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Monday November 12th, 2018

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Christian Olivene Lathan

Christian “Olivene” Lathan, 98, of Charlotte, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018, surrounded by her family at her residence. She was born in Mecklenburg County, the daughter of the late Thomas Andrew Rozzelle and Blonnie Yarbourgh Rozzelle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Samuel Lathan, Sr. Olivene was a lifelong member of Cooks Memorial Presbyterian Church. She worked as a beautician and was a driver for Avis. Olivene loved her children, loved to make people laugh, and loved to help others, especially her senior friends. She enjoyed cooking, canning, quilting, fishing, and sewing, especially making beautiful clothing. She was fond of the outdoors and the mountains. She was known as the “Candy Lady” because she always carried and gave away candy to everyone she met. Olivene is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Joy and David Houston, Sandy and Tommy Leatherman; son, Sam Lathan, Jr.; sister, Bobbie Stillwell; sister-in-law, Amelia Killian; foster daughter, Debbie Cabe; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and close friend, Mammie Cole.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018, 1:00 P.M. at Cooks Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3413 Mt.Holly-Huntersville Road, Charlotte, NC 28216. A visitation will follow the service.

Inurnment is private.


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I send sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Lathan. Please be assured that Jehovah God does care about you and promises to bring back our loved ones who have died. They will have the opportunity to live forever on a cleansed paradise earth.-Acts 24:15, Psalm 37:29

VF Nov 13 2018 12:00 AM

Very special person. prayers and love for you guys.

Kristi Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

Dennis and Debbie
Olivenes teaching, Care and love will always be remembered. Prayers for you. Deepest Sympathy

Debbie Abernathy Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

Heartfelt condolences regarding the passing of your dear loved relative. Take solace knowing that God has tender compassion for your moment of grief. (Luke 1:78) Respectfully,

Ali Nov 10 2018 12:00 AM

"Granny" was truly loved by our family. Our condolences to Joy, Sandy, Sam, and to all of the family. She will be missed greatly. Our prayers and love to you all.

Jack and Dana Bryson Nov 10 2018 12:00 AM

Olivene was her own person, witty and loyal. I will miss her distinctive voice on the telephone. I send my sincerest sympathies to all her family.

DORIS T BROWDER Nov 10 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Christian Lathan

Staff of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Nov 9 2018 12:00 AM