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Charles “Speedy” Meadows

March 26, 1938 ~ May 1, 2019 (age 81)


Mr. Charles “Speedy” Edward Meadows, age 81, of Metropolis, IL, passed away at 1:40 pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Metropolis with Rev. Orlando McReynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Meadows retired from Allied Chemical (Honeywell) after 26 years of service was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Metropolis.

Charles is survived by his seven children, Valda Wade (Larry), Charles Lee Meadows, Bruce Meadows (Adella), Betty Meadows, Doris Meadows-Puckett (Robert), Patricia Smith (Benjamin) and Andre’ Meadows (Candice); twelve grandchildren, Lacy Evitts (Chad), Bre’Anna Puckett-Woods, Lexie Wade, Elisia Cruz, Isaiah Cruz, Mackenzie Meadows-Puckett, Samuel Cruz, Sara Cruz, Gavin Aleta Smith, Jasmine Meadows, Christopher Puckett, and Jada Meadows; great grandchildren, Trae Foulks, Jodi Hyte, Brielle Woods, Skye Wade, and Kendrick Poole; brothers and sister, Robert Meadows, Roy Meadows and Mable Kay Duffy.

Mr. Meadows was preceded in death by his parents, Orlander Meadows Sr. and Wilma Crim-Meadows; wife, Dorothy Lee Meadows; sisters, Wilomena "Willie" Warren and Phyllis Meadows; brother, Orlander "Junior" Meadows Jr.

Visitation will be held from Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 6 to 8pm at the Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home and on Monday, May 6th at the First Missionary Baptist Church from 9 am until the funeral hour at 11 am.

Donations may be given in Charles’ name to Silver Crown Lodge #26 Cemetery Fund C/O City National Bank PO Box 380 Metropolis, IL 62960.

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May 5, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Loftus-McManus Funeral Homes Inc.
70 Jon Street / P.O. Box 760
Metropolis, IL 62960

May 6, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Missionary Baptist Church (Metropolis)

Funeral Service
May 6, 2019

11:00 AM
First Missionary Baptist Church (Metropolis)


Silver Crown Lodge #26 Cemetery Fund C/O City National Bank
PO Box 380, Metropolis IL 62960

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