Charlotte Chittum Stinnett

May 16, 1945May 12, 2019

Charlotte Chittum Stinnett, 73, of Monroe passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Born on May 16, 1945 in Rockbridge County, she was the daughter of the late Walter Bruce and Lillian Dunn Chittum. Charlotte was a caregiver and homemaker who enjoyed the Goodwill stores, yard sales, doing puzzles and co-ordinating her family’s reunion. She was always looking out for her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her wonderful daughter, Bonnie (her best friend); brothers, Bill, Earl, Billy, and Buzzy Chittum; and sisters, Minnie, Susie, and June.

She is survived by her wonderful husband of 57 years, Ralph Stinnett; a wonderful son, Wayne Stinnett and wife Angela of Roanoke; adopted children, Sambo (Sandy) and Kathy (Clarence); three wonderful grandchildren, Brandon, Taylor and Trae Stinnett; three great grandchildren, Kira, Laila, and Bruce Stinnett; four sisters, Cora (friend Bill), Doris Jean (Johnny), Rine, and Lynnie; a brother, Kenny (Mary); and a whole lot of wonderful nieces, nephews, other family member and friends.

The family would like to thank her sister, Lynnie, for all of her time and care of Charlotte this last month as well as Centra Hospice for all of their nurses whom visited the home.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 am on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Gary Moore officiating.

Quote from Charlotte- “Come as you are. You didn’t dress up to come see me before. No need to start now.”


  • Walter Bruce Chittum, Father
  • Lilliam Dunn Chittum, Mother
  • Ralph Stinnett Sr., Husband
  • Wayne Stinnett and wife Angela, Son
  • Sambo and Sandy, Adopted Son
  • Kathy and Clarence, Adopted Daughter
  • Brandon Stinnett, Grandson
  • Taylor Stinnett, Granddaughter
  • Trae Stinnett, Grandson
  • Kira Stinnett, Great Granddaughter
  • Laila Stinnett, Great Granddaughter
  • Bruce Stinnett, Great Grandson
  • Cora and Bill, Sister
  • Doris Jean and Johnny, Sister
  • Rine and Lynnie, Sisters
  • Kenny and Mary, Brother
  • Bonnie Stinnett, Daughter
  • Bill, Earl, Billy and Buzzy Chittum, Brothers
  • Minnie, Susie and June, Sisters


  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Graveside Inurnment Saturday, May 18, 2019


Charlotte Chittum Stinnett

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May 20, 2019

Ralph ,
Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of Charlotte .
Please accept my condolences, just know that I am here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time
Tamara Hall


May 18, 2019

So sorry for the loss... my thoughts and prayers are with the family... She will be missed..Fly high Mrs. CHARLOTTE..She was such a sweet lady and one of my favorite customers at Goodwill when i worked there we always greeted each other with a Hello Mrs. CHARLOTTE. LOL People would look at us funny not knowing both our names were Charlotte..I know she is rejoicing with the Lord and a smile on her face as she is now with her Daughter...

Richard McFadden

May 18, 2019

Charlotte was one of my most favorite Great Aunt's growing up. Learned alot from her and always enjoyed being with her even when I was being bad. She will be missed by lots but glad I got to spend as much time as a child with her as I did.

Wayne Stinnett

May 16, 2019

Mom I will miss you deeply and with a heavy heart. I want to thank you for being the best mother ever. Thank you for all you done for me over the years and for always standing by me. Love you to the moon and back /forever and ever/ and the mostest... Happy birthday in heaven

MARY Hunt Chittum

May 12, 2019

One last good bye to my sis n law.Rest in peace with all our family members in Heaven.Sure everyone is going to miss all the good times you provided to us every year.You were the glue that held this family together.Prayers for Ralph and Wayne and all the rest of the family.Fly High Charlotte,Bonnie is waiting for you.
Love you,Mary & your 2nd daughter Kathy