It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Charlaine Oakley on Sep 22, 2023, at the age of 83. Her family finds peace in knowing she is with Jesus and Jack, her husband of more than 55 years. She leaves behind a legacy of love, and cherished memories that will forever remain with her family.
As a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she touched the lives of so many people. Charlaine devoted her life to caring for and praying for her children. In her role as a grandmother, ‘Maw’ brought joy and happiness to the lives of her grandchildren. They will all remember the sleepovers, breakfasts and cookie making parties that she loved to share with them. As a great-grandmother, she found great joy in the next generation of her family. She always looked forward to spending time with them and letting them know how much she loved them. Her favorite pastime was holding her grandbabies and her pets. Her love for her family continued to the very end of her life.
Charlaine is survived by her children and spouses, Twyla (Oakley) and Mark Chumney, Tom and Karen Oakley and Darrell and Lisa Oakley. She’s also survived by her eight grandchildren and their spouses, and 21 great-grandchildren. They will all continue to carry their memories of their time with her in their hearts.
Charlaine will be remembered for her love of family gatherings and her support for her family in times of need. Her legacy of love for each of her family members will continue to inspire them.
A celebration of Charlaine's life will take place on Friday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. at Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services North Ocoee Street Chapel, with Reverend Mark Chumney and Reverend TJ Oakley officiating. The interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, with family and friends serving as casket bearers. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Share your memories and condolences with the Oakley family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.