Charles Amos Summerlin

    Birth Date: 11/27/1944
    Deceased Date: 03/22/2021

    Clayton – Reverend Charles Amos Summerlin, age 76, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 22, 2021, in his home in Clayton. He was born in Wilson County on November 27, 1944, to the late Amos Summerlin and Frances Summerlin Stanley. He grew up in Elm City, NC and he graduated from Elm City High School. He was the owner of Charles Summerlin Maintenance, an apartment maintenance and repair business for over thirty years. He had a calling for ministry which began with his love for Southern Gospel Music. He formed the gospel group, Something Different and they performed for years at various churches and events throughout North Carolina and South Carolina as well as Virginia. Later, he pursued his true calling as a Baptist minister, receiving multiple degrees in ministry and Bible Studies. He pastored churches in Louisburg and Elm City for many years. He was very passionate about spreading the love of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to everyone he came in contact with as well as wanting everyone to know and accept the Plan of Salvation.

    Charles was devoted to his wife, Alice and his four daughters. He was quick to offer to them love, unsolicited advice, repair work, jokes and one-liners, as well as his constant rendition of any George Jones song. He enjoyed camping trips to the NC mountains, riding horses, attending grandchildren’s sporting events, watching westerns on TV, Bojangles daily, and singing hymns on the front porch.

    In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his stepfather, Roger Stanley.

    Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma, with the burial to follow in Knollwood Memorial Park in Clayton. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m.

    Charles is survived by his loving & supportive wife Alice W. Summerlin of the home, his daughters, Kim S. Carroll and husband Steve of Raleigh, Dee Mozingo and husband Stevie of Clayton, Renee Summerlin and Otis Weathersby of Mt Olive, MS and Lynn Sellers and husband Marty of Whiteville. He is also survived by the true joys of his life, his grandchildren, Adam Creech & April, Nathan Vanier & Olivia, Kelli C. Bissette & Adam, Justin Carroll, Allison Mozingo, Joshua Mozingo, Nicholas Bell & Kristina and Nicholas Summerlin and great-grandchildren, Kynlee & Cason, aka Papa’s Peanut & Little Man; and Andi Vanier.

    Charles is survived also by his sister, Linda S. Moon and her daughters, Lisa and Hope. Charles also leaves behind, but is waiting on his best friends, Ronnie Beasley, Gardner Parrish and Billy Wiggins, as well as his “adopted daughter” Elizabeth Carmona.

    The family would also like to thank Heartland Hospice for all the love & Support in taking care of him, especially his Heartland team, Pat, Scott, Hannah and Rebecca. He truly loved you all.

    Flowers are welcome and memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 4505 Falls of the Neuse Road, Suite 650, Raleigh, NC 27609.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at

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