Adjutancy

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Jessie Moore Dickens

August 1, 2014

bishop-jdickensDear Saints:

This correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams. 

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Jessie Moore Dickens, Prelate of the California Western Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.  The Dickens Family are in need of our fervent prayers at this time.  Arrangements can be found here.

The Adjutant General is requesting that all Bishops who will be attending the national celebration, please wear your “Class A” vestments.  All National Adjutant brothers, who will be serving, please wear your "Class A" vestments. National Adjutant sisters who will be serving, please wear your white habits.  

If I can assist you further, please call me at 501.960.1284.

In His Service,

Bishop Designate Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the National Adjutancy

The Passing of Overseer John H. Bennett

July 3, 2014

Dear Saints:

This correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams. 

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Adjutant Overseer John H. Bennett who served with distinction as a member of the National Adjutancy for years in service to the late Bishop L. T. Walker, Sr.  Overseer Bennett was the West Memphis District Superintendent in the Arkansas First Jurisdiction under the leadership of the Jurisdictional Prelate, Bishop Jewel R. Withers, Jr.  The service for Overseer Bennett is as follows:

The Home going Celebration
Saturday, July 4, 2014, 11:00 a.m.

Fifteenth Street Church Of God In Christ
121 South Fifteenth Street
West Memphis, Arkansas  72301
Bishop Jewel R. Withers, Jr., Prelate, Arkansas First Jurisdiction, Officiant

                                                     

Services are entrusted to:

Anthony Funeral Home
135 South Sixteenth Street
West Memphis, Arkansas 72301
(Office) 735-5823

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All expressions of kindness to his wife, Mrs. Ruthie Bennett, can be sent to the care of:

Fifteenth Street Church Of God In Christ
121 South Fifteenth Street – West Memphis, Arkansas  72301 – (Office) 870-735-5823

If I can assist you any further concerning this matter, please call me directly at 501.960.1284

In His Service,

Bishop Designate Robert G. Rudolph, Jr., Scribe

The Passing of Supt. George L. Kelley, Jr.

June 20, 2014

Dear Saints:

This correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams.  Superintendent George L. Kelley, Jr. who served as a member of the National Adjutancy, passed from this life on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  Superintendent Kelley was the husband of the lovely Mrs. Althea Kelley and the son of Mother Frances Kelley, National Director of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry.  The services for him are as follows:

The Home going Celebration
Saturday, June 28, 2014 ~ 11:00 am

Pentecostal Temple Institutional
Church Of God In Christ

229 Danny Thomas Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38126
Bishop Designate C. H. M. Patterson, Pastor
Bishop William S. Wright, Prelate
Tennessee Southwest Jurisdiction, Officiant

Services are entrusted to:

E. H. Ford Mortuary Services – 3390 Elvis Presley Boulevard – Memphis, TN  38116
(Office) 901-345-9558

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All expressions of kindness to his wife, Mrs. Althea Kelley, can be sent to the care of:
Pentecostal Temple Institutional Church Of God In Christ
229 South Danny Thomas Boulevard
Memphis, TN  38126 – Office:  901-527-9202
Email: [email protected]

All expressions of kindness to his wife, Mother Frances Kelley, can be sent to the care of:
Post Office Box 240771
Memphis, TN 38124 – Telephone: 901-527-9202
Email: [email protected]

Let us be in prayer for First Lady Althea Kelley and the entire family during this time of bereavement.  If I can assist you further, please call me at 501.960.1284.

In His Service,

Bishop Designate Robert G. Rudolph, Jr., Scribe

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop Elton A. Lawrence

bishop-ealawrenceJune 1, 2014

Dear Saints:

This correspondence is being sent at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams.

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Elton A. Lawrence, Prelate of the Canadian/Michigan Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction; the father of Bishop Dr. Welton Lawrence and First Lady Mae L. Blake; and the father-in-law of our Presiding Bishop, Bishop Charles E. Blake.  The Lawrence and Blake Families are in need of our fervent prayers at this time. Arrangements can be found here.  As the information is given to the Adjutancy, we will forward it to you as soon as possible.

If I can be of further assistance, you can reach me by calling my office at (501) 332-6897.

In His Service,

Bishop Designate Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the National Adjutancy

 

 

 

Home going Celebration of Mother Imola York

April 29, 2014

Dear Saints:

This correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams.  It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Mother Imola York.  She was a longtime member of the National Adjutancy.  She served with distinction and taught platform protocol for the Church Of God In Christ for many years.  She will be missed greatly by those of us who know her well.

The services for Mother York will be as follows:

The Home going Celebration
Monday, May 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
Glad Tidings Church Of God In Christ
27689 Tyrell Avenue
Hayward, CA 94544
Bishop J. W. Macklin, Pastor
Second Assistant Presiding Bishop
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

All acts of kindness to the family
can be sent to:

Ms. Barbara Gibson
(daughter of Mother York)

1017 Minaker Drive – Antioch, CA 94509
Telephone: 925.698.0859 / 510.472.0772

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We mourn the loss of our dear Mother York.  Please continue to pray for the family as they prepare for this service.  If I can assist you further, please call me at 501.960.1284.

In His Service,

Bishop Designate Robert G. Rudolph, Jr., Scribe

Notice of Episcopal Transition – Bishop James Earl Gordon

bishop-jegordon2April 10, 2014

Dear SaintsThis correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams.  It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop James Earl Gordon, Prelate of the Louisiana East First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction #1.

The Gordon Family and the jurisdiction are in need of our fervent prayers. Arrangements can be found here. As the information is given to the adjutancy, we will forward it to you as soon as possible.

If I can be of further assistance, you can reach me by calling my office at (501) 332-6897.

In His Service,

Bishop Designate Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the National Adjutancy

 

 

 

The Passing of Deacon Robert L. Grimes, Sr.

March 17, 2014

Dear Saints:

This correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams.  It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Deacon R. L. Grimes, Sr.  Deacon Grimes was the father of Overseer Robert L. Grimes, Jr.  The services for Deacon Grimes will be as follows:

Deacon R. L. Grimes, Sr.The Home going Celebration
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
First Church Of God In Christ
3400 Vinton Street – Clovis, New Mexico  88101

Services are entrusted to:

Muffley Funeral Home
1430 N. Thornton Street – Clovis, NM 88101
(Office) 575.762.4435

All acts of kindness to the family can be sent to:

Overseer Robert L. Grimes, Jr.

c/o Brown Memorial Church Of God In Christ
2313 East 27th Avenue –  Tampa, Florida  33605
Telephone:  813.748.2533 or Email:  [email protected]

 

Let us be in prayer for Overseer Robert L. Grimes, Jr. and his family during this time of bereavement.  He has been and continues to be a dedicated and faithful member of the National Adjutancy. 

If I can assist you any further, please call me directly at 501.960.1284.

In His Service,

Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Overseer Robert G. Rudolph, Jr., Scribe

Notice of Episcopal Transistion – Bishop Harvey Tyler

March 6, 2014

Dear Saints:

Bishop Harvey TylerThis correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams.  It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Harvey Tyler, Prelate of the India First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. 

Bishop Tyler died on Friday, February 28, 2014.  He was the husband of the beloved Mother Clara Tyler and the father of Missionary Dinah Tyler.  Bishop Tyler was also a Resident Bishop of Southern California First Jurisdiction where the Bishop Joe L. Ealy is the Prelate. 

At the request of Bishop Tyler, there will be no funeral services.  Other information concerning his memorial is as follows:    

Viewing of Bishop Harvey Tyler

Sunday, March 9, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

to be held at the

The House of Winston Mortuary
9501 South Vermont Avenue – Los Angeles, CA  90044

All expressions of kindness to the Tyler Family can be sent to:

Mother Clara Tyler
19127 South Pioneer Boulevard, Space 62
Artesia, California  90701
Telephone:  562.292.3226

The Adjutant General is requesting that if there are any questions concerning the special viewing, please contact:

The Office of Bishop Joe L. Ealy
Prelate, Southern California First Jurisdiction
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

Telephone:  562.599.2830
Email[email protected]

It is a pleasure to serve you in any way possible.  If I can assist you further, please call me at 501.960.1284.

In His Service,

Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the National Adjutancy

Notice of Episcopal Transistion – Bishop Cornelius Fletcher Porter

February 27, 2014

Bishop Cornelius Fletcher PorterDear Saints:

This correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams.  It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Cornelius Fletcher Porter, Prelate of Texas Lone Star Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. 

The Porter Family and the jurisdiction are in need of our fervent prayers. Arrangements can be found here. As the information is given to the adjutancy, we will forward it to you as soon as possible.

If I can be of further assistance, you can reach me by calling my office at (501) 332-6897.

In His Service,

Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the National Adjutancy

 

The Passing Of Mrs. Mary Lula Cotner Lane

November 15, 2013

Dear Saints:

This correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams.  It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Mrs. Mary Lula Cotner Lane.  This 91 year old was the mother of Mrs. Mary E. Bell, the widow of a former Adjutant General, Bishop H. J. Bell.  The services for Mrs. Lane will be as follows:

The Home going Celebration
Monday, November 18, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
(Viewing from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.)

Rogers Memorial Baptist Church
520 College Street
Knoxville, Tennessee   

Services are entrusted to:

Unity Mortuary
1425 McCalla Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee  37915
(Office) 865.637.8811

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All acts of kindness to the family can be sent to:

Mother Mary E. Bell
4304 Aylesbury Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee  37918
Telephone:  865.688.2195   or   865.776.6509

Bishop Matthew Williams would like for us to be in prayer for Mother Mary E. Bell and her family during this time of bereavement.  She has been and continues to be a dedicated and faithful member of the National Adjutancy. 

In His Service,

Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the National Adjutancy

 
 
 
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