Charlotte Mae Francis (Patmon) McAllister, 80, of Colliers, WV, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 16, 2021 at UPMC Montefiore Medical Center.
Charlotte was born on April 20, 1941 in Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late Charlotte Jean (Vactor) Patmon and Robert Patmon.
Charlotte was a member of Ferry Glen Church of the Nazarene, Colliers, WV. She worked at Weirton Steel Corp. as a Crossing Guard and Millwright before retiring in the early 90s.
Charlotte will be remembered for her witty sense of humor, loving personality, cooking skills, and love of poetry. On November 23, 1973, Charlotte was featured in The Weirton Daily Times for her holiday poem titled, “Christmas Love”:
At Christmas time we express our love
To our children, family, friends, and our Savior above.
Our hearts seem to open ever so wide.
The good feelings we have seem to glow from inside.
Christmas is Love, a joy to behold.
Let’s hold on to Christmas Love, never let go.
God gave us Christmas.
God gave us Love.
God gave us a Savior.
His birthday is Christmas Love.
The article also describes how one of her poems became lyrics for a song played on the “Archie and Veronica” television show several years prior.
Charlotte is survived by her soul mate of 35 years, Ronald L. Rawson of Colliers, WV; her four daughters: Joanne Hines (Carl), Stephanie (Butch) Mastrantoni of Weirton, WV; Katherine Wilson (Bernita) of Columbia, SC; and Whitney Mellars of Steubenville, OH; her 8 sons: Edward McAllister Jr., Tony (Tracy) McAllister, Curtis (Sherry) McAllister, Robbie (Tammy) McAllister, Patrick McAllister (Maria) all of Weirton, WV, Todd (Michelle) McAllister of Wintersville, OH, Mike (Kim) McAllister of Colliers, WV, and Phillip (Barbie) McAllister of Bessemer City, NC.
Charlotte also leaves behind a huge legacy of 37 grandchildren and 70 great-grandchildren; two brothers Robert “Bobby” Patmon (Norma) of Manilla, Philippines and Charles “Chuckie” Patmon (Joyce) of San Diego, CA.
In addition to her parents, Charlotte is preceded in death by her former husband Edward McAllister, her stepmother Eva Patmon, her brothers Gaines “Buddy” and William “Sugar” Patmon; sister Marilee Patmon; son in law Manuel Hines; grandson Samuel Wilson Jr.; and dear friend & sister-in-law, Helen McAllister.
Family and friends will be received on Friday, July 23, 2021 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM and again on Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 11:00 AM until time of Homegoing Service at 12 Noon at the James Funeral Home, Follansbee, WV 304-527-1717 with Pastor Rudy McAllister officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, WV.
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