The funeral service were conducted at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Faith Memorial C.M.E. Church, Brooks Road, Ideal, Georgia. Reverend Zachariah Terry, Pastor, officiated. Interment followed in Hopewell Independent Church Cemetery, Brooks Road, Ideal, Georgia.
Mr. Charlie Fred Bateman was born March 21, 1944 in Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia to the late David and Annie Lou Proctor Bateman; two siblings also preceded him in death Willie A. Bateman and Louvenia Docks. He was educated in Schley County School System. After graduation he move to Atlanta where he made his home. He worked several jobs until his health began to failed. After many dedicated years of service he retired as waiter.
He leaves to cherish his memories one son, Rickey Lamar Bateman; four brothers, Robert L. Bateman, Lloyd Bateman and David Bateman, Jr. all of Atlanta, Georgia, and Henry L. Bateman of Huston, Texas; three sisters, Minnie B. Benning, (Charles), Decatur, Georgia, Mary Sellars, Chicago, Illinois and Daisy Bateman, Ideal, Georgia; two aunts, Beatrice Norris, Atlanta, Georgia and Ethel Hinton, Ellaville, Georgia; a special cousin Geraldine Bergeron, Atlanta, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.