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In Memory: Charles Edward Meurisse, Salesman Who Loved Tennis

Meurisse had a long career in sales, and worked for Motion Industries, Aramsco and Purvis Industries.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch
The following obituary was submitted by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors & Crematory: 

Charles Edward Meurisse, 57, of Alpharetta, passed away peacefully, after a long hard- fought battle with cancer, on April 8, 2014.

Charlie (Chuck, Chas) was born on June 2, 1956, and grew up in South Holland, Illinois. Charlie graduated from University of Illinois, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He attended U of I on a full tennis scholarship. His love of tennis continued throughout his whole life.

In his younger years, he played at Holiday Tennis Club in Illinois and after his move to Georgia in 2004, continued at Windward Lake Club. He was active in ALTA and USTA leagues for many years.

Charlie began his career with Berry Bearing Company (Motion Industries) in 1978 as a salesman and worked his way up to become branch manager, district manager, and an Executive Vice President.

He furthered his career by working as President of Sales for Aramsco, and Gulf Coast Regional Manager with Purvis Industries. Charlie flourished in the sales arena, with his amazing people skills.

Charlie’s true pride and joy were his son, Alex Meurisse, 23, and his daughter, Karsyn Meurisse, 20. He is also survived by his loving wife, Carol Meurisse, and his cherished sister, Lauren Johnson (Burr Ridge, IL). He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Edward and Barbara Meurisse. He will be greatly missed by several in- laws, nieces, nephews, and his extended family.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, April 12 at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors at 12050 Crabapple Road in Roswell.

A reception will follow at the home of Jeremy and Linda Buckingham, 2220 Bent Creek Manor in Alpharetta.

In lieu of flowers, friends have created a fund to help offset medical expenses. Those wishing to contribute must make checks to Carol Meurisse, with Meurisse Family Care Fund on memo line. Send to Suntrust Bank, 5150 McGinnis Ferry Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30005. 

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