Obituaries » Charleen Shelton Little

The family will receive friends Friday, April 1, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday April 2, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg Chapel. The Interment will follow the service at the Virginia Memorial Park.

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Charleen Shelton Little

March 7, 1930 - March 27, 2022

Charleen Shelton Little passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2022. She was born on March 7, 1930, to the late James Estel Shelton and Lillian Cash Shelton. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Arnold Little Sr.; a son, Arnold Little Jr; a sister, Rebecca Stinnett; three brothers, James Shelton, Irvin Shelton, and Mack Shelton.

Charleen is survived by a sister Nell Lipscomb; two children, Brenda Woody (Randy) Bruce Little (Kathy); seven grandchildren, Randy Woody Jr., Keith Woody (Tina), Chris Woody (Tonya), Misty Kinzer, Robert Little (Kelly), Greg Little (Debbie), and Braden Little and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Charleen was a graduate of Boonsboro High School and had a passion for country music and often played the guitar and sung at family reunions. She enjoyed working and meeting customers until the age of 90 at the Food Lion located in Forest VA. Charleen was a longtime member of Boonsboro United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 1, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday April 2, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg Chapel. The Interment will follow the service at the Virginia Memorial Park.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 1, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday April 2, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg Chapel. The interment will follow the service at the Virginia Memorial Park.
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This is incredibly sad to hear. Aunt Charlene was one in a million. Sending love and prayers to the family.

Posted by Chris Shelton on April 2, 2022

Offering prayers for Bruce and Brenda and so many in the family and the Boonsboro community and beyond grieving Charleen's passing. I grew up next door to her and "Botsy" and have sooo many great memories of all the family gatherings Charleen would organize. Her classic duets with Arnold will never be forgotten. God bless her memory of a life well lived.

Posted by Kenny Shelton on April 1, 2022

My heart breaks for you all. Granny Bum is one of a kind just like Botsy. I’m keeping you all in my prayers and sending lots of hugs your way.

Posted by Stephanie Brown on April 1, 2022

Keeping you all in my prayers. I’m so honored I was able to know Granny Bum. Always the sweetest woman. May God give you all the strength and comfort you need. Sending lots of hugs♥️

Posted by Stephanie Brown on April 1, 2022

I was so sorry to hear about Charleens passing. She was the sweetest woman and took such good care of Arnold. She was so proud of her family and showed me pictures every chance she got. Though I moved from Forest years ago I would still see her occasionally at Food Lion amazingly. I know she will be missed by her regular customers. I met Charlene and Arnold and worked with them at the Jamerson YMCA. Many warm thoughts of her and condolences to the entire family. She was one of a kind!

Posted by Cheryl Burnette on March 31, 2022

So sorry Brenda and Bruce. I’m can only image of heavenly reunion happening though.

Posted by Lloyd Newman on March 30, 2022

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