Charles “Knottie” Edward Dickens – skilled as a cook, landscaper and painter – died March 28 in San Jose at the age of 56. Born to Louise Hall and Costroma Dickens II on April 10, 1956, he attended elementary school in Marin City and graduated from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley. Preceded by his parents in death, he leaves to cherish his memory seven sibling: Pastor Jewell Ruffin, Suisun; Carolyn Iles, San Francisco; Hattie Dickens-Rice, Portland; Gloria Garrison, San Jose; Barbara Dickens, Marin City; Castroma Dickens III, El Cerrito; and Margaret Dickens, Marin City. Dickens is also survived by his uncle, Foster Hines; aunts, Mary Peterson and Gail Hines; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. A memorial celebrating the life of Charles Edward Dickens is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 19 at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, 2440 Leghorn St. in Mountain View.
Charles Edward Dickens, 56
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