Thelma B. Charnock

December 26, 1928 - June 12, 2008

12/26/1928 - 06/12/2008

Past Services

Friday June 13, 2008
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Monday June 16, 2008
7:00 pm
St. John's Baptist Church
1400 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Tuesday June 17, 2008
11:00 am
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
757-441-1753 | Directions

Thelma B. Charnock

VIRGINIA BEACH- Thelma B. Charnock, 79, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2008 in the comforts of her daughters home surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Charnock was born on December 26, 1928 in Portland, Maine. She worked at J.C. Penney’s in Southern Shopping Center and Piece Goods on Little Creek Road for many years. She was a devoted member of Little Creek Amphibious Base Church and a member of the Pearl Harbor Association. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Michele Jones and husband, Richard; son, Joseph P. Charnock and wife, Shelia; grandchildren, Shawn Charnock, T.J. Jones and Michael Jones; great-grandchildren, Alex and Michael Charnock; sister, Gladys Davis; and a special thank you to her angel Jacinthia LaPome for all her care and love. We also want to thank the wonderful staff at hospice that helped and guided us through mom’s illness.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the St. John’s Baptist Church 2300 Holland Road Virginia Beach on Monday, June 16, 2008 at 7:00pm with a reception to follow in the church. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 11:00am in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk with a reception to follow at the son’s home.

Condolences may be shared with the family at

Altmeyer Funeral Home 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach is in charge of the arrangements.

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Judy Goldman
8 years ago

Dear Michelle,

I was saddened to read of your Mom’s passing. She was such a kind and good person with such a warm nature. I know there will be a void in your lives from her loss, but I pray that the wonderful memories with her will comfort you and all yoru family.



8 years ago

May God be with you in your time of sorrow.


Cindy Florence

Norman and Priscilla Williams
8 years ago

Mrs Thelma Charnock was always a delight to engage on Sunday mornings at the Little Creek Chapel. Always a smile and good natured humor to share. She was an inspiration on how life is to be enjoyed and treasured. She will be missed and always remain in our hearts as the sunshine that would light up our day. May God be with her and her Family at this time of grief and the joy of a life well lived. God bless you Thelma and Peace to your family. Norm and Priscilla

Tina M. Gallant and Stephen
8 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. Thelma was always my favorite Aunt on Dad’s side of the family. She was always so pleasant and a joy to always visit when I could. I’ll always have fond memories of her and never will I forget her wonderful laugh and charm.

Steve & Laurie Hamill
8 years ago

We are very sorry to read of your mom’s passing. She was a fine lady, who appreciated her children, and did a great job raising them. She will be missed by all who knew her. Her Christian dedication has assured her of Eternal life, and she will always be remembered as “Mom”.

We will be out-of-town this week and next, but will look forward to sharing memories soon. Steve & Laurie