During the service, Charles’ mother stood by other relatives as she said taking care of her children was always her top concern.
“I just hope that today and every day, Charles felt the love from me,” she said. “That’s all I wanted to do, was to be good for them.”
The service was held two days after the Saturday memorial for Bre’Asia Powell, 16, shot to death outside Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta at about 2:30 a.m. on May 28; Charles was shot to death about nine hours later at a home in the 3500 block of Quiet Creek Court, north of the East-West Connector near Hurt Road Park in Cobb County. Brian Brown, 17, was shot to death in Douglasville on June 1; four suspects have been arrested.