Elder James Perkins Clemons
OF THE LATE
ELD. JAMES PERKINS CLEMONS
SUNDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 9, 1969 1:00 P.M.
3rd and Jackson Streets
BISHOP C.W. GILLESPIE, Officiating
ELDER NORVELL WOOLFORK, Program Co-Coordinator
A LIVING FAITH
"And we are His witnesses of these things: And so is the Holy Ghost whom God hath given to them that obey Him." Acts 5:32
Elder J.P. Clemons' life was a remarkable example of God's healing power, through Christ Jesus. By faith, He trusted the Lord for his healing for more than sixty years.
Not once, since he embarked upon this bold venture of faith, did he resort to doctor's medicines or hospitals. He gladly spoke of this abiding faith wherever he went and many were inspired by this trust of his in the Lord.
May God grant each of us the willingness to strive more eagerly for the faith which this beautiful testimony exemplifies.
I have been through the valley of weeping,
The valley of sorrow and pain
By the God of all comfort was with me,
At hand to uphold and sustain.
So we'll follow wherever He leadeth,
Let the path be dreary or bright;
For we've proved that God can give comfort,
Our God can give songs in the night.
Elder James P, Clemons, 81, pastor of the Church of God in Christ of Madison, was dead on arrival Wednesday at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Granite City, after suffering an apparent heart attack in his home.
Funeral services for Elder Clemons of 1036 Logan St., Madison, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Dunbar School, Madison.
Officer Funeral Home, East St. Louis has charge.
Survivors include his wife Myrtle; five sons James, Ollie, Myrtle; five sons James, Ollie and Robert of Chicago, Curtis of New York City, and Sherman of Madison; four daughters Mrs. Helen King and Mrs. Evelyn Washum of Madison, Mrs. Lois Lovett and Mrs. Greta Dalka of Chicago; two brothers Isaiah of Bakersfield, Calif., and Squire of Villa Ridge, Ill; a sister Mrs. Lillian Washington of East St. Louis; 21 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
Elder J.P. and Myrtle Clemons
Last Updated Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by Deb Davis
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