OBITUARY: Charlotte Harp Lankford


Charlotte Harp Lankford passed away peacefully, September 18, 2023, with Ladale and Jonathan by her side, after a battle and complications of lung cancer. She is rejoicing with countless friends and family in Heaven.

A homegoing service was held September 20 at Collier-Butler Chapel. Burial followed at Crestwood Cemetery. The Reverend Roger Waggoner officiated. The family received friends f at Collier-Butler Funeral Home with Collier-Butler and Cremation Services directing.

Mrs. Lankford was born April 19, 1945 in Fort Blanding Florida. She was one of eight children born to the late Jimmie and Juanita Sizemore Harp. Her father had just finished his tour of duty in World War II. She was raised in Glencoe and graduated Glencoe High School Class of 1963. She was a high school band majorette, while her brother Dennis played the drums in the high school band. She was a member of Riverview Baptist Church.

Charlotte was the family historian, webmaster and genealogist. She loved to cook and enjoyed making biscuits with granddaughters Katy and Addy. Her life was a blessing, and her generous heart, deep insight and wisdom will stay with her family always.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmie and Juanita Sizemore Harp; nephew Jimmie G. Harp, Jr.; niece Tina Lankford Herring; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Billy and Marie (Pruitt) Lankford; and brothers-in-law Bobby Roach and Bobby (Bear) Bryant.

Charlotte is survived by her beloved and faithful husband of 59 years, Marshall Ladale Lankford. Her memory will forever be cherished by her devoted son Jonathan and granddaughters Kaitlyn and Adelyn Lankford. Though her life with them was short, they will forever cherish her legacy.

Mrs. Lankford is survived by her brothers and sisters, Dr. Barbara Bryant of Rainbow City, Jimmie (Jeanne) Harp of Ohatchee, Mickey Harp of Tampa, Fla., Dennis (Nancy) Harp, of Jonesboro, Ga., DeLores Roach of East Gadsden, Deborah (David) Gibbs of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Terry (Laura) Harp of Cumming, Ga. Her extended family of nieces and nephews includes Bobby (Karen) Bryant of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Beverly (Jeff) Colvin of Rainbow City, Paul Harp of Gadsden, Andy Harp of Pensacola, Fla., Paige (Michael) Swanson of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Staci (Brad) Salter of Navarre, Fla., Gina (Craig) Duke of Las Vegas, Nev., Dr. Mona (DJ) Davis of Hoover, Jenny Gibbs Jackson, Jon David Gibbs, Harrison Gibbs of Stone Mountain, Ga., Meghan Harp, Lindsey Harp of Cumming, Ga., and Heather Lankford (Tim) Staton of Rainbow City. All who lovingly called her “Aunt Cha Cha.”

A great host of Charlotte’s great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins, cousins-in-law, friends and loved ones are too numerous to name.

Pallbearers were Terry Harp, Andy Harp, Bobby Gene Bryant, D.J. Davis, Matt Elkins and Larry Sewell. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Harp, Jon David Gibbs and Harrison Gibbs.

The family wishes to extend the greatest appreciation to Dr. Jason Ayers, Riverview Regional Medical Center, Dr. Mona Roach Davis, Dr. Kaleem, Dr. Castilla and Riverview Baptist Church.

2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

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