Charlotte Joanne Fore Poole, 73, passed away 0n March 19, 2016 at the Winchester (Virginia) Medical Center. Charlotte was born October 21, l942 in Wheeling, West Virginia. She lived at Lake Frederick, Virginia and in The Villages, Florida. Prior to that, she was a long time resident of Leesburg, Virginia.
Her parents moved to Charlton Heights, West Virginia. In 1960 she graduated from Gauley Bridge High School, Gauley Bridge, West Virginia. In 1965 her parents moved to Roanoke, Virginia. Charlotte stayed in West Virginia and graduated from the West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Montgomery, West Virginia. She always considered West Virginia home and loved to go back to visit. She said she felt safe nestled down between the mountains (in the hollers).
Charlotte is survived by her husband, Maston (Mickey) Eugene Poole, Jr. They were married in 1969 in Roanoke, Virginia. The same year they moved to Leesburg, Virginia where Mickey accepted a job as Director of Finance for Loudoun County. They were blessed with two sons: Andrew Christopher and Nathan Alexander, his wife Jennifer along with his daughter Alma. Mickey, her boys and her granddaughter were the center of her life. Her main goal in life was to provide a joyful nurturing home.
Charlotte is also survived by one brother, John Wyatt Fore, Jr. and his wife, Linda, residing in The Villages, Florida. They have four children, Melissa Fore Wheeler and her husband, Gary, and their son Dalton residing in Nebraska, Whitney Fore living in Zuni, Virginia, Matt Fore living in Nashville, Tennessee and his twin brother Wyatt Fore residing in Washington, DC.
In addition, she is survived by her sister-in-law, Sandra Poole Phipps and her husband, Roger, residing in Danville, Virginia. They have two children: Melanie Phipps Harrison and her husband, Glenn, and their children Alex and Amber residing in Fairfax, Virginia, Crystal Phipps Lewis and her daughter, Grace, living in Danville, Virginia.
After college graduation in 1965 she accepted a teaching job at William Byrd High School in Vinton, Virginia. In 1969 Charlotte began teaching for Fairfax County Public Schools at London Towne Elementary School, Centreville, Virginia. She retired in 1995 after spending her career at London Towne.
Charlotte had an apt for telling a joke and loved to share them with all she met, from her dearest friends to casual acquaintances.
She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, but most of all she loved gospel music and the hymns she grew to love as a child. As part of the service, Charlotte requested that she be able to share many of the songs she loved. She wants you to sing along with joy and happiness in your heart. She wants you to feel free to clap your hands, raise your hands in praise or shout an “Amen”. If you don’t know the words, please listen closely to the words and find meaning in the story the song tells.
The Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, Virginia 20175 is responsible for arrangements. The family will receive family and friends at the Chapel on Wednesday, March 23 from 6 to 8. The funeral services will be held at the Chapel on Thursday, March 24 at 11 followed by a reception at 106 Newhall Place, SW, Leesburg, Virginia. Additional information is available by calling 703-777-6000 or visiting www.loudounfuneralchapel.com.