Charlotte Levingston Metcalf

June 7, 1949 ~ August 18, 2011

Charlotte Levingston Metcalf, 62, of Lake Charles entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 18, 2011.

A lifelong resident of Lake Charles, but recently a resident of Lafayette, Charlotte was born to William Edward and Gloria Loraine Levingston. She was a 1967 graduate of Lake Charles High School and a true LCHS Wildcat. She had friends all over America and she truly loved each of them. She loved to socialize, have parties and spend game nights at home with friends. Charlotte was a member of The Vineyard Church and The Cowboy Church. She loved the Lord and lived to serve Him. She began a Lake Charles craft group called "Up the Beaded Path" for beading jewelry and generously taught anyone who wanted to learn the art.

Charlotte was also a member of SASS (Single Action Shooting Society) and wrote the newsletter for the local "Up the Creek Gang." She was an avid photographer and an aficionado of old movies. She was a tremendous fan of John Wayne and Robert Duvall and had plans to meet Robert Duvall at his farm in October of this year. Charlotte contributed to the internet historical pictures of early Lake Charles that her father took. These pictures are to be used as archival information for a book to be released in 2012.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Lee Mitchell Metcalf; son, Daniel Lee Metcalf of New York City, NY; stepfather, Lee English of Lake Charles; brother, Doug Levingston and wife Coco of Lake Charles; sister, Anna Levingston of Lake Charles; and a large extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Gloria Levingston English.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Johnson Funeral Home. Rev. Harry Stewart will officiate. Burial will follow in Prien Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2PM-10PM and will continue Thursday from 8AM until time of service.

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  1. As I'm sitting here out of town and my heart is broken because I could not attend Charlotte's funeral, I had some additional thoughts. I talked to my brother, Russell, who did attend the funeral and he told me about all the wonderful things that were said about her. If I had been there I would have said that she was always so complimentary, supportive, and encouraging of me. Also, Russ I decided that it was Charlotte who first infected us with our love of photography. Like Charlotte, our motto became, If life happens, you need to get a picture of it. Charlotte taught me a lot about cameras/taking photos I have lots of memories captured forever thanks to my cousin friend. I loved her very much and I will miss our special friendship… Love, Deb

  2. Back in 1965, my parents and Lurline Duplechain took Charlotte, Debra Duplechain (Thompson)and I to Houston to see THE BEATLES in concert! Ever since, Charlotte has been my Beatle Buddy and many times we reminisced about that special time in our lives… Charlotte never forgot a single detail of that trip! Even though we didn't see each other often, she remained a very special friend via email and Facebook. She will be missed by many!!!

  3. I had not seen Charlotte in a while , but she was a great person that I knew from high school. So sad for her family.

  4. I remember in High School Charlotte was kind, thoughtful,and her smile which she seemed to always share so freely with everyone.Those are powerful gifts to adolescents in our high school days; gifts sadly we do not recognize until we are older.Charlotte continued to share those simple gifts and I am sure that is why she has such a strong legacy of love she leaves behind; she simply loved people and life and shared those simple gifts and they opened many doors of friendship. Thank you Charlotte for sharing your life with me. May the Lord Bless your family and enable them to share that legacy of love. Tina Topp Rhodes/ classmate 1967

  5. i'm so sorry i'm unable to be there to give my support in this sad time. i will miss her dearly, as we all will.what i will miss most is hearing her voice on the phone saying hi scotty it's SUPER. i always called her that after an incident that happened on one of the many band, SPICE, trips she would gladly photograph. i think Tommy L. was there too. we were always together. anyway, she'll always be super in my mind and my heart.

  6. It has been so hard to say goodbye to Charlotte because I have not been there to do it in person. I have so many fun memories with her from growing up through adult years. We shared so many interests from our love of Jesus, The Beatles, The Nitz, 60's bands and music, photography, scrapbooking, preserving history, and just chatting about our families our lives. She took so many wonderful pictures of me my family through the years that I would never have without her being there to capture the moment. Thanks for being such a close cousin, Charlotte…God took you too soon…I shall miss you dearly!!! Your laugh is in my head right now…I'll cling to that till I see you again. Love, Deb

  7. Lee and Douglas,I am so sorry to hear of Charlotte's passing. We had many good times as children at her grandmother's home on Lake Street.May God be with you and your son during this difficult time.

  8. Lee and family,Charlotte seemed to be of great moral character, and, she expressed an exultation of spirit through her endeavors. Be comforted in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten. Pesky Caparros Family

  9. Lee, I am so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. May God bless you and your son with strength during this very difficult time. I will keep you both in my prayers. Kim Businelle

  10. Many years ago, Charlotte went to a lecture/discussion/interview and met, none other than, THE Basil Rathbone….who played Sherlock Holmes in the '30's and '40's movies!!! … another highlight of her time here with us!!!

  11. Mitch and Daniel, Was sorry to hear of Charlotte's passing. She loved the Lord dearly and is now at home with Him. We will get to see her again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you – Steve and Bonnie Watson

  12. Our heart goes out to you during your time of grief. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Two special memories of her were of how special family was to her–we were blessed to see her at family reunions–and of how she blessed others through the photographs that she took and scrapbooks that she made for groups that she was involved with. Kim Larry Joost, Gloria Phillip Patrick

  13. Sharpeye (Maurice Gold) and I wanted to let you know that we share your sorrow at this time. Although our acquaintance was through SASS, She gave us small gifts and her love and concern. I'll ever be grateful for her mounted photograph given to Maurice on his 70th birthday and the loan of clothing for costumes needed for a play at ACTS Theatre. She was a wonderful organizer of events and kept us abreast of news through our newsletter. Charlotte will be sorely missed and thought of very often.

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