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Official Obituary of

Charlie C. Sheffield

January 15, 1951 ~ March 23, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Charlie Sheffield Obituary

Charlie Carol 'Sista' Sheffield, neé Foster, was born on January 15, 1951, in Kinterbish, AL, to her late parents, Charlie and Clara Mae Foster. She peacefully passed away on March 23, 2024, in Elmhurst, IL, at the age of 73. Charlie was a trailblazing woman in technology, making her mark in the field before retiring from AT&T.

A woman of faith, Charlie worshipped at the Rock of Ages Baptist Church, in Maywood, IL. Beyond her professional accomplishments, she found joy in various hobbies. Sista cherished time with her friends and family, especially her husband, daughter and granddaughter. She found solace in reading her Bible and praying. She loved cooking, and baking with her daughter Cassandra and granddaughter Langston. She enjoyed traveling and attending Langston's various activities, gardening, walking, shopping and playing solitaire. She was also a member of the Martha Chapter No. 12 O.E.S.

Charlie leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, and devotion. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 49 years, Lester Sheffield, her daughter Cassandra Sheffield-Perez (Ray), her son Ronnie Sheffield, and her granddaughter Langston Sheffield-Perez. She will be deeply missed by her siblings Annie Lee (Jake) Jackson of Hueytown, AL, Jesse Charles (Rose) Foster, of Racine, WI James Louis (Nira Louise) Foster of Mount Pleasant, WI, Carolyn Mae (Charles) Lott of Racine, WI, Jeffrey Jerome (Clara) Foster Sr. of Bolingbrook, IL, and Robert Foster of Racine, WI, her godchildren Jeffery Foster Jr., Katrina Foster, and Jeremy Foster, with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Charlie was predeceased by her brothers Bobby Foster, William Harold Foster, and James B. Foster, as well as her in-laws Bennie Sheffield Sr., Lucy Sheffield, Mary Catherine Brooks, Benny Sheffield Jr., and Erma Jean Henderson.

The family has entrusted the care of Charlie Carol Sheffield to Wallace Broadview Funeral Home in Broadview, IL. The wake and celebration of life will take place on Friday, April 5, 2024 at First Congregational United Church of Christ Elmhurst, 235 S Kenilworth Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126.

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April 5, 2024

10:00 AM
First Congregational United Church of Christ
235 S. Kenilworth
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Funeral Service
April 5, 2024

11:00 AM
First Congregational United Church of Christ
235 S. Kenilworth
Elmhurst, IL 60126

April 5, 2024

1:00 PM
Oakridge Cemetery
4301 West Roosevelt Road
Hillside, IL 60162


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