After a courageous battle with COPD, cancer and diabetes, Charlene passed away peacefully at her home in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Charlene was born in Etheridge, Tennessee and was raised in Anna-Jonesboro, Illinois where she married her spouse, John H. Sweet, in 1953. Charlene was homemaker all her life and raised three children.
Charlene is one of nine children born to the late Mary Magaline Trammel and was the beloved wife of John H. Sweet for over 50 years. Charlene will be forever remembered by her beloved children Elaine, Stephen and Jonathan “Randy” Sweet, eleven treasured grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and her devoted sisters Ellen Dru Dunkin Brunell and Linda Dunkin Treece, and her favorite brother Paul Dunkin, along with many other friends and family whom were blessed to know her.
In the 60s, Charlene organized “Loot from Las Vegas,” an endeavor where her daughter’s school sent Vietnam soldiers news clippings, letters and home-baked goods. It became a big event that overwhelmed their small household, but it pleased many soldiers.
Charlene enjoyed Clint Eastwood movies, western series, reading romances and mysteries, spending her last years side by side with her spouse, and holding each newborn grandbaby and great-grandbaby. Charlene touched the lives of many people with her generosity.
Charlene's pre-arrangements are cremation through Davis Funeral Home. Final arrangements do not include a service or viewing. Instead, family and friends are invited to join us for an afternoon “Celebration of Life” brunch on Saturday, March 13, 12:00-2:00 PM at the family residence to share memories and highlights of Charlene's life.
Please no cut flowers or arrangements. The family requests all memorial gifts, cards or living plants be sent to the family residence.