On August 1, 2022, at approximately 8:30pm, God silently stepped into the room of Anna Charlotte Avery, (nee Broyles) at The Legacy at Liberty Ridge, in West Chester, Ohio and whispered, "Peace Be Still." At the age of 88 years she transitioned from this earthly world to eternal life.
"Charlotte," as she was affectionately called, was born in Greenville, Tennessee, on June 10, 1934. She was one of seven children born to Adalee (Robinson) and William Howard Broyles.
Charlotte relocated from Tennessee to Hamilton, Ohio with her family at a very young age. She attended public elementary, junior, and high school in Hamilton, Ohio.
Charlotte worked at Wilmer's Department Store. She later began employment at Fisher Body Motor Division, in Fairfield, Ohio, and Armco (AK Steel), in Middletown, Ohio. She received the distinguished honor of being hired as the very first female, ever, to worl< directly in the plant.
Charlotte was a diligent, and exceptionally hard worker! She remained at Armco, 29 years, until her retirement, when she was 69 years old. She later volunteered at Richard Allen School. She also joined the "Heart and Soul Steppers," a senior citizens line-dancing group, located at the Booker T. Washington Community Center.
Charlotte was an absolute dynamic cook. One of her favorite passions was preparing deviled "angel eggs" for various church and civic events. Charlotte loved gardening. She received a distinguished community service beautification award from the mayor's office.
Charlotte accepted Christ at a young age, joining Pilgrim Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Cayce. She remained active in church where she was a servant leader. Charlotte was a member of the Senior Usher Board and served in the capacity as advisory of the Youth Usher Board. She was nominated as a trustee board member, where she served dutifully. Charlotte was a warm-spirited, bright and fun-loving woman who will be missed dearly.
Charlotte married Elbert Avery Jr. and to this union, four boys and two girls were born.
She leaves to mourn her passing, one son, Rodney L. Avery of Trotwood, Ohio; two daughters, Alicia Avery-VanDiver of Montclair, New Jersey; and Angela Avery of Forest Park, Ohio; two sisters, Janis Lawson of Forest Park, Ohio and Elaine Bowman (Richard) of Columbiaville, Michigan; 16 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of extended family members, as well as dear friends of Pilgrim Baptist Church.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, William, and Adalee Broyles (nee Robinson); three brothers, David Broyles, Howard Broyles, Edward Broyles, and one sister, Mary Katherine Harris; several aunts and uncles; ne daughter, Pamela Jean Broyles and three sons, Ricardo L. A very, Virgil A very, and Victor A very.
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