Rev. Charles Augustus Malone, Esq.

  • BORN: July 27, 1936
  • DIED: December 3, 2017
  • LOCATION: Catlett, Virginia

Philippians 4:6-8

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Charles Augustus Malone entered this life on July 27th, 1936 and was the second son of Louis Malone and Mattie Bolden Malone of East Saint Louis, IL. They later added an additional 10 more children to their union.

Growing up in strong Christian household gave him the incentive to work hard and set goals for himself. It provided him with the training to take care of his own family when he was ready. 

After graduating from Lincoln Senior High School in 1954, he worked evenings to pay for his classes at McKendree College, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. In the early 60s, he became the first Black chemist hired at the Mobil Oil Refinery in Sauget, IL. Later, he decided to go back to school at St. Louis University to study law. Along the way, he became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

While enrolled at McKendree College Charles married his childhood sweetheart, Kirkcien Jones Malone; this union was blessed with six children. Always wanting to make a better life for his family, he managed to buy, refurbish and add additional rooms to his home while raising a family, working and continuing his education.

In 1967, Mobil Oil relocated Charles and his family to the Detroit area. It was there that he enrolled in the Detroit School of Law to continue his dream of becoming a lawyer. In 1970 this dream became his reality when he graduated from the Detroit College of Law with his wife and children in attendance. It was a very proud day for him and his family.

He went into private practice as an attorney with the Law firm of Sura & Malone in Inkster, MI. In 1975, he again relocated his family after taking a job in New York City as a Corporate Attorney in the Patent and Trademarks group for the Mobil Oil Corporation.

In 1981, Mobil's Corporate HQ moved to Falls Church, VA. and Charles relocated to Catlett, VA. He fulfilled another dream by purchasing 12 acres of land, on which he built his country home. A getaway from the fast city living, where he as well as other family members could retreat to and unwind, to slow life down a little bit. A legacy to leave for future generations. Charles loved seafood and added a pond which he filled with fish. During his downtime he go down to his pond to fish and greatly enjoyed eating the fish fresh from his pond.

Not only did he achieve his dreams, he pursued them during the Civil Rights era. He accomplished a lot of first during his lifetime, however, the one that he reflected on to his children the most was being the first African American Chemist at both Mobil's Sauget, IL and Woodhaven, MI refineries; he encountered animosity on a daily basis.

On June 22, 1996 Charles was ordained as a minister at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, fulfilling his call to do the Lord's work.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mattie Bolden Malone, his wife, Mary E. Malone, his children, Charles A. Malone, Vicki Malone Owopetu, Keith D. Malone (Nellie), Kevin E. Malone (Dianne), Julian K. Malone (Gloria); his siblings: Mary Malone Blackburn (Charles), James Malone, Paul Malone (Elizabeth), Carol J. Malone, Ruth Carr Townsend, Michael Malone, Valerie Bergman (Bruce) and Cheri Malone Gaston, his ex-wife, Kirkcien Jones Malone; 13 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and his wife's great niece.

He was preceded in death by his father Louis Malone, his son, Tony B. Malone and three siblings: Louis Malone III, Richard Malone, and Ms. Patricia K. Malone
Charles died peacefully at the home he loved on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. He will be deeply missed by all of us who loved him. 
Well done, thy good and faithful servant, well done.


Visitation
  • Friday, December 08
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
  • 4440 Catlett Road
  • Calverton, VA 20138
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Visitation
  • Saturday, December 09
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
  • 4440 Catlett Road
  • Calverton, VA 20138
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Funeral Service
  • Saturday, December 09
    12:00 PM
  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
  • 4440 Catlett Road
  • Calverton, VA 20138
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Interment
  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
  • 4440 Catlett Road
  • Calverton, VA 20138
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