Charlene G. Crecelius, (90) of Dacula GA, departed this life October 2, 2019 of natural causes.  Charlene was born April 9, 1929 in Tupelo MS.  She attended school in Luxora Ark. where she excelled academically (Beta Club) and played on her high school basketball team.  In her early life she was a telephone operator working a switchboard. She was a devout Christian, loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Charlene was a member of Pennington United Methodist Church, Madison, GA.  She married her husband of 60 years, Bill W. Crecelius, Sr. (D. 2007) in 1947.  She is survived by her three children, Bill W. Crecelius, Jr. (Gail), Debra Waddell (Steve), James Wade Crecelius, grandchildren Curtis Anthony Crecelius (Christine), Devina Patterson (Will), Alan Crecelius, Rachel Flerl (Stephen), Rebecca Sosebee (Ben), and Amanda Peters (Brian), along with 12 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Debra and family please except our sincere sympathy in the passing of Ms. Charlene. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She always had a smile on her face anytime I saw her. Your great love for her and hers for you shown through everyday. We will be praying for the family as you prepare for the celebration of her life. God Bless your family. We love you.
    Phillip, Candy and Candler

  2. My deepest sympathy to you Debra and all your family. Charlene was a wonderful friend and person. She will be missed. You have allot of memories with her, you were lucky to have her with you. Love and Sincerely Charnita

  3. Debra and family,
    Roger & I extended our deepest sympathies to your sweet family. Ms Charlene was a fine Christian lady whom I am so glad I had the privilege of meeting and visiting with her some. I know she will be missed by all of you. I am deeply sorrow for your loss but I know Heaven is a sweeter place with her there.

  4. My deepest condolences to the entire family. Ms. Charlene has such a kind soul, always smiling, nails always painted.. it has truly been an honor to know her and have her presence in my life. She will be missed..

  5. Deb –
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss but revel in the fact that she is finally home and not suffering any further. It is so hard to lose a parent, but you will find solace in the memories of your life together.

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