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Friday, December 9, 2011
Mother Waddles Perpetual Mission in Detroit
Mother Waddles, whose first name was Charleszetta, passed away ten years ago, but her mission work is carried on by her children. She was an activist and a spiritual leader in Detroit who opened a soup kitchen and provided food, clothing, job training, shelter and hope to the disadvantaged. She continued to work 10 and 12 hour days even into her eighties. She was a colorful outspoken woman who said, "I read the Bible. It does not just say go to church. It says do something." She began this mission work at age 36 when she had 10 children of her own. She was an ordained Pentecostal minister. She accumulated countless awards in her lifetime. Today, you can donate your car to the Mother Waddles Charity. She is buried in Detroit's Elmwood Cemetery.