I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Charlotte Green Tingle was born on April 18, 1925 to the union of Shelly and Pearlie Gatson Green in Buckner’s Prairie/CedarLane, Texas.
Charlotte attended the Van School in Cedar Lane, and later graduated from the Old Central High School in Galveston, Texas. She furthered her education at the John Cook School of Cosmetology in Galveston, and she was licensed in both Texas and Virginia. Additionally, Charlotte attended the Galveston Community for two years.
Sister Tingle accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and became a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized by Rev. Ferdinand Viola. When she moved to Galveston as a young girl with her aunt, Mrs. Rose Gatson Marshall, she joined First Union Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. J. I. Jackson and other pastors. She served for several years as a Sunday School teacher, the Assistant Superintendent of the Sunday School, member of the choir and President of the Missionary Society. She remained a loyal and dedicated member of First Union until 1999.
When Sister Tingle united with New Hope Missionary Baptist under the leadership of Dr. T. L. Richardson, she came as a highly recommended member from First Union. At New Hope, she continued her strong support of the church and her service to God. For several years, she was president of the Missionary Society, a choir member and Assistant Superintendent of the Sunday School. Charlotte served faithfully until her health declined. Sister Tingle loved her church!!
During her career, Charlotte was employed by several hair salons and was recognized for her skills and talent. Additionally, she served as a home care provider to a number of families in Galveston.
Charlotte was married to Emanuel Carlisle and they were blessed with one son, Allen James. She later married Sgt. Franklin Tingle. His military career provided her an opportunity to travel to France for three years and various other military installations around the country. While abroad, she eagerly learned the local language and customs and appreciated the different cultures. When Sgt. Tingle retired, they returned to Galveston to join some of the immediate family.
In 1999, Charlotte relocated to Bay City to be near her sisters and brother. All of them were now approaching their golden years, and they needed each other more and more. She utilized her caretaker skills to assist them in their time of need. Charlotte loved her family!!
Sister Tingle enjoyed reading her Bible and preparing lessons for Sunday School. Additionally, she kept abreast of the national and local political topics and would engage in spirited discussions. Her community service included membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2438 and AARP.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Shelly and Pearlie Green, husband, Sgt. Franklin Tingle, son Allen Carlisle; sisters, Susie Price and Lottie Davis; sister-in-law, Margaret Green; brothers-in-law, A. D. Davis, Sr., Willie Price, Sr., and Andrew Taylor.
She leaves to cherish her memory: a loving and devoted sister, Rosa Lee Taylor, a doting brother, Robert Lee Green, Sr.; a step-son, Nowlin Brooks; a dear sister-in-law, Florene Fischer; a very special friend, Thomasine Allen; nieces—Anna Taylor James, Pearl Price Booker, Rosie Price, Wanda Green Jackson; nephews —Willie Price, Jr., James Price, A. D. Davis, Jr., Robert Davis, Robert Green, Jr., Anthony Green, Frederick Green; great nieces and nephews; numerous family members and friends.
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