Charles Shortt, also known as Mullet Lips, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Born on May 14, 1941, in Grundy, Virginia, Charles was a long-time resident of Woolmarket, Mississippi.
Charles led an incredible life filled with adventure and dedication. He served our country with honor and pride as a Veteran of the US Navy Seabees, dedicating 22 years of service, retiring with the rank of CEC. His commitment and bravery were exemplary, leaving a lasting impact on those who served alongside him.
Respected by his comrades and cherished by his family, Charles will forever be remembered for his strong-willed personality and unwavering sense of duty. His military service was a testament to his character and the values he held dear.
Beyond his naval career, Charles was an adored father and grandfather. He leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion that will be cherished by all who knew him. The surviving family includes his son Ronald Williams and wife Jo Williams, along with their children Lindsay Williams and RJ Williams; his daughter Elizabeth Williams and her children Megan Clements and Michelle "Shelby" Napier; his daughter Sonya Williams and her child Ian Seymour; and his son Chris Shortt and wife Angie Shortt, and their children Corey Landowski and Elizabeth Williams; great-grandchildren Faith Seymour, Isaiah Seymour, Hayden Landowski, Olivia Landowski, Ella Landowski, Emersyn Landowski and Haisley Landowski; nephews Lynn Walton and Tommy Walton Jr.; niece Paula Smith Fox; cousins, Jessica Beck, Ryan Walton and Dylan Fox; as well as sister-in-law Carmen Shortt.
Charles's parents John Paul Shortt and Grace Lewey Shortt preceded him in death. He is also reunited in eternal peace with his sisters Jean Smith and Alice Walton, brother John "Bud" Shortt, granddaughter Meghan Landowski, nephew Stanley Smith, as well as other relatives who have passed before him.
During his life, Charles made numerous wonderful memories that will be fondly remembered by his friends and family. In this time of heartfelt grief, the family would like to express their gratitude to Canon Hospice for providing exceptional care for Charles during his final days. They also extend their appreciation to the friends and family who offered unwavering support throughout this challenging time.
Charles Shortt was a remarkable individual who touched the lives of many. His dedication to his country, love for his family, and commitment to those around him set an extraordinary example that will be treasured forever. While our hearts ache with his departure, we find solace in knowing that his spirit will live on through the memories he created and the impact he had on all of us.
The family will have a Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Charlie’s residence from 3:00 until 9:00 p.m.
Rest in peace, Charles Shortt. Your legacy of strength, love, and service will forever be etched in our hearts.
Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport, is serving the family.