Heartfelt Condolences – Mother Lottie Brown

June 3, 2015 by  
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From the Office of the Jurisdictional Bishop | From Supervisor of Women Mother Gloria Lynch

Mother LottieBrown


"Blessed are those who mourn; for they shall be comforted."-Matthew 5:4

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness that we feel on the loss of our Pioneer, Los Angeles Area Mother and District Missionary for the Hosanna District, Mother Lottie Brown.

She surely poured into the lives of those who had the privilege of knowing her.  Mother Brown was a Godly woman, full of love, compassion and wisdom. We all are better because we knew her. Her faithfulness and commitment to our jurisdiction since it's inception was impeccable. She was a noted Historian, always willing to share the history of our church with those who came in contact with her. Mother Brown was a "praiser" and always gave her all in service.

Our heartfelt prayers are with Pastor Elwood Carson and the entire Brown family during this difficult time as well as in the days to come. Let us keep the family in our prayers. We loved her dearly and she will truly be missed.

May you find comfort in memories and strength in our love during this time of bereavement.

Funeral service information is pending and will be forwarded.


Bishop George D. McKinney, Ph.D
Southern California Second Jurisdiction Prelate
General Board Member, COGIC

When a woman has made a choice of the path which this woman chose, and when she walks that path with full determination to follow the arrow ahead, her reward is laid up in store for her

The State Women’s Department of the Second Jurisdiction of Southern California is deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of one of our pioneers and historians, District Missionary Lottie Brown.  Mother Brown was an active, committed and dedicated member of our leadership team.  She served as the District Missionary of the Hosanna District, the Area Missionary  and  the Dean of the School of Licensing in the Los Angeles Area.  She will be forever remembered for her powerful singing voice, as a former member of the Minister’s Wives Choir, and for her infamous quote: “I’m a little piece of leather, well put together.”

Mother Brown will be greatly missed by not only the Women’s Department, but the entire Jurisdiction.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Brown, Carson and Smith families during this time of bereavement.  Our prayers are with you.

Homegoing Service details for Mother Brown are pending.

Mother Gloria Lynch
Southern California Second Jurisdiction Supervisor of Women 

Celebration of Life: Dr. Virginia Booker

October 19, 2012 by  
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Virginia Booker

Praise Celebration

In Honor of Dr. Virginia R. Booker

Monday, October 22, 2012 – 7:00 PM
Greater St. Luke COGIC
3195 L Street
San Diego, California
Supt. Gary Watkins, Sr., Host Pastor

Celebration of Life Service

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 – 11:00 AM
Bethel Baptist Church
1962 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, California
Dr. John R. Ringgold, Host Pastor

Celebration of Life: Mother Lillian Jackson

September 26, 2012 by  
Filed under General, Women

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

District Missionary Lillian D. Jackson
San Diego Area Coordinator & District Missionary for the Missionary District

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 – 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
California Cremation & Burial
2200 Highland Avenue
National City, California
(619) 229-2747

Celebration of Life Services
Thursday, October 4, 2012 – 11:00 A.M.
Greater St. Luke COGIC
3195 L Street
San Diego, California

Superintendent Gary Watkins, Host Pastor
Superintendent Milon Mills, Jr., Officiating


Homegoing Celebration for Evangelist Fredonia Cooper

October 10, 2011 by  
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October 10, 2011

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

The Southern California Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction mourns the passing of Evangelist Fredonia Cooper, wife to Superintendent Vernon Cooper, First Lady of Mt Olive Church Of God in Christ.

"Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies." Prov. 31:10

The Jurisdiction joins with the members of Mt. Olive COGIC in taking this time to reflect on the life of our beloved First Lady & Matriarch, Evangelist Fredonia Cooper who passed away on Saturday, October, 8 2011. She was the beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt, Sister, Cousin and Friend to many, will be missed.


Order of Celebration Services

Wake/Local Time of Remembrance
Friday, October 14, 2011 ~ 5:00 p.m.
Mt. Olive COGIC
4907 A Street
San Diego, CA 92102

Celebration of Life Services
Saturday, October 15, 2011 ~ 10:00a.m.
Fountain of Life COGIC
3805 Oceanview Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92113

Cards of Condolences can be sent Mt. Olive COGIC 4907 A St.; San Diego, CA 92102.
Please call the church office (619) 262-1355.

May the Lord comfort you in your time of bereavement.


Bishop George D. McKinney, Ph.D.
Prelate, Southern California Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Homegoing of Mother Myrtle Lawrence

January 27, 2010 by  
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January 26, 2010

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 Myrtle Lawrence, the wife of Bishop Elton A. Lawrence, Prelate of the Canada / Michigan Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction; the mother of Dr. Welton Lawrence and First Lady Mae L. Blake; and the mother-in-law of our Presiding Bishop, Bishop Charles E. Blake. The services for Mother Lawrence will be as follows:

Thursday, January 28, 2010, 6:00 -9:00 PM,
Friday, January 29, 2010, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Swanson Funeral Home, Inc.
806 E. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48207

Local and Jurisdictional Celebration
January 29, 2010, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
East Grand Boulevard Church of God in Christ
1432 East Grand Blvd,
Detroit, Michigan 48211
Officiant: Dr. Welton Lawrence

National Homegoing Celebration
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Family Hour 10:00 AM
Homegoing service 11:00 AM
Northeast Michigan Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ, Inc
Cathedral Conference Center
10325 E. Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48214
Officiant: Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake

Condolences for the family may be sent to the care of:
Dr. Welton Lawrence,
1432 East Grand Blvd.,
Detroit, Michigan 48211. (313) 549-6421

In His Service,

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

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