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Charisse Nicole St. John

March 3, 1991 ~ July 11, 2018 (age 27)

Charisse Nicole St. John, 27 years young, of Bemidji, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world from Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.  She was born in Minneapolis, MN on March 3, 1991 to Mona St. John and James Needham, Jr.

Charisse was blessed with a loving character from which she created loving bonds with those she met. Her essence was that of a sacred beauty that she shared through her beading, and paintings. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Family that Charisse reunites with are her maternal grandpa; Michael St. John, paternal grandpa; James “Buddy Ham” Needham, Sr., paternal great grandparents; Betty and Roman Beaulieu, Sr., cousin; Rodney “Rocky Dale” Strong, Sr., great uncle; Roman “Quatts” Beaulieu, Jr. and many other family members.

Those left behind behind to cherish her memory are her son; Grayson St. John, parents; James Needham, Jr. of Las Vegas, NV and Mona St. John of Minneapolis, brother; Justin Needham of Bemidji, sister; Kendall St. John of Minneapolis, grandma; Ramona Needham of Redby, grandma; Roxanne Packard-Hanacek of Wisconsin, godmother and aunt; Andrea (Todd) Humphrey, aunts; Kelly (Les) Donnell and Terra (Corey) Needham, uncles; Randy “Maushie” Needham, Donovan Needham and Cody Studeman, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

An overnight wake for Charisse will begin at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 17th and continue until her 1:00 p.m., funeral service on Wednesday, July 18th all being held at the New Redby Community Center in Redby, MN.  Father Jerry Rogers will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Justin Needham, Ryan Needham, Austin Needham, Dwight Bellanger, Dale Bohn, Anthony Zimmerman, Ryan Auginash, Donovan Needham and Randy “Maushie” Needham.  Her honorary pallbearers are Alaina Needham, Destiny Needham, Ashlyn Charnoski, Analise Rossbach, Jannette Needham, Jessica Needham, Ashley May, Marissa White, Misty Charnoski, Laurie Bedeau, Arnold “Raynagan” Charnoski, Jacob Budreau, Chad Budreau and Dan Fairbanks.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Red Lake, MN.

Charisse’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker.  Online condolences for the family may be left at

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