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“Lorenzo Charles is a name that when you hear it it just reminds you of greatness in every way. He was part of something so awesome in 83. Every time...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Rahman Hairston - Danville, VA

“I remember when Myself Courtnee and friend Nicky cleaned one of his beautiful luxury bus . He was so sleepy when he awoke we had the bus clean as...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Qt's On Duty - Rocky Mount, NC

“Though I am a lifelong Duke fan, I could not help but be amazed by the '83 championship team. Lorenzo appeared to have been such a down to earth guy...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Tiernee Deveau

“To the family of Lorenzo Charles. We always enjoyed and admired Lorenzo & his skills watched all the games( as a NC State player).We can remember...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: J&DMann - Raleigh,NC

“As a 27 year old ex New Yorker, I also hailed from Brooklyn. After quickly becoming a Wolfpack basketball fan, I stopped yearning for the NY KNicks,...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: rob Schleicher - Los Angeles, CA

“Thanks for the memories...Rest in Peace our fellow Wolfpacker....Red.....White.... ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: Anthony and Tamara Barbour

“My deepest condolences on the loss of Lorenzo....he was a kind and gentle man, a wonderful son, father, husband, brother and friend. He was so much...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Sheryl Jensen - Raleigh, NC

“There no words sufficient enough to tell you how much we will miss "Lo". He and I drove many days and nights at Capital Style. He was a true...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Charlotte and Ron Heath

“Lo ....Thanks so much for the memories !! Go rest now my brother,your work is done. Mark Lane Smithfield NC ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: MARK LANE - SMITHFIELD NC

“We extended our deepest sympathy in your time of lost. May God bless and keep you in his care. In time of sorrow, there is a word from the Lord. 1...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Mr. and Mrs. Monty Faison

“Rest in Peace Wolfpack!! Renee Adams Class of 93 NCSU ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: Renee Watson Adams sMITHFIELD, NC

“Thanks for the memories... The last time we could stand tall as Wolfpack fans and it was because of you. What a night to remember forever. We are...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: John & Karen Watts

“LO-LO, Rest In Peace!! You Will Be Missed By Many. You Always Had A Special Way of Making People Happy and Making Them Smile!! Thanks For Being My...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Brenda Alston - Raleigh, NC

“I discovered the true strength of Lorenzo Charles one afternoon at Carmichael Gymnasium on N C State's campus years ago during a pickup game. It was...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Thurl - Salt Lake City, Utah

“Teresa & family, I was a classmate of Lorenzo's at NCSU in 83 and I couldn't have been more honored to call him a friend. He was always such a kind...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Lisa B. - Raleigh, NC

“I am proud to have known you, even for a short while. You have touched so many lives and will be dearly remembered. I thank the lord for allowing...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: L. D. Walker - Raleigh, NC

“As a fan of the NC State 1983 basketball team, I will always remember "Lo"! He truly represented the best of that team. May he rest in peace! ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Gloria Merritt - Raleigh, NC

“Beautiful obituary in the News & Observer. Wishing you all peace at this time. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Swain - Raleigh, NC

“To the Charles Family, Thinking of you and want you to be assured that God will grant you peace for your soul, joy for your spirit and love for your...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Charles and Joyce Hodge

“As a lifelong Wolfpack fan, I will never forget all Lorenzo did for the Pack..especially in 1983. Along with that, I will always remember all he did...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Mona - Benson

“Deepest Sympathy ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Kenneth Lowe - Wake Forest

“My sympathy and condolences to the Charles Family. As a devoted Wolfpack fan, this is a tremendous loss to true fans everywhere and to the entire...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Nikki Lyons - Garner, NC

“my family wish you the best i work at ncsu and i was watching the came that you won i hope i can get to see you for the last time my wife b-day is on...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Bobby Smith - smithfield nc

Mr. Lorenzo Charles, 47, of Wake Forest, NC passed away on June 27, 2011 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC.

Mr. Charles was born Nov. 25, 1963 to Herman & Silvia Teresa Charles in Queens, NY. He was a former North Carolina State basketball player. As a member of the 1983 NCAA Championship team, he scored the winning basket for which he is remembered and still
talked about.

Funeral services will be held Saturday July 2, at Wake Chapel Baptist Church, 3805 Tarheel Club Rd. Raleigh NC.There will be a viewing from 10AM to 11 AM and the funeral will begin at 11AM. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, NC.

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Sanders Funeral Home
806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
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