Charlotte Mae Duff, 76, reigning “Resident of the Year” at Autumn Care of Mechanicsville, died on April 7, 2021. Charlotte was born in Champaign County, Ohio as the only child of C. Bernard and M. Pauline (Russell) Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Betty M. Wead of Pennsylvania. Survivors include her three children M. Scott Wead (Lisa), Catherine Burnley (Scott), and David Wead; seven grandchildren Andy (Brooke), Carissa, Emily, Kaylee and Lindsey Wead, and Joseph and Clare Teegarden; and one great-grandchild, Brody Wead. Additional survivors include her former husband Terry Wead and his wife Shirley and many friends all over the country.
Known as“Grandma Q” to her grandkids for her love of QVC and “Charmae” to her coworkers, Charlotte loved her family, her jobs over the years, donuts, and singing in the choir at her beloved Church of the Redeemer. She made friends instantly everywhere she went, many of them becoming her “best friends”. Charlotte spent nearly 40 years in the insurance industry at Wallace & Turner in Ohio and at State Farm in Arizona and in Virginia, winning recognition for her claims work and gathering many stories. She met Terry in Ohio while working at William Bayley Company in Springfield and they raised a family together. Terry and his wife Shirley remained an integral part of Charlotte’s life.
A Christian funeral liturgy and celebration of her life (wear bright colors!) will be held on Wednesday, April 14 at 10:30 am at Church of the Redeemer, 8275 Meadowbridge Road, Mechanicsville.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to support the choir at Church of the Redeemer.