Bennie C. Charles, Jr.

Bennie Charles, Jr.
Bennie C. Charles Jr. “B.C.”, 61, transitioned from this life on Friday, July 24, 2015 at his home.  He was born November 29, 1953 to Wilhelmina Charles and the late Bennie Charles, Sr.
 
Bennie attended schools in Galveston and later went onto work with The Texas Dept. of Transportation, The Port Bolivar Ferry, for 29 years.  Later, he became an Independent Craftsman as he loved carpentry and refurbishing old homes.
 
Bennie is preceded in death by his father; mother-in-law, Melissa Cavender; sister, Beverly Charles; brother, James Charles; and niece and nephew, Crystal Hollands and Raymond Norwood Sr.  He is survived by his mother, Wilhelmina Charles; wife, Erica Charles; father-in-law, Eric Cavender; daughters, Kimberly Johns and Chelsi Reese; stepdaughters, Toni Smith, Melissa Ruiz and Jordan Ruiz; son, Sean Hunt; stepson, Matthew Cavender; sisters, Doris Sims (Herman), Lynda Norwood (Herbert), Elaine Norwood (Saul), Audrey Hilton (Robert), and Helen Charles (A.C.); brothers, Melvin Charles, Henry Charles (Marylin); brothers-in-law, Michael Cavender (Alecia) and Josh Cavender (Jenn);  the Grandchildren whom he adored, Dawn Ross and Aiyona Michelle; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and special friends Gregg, Sheryl, Monti, Lisa, Waymon and Stephanie.
 
Visitation will be on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 9 am with a Memorial Service to follow at 11:00 am at West Point Baptist Church, 3003 Ave. M, Galveston, TX 77550 with Rev. Kerry Tillman, Pastor, officiating.
 
Flowers may be sent to the Church or Funeral Home:  Bay Area Funeral Parlor, 5410 FM 1765, Texas City, TX 77591.
 
2 Timothy 4-7 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the Faith”