Charles-Florence Jr.-Obituary

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Charles Florence Jr.

Springfield, Illinois

May 30, 1955 – Oct 18, 2021 (Age 66)


May 30, 1955
October 18, 2021
Springfield, Illinois


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Ruby Funeral Services & Chapel, Inc. - Springfield Obituary

C HARLES L EE F LORENCE , JR.,  66,  of  Springfield,  Illinois  departed  from  this  life  on October  18,  2021,  at  Memorial  Medical  Center.  He  was  born  on  May 30,  1955,  in Springfield,  Illinois,  to  June  Zenobia  Florence  and  Charles  Lee  Florence,  Sr.

  Charles married Florence Abodunrin Florence on February 22, 1987. Charles  worked  as  a roofer  for  Sutton’s  Roofing  and  Siding  for  over  15  years.  He  was known for  his  excellent  food  (most  significantly  his  barbeque  and  fried  chicken),  his funny  jokes,  and  his  entertaining  stories.  In  life,  Charles  was  also  known  for  being the  dependable  and  strong  rescuer  and  repairer of  anything  to anyone  and  everyone who ever  needed  him.  Charles loved all of his family and friends very dearly. 

 He was  preceded  in  death  by  his  father,  Charles Lee  Florence Sr.;  his sisters,  Cheryl Angela  Rowland  and  Jennifer Lenore  Florence;  and  his  brother,  Dennis  Eugene Florence.

  Charles leaves to  cherish  his memories:  his  mother,  June Zenobia  Florence;  his sister,  Patty  Lynn Florence;  his  daughter,  Adebukola  Fayemi  and  her  husband, Seneca Johnson;  his  son,  Philip  A.  Fayemi, Jr.  and  his  wife,  Yahremah  Fayemi,  a mass of  nieces  and  nephews,  and  12  wonderful grandchildren  that  he  held  close  to him  and  loved  dearly.  


Funeral Services Wednesday October 27, 2021



Ruby Funeral Services & Crematories

1520 East Washington Street

Springfield,IL 62703

Rev. Cathleen McCants Officiating 



Oak Ridge Cemetery 



CDC guidelines will be followed



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May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

To the entire family, lift your eyes to the hills whence comes your help Psalms 121:1. I remember Charles from 14th street. Such a kind person. Him and my brother were friends back then. I hadn't seen him for a long time but he will be missed Prayers going up for you all

My sincere condolences to the family. I have fond memories of Charles from 8th grade at Washington Middle School and his sister Cheryl and I were close friends as well. RIP Charles.

Sad to see Charles has passed no more pain.To the Family I say This Absent from the Body Means Present With The Lord. I pray In JESUS NAME For Strength
And Understanding For Your All.

All of us are deeply saddened here at Sutton's. Charlie was always smiling and being supportive. He was a gentleman. He was very strong and an incredibly hard worker. We all loved Charlie and we know that no one could ever replace him. Our hope is that he is surrounded by light, love, and winning Pick 4 Illinois lottery tickets. You touched us all Charlie. May God Bless you, and your family during this time.

So Sorry to see the passing of Charles. Prayers for the Florence Family.

My heart is sadden to know my big cousin has passed on. I pray for the Lord to be merciful. Praying for comfort and strength to my aunt June and family in their time of brevement. Cousin Sandra.Clemons and Betty Clemons and family