Charles Hooker
1951 - 2022
BORN
1951
DIED
2022
FUNERAL HOME
Murray Brothers Funeral Home - SW Atlanta
1199 Utoy Springs Rd, SW 
Atlanta, GA
Mr. Charles Everett Hooker was born on March 28, 1951, in Brandon, MS, to the late Oscar W. Lott and Christine Lott. He moved to Pascagoula, MS, and later made his permanent residence in Atlanta, GA. Charles graduated in 1969 from Carver High School in Pascagoula, MS, and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. At an early age, Charles received the Lord as his personal Savior. He learned important values: faith in God, service, and love. Throughout his younger years, Charles was a beloved member of his class and a class leader where he forged lifelong bonds. It was there that Charles met his confidant and life partner, Dr. Sandra Harris-Hooker. On April 25, 1981, they united in holy matrimony and moved to Boston, MA, before settling in Atlanta, GA. In 1988, Charles received one of his most cherished gifts from God, his only daughter, Ashley Christina Hooker, who was the "apple of his eye." Charles served in the United States Army from 1971 to 1973, and upon completion of his tour of duty, Charles was recruited to join Ingalls Shipbuilding and then joined Hughes Aircraft. He later retired from NCR/Teradata Corporation in Atlanta, GA, as an Account Manager. His diverse skillset and signature quick wit opened many doors and endeared him to many. Charles was a member of Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA. He was also a devoted Jackson State University alumnus, and an avid supporter of Jackson State University's football program. Charles had many hobbies, but his most loved hobby was restoring antique and classic cars which lasted throughout his entire life. As we celebrate his homegoing, the special times shared with Charles will never be forgotten because he always left a lasting impression on anyone who knew or encountered him. God called Charles home to eternal rest on Monday, January 3, 2022, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA, surrounded by his wife, daughter, and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Oscar W. Lott and Christina Lott, and sister, Sharon Elaine Willis. He leaves with beautiful memories to cherish: his wife of 40 years, Dr. Sandra A. Harris-Hooker; loving daughter, Ashley C. Hooker; sons, Sheroderick Bolden and Gibrian Hoskins; grandson, Isaiah Hoskins; four sisters, Melvina Holloway and Lillie Mosely, both of Gautier, MS; Patricia (Rikki) Autmon of Ocean Springs, MS; Janice Lott of Pascagoula, MS; a beloved nephew (Patrick Lott) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (EST) at Murray Brothers Funeral Home, 1199 Utoy Springs Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331. The Celebration of Life and Love Service will be held on January 14, 2022, at Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA. A memorial service will be held at Asbury Chapel AME Zion Church in Pascagoula, MS at 3:00 p.m. (CST). In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Jackson State University Development Foundation, P.O. Box 17144, Jackson, MS 39217.
Published by Mississippi Press from Jan. 10 to Jan. 12, 2022.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
13
Viewing
12:00p.m.
Murray Brothers Funeral Home - SW Atlanta
1199 Utoy Springs Rd, SW , Atlanta, GA
Jan
13
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Murray Brothers Funeral Home - SW Atlanta
1199 Utoy Springs Rd, SW , Atlanta, GA
Jan
14
Celebration of Life
11:00a.m.
Cascade United Methodist Church
3144 Cascade Rd., Atlanta, GA
Jan
14
Celebration of Life
11:00a.m.
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As a classmate and friend we will all miss him. He was a good man. Praying for the Family.
Carolyn Robinson Moore
Friend
January 18, 2022
Rest in Peace my friend, I will always remember that smile you kept on your face and that cool walk you had! May God forever bless you and your family.
George E. Ray Sr.
Friend
January 13, 2022
Sandra and Ashley, I send sincere condolences. I worked with Charles at NCR/Teradata. He was certainly a person that shot straight arrow with an unforgettable personality, we had many laughs. He was also a thoughtful man. When my husband transitioned in 2020, Charles called me with kind condolences and sent a donation. Now he has taken his place with the ancestors and we are left with fun unforgettable memories. I am grateful to have known Charles Hooker. May the Lord give you both peace and comfort in the coming days.
Cynthia Williams
January 12, 2022
Sandra and Ashley, I am so very sorry to hear about Charles. I am so glad I got to visit with him over the last couple years and I talked with him in late October. He was my friend starting many years ago at Hughes Georgia. My thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Cherish all of your memories!
Melanie Fuller
January 12, 2022
Sandra, please know that we are praying for you and the family as you mourn for Charles. May God strengthen and comfort you in the days to come. The Woodson and Wesley Family
Shirley Woodson Wesley
School
January 12, 2022
Many fond memories (Hughes and NCR) of Charles who we often referred to as "Booker". He always referred to me as Mississippi. My heart is heavy to hear of his passing. Special prayers to his family.
Rebecca Cole
Work
January 12, 2022
My condolences to Sandra and the family. Charles was a great guy. RIHP Charles.
Larry Lewis Boston ma.
January 12, 2022
Sandra and Ashley, we are sending prayers for your comfort. Charles was such a wonderful person. Full of life and loved everybody. Please continue to hold on to your faith in God.
Patricia and Paul Morgan
Friend
January 12, 2022
Dr. Harris-Hooker & Ashley: I'm so deeply sorry to learn of the transition of your husband and father. Continued prayers of peace and comfort for you and your family.
Melanie T. Hill Cockfield
Other
January 11, 2022
Sandra, Ashley and the Family, may God bless you in this time of loss. My prayers and condolences. Charles' caring and thoughtful manner were appreciated.
Kermit Payne
January 11, 2022
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