MYERS, Sr. CHARLOTTE ADELINE, Obl. OSB, departed this life and went home to be the Lord on, Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Galloway, New Jersey.
"Mom Charlotte", as she was lovingly known, was born on, August 21, 1921 in Atlantic City, NJ, the daughter of Perry Johnson of Germantown, PA and Roxie Holiday, of Dover, DE.
Charlotte was predeceased by her husband, Oliver Myers, parents and siblings, Ruth, Reba and Harold.
She attended public schools in Atlantic City, the historic New Jersey Avenue School, and Atlantic City High School. At 19 years of age, Charlotte moved to Jamaica, Long Island, New York. On March 7, 1954, Charlotte was united to Oliver Myers, in marriage.
In 1972, she returned to Atlantic City, where she would continue her education, obtaining a GED and an Associate Degree in Hospitality Management from The Atlantic Cape Community College. (1987). Mom Charlotte was very proud of this accomplishment which she earned at age 66 years. She would work for the Casino Industry: Bally's Grand Resort, Showboat and the Hilton as a Supervisor in Housekeeping from 1972 until her retirement in 1998.
Mom always spoke of her life as being on a "journey". Her life-long spiritual journey with the Lord Jesus Christ began in her childhood where she was a member of The Hamilton Memorial Methodist Church, in Atlantic City, NJ. She was also an active member of The St. Paul's Methodist Church and of The Merrick Park Baptist Church, both in Jamaica Long Island, New York (1954-1967). By 1983, she attended local Baptist churches in Atlantic City.
In 1990, Charlotte began a new and deeper walk with Christ, when her journey placed her under the ministry of her present shepherd and pastor, His Eminence, The Most Reverend Sherman R. Mosley, D.D., Metropolitan Archbishop. For 23 years Mom Charlotte would love her Lord, Jesus Christ, His Church, and her spiritual shepherd, serving in ministry as an active member of the Church Choir, Episcopal Aid Ministry, as well as an Honorary Member of the Altar Guild. She was also active as a member of the Missionary Ministry, where she received licensure and training as a lay member of the New Life Ecumenical Fellowship Bible Institute. It was during the extensive study of Church History, that the movement and vision of the Cathedral, under the pastor, positioned the church toward a conversion, to receive and to embrace Catholicism, the true Fullness of the Christian Faith (in 2003).
Having long sensed a greater desire to know all of the fullness of Christ, Mom Charlotte, completely embraced the Roman Catholic Faith, becoming a convert in Holy Baptism at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, a Traditional Rite Catholic Church, (Holy Saturday-2007). She received Confirmation in the same year and continued her spiritual walk as the church moved on to grow and to move into its on-going ministry, to become in 2011, The Cathedral of Ss. Peter and Paul, Traditional Roman Catholic Church.
Youthfully energized in her zeal for Christ, Charlotte continued to devote herself to the study of the Catechism of the Church, to faithful attendance at Holy Mass, where she lived to receive Our Lord in the Eucharist. She loved the novenas and devotionals of the Catholic Faith and never missed either personal daily Rosary or the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
In October 2008, she was received as a Third-Order Tertiary, Oblate of the Order of St. Benedict and the Divine Mercy during the 13th Extra-Ordinary Synod of Bishops of THE ORCCA ( Traditional Roman Catholic Church) convened at Galloway, New Jersey.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her nephew, Harold Johnson (Carla), of Orange, NJ. Her adopted son, Spiritual Father, Pastor, Shepherd, Archbishop Sherman Mosley, D.D. and daughter (Sondra) , Deacon Paul Hood, a special adopted daughter, Sr. Brenda Adcock, Obl. OSB, her Oblate Sisters : Sr. Justine Keyes, Obl. OSB, Sr. Sandra Venable, Obl. OSB, Sr. Violet Lamb, Obl., OSB, Sr. Leanna Johnson, Obl. OSB. , Other adopted children, grandchildren, great grand- children: Stephen and Lorri Lee, Kenneth and Christine Burrus, Mom Jean Smith, Patricia Green, Brother Treymayne and Brother Antonio, (Seminarians) and all of the Parish Family of the Cathedral, whom she cherished as her own family .
Viewing services will be held on Friday, January 24th , 2014 from 6 :00PM until 8:00PM, also on Saturday, January 25, 2014 , from 9:00AM until 10:00, when mass will follow, at Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul Traditional Roman Catholic Church 101 Pleasant Avenue, Absecon, NJ 08201.Interment: Mt Calvary Cemetery , Black Horse Pike & Fire Road, EHT, NJ. Funeral Services are being handled by Serenity Funeral Home, LLC 414 South Main Street, Pleasantville, NJ 08232 (609) 383-9994