Charlene Ann MacKersie Sloan, 77, of Mesa, AZ, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 peacefully in her sleep at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, AZ. Charlene was born March 20, 1942, daughter of Howard “Red” and Jessie Sharp-MacKersie of Barryton, MI. She graduated from Barryton High School in 1960 and worked for Lear Siegler in public relations, after attending business college. In 1986, she moved to Mesa, AZ where she became a successful real estate agent, and later retired.
Charlene will be remembered for her great sense of humor, her contagious smile, and her kind heart. She was widely known and loved with her community and friends. Charlene became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in 2011, which inspired her to pour her heart and soul into genealogy for her family and others.
She was a loving sister, aunt, and second mother to many. Charlene is survived by niece, Jolanda “Jill” Sperry-Bertoni, Rancho Cordova, CA and nephew Rick Sperry, Glendale, AZ; great nieces and nephews, Roshanda, Candice, Felicia, Sean, Eli and Savannah; great-great nieces and nephews, Xavier and Autumn; and life partner, Larry Root.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Rhonda MacKersie Sperry and her great nephew Jesse Sperry. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 7th in Mesa, AZ, with time and place to be announced.
Memorial contributions in Charlene’s name may be made to Soldier’s Best Friend or to a charity of your choice.