Alene Ward Fadel

December 19, 2022

CHARLOTTE – Alene Ward Fadel, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2022 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on December 25, 1931 near Whiteville, NC to Luther and Molly Ward.

Alene moved to Charlotte, NC in the early 1950's, to attend Kings Business College.  She married the love of her life, Charles "Chuck" Fadel in 1957 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.  While raising her children, Alene very lovingly helped start the family business, Fadels Food Service Equipment and Supply with her husband and brothers-in-law, in 1962.

Alene always enjoyed being involved in many church organizations.  She was a past president of the Daughters of Penelope, a member of the Philoptochos Society and volunteered for many church events, including the Yiasou Festival.  As a wife of a Shriner, she volunteered for many fundraisers, served as a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Red Fez Shrine Club.

Alene loved her family and friends very much and cooking for them made her the happiest.  She also loved to travel and entertain. When asked by her grandchildren to describe her character, Alex reminiscences that she was level-headed, Morgan remembers her devotion, Matthew her inspiration, Shea II her strength, Dylan said she was remarkable, and Patrick recollects on her resilience. Alene was loved deeply by her family and was a true matriarch for her children and grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.

Alene is survived by her children, Shea Fadel and his wife, Sandra, Amina Stewart and her husband, Eddie and Jamie Raad and her husband, Tommy; six grandchildren, Alex Fadel Nelson (Eric), Morgan Stewart (Zac), Matthew Raad (Katie), Shea Fadel II, Dylan Stewart (Anne) and Patrick Raad (Berenice); her five great-grandchildren, Cayson, Maverick, Anna Rose, Olivia and Madelyn.  Also surviving are her sister, Gladys Johnson, of Texas and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck Fadel; son, Deeb Fadel and three sisters.

Funeral services for Alene will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 600 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered in memory of Alene to CureSMA, c/o Cayson Stewart, 925 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 or Shriners Children's, c/o Oasis Shriners, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte, NC 28262.

May Her Memory Be Eternal.

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  • Susan Poston

    I am sorry to learn of Ms. Alene. She was one of the nicest ladies I ever met. I talked to her back in 2018 to let her know that my husband Lance Poston passed away. He worked for TransAmerica and sold insurance to her. She loved talking about her children and grandchildren.

  • Richard & Patricia Haick

    We just heard the sad news about Aunt Ailene. So many fond memories and the kindness she showed to me by letting me stay with them. Our prayers and condolences to the family.


    George and I were so sorry to hear of your mother's passing! May her memory be eternal!
    George and Tula Collias

  • Jimae Robertson

    I truly enjoyed time spent around your mother. Such a pleasant lady !

  • Donna & Jim Peters

    We are so sorry for your loss! Never have we known a more close knit, supportive family. We admire all of you and know what an important role she served as your mother, grandmother, great grandmother, mother-in-law, grand mother-in-law and friend to so many. She was someone who enjoyed life to the fullest and was so proud of all of you! May your memories of her keep you warm and remind you of the strength of the Fadel family for all the years to come❣️We will miss her (Jimmy says especially her Orange Cake). All our love, Donna, Jimmy, Jessica (Remy) and Katie

  • Mitchell & Corana Haick

    help ease your pain in the days to come. May her memory be forever eternal. Love, Cousins, Mitchell & Corana Haick

  • Jimmy and Barbara Copses

    Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy….Rest in peace..God Bless.

  • Brooke Jones

    Classy, loving, and smart…..just not enough adjectives to describe this beautiful woman. Rest In Peace Alene.

  • Lea Tsahakis

    My dearest childhood friends Shea, Amina, Jamie and families,
    Where do I begin ? The memories we shared in your home on Croydon will always be laced with your sweet Mother’s gentile warmth and Southern hospitality. She was calm and logical and loving as her grandchildren described.
    She was the great Matriarch of your family following in the footsteps of Siti.
    She and your father were a model couple of devotion and service to family, friends and their greater community. May she rest among the righteous. Well done good and faithful servant.
    Memory Eternal
    Lea Crambes Tsahakis
    Fr. Paul Tsahakis
    John Crambes

  • Joanna Fadel

    Her memory WILL be eternal in our home. Blessed memories and warm condolences to all.

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