Charles Neville

  • Died: April 26, 2018
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Charles Neville

Saxophonist for the influential New Orleans funk/soul band Neville Brothers…

Charles Neville, saxophonist and founding member of the Neville Brothers, has died at the age of 79, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Posted by Charles Baines - North Hollywood, CA - friend   December 28, 2018

Miss you my friend always great seeing you win I could

Posted by Charles Baines - North Hollywood, CA - friend   December 28, 2018

May God Bless

Posted by Raymond Woodfox - South Holland   December 23, 2018

As a youth during The Neville Brothers Fun Years I can easily admit that you were my most favorite, and most followed, band of that era. I loved witnessing y'alls miracles of sound in the quarter, at the fairgrounds, Tipitina's, and those MANY overnight riverboat cruises on the Mississippi!!!
From your Fiyo on the Bayou funky sounds to the perfect complications of magic with your Brother's Keeper album I found my love of music evolve with y'alls excellence!
I look forward to conversations with Charles beyond the pearly gates in heaven one day! RIP my friend, I'm sorry it's taken me this long to learn of your passing.
Love in Christ,
Randy H.

Posted by Randy Humphries - Mocksville, NC   September 09, 2018

Charles was A true ambassador of music for the City of New Orkeans. He and the Neville Brothers were a true "Funk Band" who were talented enough to be world icons. They never got their due. It was always a pleasure to see he and his brothers perform. God bless from the Big Easy. You will never be forgotten.

Posted by Pierre Curry - New Orleans   August 11, 2018

I was so sad to hear this news today when it was announced at a live performance I attended. I had not heard about it. I had always hoped to see him live somewhere here in western Mass but unfortunately never got around to it. RIP, Your music will live on!

Posted by Pam G. - Ashfield, MA   July 22, 2018

I was lucky enough to see Charles twice when he was with Jeff Pitchell.I also have a photo with him as well.He was a great guy and an excellent musician.RIP Charles

Posted by Eric Nielsen - Mansfield, MA   June 14, 2018

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented man, who will be remembered for his contribution to the music industry. I hope you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning.

Posted by - Bear, DE   May 29, 2018

Your passing isn't a sad occasion. Not ever getting to hear the music that you played, and you passing, would have been. Fortunately, for me and many other people out there, we got to hear that saxophone wail. Your music is etched in time, and on the web, vinyl, cassette, CD, etc. . So in a small way, you'll never really be gone.

Posted by Aaron Lewis - Channelview, TX   May 25, 2018

My sincere condolences to the entire Neville family.
In an earlier post in mentioning Charles' collaborations in Pittsfield MA, it should be Clarinetist Paul Green.

Posted by Debra Orlando - Pittsfield, MA   May 21, 2018

The family have my prayers and deepest sympathy
I love the Neville Brothers !!!!

Posted by A friend   May 15, 2018

For Mother's Day, my daughter sent me a link to the American Routes commemoration of Charles Neville. At each concert, I felt I knew him through his winning smile. With deep sadness, I offer prayers and blessings to his loving family. I, along with the world will feel his spirit through the wonderful music of six decades.

Posted by Ta-Seti Kentake - Denver, CO - friend   May 14, 2018


Just finished listening to Nick Spitzer's wonderful tribute on his show American Routes.
Having followed the Nevilles for many years, I was thrilled to learn Charles and family were residing in western Massachusetts.
Charles elevated many a setting with his unique spirit and sounds.
His presence and work at the Springfield Jazz and Roots Fest was really something.
He graced the Third Thursday stage as well as The Mission on North Street here in Pittsfield.
Also in Pittsfield, his teaching at the Berkshire Music School with Rabbi Green was fun and extremely informative.
Pittsfield MA will never be the same.
Rest in Peace and Thank You!

Posted by Debra Orlando - Pittsfield, MA   May 13, 2018


Posted by Elma Jones - New Orleans, LA   May 12, 2018

I would like to give my condolences to the Neville family a friend of Darryl Johnson and y'all re in my prayers

Posted by Elma Jones - New Orleans, LA   May 12, 2018

What a blessing it was for me to meet Charles and his son, Khalif, and get to know them even just the little that I did. Charles was so gentle, kind, humble, sincere, generous and of course talented. Turns out he and my husband, Mike McEwen, practiced the same form of T'ai Chi! They did it together after a show and Charles graciously gave Mike an interview that lasted nearly 30 minutes. It was a moment of time we will always treasure. I'm glad we videotaped it! He really was so kind.

Hosting them at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center in Middletown, CT was a true joy and privilege for me. They always packed the house and Charles revealed his amazing touch on the Sax. It brought me to tears just how good he was. He was the first and only musician to ever play the sax with so much power, yet gentle finesse and tenderness in the same breath. Simply amazing. Together they exchanged so much love it was palpable in the room. One of the benefits of a small room! Charles really enjoyed the intimacy of TBT and the connection with the audience. And we surely loved him for all he was. He will truly be missed.

Posted by Anne-Marie McEwen - Middletown, CT   May 11, 2018


Spirit of Light, Rest in Peace my friend.

Posted by Dawn Griffin - New Orleans, LA   May 11, 2018

So sorry for your family loss I'm praying strength to everyone at this sad time. My mother and father loved Charles and all the family he will be missed. I'm Bobbie Barnes and Shelton Lewis daughter

Posted by Sabrina Lewis - New Orleans, LA   May 08, 2018

Charles my neighbor uptown Dufossat you chanted love so eloquently, I cherish the day we met and you shared philosophy.Mizzpah my brother. Phil Bell

Posted by A friend   May 07, 2018

My condolences and prayers are with,Charlotte--- my former student,and her family as they mourn the loss and celebrate the life of their talented father ; be blessed!

Posted by Geraldine Levy - San Antonio, TX   May 07, 2018

I first knew Charles when he was playing with the Neville Brothers Band, when I lived in New Orleans years ago. Neville Brothers concerts were one of the few times I experienced people of all colors and walks of life gathered to dance and boogie and enjoy together in New Orleans! I then took Charles' Tai Chi class at Jacob's Pillow. What a lovely, loving, glowing man he was! His legacy will live on. Thank you, Charles. And love, love to his family.

Posted by Anne Ghitman - Sheffield, MA   May 07, 2018

I was privileged to meet Charles at a Tai Chi class that he was teaching at Jacob's Pillow. After class I asked him if he could do some jazz appreciation with the elementary students of our Farmington River Elementary School in Otis. He smiled radiantly and said "I'd love to!" And that began a special relationship between Charles and the people of Otis. He taught our young students about the history of jazz and the effects of racism on many African-American musicians. He performed at our Knox Trail Inn with his band and packed the place with dancers and admirers. His illness prevented him from working with our students this year. Charles left a deep impact on our town of Otis and especially on me. He was a great friend with the warmest heart and soul.

Posted by Arlene Tolopko - Otis, MA   May 06, 2018

The Kennedy Family (Valence Street) will keep you all in our prayers to survive your period of mourning, to celebrate the Life of Charles, and to keep on keeping on by bringing joy to the world.

Posted by Wilbur Kennedy, Jr - Stafford, TX   May 05, 2018

r.i.p uncle Charlie from soul brother #1 13th ward norwood j

Posted by A friend   May 05, 2018

To an extraordinary man, father, musician and community member. I am remembering the many events in Western Massachusetts -- benefit concert for a burned church in West Cummington, benefit concert for victims of Nepal earthquake, oral history presentations in Springfield, Look Park with a variety of local musicians, Shelburne Falls where Charles asked son Khalif "what key are we playing in?" during a duel concert! Much appreciation for so much that he expressed and gave. Peace and love lives on in him.

Posted by Linda Babcock - Haydenville, MA   May 04, 2018


R.I.P. Mr.Neville Love U Charmaine for ever in our hearts From One ''QUEEN'' To Another LOVE U

Posted by Dianne Chaney - Atlanta, GA - Friend   May 03, 2018

A true musical genius. My life was enriched by this man. His soft spoken words were always chosen carefully. He will be missed by many that knew him. Fly free brother Charles. G.R.

Posted by G.R. McIlhenny - Liberty, ME   May 03, 2018

Posted by G.R. McIlhenny - Liberty, ME   May 03, 2018

Posted by K. Nelson    May 02, 2018


For you Charles, your flying with the angels

Posted by A friend   May 02, 2018


Our condolences to the family and especially to Charmaine. We loved Charles and his music. So sad all the greats are leaving us. God bless the family.
All our love,
Skip and Kiki
Baltimore, Maryland

Posted by A friend   May 02, 2018


RIP Your fans in Ct

Posted by A friend   May 02, 2018

To the family of Charles Neville my deepest condolences on your lost. Charles was one of the greatest saxophone player to come out of new Orleans since I don't know when him and his brother s were truly the ambassador s of new Orleans music and he will be truly missed. Rest in peace CHA-LAY.

Posted by Burnell Lapeyrolerie - Austell, GA   May 01, 2018

I met Charles a few years ago through a mutual martial arts friend. Charles loved Tai chi and of course music. Since I teach Tai chi and write music we connected on several planes. He asked me to write something for him and I wrote a Saxophone Concerto and he debuted it
Charles was one of the most kindest caring person I have ever met. The world has lost a true ambassador of love and an amazing talent. He will be missed but always remembered

Posted by Arthur Goodridge - Reading, MA   May 01, 2018




To the children and family of a great man.
I want to send my condolences to everyone in his circle of family. I had the opportunity to meet and play music with Mr. Charles and his son Carlos. He was like a father to me as well, always keeping us sharp in the music game to be in harmony with the world. God bless his legacy and all his family that his music will play on!! YELLOW MOON FOR EVER!!! R.I.P.

Posted by Donald Green - Sorrento, LA   May 01, 2018

While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you.

Posted by A friend   May 01, 2018

God bless the great Neville family. We will always have the beautiful spirit and music of Charles.

Posted by Tom Hines - Smithfield, RI   May 01, 2018

Wonderful music
Charles music will always be remembered
His passion won't be forgotten
May family and friends comfort each other as time passes
May God grant them peace from above

Posted by Jackie - GA   May 01, 2018

My condolences to your family. God bless.

Posted by A friend   April 30, 2018

Condolences to the Neville Family upon the sad passing of Charles. We grew up loving the music of The Neville Brothers and also that of his brother Aaron Neville. Such a super-talented family, and our hearts go out to you all.

Bobbie & Harry Garnett

Posted by Bobbie Garnett - Temecula, CA   April 30, 2018

Prayerfully thinking of the family and all who loved Charles. May the peace of God be with you all during this time of mourning.

Posted by Marie J    April 30, 2018

My heartfelt sympathy for the passing of your love one please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

Posted by A friend   April 30, 2018

So sorry to hear of your passing, Charles. Loved you and your brothers for so long, I can't imagine them without you. It's your time to rest, and we will all join you soon. Thinking of you today. I will always remember you doing sign language on stage and how eloquently you performed with your horn. Will miss you in the spotlight.

Much Love,
Terry Traugott
Austin, Texas

Posted by Terry Traugott - Austin, TX   April 30, 2018

Mr. Neville, my condolences & prayers to you and your family. I share your grief for I lost my brother, my friend, a few yrs ago. What an impact they leave in our life. I pray that your brotherhood will carry you thru all your days to come,as mine has for me.
Sincerely, Terri Daley.

Posted by Terri Daley - Alvin, TX   April 30, 2018

My condolences to the Neville family. May fond memories of time spent together comfort you and the peace of God sustain you during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   April 30, 2018

May he rest in peace. Charles was an amazing musician and a wonderful person. I saw him play several times. Condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Sally Geisel - Springfield, MA   April 29, 2018

Met Charlie last year what a sweet soul.Ride in Peace my friend.

Posted by Inocensio Ramos - Meriden, CT   April 29, 2018


Rest on Charles.! We will never forget you and that contagious smile!!

Posted by Brenda Cooper-Tatum - Nashville, TN   April 29, 2018


Posted by AARON O'DWYER - KENNER, LA   April 29, 2018

How difficult it is to lose someone who is so dearly loved and needed. May you draw comfort and strength each day through prayer and God's promises. (Jeremiah 29 : 11-13)

Posted by A friend   April 29, 2018

Louisiana mourns the loss of its native son. A talented and sweet spirited man who's legacy will live on in the beautiful music he created and leaves us with. My heartfelt condolences to his family and all who loved him. Rest peacefully Charles and enjoy the beauty of that Yellow Moon from the other side.

Posted by Clyta Jenkins - Baton Rouge, LA   April 29, 2018


Godspeed Charlie ! Rock & Roll Heaven has a New Member ! What a Helluva Band !

Posted by James (Boston Jim) McMinn - Worcester, MA   April 29, 2018

fly with the angels Charles. Play yellow moon for them

Posted by A friend   April 28, 2018

Thank you for Sharing your talent with us. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17

Posted by A friend   April 28, 2018

I send my deepest heartfelt love to all the Neville family.

Charles and his beautiful smile and soft presence has given
to all of us who enjoyed his music such joy.

The Neville Brothers and their music are a big part of my
soul and heart. Charles you will never be forgotten, God
has called you home to play in his heavenly orchestra,

Rest in peace.

Jeanne Maloney
Apache Junction, AZ

Posted by Jeanne Maloney - Apache Junction, AZ   April 28, 2018

My heartfelt sympathies and condolences for the entire Neville family. May God grant solace during this most challenging time.

Posted by A friend   April 28, 2018

I am a fellow New Orleanian.The Neville Family is in my prayers.

Posted by Doris Riley - Phoenix, AZ   April 28, 2018

Posted by Michael Montemagni    April 28, 2018


Charmaine, I hold you close to my heart during these particularly poignant days of Jazz Festival. Thank you for your friendship, love, and support over the decade since Katrina, and for offering me many opportunities to be with you, and see you and your wondrous father, uncles, and younger family perform together, share together, and give of yourselves, no matter the news, the city's problems, or health issues. Music has always kept you all, and will keep you. I hope the entire Neville family in New Orleans and New England can find healing and strength not just from your faith, but from the network of world-wide love and remembrance that will pour in to lift and hold you. Charles' exquisite devils horn will sing eternal.

Sammie and Ari Friedman
Burlington, Vt., New Orleans, NYC

Posted by Sammie Schenker Friedman - New Orleans, LA - friend   April 28, 2018

My deepest condolences to Mr. Charles Neville family and friends. You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you to endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, may the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way. May you find strength from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my humble sincere condolences. Know that Prayers are being said in your behalf.

Posted by Marilynn - MI   April 28, 2018


In God's care, rest in peace .

Posted by Dwayne Bickham - Dayton, OH   April 28, 2018

I first heard Brother Neville in a small club singing so slim and talented for he knew Warren Parker and Bertha from Xavier University. I went to Dillard in the 56 to 60 era. He and all in the group made their great Mark in music. I remember with nostalgic wonder of those times with greats like Fats Domino and Lionel Ferbos Senior.
Deanna Patricia Hope Bryant Rogers
Rest in Peace Sweet Family

Posted by Patricia Rogers - Midway Park, NC   April 28, 2018

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Neville family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by CF    April 28, 2018

"Life's Friend"
When a heartbeat that echoes love
Dissipates into yesterday's wind,
Today loses a
It is only when
We listen to our own heartbeat
That we shall hear our friends again♥.
Gratefully Patrick Shanahan Holyoke, MA

Posted by Patrick Shanahan - Holyoke, MA   April 28, 2018

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by A friend   April 28, 2018

May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones.

Posted by A friend   April 28, 2018

A beautiful and talented soul taken too soon. I am grateful I had the pleasure of listening to the horn man in the past few years while he performed with his friend Roger Salloom. RIP Charles. You and your talent will be missed by many!

Posted by Stephanie Bergquist - Enfield, CT   April 28, 2018

To the family,

I am so sorry for your great loss.

Help be assure that God will wipe of all death and pain from our earth

Posted by Re    April 28, 2018

We will miss you Horn Man

Posted by Karen Allen - Huntington   April 28, 2018

Words cannot express the pain of losing Charles. May the memories of his love for music and for people give us the courage to continue each day thanking our Creator.

Posted by Lisa B.    April 28, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family at this very difficult time

Posted by A friend   April 28, 2018

Even though the Neville brothers never knew me I knew each of them I have that creole mix in me too so when I'd hear the brothers I could relate God doesn't make mistakes that's why he's gone home and he didn't make a mistake when he was born May he make music with the angels so when I I get there I'll hear the music rest well my brother and may God strengthen the family.
Rev. Clarence And Karen Evans

Posted by Rev. Clarence and Karen Evans - Round Rock, TX   April 27, 2018

My condolences to the Neville family.
Cherish all the wonderful memories you
enjoyed as a family and may the memories
bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Posted by DH and Family - OH   April 27, 2018


Condolences to the Neville family, so talented . God Bless him in in peace.

Posted by - NH   April 27, 2018

It is never easy to lose a loved one, I pray you find comfort in Gods promise found at John 6:40 which says that soon we will see all our loved ones again. My deepest condolences to the family. Soon he will be playing again.

Posted by Pam    April 27, 2018

I first heard Brother Neville in a small club singing so slim and talented for he knew Warren Parker and Bertha from Xavier University. I went to Dillard in the 56 to 60 era. He and all in the group made their great Mark in music. I remember with nostalgic wonder of those times with greats like Fats Domino and Lionel Ferbos Senior.
Deanna Patricia Hope Bryant Rogers
Rest in Peace Sweet Family

Posted by Patricia Rogers - Midway Park, NC   April 27, 2018

My late husband and I always enjoyed Charles Nevilles horn, all the Neville brothers. Blessings to the family.

Pat Lincoln

Posted by Pat Lincoln - Martinez, CA   April 27, 2018

New Orleans has lost a very good man. l performed with him in the late 70's and early 90's. He gave me the opportunity to record on his cd Charles Neville and Diversity in the early 90's. Always kind and generous and always a gentleman. He will be greatly missed. Jamielah Mikal aka Coco Brown

Posted by CoCo Brown - Atlanta, GA   April 27, 2018

Such a blessing that was shared with many. That your Jovial personality, Warm smile will feel the hearts and comfort many with your talent . Will be greatly missed . My prayers are with the family and friends .

Posted by BJ - BJ Berkeley South Carolina   April 27, 2018


Posted by celeste - PA   April 27, 2018

I met Charles on several occasions over the years he inspired me in so many ways I very much enjoyed his music and the help and knowledge he instilled in me he once showed me the magic of life and what it meant be at peace and to also be humble I most of all will miss our talks on events in our lives in the words of someone we all know Keep On Keeping On goodbye my true spirit I will never forget you my heart goes out to the Neville family and also to his beautiful wife you will all be in my thoughts my friend. Joe Spagnolia

Posted by Joe Spagnolia - Fairhaven, MA   April 27, 2018

SWEET WONDERFUL MAN. Followed him to many local venues. Never disappointed. So glad he chose to live in our area and to share his superior talents. My condolences to all of his family. So few can leave a living legacy like musicians can. We have been blessed. Thank You Charles.

Posted by Sandra    April 27, 2018

My condolences to the Neville family, May each of you find comfort in God and you travel this painful journey. RIH Charles.

Posted by Marvelle Barksdale - Gary, IN   April 27, 2018

Posted by joseph spagnolia - fairhaven, MA   April 27, 2018

Posted by SANDRA BELCASTRO - WILBRAHAM, MA   April 27, 2018

My sincere condolence condolence to to charles family and friends during this time of grief i amind

Posted by A friend   April 27, 2018


Prayers going to the Neville family. RIH

Posted by Hope - Hammond, IN   April 27, 2018

We will never forget the day you stopped by Benny's on Valence. You will be missed. We are sending love to your family.

Posted by Del and Betsy Wilkins - Chicago, IL   April 27, 2018

so sorry to hear of Charles passing ...never easy to lose a sibling R I P

Posted by Joan Case - Horicon, WI   April 27, 2018

You were a wonderful addition to our valley; I will miss you and your music. RIP

Posted by Carole Lavalle - Easthampton, MA   April 27, 2018



Posted by A friend   April 27, 2018

Posted by ENOCH COX - CHICAGO, IL   April 27, 2018

I know he will be missed by his family and many condolences to the family ......

Posted by Kandy - CA   April 27, 2018

I will miss those tie dyed shirts and beautiful sounds from a master horn man. Friendly, humble, approachable, and that smile. Heaven gained an angel. I will miss you my friend.

Posted by Charlie Zigmund - Farmington, CT   April 27, 2018

To the family,

Losing our loved ones breaks our heart. Broken hearts can heal through the comfort of God's word. I pray that you find comfort in the words found at Ps. 147:3, 5. May God be a constant source of comfort and strength to you.

Posted by V M    April 27, 2018

Charles Neville will forever be in my good memories. He stepped up big time when my son Eric needed it. I will forever be grateful to him and his brothers. They were a second family to Eric for the 12 years he was with them. Eric would always tell us of the strength of their family and the love and goodness in their hearts.
Peace and Love

Posted by Jane Kolb - Mandeville, LA   April 27, 2018

His picture depicts a man who enjoyed his life. As described, Charles was among iconic musicians who even his fellow artists admired. Proverbs 21:2.

Posted by A friend   April 27, 2018

I wish to express my sincere condolences for the Neville family. I am sorry for the loss of someone so dear. We have enjoyed your musical talents for many years. May you find a measure of joy in your cherished memories. And may you find comfort in the promises from Jesus. Matthew 11:28,29,30

With deepest sympathy we mourn with you,
Harriett (FL)

Posted by A friend   April 27, 2018

Posted by Jane Kolb - Mandeville, LA   April 27, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss. Charles will be remembered by many who have been touched by his beautiful music and charismatic smile and personality. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Dot n Jon Hague - Worthington, MA   April 27, 2018

Charles passed yesterday, and all I can see are his glittering eyes and his Confucian smile whenever I think of him. My talks with him were even more fun than playing with him. His stories of the Chitlin Circuit and the Juke Joints, the Grateful Dead and Brooklyn (we lived there the same timeme a hippie in the late 60's and Charles playing in the big time) were hilarious and tragic simultaneously. He had that gift of making you feel like you knew him your entire life, even though it was only 5 years.

He did 4 shows with our band, we opening for him of course, and he always graciously came up to play a tune with us. Even wearing the occasional shades, you could see the headlights shining from his beautiful mind. More than just a musician, everything about Charles was pure musicand I mean everything! Yoda Man, Charles

Posted by Michael JukeJointJazz - Amherst, MA   April 27, 2018

Grief's sting can be unbearable , especiall

Posted by A friend   April 27, 2018

Let me extend my condolences, I am sorry for your loss. But be proud, mission accomplished. He made his mark on society, what an impact, what a musical giant. Cherish Charles' memory, clebrate a life well lived and all that he gave you while he was alive.

Posted by A friend   April 27, 2018

Extending my deepest sympathies to family, friends and fans for the loss of Charles. It's both painful and difficult to lose a dear loved one. Your routine change, because there is a void. May the memories you cherish be a source of comfort and encouragement during these trying times.

Posted by - IL   April 27, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Neville family. May God loving words bring you comfort. Psalms 147: 3,5

Posted by A friend   April 27, 2018

My heartfelt condolences to the Neville family and friends. May God soften your grief during this difficult time. Please find comfort knowing your love one is precious in God's eyes. Psalms 116:15.

Posted by A friend   April 27, 2018

My heartfelt condolences and prayers for your dear loved one Charles. May God grant solace during this most challenging time. Charles was truly an extraordinary brilliant and accomplished man of integrity. He will be truly missed. With Love & Prayers

Posted by A Caring Fan    April 27, 2018

Fantastic sound ALWAYS came from the Neville Brothers. Rest In Peace,Charles. You will be missed.

Posted by Kathleen Kenepp - Akron, OH   April 27, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Posted by Elise - Charlotte, NC   April 27, 2018

My condolences to the Neville Family. My the God of comfort grant you strength during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   April 27, 2018

Charles' Cheshire Cat smile will forever float behind every sax player bringing the joys of life and music that are the hallmarks of this great man. My condolences to his family, his friends, and to all whose lives he touched. Wont be another like Charles Neville.

Posted by A friend   April 27, 2018


a great person is an angel now
we are so sorry for your loss.
may god comfort you and your family. we saw charles several times performing, what a great talent, making people happy and you are a beautiful person with a great smile. so sorry for your loss may god comfort you and the world!

Posted by dean & marianne labonte - south hadley, MA   April 27, 2018

Posted by dean & marianne labonte - south hadley, MA   April 27, 2018

Condolences to the Neville family for your loss. I pray God who'll grant you peace at this sad and difficult time.

Posted by A friend   April 27, 2018


Posted by Freddie Rhett - Savannah, GA   April 27, 2018

Beloveds, truly saddened to hear about Charles Neville's passing. His fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! John11:43

Posted by - BRONX, NY   April 27, 2018


Posted by Ann Stokman - Greenfield, WI   April 27, 2018

My condolences to your family, friends, and other fans. God`s Grace is sufficient.

Posted by Sandra Simmons Brickley - New Orleans, LA   April 27, 2018

Rest In Peace Mr. Neville. I bet Heaven is jumpin tonight.

Posted by Mitzi McCowan-Ungren - Springfield, MO   April 27, 2018

Charles moved to a small town in Massachusetts near me, and often, I would go to see him play at local venues. I had the pleasure of meeting him many times. He was never anything less than kind, gracious, and generous with his time and talent. He was a lovely human being and an American treasure. My condolences to the Neville family.

Posted by Nancy Stefanik - Westfield, MA   April 26, 2018

I am sorry for your loss. May the hope of seeing him again in paradise ease the sorrow of your hearts.

Posted by T Jackson - CA   April 26, 2018

Sincere condolences on your loss. May the God of comfort be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   April 26, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this painful time. May the promise at 1 Thessalonians 4:14 comfort your family.

Posted by Johnson - NC   April 26, 2018


I am so sorry for your loss of Charles Neville. Aaron sure got it right when he called Charles' beaming smile "infectious." The music world has lost another Great. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Kathryn Irby - Gulfport, MS   April 26, 2018


my prayers ans condolences to his family. he,ll be sadly be missed by all knew hi and worked with. he waS the greatest saxophone player. I,ll think about hi every day.i,used to listen to his music.he was a great friend that I,ll miss a lot. rest in peace.your friend michelle adams.

Posted by michelle adams - appleton,, WI - Friend   April 26, 2018

My Condolences To The Family;
I'm so sorry for your great loss. May all of the beautiful memories that you all shared with your loved one, bring you all some comfort when sadness sets in.

Posted by A friend   April 26, 2018

With humility, honor, kindness and Grace he lived and shared his talent and heart with so many. His smile spoke volumes of his inner connection. With deep heartfelt Prayer and warm Love filled hugs, we grieve the loss of this amazing human with those he Loved most, his family and close friends. Blessed be the spirit of the man who changed lives one note and one smile at a time. Thank you for all you gave and the humanity you always showed. Blessings and Healing Angels to lift his family at this difficult time.

Posted by Wendy Darling - Lanesboro, MA - friend   April 26, 2018

I can see that Charles' smile lights up the room. However, continue to treasure those moments as you remember the good times you shared. May God grant you peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

Posted by JMS - MD   April 26, 2018


THE MUSIC...THE MUSIC...THE MUSIC...CHARLES GAVE US HIS ALL through out the years. THANKS for sharing ur wonderful talent with the world. MANY MANY BLESSINGS to the NEVILLE family

Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   April 26, 2018

To The Neville Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. May the following words bring you comfort at this difficult time: "For here I am creating new heavens and a new earth, and the former things will not be called to mind, neither will they come up into the heart." Isaiah 65:17. While your loved one is in God's memory, all will have an opportunity to benefit from the promise quoted above. We can't forget that SMILE!

Posted by The Allen Family - New Orleans, LA   April 26, 2018

Sharing your sadness. Warm thoughts and prayers with
Mr. Neville's family and friends. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by JE - Charlotte   April 26, 2018

Family Album

Charles Neville