Michele J. Charleston Obituary

Michele J. Charleston, 77, of St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at her residence.

A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Tuesday, April 19, at 11 AM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Father James Adams officiating. A private burial will take place at a later date. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, April 18 from 5 PM until 7 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Circle Hospice. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Michele was born on July 22, 1944, in Benton Harbor, to Clarance “Mike” & Vivian (Schuluck) Allain. She graduated from Benton Harbor High School. On May 15, 1965, Michele married the love of her life, James “Jim” Charleston, at St. John’s Church in Benton Harbor. For over 40 years, Michele worked as a Bank Teller for the former Shoreline/Chemical Bank. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and quilting items for her family, reading books by J.D. Robb and playing games such as Tetris and poker on her hand-held gaming system. Michele was an incredible woman with a great sense of humor, she will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

Michele is survived by her children, Christine (Martin) Quigley of Coloma, Michael (Dawn) Charleston of Stevensville and Elizabeth (TJ) Meister of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Sarah) Quigley, Samantha (Fiancé, John Haas) Czuba, and Zachary (Elizabeth) Quigley; great-grandchildren, Raelynn & Benjamin Quigley; grand-dogs, Hail, Gizmo, Zoey and Maci; great-grand-dogs, Leia, Mylo and Cali; and many nieces and nephews.