Charles L. Genies, Jr. aka: Charlie, Squeaky, Sweet Soul was born on February 12, 1952 to the late Charles L. Genies, Sr. and Evelyn A. Genies. He departed this life on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at his home in Gaithersburg, MD. Charles was born and raised in Montgomery County, MD. He attended school in Montgomery County, MD. He worked a great portion of his life in construction operating heavy equipment (which he learned how to do by going to work with our father and watching him), which he loved doing.
He always liked to dress neat and wear his hats. He liked his cars and kept them all spotless. When he would drive, he always had this special way of leaning in his car towards the left (trying to be smooth) and sometimes all you could see of him was his head and the top portion of his shoulder, causing you to notice him. He loved listening to music, especially gospel and the blues. A few of his favorite gospel songs were “O Happy Day” by The Edwin Hawkins singers and “The Lord Will Make A Way” by Al Green. He wasn’t a skilled dancer, but that didn’t stop him from trying. He liked to box and he was a fan of the Washington Commanders (formerly the Washington Redskins). He was a good storyteller and would always draw an audience.
On September 5, 1985 his daughter Danielle (Bright) Shrader was born. He was a great father and protector. On May 26, 2000 his only grandson Varsey Bright was born. He loved reading the Bible, especially the Old Testament, the prophets and Moses. In the latter years of his life, he attended Jehovah Witness church Kingdom Hall. He would always refer to God as “Jehovah God”. In September 1998, Charles was involved in a very serious vehicle accident on his way to work that nearly ended his life. He was hospitalized for over 3 months. The doctor said if he was to ever walk again, it would probably be at least a year before he did. In January 1999, he was released from the hospital and yes, he was walking. (Nobody but GOD) Over time he regained his life skills, his physical strength, his ability to function and live independently. One time he wanted to display his physical strength (while having a dislocated shoulder resulting from the accident), with an axe he split a log like it was nothing. He was blessed by God to live 24 plus years beyond that tragic accident in September 1998.
We thank God for the 71 years of life that he was given and he will not be forgotten. Charles was preceded in death by his father, Charles L. Genies, Sr., his mother, Evelyn A. Genies, brother, Washington L. Genies; Sisters, Barbara A. Genies and Evelyn A. Genies-Davis and nephew, Billy J. Genies. He leaves to mourn his passing his daughter, Danielle (Jason) Shrader, grandson, Varsey Bright, sisters, Novella A. Genies, Edith M. Genies, Charlotte Genies, Nancy R. (Tony) Wilson and Delilah H. Genies; brother, Roger (Elaine) Genies, his aunts, Joan Cooper, Amelianette Martin and Pearl (Tom) Doye, his great-aunt, Bernice Martin; 18 nieces and nephews, 35 great-nieces/nephews and 7 great-great nieces/nephews, and a host of cousins and friends
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