A Homegoing Celebration for Mr. Raymond A. Charles of Tampa, Florida who passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 will be held Saturday, June 6th, 4:00 p.m. at Aikens Funeral Home, 2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dr. W. James Favorite, former pastor of Beulah Baptist Institution Church, officiating. Raymond was born March 13, 1932 in St. Kitts, U.S. Virgin Island. He worked for the Tampa Shipyard and Hillsborough County School Board, as a crossing guard. He enjoyed watching football, going to church singing in the choir. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jonathan Charles and Annie Liburd; daughter, Jennifer Charles and uncle, Samuel Charles. He leaves to cherish his precious memories with his children, Laverne Liburd Charles, Craig Liburd Charles, Leighton Liburd Charles, Dezray Williams, Charlene Wilkes, Jeneal Wilkes, Horteze Wilkes Charles, Delbert Wilkes, Megan Charles and Lisa Jones; stepchildren, Rena Iman, Nathaniel Pope and Calvin Dumas; nephew, Chevalier Charles; grandchildren, Britney Charles (Marvin), Brianna Bivins, Levelle Bivins, Cornelius Bivins, Beatrice Bivins, Alexis Bivins, Darryl Young, Jr. Denai Young (Ariel), Dequan Young, Shaniya Taylor, Nakayla Taylor, Ja’Nivea Rogers and JaNia Rogers; a host of other grandchildren from St. Kitts; a host of greatgrandchildren from the states and St. Kitts; special friend, Lisa Jones and Lula Williams. The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Friday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the chapel on Saturday for the service. The CDC guidelines will be followed.
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