Ola “Mama Ola” Charles
"For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand, I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day." II Timothy 4:6-8a. Ola Charles, affectionately known as Mama Ola , a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority inc. died peacefully surrounded by her devoted family at 10:10 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 1920, at her home where she had lived for 25 years. She was born April 9, 1876, in Pittsburgh, PA. Her maternal family tree dates back to three generations born at Pittsburgh.. She received and polished everyday a cherry oak wood piano for about seventeen years. On April 9, 1900, she was married to Boy Charles, and, her husbands preceded her in death. During the 1910s ,she served on the Colored Recreation Committee for Pittsburgh, PA. Her life emulated a spirit of joy in serving others .Mama Ola was very talented. She had a beautiful soprano voice, enjoyed seeing her daughter Berniece play the piano, loved art, drew and painted, and was a great historian who remembered dates and events. She traveled extensively and loved to catch sac-a-lait. Her comical wit would catch you off guard. Her family and friends loved her sense of humor and zest for life. She was a delight to her friends, a joy to her family and a source of goodwill to strangers. She lived as she died, serene and beautiful. Those who will be most profoundly deprived of the warmth of her personality and the strength of her noble character are her devoted children her granddaughter: Her only son Boy Willie, and oldest child and only daughter Berniece and one son-in-law Crawley ; a loving and caring granddaughter , named Maretha .
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