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July 28, 1945 ~ April 25, 2020 (age 74)


Charles Michael Wayne, age 74, of Marrero, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2020 from natural causes after battling a long term illness. He passed away at West Jefferson Medical center with his wife and daughter by his side. He was born July 28, 1945 to parents: Monroe Wayne Sr. and Irma Louise Brigham Wayne in Monroe, Louisiana. Charles graduated from Carroll High School, Monroe, LA. in 1965. After high school he continues with his first year of college at Grambling State University. Upon completion of his first year of college he entered the United States Army Ninth Infantry Division Vietnam where he served two years. He also received a United States Purple Heart medal in 1967, and the Army Commendation Medal in 1968. After serving his country, he continued his education at Jackson State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in education. He furthered his education at Southern University, University of New Orleans and Holy Cross College. He holds two master’s degrees: one in Education, the other in Administration, and a certification in psychology. He met Margie Poole at Jackson State University and they were married in 1969.

Charles is survived by close family and loved ones including: Wife; Margie Poole Wayne, Son; Richard Rene Wayne, Daughter; Andrea Wayne Brizele, Grandchildren; Taylor, Alana, Jordan, Carvin, Rondre, Son-in-law; Kason Brizele, Daughter-in-law; Joyce Wright Wayne, Sisters; Birdia Wayne Baham and Eleanor Wayne Lowery, Sister-in-law; Helen Wayne, several nieces, nephews, and friends. He was precede in death by His Father; Monroe Wayne Sr, Mother; Irma Brigham Wayne, and Brother; Monroe Wayne Jr. He was employed by the Hinds County School System in Jackson, MS. as a high school teacher. He later relocated his family to New Orleans, La where he was employed by the State of Louisiana Department of Corrections where he worked as School Principal for 33 years at Bridge City Correctional Center for Youth (formerly known as Louisiana Training Institute). Charles had a love for Lionel trains and was an avid collector. He also loves pets and leaves behind his beloved cat “Chloe” who brought him so much joy.

Viewing will be held on Monday May 4, 2020 at 12pm – 1pm at Robinson Family Funeral Home 9611 LA-23, Belle Chasse, LA. 70037. The gravesite service will be held on Monday May 4, 2020 at 2pm at Restlawn Park Mausoleum 3540 US-90, Avondale, LA. 70094. Due to safety concerns regarding Covid-19, no more than 10 people at a time will be allowed in the funeral home during the viewing. The gravesite service is reserved for immediate family and close friends, but all who loved Charles are welcome to attend the viewing as long as social distancing is practiced and the 10 people at a time rule is followed.

We are especially thankful for family and friends that helped us care for Charles; his son-in-law Kason Brizele who was here daily to help us with bathing, dressing, taking trash out, companionship or whatever was needed. Mary Robinson, Lloyd & Roslyn Lagarde who were always there whenever we needed them and helped us in any way they could. We are so appreciative of the many phone calls, texts, and words of sympathy.

Charles’ greatest love was his family and their well-being. He will always be loved and cherished dearly. We are so thankful and appreciative of Robinson Family Funeral Home for their guidance and support during this time. Instead of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to any of the following charities: National Kidney Foundation, American Diabetes Association, or the Humane Society of the United States.

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