In Memory

Charlotte Martin (Presley)

Charlotte Martin (Presley)

Charlotte Ann Martin Presley, age 73 of Shelbyville, passed from this life Saturday, December 30, 2023.


A native of Shelbyville, Mrs. Charlotte was born on February 5, 1950, to the late Robert L. and Virginia Martin. Along with her parents she was proceeded in death by: her husband of 44 years, David E. Presley; an infant son, Lawrence David; and brother, Terry Martin.


Charlotte was a graduate of SCHS class of 1968 and attended Shelbyville Beauty School to gain her license in cosmetology. She was a hairdresser for nearly five decades, having started well before graduating high school and extended until 2019. She worked with various salons in her career that include, Sara’s Beautyroma and Elizabeth’s Beauty Shop before opening her own beauty salon, Charlotte’s Hair Fashions in the early 1980s. She considered her customers her extended family and treated them all with love and care.


Charlotte’s nature was one of giving and nurturing. She was accepting of all people and engaged easily in conversation with others. Her specialty and gift were making others look and feel beautiful.


She was a faithful church member of First Assembly of God and was active in the women’s groups, praise team and missions.


As a lover of music and gospel music, she didn’t enjoy learning to read music until becoming aware of her natural ability to play music by ear. She became very fluent with the piano and accordion along with a wonderful singing voice.


She is survived by: daughters, Karisa Matusek and husband Mike, and Renee Presley both of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Landon Calderon and wife Jessica, Abigail Calderon and Ean Matusek; great-grandson, Lucas Calderon; sisters, Faye Crews and husband William and Cathy Cooper; and brothers, Robert Martin and wife Trudy and Harvey Martin and wife Lisa.


She was blessed with an extended family of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.


Her friends were numerous but her childhood best-friend, Brenda Winn Overcast, was as close as a sister. Also a close groups of school friends and sorority friends that she met regularly for fellowship, cards, and games.


Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday January 3, 2024, at First Assembly of God with Pastor JP Cannon, Reverend Glenn Forsee and Pastor Eddie Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.


Visitation will be held 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, at First Assembly of God prior to funeral services.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to local charities that were special to her such as:

The Shelbyville Soup Kitchen

St. Jude Children's Hospital

The local DAV chapter


A Scholarship in her name will be established for a Cosmetology student at Shelbyville Central High School. Donations can be earmarked as such to SCHS.