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William David Charles


Sunrise: June 21, 1995

Sunset: July 21, 2020

William David Charles, affectionately called Will, was born to Dawn Charles and the late Roscoe Kennedy Charles on June 21, 1995. William was named after his late uncles William Simmons, David Williams, and Charles Williams.  William spent his entire life in Virginia Beach until he returned to rest on June 17, 2020.  William attended Virginia Beach City Public Schools his entire life and was a natural athlete. He played basketball at Ocean Lakes High School and enjoyed the time spent with friends.

William loved to camp and fish and could often be found walking through Ocean Lakes and down Dam Neck engaging in conversation with neighbors and residents. He was a curious and brilliant young man who could fix or build anything. His passion for automotive was unmatched and his natural ability inspiring. His charm and intellect were matched only by the love for his mother, father, siblings, nieces, and nephews.

William spent his life rising above diagnoses of Schizo-Affective Disorder and others. We take solace knowing that William is finally at peace.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his mother Dawn Charles, his siblings Ebony Tyler (Keenan Tyler), Mary Shields (Anthony Shields), Jamal Elliott, Britne Scott and Roscoe Charles. All of Virginia Beach. He was blessed to be loved by a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

William is predeceased by his father, Roscoe Kennedy Charles, grandparents Mary Simmons, Willie Simmons, Pauline Charles, and Roscoe Kennedy Charles

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    Kim Tucker says

    To Dawn & Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
    Love, Kim Tucker

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    Rev. Christopher Charles says

    Rember Ecclesiastes 3. There is a time and season for everyone. Thank God for the memories. Praying for all of you.

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    Clarence, Edna, Clarence III, Phillip and Stephen, Harris says

    To the family – God has this young angel in Heaven now. His light will continue to glow with every loving, caring and funny family memory you have of William. With his quiet ways he taught us so much – love family and friends and even if only for a moment…… smile.
    On a personal note: We look for William to pass by the house and when we don’t see him, we are reminded that he is with God, truly at peace….. and always in our hearts.
    The Harris Family

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      Sis. Patricia Christian and family. says

      My prayers are with you Ebony and family as you grieve this difficult time in your lives. May God bless and keep you under his care and give you peace and comfort.

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    Doris The Tuck says

    May GOD give you strength in your time of sorrow, may he give you peace . With love and respect the Tuck family!

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    The Boswell Family says

    To Dawn and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. May William Rest In Peace.
    With Love,
    Mike, Cindy and son’s.

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