R.I.P. Charles Pope

Charles Pope, the founder and only original member of The Tams, passed away at his home in Atlanta today. Mr. Pope was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 76 years old.

Mr. Pope is survived by his wife Dianne Pope; and his children, former Xscape singer Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Albert “Little Redd” Cottle, and Michelle Pope.

Mr. Pope was a legendary musician and a loving husband and father. He will be missed. My family and I send our condolences to the Pope family.

Funeral arrangements have been set.



 


89 Responses to “R.I.P. Charles Pope”

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    Nadine says:

    HUGS Tiny. He will be missed.

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    Kweenie says:

    i could only imagine what the family is feeling right now.. my deepest condolences to the whole family

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    Intrigue216 says:

    Sad to hear, I liked seeing her with her father when he was on her show.

    :cry:

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    JJSPLAYHOUSE says:

    :cry: Praying for the family, it was sad to watch him slowly deteriorate on the show.

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Tiny your in my prayers :pray:

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    Charles and Diane came into my store and was shopping for the grandkids some years ago,. Very nice people. Ms.diane is very warming and loving and Mr.pope didnt say anything just smiled. Had his suite on too! Sorry to hear of this loss,… Very nice family.

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    Leslie says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Tiny, her mother, siblings and family. I lost my Grandmother to Alzheimer’s (my Dad’s mother) and my Aunt (my Dad’s oldest sister) is living with it now. My Dad was even in the beginning stages when he passed. This disease is very tough on families and caretakers. Ms. Dianne is such a strong and loving wife. She and Mr. Charles are the epitome of their vows “till death do us part”. When you love, you are there until the end.

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    eastpointvet says:

    thats sad i know it has been hard on tiny seeing her pops like that

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    LadyT says:

    I JUST realized the last names don’t match. Sandra do you know if Tameka and Redd used their Mother’s maiden name as a stage name? Where did the Cottle come from? Anywhoo send the family our condolences Sandra! Alzeheimers is a helluva disease

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    Chile I will pray for Tiny seriously cause I don’t know what I would do if I lost my father :sad: May he rest in peace :pray:

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    PumpkinsMama says:

    So sorry for Tiny’s loss Jen and I were just talking about not being mentally “well” if something happened to our parents. I :pray: she finds strength at this time.

    Also my late condolences to Wut :( :hug:

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    PumpkinsMama says:

    Also praying for Justice for Trayvon with the trial winding down today, thus the gravi :tea:

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    ohpretty1 says:

    I know what she and her siblings are experiencing. My condolences. Thank the Lord for the time you were allowed to spend, rejoice in those memories and know that he suffers no more.

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    @ Pumpkin :hug: is the verdict gone be read today :think:

    @ Jenie :kiss:

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    PGaiter says:

    Sending up prayers for Tiny and her family.

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    GAGIRL :kiss: sexy lady !!!! Pumkyn we sure was wow, :no: :sad: Tiny is truly in my prayers, loosing a parent I hear is very hard if they was actively in the child’s life

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    Bootcampgirl says:

    RIP
    Prayers going up for Tiny and Family..

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    libra80sbaby says:

    RIP Mr. Charles Pope. :pray: for strength for the Pope and Harris family.

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    FuturedocDonte says:

    :(. Weren’t he and his wife the second legal interracial married couple in GA? They def have their stamp on history

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    LSLH says:

    May God Bless the Pope and Harris Families.

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    May Mr.POPE rest in peace :(
    I pray Ms.Diane,her family and TINY given strenGTH Knowing their beloved is in Peace.
    My Heart goes out to TINY,losing a close dear one is tough.I Know TI will DO his best to keep her strong
    :(

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    Tink Tink says:

    :pray:

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    Zimmy wife with her fatazz :shank:

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    Trendsetter says:

    :pray:

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    lovezoe says:

    :pray:

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    Twilight says:

    Hi Sandra, Tiny has a fake facebook page that i dont know how keep posting as she Tameka. This is the same fake page that said her dad had passed away before and didn’t. Tiny official Facebook page can be found on her verified twitter accout. Tiny is more active on instagram more than anything. From what i was told Zonnique is on tour and dont know. I hope this person respect their family privacy. Thank you for posting the real news and giving us updates. Condolences to the Cottle-Pope family.

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    Chile my ADHD has kicked in on Porky’s damn attorney :zzz:

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    :( RIP

    My condolences to the entire family. :hug: ‘s

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    Bootcampgirl says:

    Jenie where’s your gravie??
    ________________
    You doing the black profile until the verdict is read?

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    Sandra Rose says:

    @ LadyT, Dianne’s maiden name is Cottle.

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    Good Morning. I loved to see the interaction with Tiny and her dad. May he rest in peace. In all my 40 years I have never called a man daddy or dad. Yes I knew my father but I never felt comfortable calling him daddy. I called him Mr. Jordan. Sounds sad huh but that is the way it was. I admire women who have a strong relationship with their father. When he died when I was 16 I was numb cause I felt relieved but ppl wanted me to be sad. Again rest in peace.

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    RAZZLE is the :champ: , not a BEDAZZLED tramp. :nono: says:

    Jenie where’s your gravie??
    _________________________

    Blackout ! Black out your gravie in support for Trayavon till the verdict is read @Boot :yes:

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    Sandra Rose says:

    Twilight says:

    From what i was told Zonnique is on tour and dont know.
    ________________

    Not true. Zonnique was informed within minutes.. Tiny’s brother is on tour with The Tams and he was informed within minutes. Don’t believe what u read on the Internet.

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    AlluringlySweet says:

    My condolences….I lost my mom to breast cancer at the age of 11. I’m 40 and that void is still there…it’s a deep void too. Losing an active parent is akin to losing a compass in the woods at any age. No one can or will give you that loving foundational wisdom like a parent. My prayers are with her and her family.

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    MsB2u says:

    sorry to hear this

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    AlluringlySweet says:

    My condolences….I lost my mom to breast cancer at the age of 11. I’m 40 and that void is still there…it’s a deep void too. Losing an active parent is akin to losing a compass in the woods at any age. No one can or will give you that loving foundational wisdom like a parent. My prayers are with her and her family.
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    So true :sad: and I am sorry for your loss as well

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    Yardgirl says:

    Alzheimers has got to be one for most cruel of late age diseases :cry: R.I.P. Mr. Pope :pray:

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    WUT IZ THA PROBLEM!? says:

    Tiny :hug: we >>>>>here<<<<<

    I know what you are feeling. Grieve how you want to. It will get better when YOU say it is. Strength is not holding back the tears but the understanding of why you shouldn't and then let them fall. Prayers to you and your family…

    Logs off for the day…

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    Rest In Peace

    :hug: Tiny and family! Losing someone is hard, but when dealing with Alz or any form of dementia it really takes a toll on the caregivers and family. My heart goes out to you guys!
    ===============

    (on the cheek) :kiss: AlluringlySweet

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    AlluringlySweet says:

    Thanks Jenie, not a day goes by that I don’t think about her.

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    Ateya says:

    Thanks for Post Sandra. Im so sorry to hear about this. So so sorry. I really enjoyed him when they showed him on the show and I send my condolences ?

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    AlluringlySweet says:

    Aww thanks DTTS :hugs:

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    WUT :hug: Slowly, each day gets just a little bit better than before…

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    AlluringlySweet says:

    Thanks Jenie, not a day goes by that I don’t think about her.
    ____________

    Awww :hug: you will see each other again :kiss:

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    Pumpkin & Jenny, *whispers get in back of me, we are about to do a conga line :lol:

    We are gonna be happy that Mr. Pope is finally resting in peace with his full mind and memory in Heaven :yahoo:

    Everybody in his family will see him later.

    Be strong yall!

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    Wut the Roses are still praying for you as well :cry:

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    Gyp, I just realized that was you, I can see now :eek:

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    Bird says:

    Sad news. My condolences go out to Tiny and her family. R.I.P. Mr. Pope.

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    <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

    Pumpkin & Jenny, *whispers get in back of me, we are about to do a conga line
    We are gonna be happy that Mr. Pope is finally resting in peace with his full mind and memory in Heaven
    Everybody in his family will see him later.
    Be strong yall!
    ___________________

    All I can think about is that song by Shirley Ceasar Heaven !
    When the Lord should crack the sky !!!! I'm going to my home on High say Heaven I going there !!!!!! :nun: :nun:
    John said he saw a new Heaven
    And he saw a brand new earth
    Prepared all God' s children
    So prepare to meet the Lord :nun: Nothing but the pure in heart
    Shall see God, over in Heaven….. For the Bible say the streets are paved in Gold :bow: no more sickness, no more hospitals ,,,, no more enemies, no more graveyards, no more no more , don't u wanna go :nun: Chile

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    The Pearl! says:

    Good morning, Everybody and happy Friday!! :waves:

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    San says:

    I hate to hear this. :hi: Morning peeps

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    Dem Babies Mama Da Bombshell Esq says:

    :wail: I’on wanna start my Friday off like this… R.I.P. Mr. Pope :pray:
    Morning ya’ll :kona:

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    Hey @DTTS yes it is me…How are you hun? I don’t get to come on here much. Trying to get my mom into her new senior living facility and working. It looks likes today will be a somber day. My cousin lives in Sanford and she says that it is thick with tension. Black panthers and the NAACP are there heavy.

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    Dem Babies Mama Da Bombshell Esq says:

    DTTS stood me up last night #yewcare :tea:

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    Twilight says:

    @Sandra Thank you. I spoke to Dianne.

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    POrky’s attorney is boring me out of my brains :shank:

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    Str8tUpMenace says:

    :hug:, prayers and condolences to Tiny and her family. I can’t imagine what they’re going through. R.I.P. Mr. Pope. :pray:

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    FuturedocDonte says:

    From what i was told Zonnique is on tour and dont know
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    :( OMG girls are due to perform here in VA tonight

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    Smonae says:

    This is soo sad, I cant imagine :(

    Good Morning Sandy & everyone :waves:

    Hey Gypsy
    Bomb
    San
    Luvn
    GA
    Jenie
    Pumpkin
    San
    Pearl
    Tran
    Leslie
    DTTS
    YArd
    MsB
    Trend
    LoveZoe
    Bootcamp
    Wut :hugs:
    Eastp

    :hugs: to anyone I misses

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    Esq, lemme tell you what had happened! <—says it really really fast :lol:

    For real: I couldn't find the original e-mail :mad: withcho info…
    So then I texted Chan, only to be texted back with "You have the wrong number, do not use it again" :huh: So after I stopped laughing I e-mailed Chan, and then he sent me his new number, but I was sleep :ashamed:

    So iono how to find yew :wail:

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    Smonae says:

    I just cant with this trail today :no:
    That fat phucker been caught in sooo many lies

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    bbclivy says:

    MY CONDOLENCES AND HEART FELT PRAYERS TO THE WHOLE FAMILY.
    :pray:

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    Good Morning.

    In a little bit lighter news, I told the 6 yr old that she wasn’t a good mama to her baby doll because she left it in her book bag in the trunk of her car since church on Sunday and that heffa told me “YOU DON’T KNOW MY LIFE”

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    Yardgirl says:

    :waves: Smonae! I am so tense waiting for this trial to be over! Please black baby Jesus, let that unapologetic fat phucking pig get what he deserves :pray:

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    Smonae says:

    :rofl: Kids!!!!

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    Gyp, sounds like you betta ask somebody! :rofl: :rofl:

    Mine didn’t want to give the dog a bath, so I told him I shoulda not cleaned him when he was a baby :lol: He thought about it for a minute and then went to clean the damn dog :lol:

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    GOD will deal with zimmerman no matter what man does or doesn’t do. He broke a Commandment :tea:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    :newpost: SMONEA i need receipts! :thankyou:

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    Nakeya_j says:

    THE CLEAN QUEEN says:

    Good Morning.

    In a little bit lighter news, I told the 6 yr old that she wasn’t a good mama to her baby doll because she left it in her book bag in the trunk of her car since church on Sunday and that heffa told me “YOU DON’T KNOW MY LIFE”
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    First off R.I.P for Tiny’s father. Good Morning Roses

    Second, lmao, she told you, you don’t know her life?! hahahahahahaah

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    sassyshe says:

    Rip, thoughts and prayers to the family. Lost my gma 2 weeks ago to alzheimers

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    Lady_Elle says:

    My Sincere Condolences to Tiny and Family!

    You did a great job of caring and celebrating your father!

    You brought awareness to alzheimers… and the challenges it presents to a family.

    My mother has alzheimers. It is very difficult on the family.

    My mom is totally dependent on others to care for her. It hurts a little when she looks at me and I know she does not know who I am.

    On a lighter note… she knows my children! That makes me happy!

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    The Pearl! says:

    :hi: Smonae — And may Mr. Pope rest in peace. I can’t watch this trial today either…just holding my breath til it’s over and :pray:

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    anw_rootbeer says:

    praying for the family.

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    Danielle says:

    :( My condolences to Tiny and her Family. RIP Mr. Charles Pope

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    Yardgirl says:

    sassyshe says:

    Rip, thoughts and prayers to the family. Lost my gma 2 weeks ago to alzheimers

    *******************
    Sorry for your loss. R.I.P. to your gma :pray:

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    BayArea says:

    :(
    RIP

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    DoNotDeleteMe says:

    Thoughts and prayers with the family! Stand strong, Tiny! Love you! :pray:

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    Afiya says:

    May he Rest in Peace and the memories of him never die.

    My condolence to the families.

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    Lady_L says:

    My prayers to her family, I lost my father last year to the same diesease, he was 86 yrs old.

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    miss_meka says:

    My prayers are with Tiny and her family

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    BayMami_de4 says:

    RIP Mr. Pope. Prayers for Tiny and her family.

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