Charlotte Ennals Conyer was born on the Eastern Shore in Cambridge, Maryland on June 6, 1938; reared by Christian, loving parents Howard and Ailene Seymore in a household of four sisters and one brother. She was Christened at an early age in St. Luke United Methodist Church in Cambridge and was attentive in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and as a teen played the piano for the Sanctuary Choir. She attended St. Clair Elementary School and Mace’s Lane High School, both in Cambridge. Her work history as a teen consisted of working in the fields, the canneries, and the garment industry until moving to Baltimore, Maryland in 1955. She became a trail blazer and pioneer for the integration of Baltimore City Public Schools by being one of the first students to graduate from an integrated class at Southern High School in South Baltimore on February 7, 1957; earning third highest honors in that class. She went on to attend\nMorgan State University and was affiliated with John Wesley Methodist Church in South\nBaltimore. \n\nIn 1959 she married James Conyer and was blessed with three daughters and a son, as well as a daughter with Frank Overton. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren with a passion. The greatest pain to pierce her heart was the loss of her only son, Chip.\n\nHer work history in Baltimore included employment at the Social Security Administration and the Department of Maryland Correctional Facility until her retirement in 1993. After retiring she took a course at the Red Cross in home health care and serviced patients in their homes as long as her health permitted. \n\nIn her pastime, she was an excellent seamstress and could look at a garment in a catalog or department store window and make it without a pattern. She made pant suits for her mother, before it became fashionable for women to wear pants. She also made dashiki tops for the young men in the neighborhood. She made some of her children’s clothes for the school year and holidays; including coats and pants for her son. Her son loved a coat she made so well once, he refused to give it away when he outgrew it. Her sewing skills extended to making all of the bridesmaids dresses in a friend’s wedding and her niece’s wedding at one time. She made all of the drapes in her and her mother’s home and upholstered chairs. She enjoyed working with her hands such as knitting, crocheting, sketching, drawing portraits, building doll houses, and making dollhouse furniture from cardboard boxes. She also constructed beautiful floral arrangements that she would sell on occasion. However, her greatest enjoyment was writing poetry, some of which has been copyrighted and registered at the Library of Congress. She wrote special poems for family and a Special Tribute to her mother.\n\nCharlotte loved to cook and could set an elegant table for holidays and birthday dinners. She once remarked that she believed God had given her gifted hands and thought she could actually build a house if given the correct tools. She did, indeed, paint the entire exterior of her home in 2003; including dormers and shutters. Men would pass by and say, “Lady! Get down off that ladder!” She would shake her fist at them and say, “If you don’t like it, then come help me!” \n\nCharlotte was truly a person who loved to work in her home and beautify it. Whenever she would install a ceiling fan, she would tell the children to go outside, just in case she blew the house up! She enjoyed outings with her children and grands. Whether it was a cook-out in her yard, enjoying crabs on her deck, or a ski trip to the Poconos. Her time with them was memorable. Her friends were very selective. She shared wisdom, patience, and compassion to her children’s friends and neighbors as they sat on her porch watching her crochet. She especially loved when they brought their children to visit.\n\nCharlotte was truly blessed with her next door neighbors, the Stephens, since moving into her home in 1979. They would check on her to ask of her needs, take her meals, cut the grass, and help her with the computer. They were never too busy to help her in any way they could whenever she called.\n\nA life well spent moves to a “Mourn just begun, greeting the dawn and not the setting sun.”\n\nPreceding her on her journey are her parents, Howard and Ailene Seymore; her husband, James Conyer, her life-long partner, Frank Overton; four sisters, Novella Camper, Nanzatter Ennals, Marva Seymore, and Ethel Seymore; brother, Tyrone Seymore; and son, Yul (Chip) Conyer. \n\nAs she sets sail to a Merciful God, she leaves to cherish fond memories four daughters; Sherry Conyer Monroe (Franklin) of Brooklyn, NY; Emma Conyer of Harlem, NY; Mia Conyer and Nicole Overton, both of Baltimore, MD; ten grandchildren, Michael, Loreal (David), James (Celeste), Jasmine, Stephan, Justin (Kaylah), Sydney, Jared, Dorian, and Aatirah; ten great grandchildren, Cebastien, Cassia, Kassidy, Sapphire, Mason, Joshua, Taj, Chace, Hendrix and Aiyla; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.