Charlene Mobley, 88, of Vidor was born July 23, 1924 in Oil City, Louisiana and passed away Friday, November 23, 2012 at Baptist Hospital. A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Turning Point Church in Vidor. Interment will follow in Restlawn Cemetery. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 4-7:00 p.m. on Sunday at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont. Charlene accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at the ripe old age of 6 and immediately began preaching locally and eventually across the country. Charlene became a real estate broker and realtor and worked in this profession for 39 years, the latest working for Remax Pro in Vidor until her death. She received numerous awards and served on various boards including President of the Beaumont Board of Realtors in 1992. She was always active in church, volunteered at nursing homes, delivered meals to shut-ins, and until her death, helped make and serve sandwiches at a local food shelter. She loved and lived life to the fullest. She loved her God, her family, her country, her work, her friends and her clients. Up until the day the illness left her unable to communicate, she would Greet this day with joy She is survived by 7 children, Joe Mobley and wife, Patty, of Sun City, California, Sandra Cook and husband, Lee, of Crystal Beach, Roger Mobley and wife, Sharie, of Jasper, Renee Mobley of Vidor, Lynda Gay Courtney and husband, Vince Dilley, of Vidor, Tami Robichau of Conroe, and Chuck Mobley and wife, Betty Ann, of Grand Cayman; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Lance Mobley; daughter, Linda Rae Mobley; sister, Shirley Hulett; and brothers, Paul Cain, Bill Clay, and Otis Pugh. Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to One Student Ministry, P.O. Box 12431, Beaumont, TX 77726.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 25, 2012