AMerican Veteran 13

Charles Henderson Newkirk

January 22, 1955 ~ March 4, 2022 (age 67)

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Charles was born to Kermit and Rosa Newkirk in Washington D.C on January 22nd 1955. He was baptized at a young age at Cornerstone Baptist Church. He was one of the first people to join Harold O. Davis Memorial Baptist Church where his brother was Pastor (the late Bishop Kermit L. Newkirk).

Charles was educated in the Philadelphia public school district where he graduated from Northeast High School. He continued his education at Community College to be an electrician and he was good at what he did. In 1979 he joined the United States Air Force where he became Sergeant, Public Affairs Specialist. While in the Air Force Charles earned the following medals & ribbons: Good Conduct Medal, Longevity Service Award Ribbon and Training Ribbon. August 1st 1984 Charles was Honorably Discharged from the Air Force.

Charles loved the Lord and working for the church. When he returned home from the Air Force he wore many hats which included; being a musician; playing the keyboard, driving the church and daycare van and conducting minor repairs around the church, just to name a few. It was October 1989 at Harold O. Davis Church where Charles met Mary. They became best friend and were married on June 5th 1992, and they loved each other deeply for 31 years until his death. Charles and Mary joined Beloved St. John Evangelistic Church in July 2006 where they continued to walk together in faith and study the Bible daily. Charles has played for many churches and would take Mary every place he would go. In 2010 he formed a group called “Ordinary People Gospel Ministry” where they both joined their voices in harmony. They were inseparable.

Charles leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife: Mary Ann Newkirk, eight children, one proceeded him in death (Edward), Denise, Charles, Tony, Tamika, Tiffany, Brian (Lakeitha), David, Stephanie (Seth), one brother Bruce (Cynthia), and three sisters-in-law, Carolyn, Cincinnati and Cynthia. Fifteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and his cat Mr. Bucks.

 

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Services

Viewing
Thursday
March 24, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Beloved St John Evangelistic
4541 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Funeral Service
Thursday
March 24, 2022

11:00 AM
Beloved St John Evangelistic
4541 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Video is available for this event


Interment
Thursday
March 24, 2022

1:30 PM
Washington Crossing National Cemetery
830 Highland. Rd
Newtown, PA 18940

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