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Charisse "Roo-Roo" Nicole St. John


Charisse "Roo-Roo" Nicole St. John

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

Charisse "Roo-Roo" 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's love for life included many infinite treasures, the brightest star, her son Grayson Andrew. Her character was something of a gift for all that she loved. Her laugh was her signature... Her essence was of a sacred beauty, a special soul. She had a gift of "goof". Charisse enjoyed the arts including beading, cooking, singing, painting..."her nails", cinematic adventures and a dedication to Netflix seasons 1-End. The amazing love and bonds she created will forever be missed.

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

Those she leaves behind to cherish her memory are her son; Grayson "Gray Dawg" 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, special grandma; Ramona Needham, grandma; Roxanne Packard-Hanacek, godmother and aunt; Andrea (Todd) Humphrey, aunts; Kelly (Les) Donnell and Terra (Corey) Needham, uncles; Randy "Maushie" Needham, Donovan Needham and Cody Studeman, special cousins; Alaina Needham, Jessica Needham, Destiny Needham and Ashlyn Charnoski, special niece; Analise "Anahleesha" Rossbach, special nephew; Brayden Needham, roommate; Dale Bohn, 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. Helping to lay Charisse to rest will be Justin Needham, Ryan Needham, Austin Needham, Arnold "Raynagan" Charnoski, Ryan Auginash, Jacob Budreau, Chad Budreau, 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, Dale Bohn, Dwight Bellanger 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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