The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 26, 2018 at House of God Miracle Temple, 602 Hoke Smith Avenue, Ideal, Georgia, where Theresa Smith is Pastor. The Reverend Rodney Duncan will officiate. Burial will follow in Hopewell Independent Church Cemetery, Brooks Mill Road, Rupert, Macon County, Georgia.
Leonard was born December 19, 1935 in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia to the late Wille Ben Byse, Sr. and Mamie Lou Howard Byse. He was preceded in death by one son, Danny Byse, and all of his siblings, Owens Byse, Mattie Walker, Willie Ben Byse, Jr., Ulysses C. Byse, Monroe Byse, Fannie M. Glover, Marvin Byse, Eddie Byse, Alfore Byse, and Mamie Davis. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County. Charlie was employed with Ford Motor Company for over 30 years. Following retirement from Ford Motor Company he return back home to Macon County. He was joined in holy matrimony to the late Jessie Alexander Byse.
He leaves to cherish his memories to one son Timothy Byse, Oglethorpe, Georgia; one adopted son, Peter Tate, Montezuma, Georgia; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; an aunt, Ruthie Mae Howard, Ideal, Georgia; sisters-in- law, Carrie Pearl Byse, Shirley Byse both Ideal, Georgia, Christine Byse, Louise Byse, both of Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.