Charisse was beautiful: Thick strawberry blonde tresses framed her lovely face. Green eyes danced above high cheekbones and a demur nose. Everyone thought she was at least 10 years younger than her high school yearbook betrayed. Though middle aged, she had to shop in the junior’s section of women’s stores because ‘petite’ women’s sizes were too big in the waist.
Amazingly, she was also intelligent, a successful businesswoman, and frugal. She loved to laugh and tease. She went to church every Sunday and had no bad habits. Her only daughter was about to graduate from high school and they had a great relationship.