Charlotte Rose Forde Mims was born in Milton, Mass. to John T. Forde and Katherine (Woods) Forde on November 25, 1935. She passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
Charlotte is survived by her husband of 58 years, Roderick D. Mims; three adult children, Lauralee Scott (Glenn) of Franktown, Col., Jesslyn Booth (David) of Danville, Calif., and Roderick Jr. (Lisa), of Flemington, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.
Charlotte graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Charlotte taught elementary school at Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod. She had a passion for history and a great love for this country and shared those passions enthusiastically with her students.
Charlotte was always a civic leader, taking part in church activities, PTA president, Girl Scout leader, and her children’s sporting activities. Everyone who knew Charlotte knew her as a best friend. She and her family spent time living in Asia and she enjoyed traveling and experiencing other parts of the world.
Charlotte and Rod experienced a wonderful retirement in at Fawn Lake, Spotsylvania, Virginia where Charlotte enjoyed socializing with friends, was involved with a bowling league, Garden Club, Bunko, Nifty after 50 Group and enjoyed the art of painting. She always looked forward to time spent with bible study, church friends, Reverend Fisher and attending services at The Presbyterian Church in Fredericksburg.
A funeral service, in memory of Charlotte, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 20 at The Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg, 810 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 with Pastor Allen Fisher officiating. A reception in the church hall will follow the service.
Those who wish to send flowers may send them to Covenant Funeral Service, 4801 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408. In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make a memorial donation to The Lupus Foundation of America, 2121 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037-1830 lupus.org/action/direct-giving or to Fred’s Team, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Cancer Center, PO Box 27432, New York, NY 10087 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg
Saturday January 20th, 2018
810 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Louise lit a candle on Jan 20 2018 09:52:37 AM
Words can't express the privilege it was to be a part of Charlotte's care during the last 4-1/2 years. The honor was all ours at Comfort Keepers: to meet and assist her, to know and witness the love of Rod in every detail of her care, and to be treated like family during each visit made to the Mims home...and the list goes on. Thank you, Rod, for this honor and for the blessing you brought to me and the company in having had this opportunity to serve you and your unforgettable bride. May God continue His great work through the love you show to others, especially your dear children and grandchildren, whom Charlotte spoke so often about...In Gratitude, Louise
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