Charles Weed, age 67, passed away on July 23, 2011 after being diagnosed with lung cancer 23 months ago, yet was blessed by God to have most of those months with only minimal discomfort. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Wm. Thurmond and Cornelia Weed. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Phyllis Edwards Weed; daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda & Arnie Orr, Sharon & Ron Roberts, Janet & Shannon Sheppard; daughter Cathy Weed; brother, Melvin Allen Weed; former son-in- law, Jeff Lovett; grandchildren that kept him young, Chris & Lauren Lovett, Charlie & Collin Roberts, Parker & Kylie Sheppard and Grayson Weed; aunt, Frances Mitchell; nieces, nephews and cousins. After graduating from Tucker High School in 1961, Charles enrolled in Southern Technical Institute in Marietta, earning an A.S. degree in Building Construction. He worked in estimating, sales and project management in structural steel fabrication and participated in numerous high rise office buildings built in Atlanta since the early 1970s. He completed his career working with friends at King Steel, Inc. Charles was a member of Lawrenceville Lodge No. 131, F&AM, Yaarab Shrine in Atlanta, and was president of Gwinnett Shrine Club in 1989. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula, where he served as an usher which he thoroughly enjoyed, meeting many wonderful people. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shrine Hospital Fund, c/o Yaarab Shrine, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 11:00am at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Mac Palmer and Rev. Chip Cranford from Hebron Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 25, 2011 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm and from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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  1. Too soon! Mother is having knee replacement surgery on Mon so we talked about visiting Charles tomorrow Sun. She wanted to visit before she would be confined to hospital and rehab. We are all very sadden by how quickly he passed.
    With love & condolences
    to all the family,

  2. Phyllis, I was so sorry to learn of Charles’ passing. We know he is healed and at peace, but no matter what, we’re never ready to say good bye. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time.

  3. Please accept our deepest sympathy in Charles’ passing. We have fond memories of Charles and the family while you were at Central Baptist. We are remembering you in prayer.
    Sincerely

  4. Weed Family: Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and your beautiful family. We feel blessed to have gotten to know Charles, his great sense of humor and warm smile. All our love, Your Boynton Buddies Shelly, Paul, Nathan, John & Michael

  5. Family:
    Having met Charles through the Gwinnett Shrine Club some 20+ years ago, I never met him that he did not smile, extend his hand and ask “how are you doing?” No doubt a great husband, wonderful father and a friend to all. This world will be a little darker without his smile and good nature. Our best to all the family in these weeks, months and years ahead. What a great man and wonderful Christian.
    Terry & Lynn Sosebee

  6. Phyllis and Family, please accept my sincere sympathy in your loss. Having grown up with Charles on Midvale Road and then through 12 years of school at Tucker, I learned that he was indeed a special person. Having become widowed recently myself, I know your loss and subsequent grief is almost overwhelming.
    Please know that prayers are being lifted up for your strength in the coming times ahead and that Charles will be missed by many.

  7. Sending all our love and prayers to your family. We feel your loss from
    here. Please know we are thinking of all you. Love, Judi, Tony, Jake and Gray

  8. Phyllis and all of Charles’ loved ones, What a blessing it is to know you and have experienced so many wonderful years watching your family grow up and multiply. Charles was a breath of sunshine always and demonstrated God’s love and compassion. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Some seasons are not pleasant but today Charles is celebrating with Jesus, and what a blessing it is to know that you will see him again! All of my love to you.

  9. Phyllis, Jimmy and I are deeply saddened by Charles’s death but feel blessed to have known him. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through the many stages of mourning this special man of God. May God strengthen you in every way in the days ahead.

    Your friends in Christ,
    Jimmy and Rita Stripling

  10. Glenda, we are sorry to hear the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you along with your entire family. May God bless you all.

    With our love, Nabeel & Phyllis Al-Ayyah

  11. Phyliss & family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Charles for 20+ years and know what a wonderful person he was. He loved his family and we talked of our children as they grew up. My prayers are for you and the children.

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