaves her 8 children: Michael Gage of Grand Rapids, Robynne Apsey of Albion, James (Cat) Gage of Ohio, Linda Nelson of Jackson, Gail Wright of Albion, Terry (Pam) Gage of Parma, Kevin Gage of Parma and Kaye Walling of Rives Junction, 15 grandchildren, 40 + great grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren and brother, Jack (Pat) Brewer.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 29, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Dr. (27 Mile Rd.), Albion. Services to celebrate Charlene’s life will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019 with a visitation at 10AM until the time of service at 11AM at the funeral home with Michael Gage officiating. She will be laid to rest in Chapel Cemetery in Parma next to her beloved husband, John.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York) or to the Gary Sinise Foundation (California). To leave online messages of condolence, please visit www.kevintiddfuneralhome.com.


  • Visitation Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 30, 2019


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Theresa Scruton

November 29, 2019

So sorry for all of our loss. Charlene such a beautiful person. Remember her beautiful song. God gives every person their own unique song. It’s one that will play their entire life long. Through the love that they give and the gifts that they share, through the memories they make and the dreams that they dare.....it’s a song filled with beauty and day to day grace, that plays through until they see God face to face. A song that is heard in the heart, loud and clear...... A song, if we listen, we will always still hear. What a beautiful way to celebrate them......through the song they lived, the song we each will carry forever in our hearts. With heartfelt sympathy, Theresa. Each of you are in my prayers. May the beautiful memories in song help heal each and everyone’s heart.

Mark Reiman

November 27, 2019

A very nice lady I had the pleasure to meet a few times. I am sure there are a ton of memories to look back on. So sorry to learn of her passing.