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KENDRICKS, Charzie CHARZIE KENDRICKS Mr. Charzie Kendricks died on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Harbor Grace Hospice of Atlanta, GA. He had recently celebrated his 64th birthday on July 26, 2012. Charzie was a regular volunteer in the Clothing and Shower Ministry of the Community Ministries Center at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, GA. for 10 years. Charzie served on the Board of Georgia Law Center for the Homeless. His experience as a person who had been homeless gave him a heart of compassion for others. Charzie was often one of the first persons who greeted members, friends and visitor who entered the John Smith Christian Community Center with coffee mug in hand. He was a beloved person and friend to many at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, GA. The staff at First Presbyterian Church nicknamed him "Papa Smurf", for his gentle and lovely spirit. He had a great love for Chess and was known on the streets of Atlanta as, "The Undertaker". He was an avid fan of the Braves and Falcons. You could tell whether Charzie was having a good day or not by the fate of his teams. In sharing his personal story he shared that he was born and raised in Atlanta, "a Grady Baby". Unfortunately, we have not been able to contact family members regarding his death and would love to do so. Charzie will be greatly missed in the community of First Presbyterian Church and the Atlanta Community. Funeral Services for Mr. Charzie Kendricks will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. Haugabrooks Funeral Home. 404-522-8217.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from July 31 to Aug. 2, 2012
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