A memorial service will be held 3:00 P.M., Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Charlie James Pride was born August 3, 1950 in Montezuma, Georgia to the late Mr. Calvin Abraham Pride and the late Mrs. Willie Mae Davis Pride. He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Alice J. Brown Pride, and a brother-in-law, Mr. Rudolph Coley.
He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County, Georgia and graduated in 1968. After high school, he enlisted and joined the United States Army. During his tour in the Army, he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Expert Badge with Rifle Bar. He was honorably discharged in 1974.
He leaves to cherish his memories: four children: Kerri Pride, Donald Bernard Pride Sr., Desmelda Pride Hill, all of Americus, Georgia, and Charlene Johnson of Columbus, Georgia; 7 grandchildren: Naija Abdul-azeez, Brianna Pride, Donald Bernard Pride, Jr., Jacolby Pride, Kelliondrea Hill, all of Americus, Georgia, Jacorey Rivers and NyAsia Rivers of Columbus, Georgia; his brothers, Frank B. Pride of Columbus, Georgia, Michael Pride of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Kirkland (Kerri) Pride of Americus, Georgia, and Ernest (Sonja) Pride of Albany, Georgia; his sisters, Velma Coley and Ms. Tommie McCuller of Andersonville, Georgia; and a daughter like his own, Sharece Willey of Dallas, Texas. He has a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family who loved him dearly. Several relatives and friends also survive.