Bereavement Notices

 

Mother Emma Thompson

 

    On behalf of the South Carolina Upstate and all of our delegates, it is with sadness that I
announce the passing of our Mother Emma Thompson, a Senior Missionary, and a former Women
Council President for over eighteen years and a member of the Beulah Refuge Tabernacle Church family where she served faithfully for many years under our Diocesan Bishop David A. Smith as her pastor. 
    Mother Thompson leaves to cherish her fond memories, four children, Lewis Robinson, Louis
Thompson, Emma Felder, and Oddis Thompson along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grand children, also with many other family members, and friends. She also leaves her loving church members of the Beulah Refuge Tabernacle, and the SC Upstate Diocese.
    The “Celebration of Life” service for Mother Emma Thompson will be Sunday, May 6 at
3:00 pm at the Beulah Refuge Tabernacle, 469 Landfill Road, Orangeburg, S.C. 29118. The
Glover Funeral Home, 2562 Charleston Highway, Orangeburg S.C. 29115, (803) 536-3200, is entrusted with these services.
    The family will be receiving guest at 1708 Bethel Forest Road, Rowesville, SC. Your prayers and
support are requested and will be recognized later by the family. Presently, we thank each of you in
advance. Scripture of comfort: “…a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels;…” Malachi 3:16b-17a )

Mother Lether Mae Haynes Jones

 

    On behalf of the South Carolina Upstate and all of our delegates, it is with sadness that I
announce the passing of our Mother Lether Mae Haynes Jones, a Senior Missionary, and Honorary
Missionary of the SC Upstate Diocese of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. She was a member of the Beulah Refuge Tabernacle Church where our Diocesan Bishop David A. Smith is the pastor.
    Mother Jones leaves to cherish her fond memories, seven children, Jessie, Rosalind, Ronda,
Barbara, Bobby, Janet and Ronald, along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren and many
other family members, and friends. She also leaves her loving church members from Pilgrim Glorious
Church of God where she first served and the members of Beulah Refuge Tabernacle, where she served last.
    The “Celebration of Life” service for Mother Lether May Haynes Jones will be Friday January
12th, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Beulah Refuge Tabernacle, 469 Landfill Road, Orangeburg, S.C. 29118. The Simmons Funeral Home, 2868 Columbia Road, Orangeburg, S.C. 29115, (803) 534-2646, is entrusted with these services.
    Your prayers and support are requested and will be recognized later by the family. Presently, we
thank each of you in advance. Scripture of comfort: “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” (I Thessalonians 4:14)

Sister Patricia Glenn Anderson

 

    On behalf of the South Carolina Upstate and all of our delegates, it is with sadness that I
announce the passing of our Sister Patricia Glenn Anderson, a member of The Refuge House of Prayer, where Elder Jeffers Holman is the pastor. Below is the outline presented by the family. Please support where you can in prayer and service.
    Mrs. Patrice Glenn Anderson, 48, transitioned on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in Columbia,
South Carolina. She was born in Columbia, South Carolina to George and Elizabeth Wise Glenn, Sr. Mrs. Anderson was employed as a Nutrition Counselor for many years.
Mrs. Anderson leaves to cherish precious memories to: her husband, Lonnie Anderson, Jr.; a
daughter, Lontika Anderson; two sons, Jamie Glenn and Quinton Anderson; one brother, Gregory Glenn; a sister, Deborah Jones and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Public Viewing:
JAN 01 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
A. A. Dicks Funeral Home Sullivan Chapel
2548 Main Street
Columbia, SC, US, 29201
Funeral Service:
JAN 02 2:00 PM
Mount Sinai Holiness Church
1315 Basil Street
Columbia, SC, US, 29209
Again, the family request your prayers and support and thank each of you in advance.
Scripture of comfort, “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.” Hebrews 4:9.

Mother Mozell Miller

 

    It is with sadness that I announce the death and home going celebration for Mother Mozell
Miller, who was a member of the United Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Orangeburg S.C.,
where Elder John Mosley, serves as pastor, and he will be in charge of these services.
Mother leaves to mourn five sons, Leroy Jr., John, Deacon Jimmie, Minister Harold, and
Deacon Keith and three daughters, JoAnn, Patricia, and Del, one son preceded her in death,
Melvin.
    The Simmons Funeral Home at 907 Russell Street in Orangeburg S.C., has been entrusted
by the Miller family to render their services.
Viewing, Monday November 13, 2017
907 Russell Street at the funeral home.
    The Home Going Celebration will be: Tuesday November 14, 2017
Place: Beulah Refuge Tabernacle. 469 Landfill Road, Orangeburg S.C.
Time: 11:00am
For any direct questions please contact:
Dea. Jimmy Miller
Mobile 803-308-6882
Home (803 378-4981
    The family request your prayers and support and thank each of you in advance. Scripture of
comfort, “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.” Hebrews 4:9

Mother Doris White

 

   Praise the Lord to all officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate

Diocese.

   This letter is written to inform you of the passing and funeral services of our dear Mother Doris
White of Greater Refuge COOLJC of Greenville S.C., where Apostle Herbert Edwards Sr. is the
pastor. Mother White departed this life on Sunday evening, September 10, 2017. Mother White
never married nor did she birth any children, but she had cousins as relatives and a great church
family that loved her dearly. She was a sister for some, mother of others and a friend to all.
   Funeral services for Mother White will be Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 11:00am at
The Greater Refuge Temple COOLJC, 8 Logan Street, Greenville S.C. Watkins and Garrett
Funeral Home is in charge of these services.
   Any correspondence or condolences are to be sent to The Greater Refuge Temple
COOLJC, in Greenville, SC. Scripture for encouragement: "…Blessed are the dead that die in
the Lord, from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their
works do follow them.” Revelation 14:35 KJV

Mother Carrie Lawton

 

   On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, I want
to announce the home-going services for our Mother Carrie Lawton. Mother Lawton
departed this life on Thursday, September 14, 2017. She is a founding member of the Kingston
Road Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ with her pastor being District Elder Charles I. Pollock.
   She leaves to mourn her husband James Lawton, and a host of family that includes in laws two
aunts, godchildren and god siblings, along with a loving church family.
Mother Lawton’s home going services will be held at the Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
at 2930 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC, 29203, 1-803- 254-2000. Thursday, September 21,
2017 at 2:00pm.
Her husband, James, will be receiving correspondence and guest at their home 3509 Lake
Avenue, Columbia SC, 29206, Home phone: 1-803- 772-5145.
Scripture encourages us, “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are
the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from
their labours; and their works do follow them.”Revelation 14:13 KJV

Mrs. Estelle Beatty

 

   Praise the Lord to all officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese. This
letter is written to inform you of the funeral service of Mrs. Estelle Beatty, who passed on
Sunday, September 3, 2017. This is the sister of our Director of District Elders: Harold Young
and his wife Elect Lady Ruth Young. She was a member of Saint Paul Baptist in Orangeburg.
   The funeral service for Mrs. Beatty will be this Sunday, September 10th at 2:30pm.
The funeral will be held at St. Paul Baptist church, 2259 Rowesville Road, Orangeburg SC
29115.
   The family is receiving guest at the home of her daughter and son in law, Dr. Jerome and
Mrs. Beverly Brown. Their address is 810 Wilson Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115. Telephone
number, 803-507- 9394. Please keep this family in pray and especially our District Elder Harold
Young and Elect Lady Ruth Young.
Scripture for encouragement: "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe
also in me".John 14:1 | KJV

Mother Virginia Johnson

   On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, we are
saddened to announce the passing of Mother Virginia Johnson. Mother Johnson was the mother
of Deacon Felix and Michelle Johnson of New Hope COOLJC in Sumter, pastored by Elder
Russell Rogers.
   Mother Johnson leaves to mourn her four children and their families, Bennie, Mary, Felix
and Amy. Services for Mother Johnson will be, Monday, August 21st, at the Trinity United
Presbyterian Church, 136 S Main Street, Maysville SC. The family will be receiving guest at
2175 Avenue A. Maysville, SC, this is the sister’s home of Mother Johnson.
   Joe’s Mortuary is in charge of these services. Please keep the Johnson family much in
prayer. Scripture encourages us, “Let not your heart be troubled.” St. John 14:1. God has all of
our lives in His Hand.

Mother Delores Ladson

 

   On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, we are
saddened to announce the passing of our dearly beloved Mother Delores Ladson. Mother Ladson
served faithfully for many years in the Palmetto Diocese under the pastorate of the late , Elder
Archie Woods, and her pastor for many years also, Apostle Walter Lee Jackson.
   She leaves to mourn three children, Jacqueline, Myles, and Cynthia. She has many
grandchildren and great grands along with her many life long church friends. The family rejoice
with the angels for a servant that has done well. She was preceded in death by her late husband
Deacon George Ladson Sr., and her son, Elder George Ladson Jr..
   A Memorial Service will be held, Tuesday August 15th , 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm at the
Greater Refuge Temple, 230 Huger Street, Charleston, SC, 29403. Funeral Service will be
Wednesday, August 16th, at 11:00am, at the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 73
Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406.
   Correspondence can be sent to family home: 344 4th Avenue, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464.
Telephone Number is (843)884-2689. The Funeral Home selected for these services is:
Dorothy’s Home For Funerals, 78 Cannon Street, Charleston, SC, 29403, (843) 772-0268.

Ms. Ebony Mack

 

    On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, I'm saddened to announce the funeral services for Ms. Ebony Mack. Her parents are Edward & Tonya Mack, siblings are Kenya Mack, A J Mack, and Tasia Whitmire. Ebony is the granddaughter of pastor Elder Freddie Mack, and his wife Mother Alberta Mack, Pastor and First Lady of the Victory Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Columbia, SC.

    The Funeral Service for Ms. Ebony Mack will be held Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1:00pm, at

the Victory Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Columbia, SC. Her Grandfather, Elder Freddie

Mack will officiate these services. The McClary Funeral Home is in charge of these services.

Any cards or flowers for the family are asked to be delivered to the address below:

McClary's Funeral Home

4116 N.Main Street

Columbia, S.C. 29203

    Please keep the Mack family, much in prayer. Scripture for encouragement, "Hear

my cry, O God: attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when

my heart is overwhelmed, led me to a rock that's is higher than I." Psalms 61:1,2 KJV

Mother Calloway

 

    On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese it is with

sadness that I write to inform you of the death of our dear Mother Francis Calloway.

Mother Calloway has been a steadfast member of the United Refuge Church of Orangeburg

S.C., pastored now by Elder John Mosely. Mother Calloway was a strong member of United

Refuge and was saved at the church in Rowesville, S.C., when the late Bishop Herman Williams

pastored.

    Mother Calloway is survived by four sons, James Jr., Frankie, Richard, and Tyrone, and

four daughters Ruth, Bessie, Gearline, and Debra, along with many other family members, along

a beloved church family and the S.C. Upstate Diocese.

    Family plans are incomplete but the family will receive guest at the Calloway home, 204

Dukes Street, Rowesville, SC., 29133. The Glover funeral home is in charge of these services.

An announcement will go out for final plans. As always, let us support where we can.

Scripture for encouragement: "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints"

Psalm 116:15.

 

Bishop C. L. Lorick Jr.

   Praise the Lord to all the pastors, elders, and ministers of the South Carolina Upstate

Diocese. This letter is written to inform you of the untimely death of our friend and brother

Bishop Colie L. Lorick Jr. (Josh) who is the pastor of the Rehoboth United Church. This is the

son of the late Bishop Colie L. Lorick Sr., whom the son funeralized on March 24, 2017.

    He leaves to mourn his wife, Mary, and their two sons Cory, and Terrance along with

two daughter in laws, Hope and Aisha and four grandchildren. Mother, Mother Elease Lorick,

and his siblings, along with his church family and friends. A more detailed announcement will

follow once plans are complete.

    Please keep the family much in prayer as our friend has gone from labor to reward.

Scripture for encouragement: "LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy

holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his

heart............. He that doeth these things shall never be moved."

Psalms 15:1,2, 5b | KJV

Mr. Rafer Darell Jones

 

   On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, we now

announce the funeral service for Mr. Rafer Derell Jones. Mr. Jones is the son of Mother Herline

Jones who is a member of the Refuge House of Prayer of West Columbia, SC., where Apostle

Herbert Edwards is the pastor.

   Mr. Jones leaves to mourn his son, Marquis Fields, his mother, Mother Herline Jones,

two brother, Douglas and Jarvis and two sisters Barbara and Rochelle.

The Jones Memorial Funeral Home of 701 Charleston Highway, West, Columbia, is in

charge of these services. The funeral for Mr. Refer Jones will be Saturday, April 1, 2017 at

12:00 noon at the Refuge House of Prayer. The pastor Apostle Herbert Edwards will officiate

this service. Scripture of comfort: "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe

also in me." John 14:1 | KJV

   Thanking you for support and prayers for this family, this church and a host of friends.

Bishop C. L. Lorick

 

   On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, we now

announce the call of God for Bishop Colie L. Lorick Sr. Pastor Emeritus of the Rehoboth United

Church located in Columbia S.C., where now his oldest son, Bishop Colie L. Lorick, Jr. is the

pastor.

   Bishop Lorick Sr., leaves his wife of seventy years, Mother Elease Porterfield Lorick, and

their seven children (two proceeded him to reward) to mourn his departure but to celebrate his

life. Also keep his devoted and beloved church family, The Rehoboth United Church family

much in prayer. Final plans are pending but a notice will go out later this week to inform us of

final arrangements.

   Condolences may be sent to: The Loricks at 9621 Highgate Road, Columbia, SC 29223

Funeral Home in charge of these services: Myers Mortuary, 5003 Rhett St. Columbia, SC 29203

Scripture of comfort: "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints."

Psalms 116:15 | KJV

Mother Azalea Bryant

    On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with

sadness that I announce the passing of Mother Azaleae Bryant. Mother Azaleae Bryant was a

faithful member in attendance at the Refuge New Calvary church of Vance, SC, where District

Elder Jimmie Bradley is the pastor. Mother Bryant was a faithful prayer warrior that served most

of her time under they late Bishop Brooks where she won many souls to Christ. She leaves her

children and church family to mourn this loss but they all rejoice knowing her work is over and

she is receiving her reward.

    The funeral service will be held this Saturday, March the 11th at 1:00 pm at Refuge New

Calvary and the pastor, District Elder Bradley will be in charge of these services. Please keep

the family much in prayer and let us find strength in the Word of God, "Precious in the sight of

the Lord is the death of His saints" Psalm 116:15

Mr. John Gatrell

 

    On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with

sadness that I announce the passing of Mr. John Gatrell. This is the father of Sister Jamaiya and

Sister Jana Gatrell. Both of these young ladies are members of The Refuge Temple, Greenville,

SC, where Apostle Herbert Edwards is the pastor.

    The planned services for Mr. Gatrell will be Friday evening at 6:00pm. The location is

The Refuge Temple, 8 Logan Street, Greenville S.C. Apostle Herbert Edwards is the pastor.

    Please keep the family much in prayer and as always, let us support where we can.

I offer the Word of God as comfort to the family at this time, "Let not your heart be

troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it

were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." St. John 14:-2 | KJV

Mr. Jalin Tyler Palmer

 

   On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with

sadness that I announce the passing of Mr. Jalin Tyler Palmer. This is the grandson of Deacon

Reggie Summerton and Sister Jenise Summerton who are members of New Calvary COOLJC.,

In Vance, SC pastored by District Elder Jimmie Bradley. Mr. Tyler lived in Columbia with his

mother, Felica.

    The services for Mr. Jalin Palmer will be held at The Taylor Street Chapel of the Leevy's

Funeral Home at 1831 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC., 29201, this Wednesday, January 25th, at

11:00 am. District Elder Jimmie Bradley are in charge of these services.

    Final resting for Mr. Palmer will be at the New Calvary COOLJC in Vance, SC. Please

keep this entire family and community in prayer as they process the lose of a son, grandson,

cousin and friend. Words of comfort from the Scriptures, "But thou, O LORD, art a shield for

me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he

heard me out of his holy hill. Selah." Psalms 3:3-4 | KJV

Mrs. Tanya Sigler

  On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, I wanted to

announce the passing of the sister in law of First Lady Edith Garrett. Mrs. Tanya

Fay Sigler. 

Mrs. Tanya Fay Sigler – Hinesville, Georgia

Mrs. Tanya Fay Sigler, age 60, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Liberty Regional

Medical Center.

Funeral Service: 11:00am, Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Frank V. Givens Memorial Chapel

– Dorchester Funeral Home, 7842 E. Oglethorpe Hwy, Midway, Georgia 31320.

Interment: 1:00pm, Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 8819 US Hwy 301, Glennville,

Georgia 30427.

    As always please keep the Garrett family in prayer, and let us support where we can.

Scripture for encouragement, "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write,

Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, smith the Spirit, that they may

rest from their labours; and their works do follow them." Revelation 14:13.

Sister Dorothy W. Pam

   On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, I wanted to

announce the passing of Sister Dorothy W. Pam. Sister Pam was a member of the United Refuge

Church pastored by Elder John Mosley in Orangeburg S.C.

   The funeral service will be held Thursday January 12th @ 1:00 pm., at the Glover's

Funeral Home on Charleston Hwy. Elder Mosley will be officiating these services. The repass

will be held at the United Refuge Church in Orangeburg, S.C. Please keep the church and family

in prayer and as always, support where you can.

   Scripture for encouragement, "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write,

Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, smith the Spirit, that they may

rest from their labours; and their works do follow them." Revelation 14:13.

Mrs. Mamie T Govan

 

   On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, I wanted

to announce the passing of Mrs. Mamie T. Govan. The services for Mrs. Govan will be

Saturday January the 14th at 12:00 noon. The location for this service will be at the Central

United Methodist Church in Rowesville S.C. The Reverend Walter Harley will be officiating.

The repast will be at the Bonner Center on the campus of Beulah Refuge Tabernacle on Landfill

Road in Columbia S.C. Please keep the family in prayer and as always support where you can.

    Scripture for encouragement, "For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower

from the enemy.I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings

Selah. For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear

thy name."

Minister Jerome Sumpter

    On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with

deepest sympathy I sadly announce the funeral services of Minister Jerome Sumpter. This

service will be held this Sunday, October 30th at 12:00 noon. The location of the funeral

service with be at Refuge Temple of Holly Hill, SC., where District Elder Harold Young is the

pastor. The burial for our Minister Sumpter will be Monday, October 31, 2016, at a Military

Burial Site. Our Diocesan, Bishop David Smith has asked all District Elders to reschedule our

Fifth Sunday services this month to allow delegates attending the service freedom to do so.

    Minister Sumpter was a fun loving person that will be dearly missed. Please continue to

pray for Sister Sandra Sumpter and their two children, Nickolas and Arlana. The wife, Sister

Sandra Sumpter has requested in lieu of flowers that any financial donations be given to her or

given to the leaders of the church in her name who will make sure they are given to her.

    Scripture for encouragement for us, "For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so

them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him" 1 Thessalonians 4:14. As always,

please help and support where possible.

Mother Gussie Mae Williams

 

    On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with deepest

sympathy we sadly announce the passing of Mother Gussie Mae Williams on Saturday,

August 27, 2016.  Mother Williams was a member of New Calvary Church of Our Lord Jesus

Christ where District Elder Jimmie Bradley served as her pastor.

    Mother Williams was a lovable person that treated her children, her church family and

even strangers, as part of her assignment from God to do good to everyone.  She will be dearly

missed. 

    Her home going service will be this Saturday, September 3,  10:30 am, at  The Holly

Hill Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Holly Hill, SC and District Elder Bradley will officiate

these services.  The family will receive guest at 3625 Cleveland St., Elloree, SC.  The family

has chosen the Williams Funeral Home of Elloree, SC to be in charge of these services.

    Let us find comfort in the Word of the Lord,  "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord

from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do

follow them." Revelation 14:13b | KJV     As always let us support where we can and keep the
family much in prayer.

Dr. Ruby Jamisson Wright

 

    On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with

deepest sympathy we sadly announce the passing of Dr. Ruby Jamison Wright, on Monday,

August 1, 2016. Dr. Jamison Wright was a faithful member of Temple of Praise Ministries

pastored by District Elder Renard Green.

    She leaves to mourn 4 sons and 3 daughters along with many in-laws and grandchildren,

relatives, friends and her beloved church family. The family will be receiving friends at the

daughter, Debra Cooper's home, at 895 Partridge Dr. Orangeburg SC.

    The funeral services for Dr. Ruby Jamison Wright will be Saturday, August 6, 2016 at

11:00am at the Beulah Refuge Tabernacle, 469 Landfill Road, Orangeburg, SC, 29118.

The Simmons Funeral Home located at 907 Russell Street, Orangeburg, SC. 29115 is in

charge of the services.

    Let us find comfort in the Word of the Lord, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord

from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do

follow them." Revelation 14:13b | KJV

    As always let us support where we can and keep the family much in prayer.

Brother Wallace Young

 

    On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with

deepest sympathy we sadly announce the passing of Brother Wallace Young on this morning,

Sunday July 24, 2016. Brother Young is the brother of our Director of District Elders, District

Elder Harold Young and Mother Ruth Young.

    The family desires your sincere prayers at this time. A letter will be sent out in the next few

days on funeral arrangements and where the family will be receiving guest.

    We now find comfort in the Word of God,  "13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him."

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 | KJV

Brother Leon Wright

    On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with

deepest sympathy we sadly announce the passing of Brother Leon Wright, the husband of Lady

Sannie Wright, International Women's Council First Vice President; who passed away Monday,

July 18, 2016. He leaves to mourn his wife, Lady Sannie Wright and to this union three children

are left to mourn also, two sons, Travis and Corey Wright and one daughter, April Jenkins.

    Brother Wright is the brother of Bishop Wayman Wright, Sr., Bishop Whittaker Wright,

Bishop Charles Wright, Sr., Mr. Calvin Wright, Shepherd Mother Betty Smith and Sister

Glorious Hampton.

     Funeral services for Brother Leon Wright is scheduled for Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:00 am

at Beulah Refuge Tabernacle on 469 Landfill Road, Orangeburg, SC. His brother in law, Bishop

David A. Smith is the pastor.

    Dash Funeral Home is in charge of these services, their address is 997 Amelia Street,

Orangeburg SC 29115 and the family will receive guest there from 6-8 Thursday evening.

The family is also receiving guest at the home of Lady Sannie Wright, 2418 Hickory

Drive, Orangeburg, SC 29115.

    Let us find comfort in the Scriptures from Psalms 116:15, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is

the death of his saints, " To the saints let us do support as we can and leave this family lifted up

in prayers.

Mother Christine Muller

    On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with

sadness and joy that I announce the death and home going services for, Mother Christine Muller.

Mother Muller attended church this past Sunday, July 3rd, and God called her home Sunday

night. Mother Muller was a faithful member of The Refuge House of Prayer in West Columbia,

pastored by Apostle Herbert Edwards, where she served on the Choir and Usher Board, along

with other auxiliaries.

    The funeral services for Mother Christine Muller will be Saturday, July 9th at 4:00pm. Services

will be held at the Bostick- Tompkins Funeral Home, 2930 Colonial Drive, (Off Farrow Road)

Columbia, SC, and they are in charge of theses services.

The family is receiving guest at:

2818 Tree Street

Cayce, SC 29033.

    Please keep her natural and church family much in prayer as they process this sudden loss.

Words of comfort from the Scriptures, 'We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent

from the body, and to be present with the Lord." 2 Corinthians 5:8 | KJV

Deacon Samuel Holliday

 

    On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with

sadness and joy that I announce the death and home going services for, Deacon Samuel Holliday

Sr. Deacon Holliday, was one of the founding Deacons under the leadership of the late Bishop

James Mickens of the Bethel- Refuge Church, now pastored by District Elder Robert Garrett.

He went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

    He leaves to mourn his wife, Marie Anderson Holliday and their six children, Chantrell, James,

Tony, Tyrone, Samuel Jr., and Sandol. He also leaves to mourn his church family along many

friends including the SC Upstate of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, where we knew him as

an excited and devoted worshipper and praise leader.

    The funeral services for Deacon Samuel Holliday Sr., is planned for Monday, May 23, 2016

and will begin at 1:00 pm. This home going service will be held at his church, the Bethel- Refuge

Church, in Wedgefield, SC, and District Elder Robert Garrett is officiating. The Community

Funeral Home of Sumter, SC has been chosen by the family for these services.

The family will be receiving guest at 2455 S.C. 261, Wedgefield, SC.

     I close with the Scripture from 2 Timothy 4:7 as words of comfort from the Apostle Paul as

he was departing this life, 'I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the

faith.' Please keep this family in prayer, and as always, support where you can.

 

Mother Eleanor B. Holmes

 

     On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with

sadness and joy that I announce the death and home going services for Mother Eleanor Bowers

Holmes. Mother Holmes was a member of New Hope Ministries of Sumter, SC, pastored by

Elder Russell Rogers for over 50 years. Her late husband Brother William Nathaniel Holmes

preceded her in death.

     She leaves to mourn eight children along with their families and the New Hope Ministries

family and a host of friends.

     The funeral services for Mother Holmes is planned for Friday, May 20, 2016 and will begin at

12:00 noon. This home going service will be held at her church, the New Hope Ministries in

Sumter, SC, and Elder Russell Rogers is officiating. The Palmer Memorial Chapel of Sumter, SC

has been chosen by the family for these services.

     The family will be receiving guest at 890 Salters Road in Sumter, SC.

A repast is planned after the service at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church on Manning Ave.

I close with the Scripture from Psalm 116:15 as words of comfort, "Precious in the sight of

the LORD is the death of his saints." 

     Please keep this family in prayer, and as always, support where you can.

 

Deacon Carl Ford

 

     On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with sadness I announce the home going services for Deacon Carl Ford. This is a beloved Deacon of the Greater Refuge Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of Charleston S.C., our South Carolina Regional Apostle, Apostle Walter Lee Jackson is his pastor. He departed this life on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

     He leaves to mourn his wife, Sister Teresa Simpson Ford, his mother and father, Deacon Elijah and Mother Victoria Ford along with eight siblings and his entire church family.

     Sister Theresa Ford is taking guest at the home, 1543 Wakendaw Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464. The Johnson Hall's Funeral Home is in charge of these services.

     A Wake will be held Friday May 6, 2016, at Greater Refuge Church from 6-8pm.Funeral Services will held Saturday May, 7, 2016 at 12:00 noon.

     Please keep his wife and his family in prayer, and as always, support where you can. I close with comfort from the word of God, "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them." Revelation 14:13 | KJV

 

 

Bishop Samuel Myers Sr.

 

      On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with sadness I announce the home going services of Bishop Samuel Myers Sr. He departed this life on Monday April 18, 2016. He was the pastor,founder and presider of the Apostolic Doctrine Evangelistic Churches of Jesus Christ Inc., for over 40 years.

      He leaves to mourn his wife of 46 years, Mother Mary Elizabeth Myers, two sons Elder Silas Myers, and Brother Samson Myers. One son preceded him in death, the late Elder Samuel Myers Jr. He also leaves behind a host of in laws, siblings, and many other relatives and a devoted church family.

Family are receiving guest and condolences can be sent to:

1019 Blessed Boulevard, Hopkins SC 29061.

Funeral home: The Bostick- Tompkins Funeral Home.

Time and Date of funeral: April 23, 2016 11:00am

Funeral location: The location is Temple Of Faith Bible Way Church, 2850 Congaree Rd Columbia South Carolina 29052.

Burial location: Bishop Samuel Myers the Apostolic Doctrine Evangelistic Church of Jesus Christ, 1431 Dry Branch Road Hopkins, SC, 29061.

      Please keep this family in prayer, and as always, support where you can. 

 

Brother Oscar Mosley

 

      On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with sadness I announce the passing of Bro. Oscar Mosley. He leads to mourn his brother Elder John Mosley pastor of the United Refuge of Orangeburg SC. Also, another brother, Minister Junior Mosley, and two sisters, Evangelist Smith and Evangelist Vaughters along with many in laws, and many other relatives and friends.

All correspondence should be sent to:

Annie Vaughters 

251 Tatem Road

Saxe, Virginia, 23967

    The funeral will be held at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Virginia April 21, 2016. Words of comfort comes from Scripture to family and friends, "Let not your heart be troubled, if you   believe in God believe also in me." St. John 14:1.    As always let us support in prayer and wherever we can.

 

Brother Clarence Garvin

 

      On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with sadness I announce the passing of Bro. Clarence Marshall Garvin.  He is the father of our Elder Roger Williams and Sister Margie Goodwin who both attends United Refuge Church, pastored by Elder John Mosley. Bro. Garvin is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alma Garvin, and five children, Roger, Margie,Evelyn, Angie and Albert.  Also a host of grandchildren family and friends.

     Funeral services for Brother Garvin will be held Monday, April 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm.  The location for the services will be at the Prospect United Methodist Church, Rowesville , SC. 

     The family will be receiving guest at the home of our loved one, 149 Andover Court, Rowesville, SC.  Correspondence can be sent to Bro. Garvin's eldest son, Elder Roger Williams, P.O. Box 202, Rowesville, SC, 29133.    Words of comfort comes from Scripture to family and friends, "Let not your heart be troubled, in Ye believe in God believe also in me." St. John 14:1.    As always let us support in prayer and wherever we can. 

 

 

Brother David Dixon

 

On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with sadness I announce the passing of Bro. David Dixon.  He is the husband of Mother Claudia Dixon of United Refuge COOLJC where the pastor is Elder John Moseley. 

      Bro. Dixon is also survived by his daughter Sis. Angela Tucker also of United Refuge COOLJC; along with seven other brothers and sisters.  He was a member  of The St. John American  Church in Roseville,  SC. 

      Funeral service for Bro. Dixon will be Saturday April 9,2016 at 1:00 p.m.  The location of this service will be at Beulah Refuge Tabernacle of Orangeburg SC, pastored by our Diocesan Bishop David A. Smith.

      For acknowledgements and expressions of concern you can reach Sister Angela Tucker at (803) 570 1083.  Words of comfort comes from Scripture,  2 orinthians1:4b...."comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God." 2 Corinthians 1:4b | KJV.   As always let us support in prayer and wherever we can. 

 

 

Sister Emma Green

 

      On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with sadness I announce the passing of Sister Emma Green. She was a faithful member of the Beulah Refuge Tabernacle pastored by our Diocesan Bishop David A. Smith. 

    Sister Green was the Secretary of the local Missionary and Women Council, she also served on the local Usher Board and the  SC Upstate Choir.  She was a sweet woman of God and a friend to many.

     She leaves to mourn her husband, Deacon George Green, and four children, George Jr., Wendell, Troy and Mary.  She also leaves her church family, Beulah Refuge Tabernacle who loved her and will miss her dearly. Keep this family and church much in prayer.

     Let us find comfort in the Word of God, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalm 116:15. The funeral service is scheduled for this Thursday April 7, at 11:00 am, at Beulah Refuge Tabernacle.  As always let us support where we can. 

 

 

Sister Taylor

 

      On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with 

sadness and joy I announce the home going services for  Sister Peola Taylor.  She departed this life on, March 21st , 2016. Sister Taylor was a life member of the Refuge House of Prayer of West Columbia, SC., where her pastor is Apostle Herbert Edwards. Sister "Penny" as she was affectionately known by her church family and friends, home going services will be Saturday, March 26 beginning at 3:00 pm at the Refuge House of Prayer COOLJC in West 

Columbia.  

      Sister Taylor leaves to mourn her three children and their families, daughters, Arlene Jackson and Deitra Taylor Hall (Dee Dee), and one son Darryl (Stephone) Taylor. They all will need our prayers during this time of mourning.

      The family will be receiving guest at 1306 Lucas Street, Cayce, SC., 29034. Telephone number of home, 803-926-9131.  God's Word for encouragement for the family, church and friends, St. John 14:1, "Let not your heart be troubled, if you believe in God believe also in me." 

Please keep this family in prayer, and as always, support where you can. 

 

 

Brother Davis

 

      On behalf of the officers and delegates of the South Carolina Upstate Diocese, it is with sadness I announce the passing of Brother Herbert Davis.  Brother Davis, "Mr. D." was an associate member of Victory Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and also a member of Zion Benevolent Baptist Church. He always attended church with two things, a smile and his caregiver, Sister Doris Johnson, as she cared for him for 22 years. 

    Brother Davis leaves to mourn his daughter,  Gail M. Davis of Harrisburg, PA, and his son,  H. Malcolm Davis of Miami, Florida and also his church families and friends. 

    A Celebration of Life for Brother Herbert Davis will be Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00am. The location will be at the Zion Benevolent Baptist Church, 201 Meeting House Road, Hopkins, SC, 29061. Telephone number 803-776-7990.

The JP Holley Funeral Home, 8132 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC, 29209 are in charge of arrangements.  Telephone number 803-695-1666. A wake will be held Friday evening, March 18, 

     The family will be receiving guest at, 1201 Martin Luther King Blvd, Hopkins, SC, 29061. "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth: Yea, smith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them." Revelations 14:13

Please keep this family in prayer, and as always, support where you can. 

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