Charles was a giving and compassionate man, he was born on February 20, 1948 in Miller County to the late Hezekiah Backey and Willie Mae Slaton. He attended Bethel High School. He worked for Griffin Farms for 50 years in which they thought he was the greatest. He was very loyal and dedicated to doing his job well. Whatever he did, he gave it his best. He accepted Christ in 1972, in which he joined the Ephesus Seventh-Day-Adventist Church of Bainbridge, GA., where he served until death. He exponded in the scriptures and was the 1st Elder for over 20 years. He wanted his family to be in the scriptures also. He volunteered in the Pathfinder’s Club doing the sermonette for the nursing home each month. He was a Sabbath School Teacher, Religious Liberty Leader, etc. He kept the church grounds cut and cleaned with pride at no charge to the church. On August 1, 1970, he married his loving wife, Charlie B. King. They were United in Holy Matrimony for 50 years and to this union two children were born. One preceded him in death, Phillip Backey. Charles Backey, 72, departed this life on Monday, October 5, 2020 at his home in Colquitt, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his father, Hezekiah Backey, Sr.; his mother, Willie Mae White; two sisters: Annie Lois Facen and Marzene Jones: two brothers: Charlie B. Backey and Cleveland Backey. Charles leaves to cherish his precious memories, his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Charlie B. Backey, one son: Carlos (Shareta) Backey of Tallahassee, FL; three grandchildren: Breanna Bush of Omaha, Nebraska; Roberto Norton Jr. and Karla Backey of Tallahassee, FL; four sisters: Mary Benton of Colquitt, GA; Florence Backey of Bainbridge, GA; and Bettye Williams of Raleigh, N. C.; Gloria Johnson of Iowa; one brother: Hezekiah Backey of Colquitt, GA; four sister-in-laws: Josephine King of Bainbridge, GA; Vivian Backey of Attapulgus, GA; Shirley King of Colquitt, GA; Nora (Maurice) Williams of Oakland, CA; and Valerie Brabazone of North Fork, Dakota; three brother-in-laws: John (Pat) King of Colonial Height, VA; Eugene King and Willie King of Colquitt, GA; three godchildren: Sabrina Nelson, Ashley Benton, Brandon Benton and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was an uncle to every young person that attended the church, family and friends to recall sweet memories of times shared with him.
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