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Teresa Sweet Charleston
(January 26, 1936 - October 1, 2012)

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Teresa Sweet Charleston

Mrs. Teresa Sweet Charleston, affectionately known as “Tea” made her entrance into this world on January 26, 1936 in Quincy, Florida. She was born to the late Horace and Cornelius Sweet of Quincy. She was converted at an early age and joined St. Mark M.B. Church, where she welcomed Jesus Christ in her life as her personal savior. Later in life, she met and was given into holy matrimony to Oscar Lee Charleston on November 22, 1952 and unto this union 13 children were born; two of whom preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Linda Charleston and son-in-law, Larry Alexander. She is survived by six sons: Oscar Lee Charleston Jr. (Catherine), Larry Charleston, Jerry Charleston, Jessie Charleston (Jacqueline) and Terry Charleston of Quincy, Florida and Theodore Charleston of Bainbridge, Georgia; five daughters, Debra Charleston, Olivia McKenzie (Kenneth), Lucinda Smith (Ronnie), and Linda Charleston Alexander of Quincy, Florida and Betty D. Charleston of Havana, Florida; a very devoted caregiver and grandson, Alphonso Wood Jr., 29 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Annie Ruth Giles of Fort Myers, Florida; five brothers, Eugene Sweet of Fort Myers, Florida, Louis Royster of Tampa, Florida, Horace Sweet (Dorothy) of Ft. Myers, Florida, Zema Sweet (Magdalene) of Palm Bay, Florida and Bobby Sweet of Melbourne, Florida; god-daughter, Gloria David Arnold and a host of sorrowing nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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