Mrs. Charity Lue (Motley) Zeigler was born June 10, 1931, in Autaugaville, AL to the late Mr. & Mrs. Bishop Motley, Sr.
She committed her life to the Lord during her youth and became a very active member of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Autaugaville as a choir member, church and Sunday School secretary and Junior Choir coordinator. She was involved with the North Dallas District for 47 years and served as the BTU secretary, later in life, she joined and became an active member of Miracle Deliverance Temple of Christ in Montgomery, where she served as Church Mother, Sunday School Secretary, and Intercessory Prayer Team Member.
Charity was educated at Autauga County Training School and received her high school diploma. She worked in several occupations including a waitress in a café', a farm hand, a tree nursery laborer, a preschool teacher and a long-time employee at the Crystal Lake Broom Factory.
In September 1977, Charity married the love of her life, the late Rev. James Edward Zeigler, also of
Autaugaville. The two were united in holy matrimony until the Lord received Rev. Zeigler in the year 2000. Charity leaves to cherish her loving memories, one son, Aaron Motley, one daughter in-law, Arlesia H. Motley, one grandson, Matthew C. Motley, and one step-grandson,Myron Harris, from this union; her daughters in-love, Michelle Zeigler, Cheryl Thomas and Rebecca Hampton; one son inlove, Tony Thomas; her remaining siblings, Ada Mae (David) Golson, Prevella (Frank) Hardy, Ruby Lee Motley, Annie Jane Woodson, Othell (Barbara Ann) Motley and Marzett Motley;
stepsons, Eugene (Jettie) Zeigler, Edward J. (Lynn) Zeigler, stepdaughters, Carrie Lee Zeigler (C. V.) Croskey, Jenny Jo Zeigler (Earlich) Barnes and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends from near and far.
After a long battle with various health issues, Charity L. Zeigler went to sleep on Friday December 17th, 2021, and woke up in the loving arms of her savior Jesus Christ. She lived a life of love and devotion to God, her family, the church, and the people she met. She never met a stranger. When she would meet people for the first time, whether in a store, a doctor's office, at a church, etc. she would greet them with a smile and strike up a conversation. Before too long, she would have made a new friend. She lived up to her name, Charity. Her generosity and hospitality could not be matched. Neither could her butter milk pie.
Many from near and far called her Momma. She was a hard worker. At church, she was always somebody's secretary. She taught Bible classes and loved to discuss the Sunday School lesson. But it was her prayer life that was most impressive. She was a true intercessor, calling people by name every night in her prayer time. A true saint, a devoted mother and Friend. Charity L. Zeigler will be missed for a long time. Yet they that are born of God, have the assurance they will see their loved ones again in eternity.
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.