Charmaine Toran


Charmaine E. Toran, age 57. Sunrise November 6, 1959 and on Tuesday, May16, 2017, GOD picked a special flower, Charmaine Elizabeth (Gaston) Toran and welcomed her into HIS eternal kingdom.

The late Reverend Theodore R. Gaston and the late Beulah M. Gaston were blessed with a beautiful gift, the birth of Charmaine Elizabeth (Gaston) Toran on Friday, November 6, 1959 in Columbus, Ohio.  One of eight children, Charmaine was the baby girl of the family that grew up amongst her siblings in a loving home that served and worshiped the Lord.  Her parents raised them in the nurturing and admonition of the Lord….Ephesians 6:4(KJV).  She shared a special relationship with each of her siblings that was filled with love.

She was the loving wife to Gary Toran of 16 years. Charmaine held an infinite love for her 2 daughters, and her 2 grandchildren were truly the apple of her eyes. Out of her union with Gary the family grew to include 5 step-children and 14 step-grandchildren.

Charmaine held a 30-year career in the Healthcare Industry where she provided her expertise and innate ability to unconditionally nurture and offer pristine caregiving to all her patients.

She was a strong, energetic woman that made things happen.  She was a lover of fashion, music and held an eloquent eye for interior design. Her artistic talent was so supreme she could turn something small into an extravagant masterpiece.  Simply put, Charmaine left no stone unturned and never took no for an answer.  Her infectious positive spirit, joyous smile, endless energy, kind heartedness and fun loving ways will be missed tremendously by all her family and friends.

Charmaine is preceded in death by her father; Reverend Theodore Roosevelt Gaston, mother, Beulah May Gaston and brother, Ronald S. Gaston.

She leaves to cherish her precious and loving memories her husband, Gary L. Toran, daughters: Shawndera N. Gaston and Maya A. Dandridge; grandchildren: Destiney Gaston and Pharyse Graves (Lil P). Step-daughters: Samara, Janita and Tiffeny; step-sons: Gary Jr., and Antonio; 14 step-grandchildren; sisters: Gwendolyn Minneyfield, Marrianne Banks, Cassandra Lewis (Ronald), and Sylvia Singer (Michael); brothers: Melvin Gaston (Odessa) and Kenneth Mark Gaston; uncle: Kai Gray (Betty); sisters-in-law: Amanda, Peaches, Chaletta and Lacherle; brothers-in-law: Lamont, James and Donnell. Charmaine’s nieces, nephews were always treated as if they were her special angels. She also leaves a host of cousins and special friends.

Visitation 2:00 p.m. Memorial Service 3:00 p.m. Saturday May 27, 2017 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Avenue.

Condolence Messages

  1. To: The Toran Family.
    I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s word the Bible.
    At 1Corinthians 15:26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” Our God has made loving provisions to remove suffering and death from us forever. Our love ones will live again. Read John 6:40.
    May the hope and promises in these Scripture bring you comfort and strength to endure the difficult days ahead.
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  2. Marchelle Moore (Wooten)

    Shawndera, I am so very sorry to learn about the loss of your mother. May God comfort and keep you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Ironda "Ronde" Toure

    To the Toran/Gaston family

    My love and prayers are with you all during this time. I am so sorry for your loss but rejoicing in the fact that Charmaine’s memories will bring all much joy.

  4. Family and friends: Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences during this very difficult time. It seems like yesterday that Charmaine and I talked, for over an hour, about, “How Good the Lord Jesus Is, and His Place In Her Life!” She Worshipped Him To The Highest, and it is”That Joy and Excitement” she portrayed that brings a sense of God’s Peace to my heart that will carry me through…I Pray that Our Father will Surround you all with His Blessing’s of Peace, Grace and Mercy, each day, until you see your loved one again. Amen

  5. To the family of Charmaine, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. Death is one of the most difficult situations to face. Soon, God will reunite families with their dead loved ones by means of the resurrection. – Acts 24:15

  6. Shawndera im so sorry and just found out. Your mom was very special and was the sweetest person in the world to me!!! She put a smile on my face everytime we talked. Im sorry for your loss. If u need anything holla me.

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