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Hargrave Funeral Home

1031 Victor II Blvd, Morgan City, LA

OBITUARY

Charlene Adele Gaddis

March 15, 1949May 20, 2020
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Charlene was born on March 15, 1949 in Morgan City, La. as the daughter of Alrena Richmond Caudle and Charles H Roe. From a young age, Charlene was a vivacious woman who thrived on working hard and helping others. In 1985, she began working alongside her father at Life Saving Equipment Repair, Co. where she continued to cultivate a successful enterprise.

At age 17, she found her soulmate and partner for life, Jerry Gaddis Sr. They shared 51 loving years together. Charlene is survived by her son and daughter in law, Jerry and Carey Gaddis; her daughter and son in law, Allison and Keith Chighizola and five Grandsons, Greg and Alex Gaddis, Grant, Kyle and Evan Chighizola. She is also survived by one Great Granddaughter, Remmi Grace Waters; her mother, Alrena Richmond Caudle; her sister, Gaydell Roe Cantrell and her brothers William, Patrick and Robert Roe.

She will be joined in heaven by her husband, Jerry Gaddis Sr, her father, Charles H Roe, her mother-in-law, Betty Wright Morris, and her niece, Sally Claire Cantrell.

In December 2019, Charlene was diagnosed with liver cancer. During her last moments, she was blessed to be surrounded by great friends and family when she passed peacefully on May 20, 2020.

Before she passed, she wished to thank her family and friends for showing her unconditional love and support throughout her life. She acknowledged the love, prayers, and support of everyone who reached out, especially her dear friends: Becky Williams, Red Cunningham, Laura and David Kirkpatrick, Caroline Duhon, Becky Harris and Bryan Gautreaux and Jennifer and Bruce Adams. She wanted to express great appreciation for total love and devotion shown by Ed and Marsha Arcemont and her caregivers Lan Tivet and Carey Gaddis. Her family would also like to thank Dr. Dishman and Heart of Hospice for outstanding care.

Visitation for Charlene will be held at Hargrave Funeral Home Friday, May 22 from 9:30am until 11:30am with Funeral Services following at the Morgan City Mausoleum at 12 PM. Reverend Ann Sutton will officiate services and pallbearers will be her Grandsons, Greg and Alex Gaddis, Grant, Kyle and Evan Chighizola, and her son-in -law Keith Chighizola. Due to the current requirements regarding social distancing and limited gatherings, Hargrave Funeral Home can only allow up to 75 guests in the facility and family and friends attending the services at the Morgan City Mausoleum are asked to adhere to social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude’s Hospital in her name.

  • FAMILY

  • Jerry Gaddis Sr., Spouse (deceased)
  • Jerry Gaddis Jr., Son
  • Allison Chighizola, Daughter
  • Charles H Roe, Father (deceased)
  • Alrena Richmond Caudle, Mother

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Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020

Memories

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Dwight A. Daigle

May 22, 2020

Fellow graduate of the MCHS Class of '67, friend, and confidant. The person with that subtle smile, that quick wit, that bold confidence. Charlene had it all. I was privledged to be able to call her friend and share many wonderful times together, especially at Class Reunions and the famed " pig roasts " on the bayou. Yes, you will be missed. I send my most sincere condolences to your family and close friends. May they find comfort in the fact that you are now free of pain and reunited with Jerry. I shall always remember you with great fondness and cherish our times together. RIP my friend!

Bruce Barron

May 21, 2020

My condolences to the entire family. I worked for Charlene's father, Charlie in early 1967 before he helped me get started at Berry Brothers in Berwick. Many fond memories of this family. My best to Gaydelle. Bruce Barron, Des Moines, Iowa.

Glenda "Lou" Ghirardi Clements

May 21, 2020

Go rest high on that mountain Charlene my sweet cousin. I will always remember what a nice time we had with you and your kids in Greece and of course our luncheon at the country club last Oct.
We sure had a lot of laughs. When you get to heaven give Brent and mom and dad sweet hugs for me.
Lulu

Lisa Gibson

May 20, 2020

She was an amazing woman . I remember her from my childhood . Always soothing and had great advice . A part of my life will never be the same . Rest easy pretty lady .

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