Charlotte Dennie

January 5, 1949 ~ June 28, 2018 (age 69)

Charlotte Dennie, 69, was granted her angel wings early Thursday morning on June 28, 2018. She was born January 5, 1949, the daughter of Arcadia and Ralph Dennie, in Gary, IN.  Her final days were spent in her Michigan City home surrounded by family, whom Charlotte had touched in many ways, while living a very memorable life.

In March of 1978, Charlotte Dennie was adopted into the family of Bethlehem Steel, now known as ArcelorMittal.  There she worked endless days and nights, while raising her sons. Her 40 years of dedication and hard work earned her the title, Furnace Queen.  Charlotte, who is known as “Cookie”, was also a member of the Women Of Steel, (WOS).  As Cookie continued to work on the furnace and uphold her duties as a Woman of Steel, she became more determined, courageous, committed, and confident.  She encouraged her co-workers and everyone she knew to work hard, give 100%, stay strong and reward yourself at the end.  The message Charlotte leaves behind to her furnace family and members of WOS, as the days go by keep pushing and know that you have earned your, Furnace Angel.

Charlotte wants her family to understand that her heart is filled with happiness and sweet rejoicing, too!  She is walking with God in perfect peace, which is a joy forever new

Charlotte is survived by her two sons, Derrick and Kevin (Kia) Woods; four sisters, her twin – Camille Dennie, Barbara Dennie, Donna Hunter, and Nona Wilder; two brothers, Ronald (Josie) Dennie and Donald Dennie; eight grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and close friends. 


“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:…”

2 Timothy 4:7


Funeral services will be 12 noon on Tuesday, July, 10, 2018 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Jaccara Williams, officiating. Burial to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Gary, Indiana. Viewing will be 11am Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Church until time of service.

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