CHARLES L. MAJOR SR.
The Drum Major for Justice, Charles L. Major Sr. 94, was called home to glory on May 7, 2014. He was born August 19, 1919 to the late Samuel and Isedora Allen-Albury, in Key West. He was predeceased in death by his wife Mary and son Emery.
He proudly served in WW II and the Korean War as a Regiment Sergeant Major, was a Free Mason, a faithful and long standing member of Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church, a Boy Scout Troup Leader, President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Civic Leader, and Mentor, a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, an original Odd Fellows Lodge member, a founding member of the Neighborhood Improvement Association, a Carpenter and Rigger, retiring after 43 years of civil service at Naval Air Station Key West.
Leaving to carry on his rich legacy is his devoted grandson Ralph, Sr. (Deanna), son, Mitchell; a loving and faithful sister Rose, a brother Philip, and his beloved Celerina; Children: Rev Charles Jr., Claudina (Rev. Rudolph), Herschall Sr. (Marva), Wendall, Dennis (Sherry), Joseph, Erena (Philbrick), Medlina (Clarence),Yolanda (Clifford) and an adopted daughter Leonora Banks; twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Castillo and Thurston's Key West Mortuary, Inc., 328 Truman Avenue, Key West, Fla., is in charge of the arrangements. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 16, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church, 702 Whitehead Street. The Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Cornish.