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Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Coats
Wednesday April 13th, 2022
10:00am - 10:45am

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Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel, Coats
Wednesday April 13th, 2022

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Charlotte D. Balena

Coats, NC: Mrs. Charlotte Helene Dierolf Balena, age 86, of Hwy 27 East passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services 11:00AM-Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel in Coats. Dr. Jim Cochran will officiate. Burial will follow in the Coats City Cemetery in Coats.

Mrs. Balena was born on October 9, 1935 in Union County, New Jersey to the late William and Helen Dierolf.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Frank Balena; two infant daughters, Lisa and Susan; a brother, William Dierolf. Mrs. Balena worked several years in retail and Olan Mills Photography, before becoming a caregiver to her sick and aging parents in New Jersey. Upon her return to Coats, she enjoyed providing daycare to her grandchildren, Ryan and Morgan. She was a member of Coats Community Church. Mrs. Balena thoroughly enjoyed reading, word search books, and spoiling her grandchildren. 

Surviving include her son, Frank Balena and wife, Maria of Zebulon; daughter, Roberta Messer and husband, Mike of Coats; grandchildren, Brittany Chestnut and husband, Bradley, Courtney Barefoot and husband, Johnathan; Ryan Messer, Morgan Messer, and Sara Kirby; great-grandchildren, Adaleigh Chestnut and Luke Barefoot; niece, Evelyn Dierolf and nephew, Robert Dierolf.

The family will receive friends 10:00AM-10:45AM, Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats, NC and other times at the home of Ryan and Morgan, 1188 Delma Grimes Road Coats, NC 27521.

The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers.

Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Condolences may be made at www.roseandgraham.com

Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats, NC.

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A candle was lit in memory of Charlotte Balena

Della McLamb Apr 14 2022 8:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charlotte Balena

Jimmy Holland Apr 13 2022 8:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charlotte Balena

Donna Hatcher Apr 13 2022 8:35 AM

Frank and Maria, We are so sorry for the loss of your Mama. Cherish those precious memories. They help in getting through the rough times. You are all in our hearts and prayers.

Anthony and Tricia Apr 12 2022 8:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charlotte Balena

Jenny & Keith Lawhorn Apr 12 2022 5:40 PM

Aunt Charlotte, you will always be in my heart. I will miss our phone conversations and laughs we had together. Thanks for always loving me and being there for me. I know you are now with family that went before you and are no longer in pain. Thank you for the gifts of your laugh , your smile, your caring and your love.

Evelyn Dierolf Apr 12 2022 5:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charlotte Balena

Barbara and Rev.Tony Beasley Coats ❤🌹🌷 Apr 12 2022 4:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charlotte Balena

Dianne and Carroll Johnson Apr 12 2022 3:18 PM

Adaleigh also loved Grandma very much, but she knows she's in heaven and that she is able to run now bc her body is healed. She also knows she is with her other Grandmothers and that she can talk to them all at the same time now. It's the sweetest things.

Adaleigh Chestnut Apr 12 2022 8:17 AM

Grandma was a very sweet lady and always treated me the same as everyone else. We loved her dearly and she will never be forgotten.

Brittany Chestnut Apr 12 2022 8:13 AM