Passing

Passing of Chief Adjutant Geoffrey Maurice Lester

On Friday, December 25. 2015, Elder Geoffrey Maurice Lester, Sr. quietly departed this life.  He was born in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland on August 2, 1956 and is the son the late Robert Maryland Lester, Sr. and Ethel Grace Stevenson-Lester.

adjutant-gmlesterElder Lester was the father of two sons Geoffrey M. Lester, Jr. and Elder Jamaal A. Lester.  He was a class of 74 graduate from Clairton High School.  That same year Elder Lester asked the Lord into his heart.  After graduation he attended the Job Corp to be an electrician.  He was the founder of General Maintenance Leasing, LLC. 

Elder Lester was a faithful member of Trinity Church Of God In Christ for 39 years.  He was also the head of the Deacon board at Trinity as well as the Leader and Teacher of the Adult Sunday School Class.  Elder Lester served as the 2nd Assistant Pastor to Bishop James M. Foster of Trinity Church Of God In Christ.  He served in the District as Chairperson to the District Superintendent, Elder Kenneth Irvin.  Elder Lester served in the state and National Church as well.  He was the Chief Adjutant to Bishop James M. Foster, Presiding Prelate of the First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Western Pennsylvania.

Elder Lester was a true servant of the Lord.  Whatever he was asked to do and he did it without complaint.

 

 

Passing of Mother Anna Rae Davis

December 23, 2015

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 Mother Anna Rae Davis, the wife of one of our beloved National Adjutant Overseers, Bishop George W. Davis, Jr..  The Home going Celebrations for Mother Davis as follows:

mother-ardavisThe Home going Celebrations for
Mother Anna Rae Davis
Norther Carolina Service of Celebration

Saturday, December 26, 2015, 12 noon
Viewing from 9:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.

to be held at the

Outreach for Jesus Church
440 Battley Dairy Road
Hamlet, NC 28345

Final Service of Celebration

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 12 noon
Viewing from 9:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.

to be held at the

Refreshing Spring Church Of God In Christ
6200 Riverdale Road
Riverdale, Maryland 20737
Superintendent James E. Jordan, Jr., Pastor


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

Bishop George W. Davis, Jr.
502 West Boulevard
Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352
Telephone: (202) 494-5800

Let us be in prayer for the family during this most difficult time.  If I can assist you further concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to call my office at 501.712.0048.

In His Service,

Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Assistant General Secretary / Records & Archives
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

Passing of Mother Ruth Mason Lewis

November 29, 2015

Dear Saints:

This correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Matthew Williams as per Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake.  It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Mother Ruth Mason Lewis who was the last living child of our beloved founder, Bishop Charles Harrison Mason.  The services for Mother Lewis will be as follows:

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The Memorial Celebration of Mother Ruth Mason Lewis
Monday, December 7, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

The Celebration of the Life of Mother Ruth Mason Lewis
Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Eulogist

both services to be held at the:

Pentecostal Temple Institutional Church Of God In Christ
229 South Danny Thomas Boulevard – Memphis, Tennessee 38126
Bishop Charles H. M. Patterson, Sr., Pastor


Services are entrusted to:

R. S. Lewis Funeral Home
374 Vance Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38126
901.526.3264 (Office) / 901.526.3265 (Fax)
Website: www.rslewisandsonsfuneralhome.com

All expressions of kindness to the Family can be sent to the children

Robert "Bobby" Lewis and Dr. Sharon Lewis Rouse:
c/o 374 Vance Avenue – Memphis, Tennessee

The Adjutant General is requesting that all Bishops who will be attending the celebration held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 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.  Let us be in prayer for the family during this most difficult time.  If I can assist you further, please call me at 501.712.0048.

In His Service,

Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Assistant General Secretary / Records & Archives
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

Passing of Mrs. Madgelene King-Moses

October 28, 2015

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 Mrs. Madgelene King-Moses, mother of Overseer Maron V. King who is a dedicated and active Overseer in the National Adjutancy.  The services for Mrs. King-Moses will be as follows:

mrs-mkmosesThe Family Hour for Mrs. Madgelene King-Moses
Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cromwell Funeral Home
600 East St. Louis Street – Hamburg, Arkansas 71646

The Home going Celebration for
Mrs. Madgelene King-Moses

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church
108 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive – Crossett, Arkansas 71635
Reverend Curtis Jackson, Pastor

Services are entrusted to: Cromwell Funeral Home
600 East St. Louis Street – Hamburg, Arkansas 71646 – Telephone: (870) 853-5000


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

Overseer Maron V. King
108 River Valley Loop
Maumelle, Arkansas 72113
Email: [email protected]

Let us be in prayer for the entire family during this most difficult time.  If I can assist you further, please call me at 501.712.0048.

In His Service,

Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Scribe of the Adjutancy
Assistant General Secretary / Records & Archives
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

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

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

 
 
 
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