Rev Charles Kennedy “Pastor Charlie” McCollum

Rev Charles Kennedy “Pastor Charlie” McCollum

Death 18 Aug 2011 (aged 60)
Burial La Salle, Monroe County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 75101766 · View Source
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From: Bennett Funeral Service

Rev. Charles Kennedy McCollum
(August 29, 2011 - August 18, 2011)

Rev. Charles Kennedy McCollum, 60, of LaSalle passed into the arms of his lovely Saviour Thursday morning, August 18, 2011, after a long battle with many different health issues.

"Pastor Charlie", as he was affectionatley known, loved preaching to the Sunday congregation at Faith Baptist Church, where he has pastored for over 25 years. His two greatest passions were preaching and singing the Gospel to everyone that would listen. He started singing at approximately 13 years of age as lead singer with a local young southern gospel quartet and began preaching at 18 years of age.

Charlie was born to Lawrence McCollum and the late Sarah (Kennedy) McCollum in Evansville, Indiana on August 29, 1950. He married Becky J. Launer in Monroe in June 28, 1969.

A 1968 graduate of Monroe High School, Charlie was known by every teacher and most students as the football player that carried his Bible to all of his classes and sporting events. He was unashamed of his Christian beliefs and personal salvation experience. Charlie earned his Bachelors degree from Eastern Michigan University and attended Southern Theological Seminary in Loiusville, Ky. He was ordained into the Ministry in the early 1970's. He was avid deer hunter, loved fishing, sports and outdoor life in general.

He is survived by his wife, Becky J.(Launer) McCollum, two daughters, Megan Libstorff and Abigail McCollum, two sons, Glenn Brainard and Matthew McCollum, father, Lawrence McCollum, two sisters,Linda J. (Earl) Brown and Ramina June(Michael) Marchese , two brothers, John E. (Rebecca) McCollum and Jody L. (Tammy) McCollum, five grandchildren, Sunshine, Clayton, Mia, Beau and Halli, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and his special friends at Faith Baptist Church.

Charles was preceeded in death by his precious mother, Sara Malinda McCollum and a brother, Timothy Brent McCollum.

Friends and family may pay respects on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm and on Sunday, August 21, 2011 from 1:00pm - 8:00pm at Bennett Funeral Service, 14567 S. Dixie Hwy.

Funeral services will be Monday, August 22, 2011 at 11:00am with Dr. Ronald K. Brown of Columbia, Tennessee officiating. Interment will follow at LaSalle Township Cemetery, LaSalle, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 75101766
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Charles Kennedy “Pastor Charlie” McCollum (29 Aug 1950–18 Aug 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 75101766, citing La Salle Township Cemetery, La Salle, Monroe County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Kurt Johnson (contributor 47367988) .