Charlotte V. Syson

Passed away on May 2, 2019

Charlotte Virginia (Tuttle) Syson, a long-time resident of Bisbee, Arizona, passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Via Elegante Assisted Living facility. She was born in Williamston, MI on Oct 15, 1931 and moved to Bisbee with her husband, Doug, and their four children in 1976.

Charlotte lived her life with joy; her love for both Jesus Christ and people was so simple it was profound. She was very active at First Baptist Church in Bisbee where one of her greatest joys was working with children. She led the AWANA children’s program for over 30 years and oversaw the Angel Tree program, providing Christmas presents to children whose parents are incarcerated. She was involved at various times with Huachuca Oaks Baptist Camp as counselor and nurse. Charlotte also used her employment as a nurse to share her love for Jesus in the Copper Queen Hospital and at the Douglas Correctional Facility until she retired.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Margaret Tuttle of Williamston, her sister Bonnie Burkley of Williamston, her husband Doug Syson, and an infant son. She is survived by her four children, Dan (Cheryl) Syson, Paul (Claudia) Syson, Steve (Donna) Syson and Denise (Jerome) Shoemaker, along with 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, as well as her sister Ruth (Tuttle) Conard.

Viewing will be at the Jensen Funeral Home in Sierra Vista, AZ from 5-8pm on Tuesday, May 7. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Bisbee, AZ at 10am on Wednesday, May 8.

Burial will be in Williamston, MI at the Dennis Cemetery at 10am on Wednesday, May 15.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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