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EASTON CharleneL. Barkley of Easton was called home by the Almighty God on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009. Charlene peacefully entered her eternal rest at the University Of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Born in Salisbury on Oct. 13, 1961, she was a daughter of Helena Barkley and George Fitchett. She was the youngest born of seven children. 1 Charlene was a graduate of Wicomico Senior High School. She relocated to St, Michaels and was employed with St. Michaels Harbour Inn Marina and Spa. She was raised in St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, where she was active in Sunday school and junior church. She was a dedicated and wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She had a winning personality and a heart of gold. She enjoyed spending her time with family Charlene L Barkley mjr - , i 5 i and friends. Charlene is survived by her children, Latoya and Michael Cooper of St. Michaels; grandchildren, Timothy Toundor and Ke'Asia and Karlee Holly; stepmother, Mary Fitchett; brothers, Maurice and Marvin of Norwalk Conn; surrogate mother, Florence Cooper of Wittman, Md; sisters, Veronica Collick (Earl) of Lanham, Md., Maria Sinclair of Louisville Ky., Lenora Barkley, Renee' Stevenson and Hilda Barkley, all of Salisbury; a goddaughter, Shantel Dodd; two aunts, Anna Barkley of Salisbury and Louella Cane (Rudolph) of Hebron; five uncles, Granville (Thelma) and George Dutton, both of Salisbury, the Rev. Robert Dutton of Bridgeville, Cranston Fitchett (Doris) and Samuel and Louis Fitchett, all of Philadelphia; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Helena Barkley; father, George Fitchett; and brother, Harrison Barkley. A funeral service will be held at 1 1 a.m. Friday at St. James A.M.E. Zion Church on Mack Avenue in Salisbury. Family and friends may visit from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and an hour prior to the service at the church. The Rev. M. Luther Hill will be the officiating pastor. Interment will be in Springhill Memory Gardens near Hebron. Arrangements are being handled by Stewart Funeral Home in Salisbury.