On a cold winter night on January 13, 1951 at Freedman's Hospital in Washington, DC - God blessed the Soul of Charles Reginald Tabbs to be born unto his late parents, Charles Pierce and Hazel Jemison-Cofield Tabbs. After 72 years on his earthly journey, God tenderly and peacefully called Charles from his labors to Glory on Sunday, November 5, 2023.
He accepted Christ as his personal savior during his early youth.
Reggie, as he was affectionately referred to, received his endowment of education through the Catholic and Public-School Systems in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Luther Judson Price High in 1969 where he served as the captain of the basketball team. During his senior year, he proudly led his team to win the State Championship played at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum on the Georgia Tech Campus. Reggie further was conferred as an All -American Basketball Player in High School and was the leading scorer throughout his High School basketball prowess. He was a sports enthusiast and as an athlete played baseball. He favored the Atlanta Braves and Falcon teams. After High School graduation, Reggie continued his zest for education at colleges in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, and Lake City, Florida.
Reggie migrated from Atlanta and lived in the states of TN, AR, LA, and final domiciliary in Ocean Springs, MS. Reggie retired from The International Paper Company as a Manager (Atlanta GA) and The US Postal Service as a Letter Carrier (Little Rock, AR).
He was preceded in death by his parents; and father-in-law, Morris Anderson, Jr (Veteran).
Charles Tabbs’ life will lovingly be remembered, sincerely missed, and cherished by his family, his devoted wife of 30 years, Demetra Tabbs; siblings, Crystle Tabbs-Hackney (Anthony) and Jonathan Eric Tabbs (Denise); children, Charlin Tabbs-Gardner, Kimberly Tabbs-Pittman, Brandon Tabbs, and Cameron Tabbs; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins; mother-in-law, Gloria Anderson; sister and brother-in-law, Valerie Singh, Cherrie Tate, and Solomon Anderson; and all those who knew and loved him.
We Thank God for the life of Charles Reginald Tabbs and may God bless his Memory.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, November 17, 2023 at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, Ocean Springs. Friends may visit one hour prior. Burial will follow at Biloxi National Cemetery.
Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Homes is honored to serve the family of Charles Tabbs.