Charlene P. Chaffin, age 73 of Mandarin, Florida passed from this life Friday, July 12, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. The family was so blessed to have her home the final 12 days of her life to love, comfort and care for her.
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She was born Friday, September 21, 1945 in Ft. Myers, Florida. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Grace (Hancock) Pennington.
Charlene grew up and lived in Seminole County, FL until she married Ronald T. Chaffin and moved to Jacksonville, FL spending the next 46 years. After meeting on a blind date at Jekyll, GA they were married November 21, 19772.
Charlene retired from W.W. Granger Inc. Industrial Supply as Office Manager after 25 years. She celebrated her retirement with a trip to Israel, visiting the Holy Land sites and swimming in the River of Jordan. She was petite and fearless but had a heart of gold. She loved animals taking in rescues and donating to many shelters as well as supporting children with childhood illnesses. St. Jude’s was one of her favorite charities.
Charlene is survived by her husband, Ron Chaffin
Richard (Andrea) Isom, Jr. of Warner Robbins, GA
3 Great Grandsons
Veronica Chaffin of Atlanta, GA
1 Step Grandson:
Nicholas Saenz, Atlanta, GA
S.G.T. Major-Army Retired Frank Pennington of Sanford, FL
Jacqueline Chaffin Shoulders of Cookeville, TN
Lisa Chaffin of Baxter, TN
Bobby Dowell and Jeff Chaffin of Cookeville, TN
Gail Lester of Cookeville, TN
Also survived by a host of Nieces, Nephews, and numerous friends, both in Florida and Cookeville.
In addition to her parents, Charlene was preceded in death by her sisters; Carol Pennington and Penny Peterson of Florida.
Charlene had chosen cremation with a Celebration of Life at a later date
The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice, Jessica Delk, Sheri Kinney, Cassie Kinney, and Gail Lester for the love, support and care given our loved one.