Biography: Mr. Charles Truman Laurel born in Jasper County South Carolina, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Gussie and Maggie Laurel. He was the youngest of ten children. At an early age he became a member of Gillison Branch Baptist Church in South Carolina.
Charles went to school at Jasper High School. He played football and graduated with honors.
Charles came to live in New York where he met Jeanette Young on a job at Citibank. They were married September 23rd, 1973. They had a total of seven children with four living; Charles S. Truman II, Francine Renee, Matthew and Amber Laurel.
Charles then got a job with the City at Harlem Hospital. He worked as a mail clerk and also delivering documents downtown.
Charles went to Refuge Temple Church and was baptized in the Lord’s name. I pray he’s with the Lord.
After the passing of his mother he retired at a early age. Charles passed away in Harlem Hospital on February 26, 2020 of natural causes.
Charles was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. A man who will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His memory will be cherished with the greatest of love.
He was preceded in death by two sisters: Effie Holmes, New Jersey and Alma Starks, Alabama and four brothers: Levy Laurel, Savannah Ga., Actris Laurel, Pineland South Carolina , Alfred Jougon New York and William Laurel New York.
Charles is survived by: his devoted wife Jeanette Laurel; son Charles ( Stacey) Laurel Stafford Virginia, daughter Francine Laurel, Newark , New Jersey, son Matthew Laurel, New York; Amber Laurel, New York; grandsons: Nickeen Ross, Detroit Michigan, Javony Edwards , Newark New Jersey’ Brandon Laurel New York; sisters: Elizabeth King New York, Shirley Holmes Bronx New York, Francis Cragg North Carolina and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.