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Mrs. Charlene Ann Orsi, 44, and daughter, Cadence Rose Orsi, 12, of Wetumpka, Alabama, were received into the arms of our Lord too soon on Saturday, July 07, 2018.

Charlene was born August 18, 1974, at Glens Falls Hospital to Veronica (Stevenson Richards) Aurelio and George “Jack” Richards.  She married while serving in the United States Air Force in Alaska, to Robert J. Orsi, August 17, 1994.  Cadence was born April 06, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Charlene Ann and Robert Orsi.

Charlene’s “I got this” belief led her from an Air Force radiologist to doing mammography to teaching.  “Charley”, as her friends called her, taught third grade at Redland Elementary in Wetumpka, Alabama.  She loved teaching so much and was working on her Masters.  Her family was the most important thing in her life.  She was filled with pride at the accomplishments of all her girls. 

Cadence, under the loving hand of her mother, Charlene, loved to draw what was around her.  Playing softball put a big smile on her face.  She loved doing anything outside.

Charlene is predeceased by her daughter, Cadence Rose Orsi; her grandparents, Clarence “Duffy” Stevenson, Florence “Honey” (Troumbley) Stevenson, Clarence “Dick” Richards, Ethel C. (Minor) Richards; aunt, Marjory E. (Richards) Pierce and Marjory’s children, Jackson Hamblin and Marnie Goodsell-Frankson.

Cadence is predeceased by her Mother, Charlene Ann Orsi and her Father, Robert Orsi.

Those left in disbelief of their passing are daughters/sisters, Adrianna Louise Orsi, Katherine Marie Orsi and Patricia Lynn Orsi; mother/grandmother, Veronica (Richards) Aurelio (Al); father/grandfather, George Richards (Rose); brother, Curtis Richards (Sherry); sister, Sarah Ralston (Mike); nephew, Charles Jackson (CJ) Richards; nieces, Rebecca Richards, Sophia Ralston; step siblings, Annette Smallwood (Vince), Debbie Freeman (Will) and David Aurelio; step nieces, nephews, many cousins and extended family.

Cadence is also survived by her paternal grandparents, Robert and Louise Orsi, James Orsi and Karen (Orsi) Leeds (Nathan).

Memorial services will be Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 10:30am at Mulder Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Matt Mobley officiating.  Services will be directed by Jeffcoat Funeral Home, Tallassee, Alabama.

The family would like to thank the generosity of the community for helping in this difficult time and for their continued prayers.  They would also like to thank the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, the Wetumpka Fire Department and the 6th floor staff at Baptist South Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the “Loving the Orsis” GoFundMe page or Family Sunshine Center in Montgomery, Alabama.

Online condolences available: www.jeffcoatfuneralhome.com.

Jeffcoat Funeral Home Directing - Tallassee, Alabama