Barbara Jo Wilson Charles, 67, of Tifton passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019, at her residence. Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals with Pastor Ed Komorowski officiating. Mrs. Charles will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 19, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
Jade Moreno, Juan Carlos Moreno Jr., Austin Cooper, Josh Cooper, Lawrence Cooper, Hector Badillo, Mason Cooper and Dustin Blanchard will serve as pallbearers.
Born February 10, 1952 in Tift County, Mrs. Charles was the daughter of Jo King Wilson of Tifton and the late Lawrence Wilson. In addition to her father, Mrs. Charles was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Edward Charles; one great-grandson, Drake Cooper; one son-in-law, Todd Pippin; and one grandson-in-law, Cameron Corbitt. She was a former lunchroom worker for the Tift County Board of Education and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Tifton. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Charles is survived by three daughters and one son-in-law, Brandy and Wade Barrett of Tifton, Michelle Pippin of Enterprise, Alabama and Stacy Cooper of Valdosta; one sister, Betty Wilson Yancey of Tifton; her grandchildren and their spouses, Amber Anderson and Dustin Blanchard, Austin Cooper and Keyleigh Massey, Ashley Cooper and Jason Stephens, Emily Valdez, Abby Cooper and Hector Badillo, Haley Cooper, Brittni Baldwin, Heather and Blake Byars, Megan Massey, Lawrence and Julie Cooper, Deanna and Derrick Cooper, Mason Cooper and Josh Cooper; her great-grandchildren, Ali Grace, Kameron Corbitt, Katie Beth, Kenleigh, Brynne, William, Cooper, Lane, Jase, Mallory, Sofia, Kevin, Kameron and Grayson; and four great-grandchildren on the way.