NORTH AUGUSTA—Sister Charlotte Smith, a Sister of St. Joseph, died at NHC HealthCare on Jan. 25, 2020. She was 95.
The Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 29 at Our Lady of Peace Church, with Father Renaurd West officiating. Burial was in Westover Memorial Park..
Sister Charlotte, who was baptized Dorothy, was born on July 11, 1924, in Augusta, Georgia, to Charles Vernon and Edna Louise (Watkins) Smith.
She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on Sept. 13, 1941, and was received as Sister Mary Charlotte. She made her final profession on Aug. 15, 1947.
Sister Charlotte served in education for 42 years before retiring. From 1944 to 1958, she taught at various grade schools in Georgia, including St. Joseph Male Orphanage in Washington, Sacred Heart in Savannah, St. Joseph in Marietta, and St. Anthony in Atlanta. She transitioned to teaching at the high school level in 1960 at St. Joseph High School in Atlanta. She also taught at St. Joseph Academy in Green Bay, Wisconsin, from 1968 to 1977.
In 1977, she returned to Georgia and taught at Aquinas High School in Augusta until she left to care for her family in Florida and then North Augusta, S.C.
After 16 years of family care, Sister Charlotte officially retired in 2003. Since 2014, she resided in North Augusta, where she continued to carry out her ministry of prayer and witness.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province, 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111-2899. Donate online.