In the sunset of our lives
Then I heard a voice from heaven say to me, 'Write down: Blessed are those who die in the Lord! Blessed indeed, the Spirit says; now they can rest for ever after their work, since their good deeds go with them. Rev. 14:13
On Wednesday, May 4, our beloved Hildred Lomax, dear mother of Sylvia, Pam, Kevin, Matthew and mother-in-law of Sheila Lomax, went home to be with the Lord. She is pictured here with fellow choir member, Steve Chambers. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, May 17.
Mr. Leroy Willis, a dear son of Mama Edyce Lawrence, and Mrs. Susie Purdie, dear mother of Rosemary passed away in May of this year. Please do not forget to reach out to our bereaved ones in love and solidarity, above all pray for the eternal repose of the deceased. The funeral Mass/rites have been held for them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.
Mrs. Flossie McKinnon died. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Augustine on Saturday, January 9th at 12pm for immediate family only! Please keep the entire McKinnon family and all friends in your prayers.
Your prayers are requested for the souls of Adelene Boyd, Tavius Gibson and Virgie Watson. Tavius was the son of Corles Anderson, nephew to Jarek Pryor, and cousin to Jimma Allen. Tavius's funeral was held at M.J. Edwards funeral home Dec 5th.
Adelene Boyd's funeral was Dec 13th at Joe Ford Funeral Home. Virgie Watson was a long time member here. Her private graveside service was held Dec 16th at Calvary by N.J. Ford Funeral Home
Our Sister Adelene Boyd passed away on Monday December 1, 2020. Adelene was the mother of Melissa Boyd. Please offer prayers for her eternal repose and for God’s grace of consolation on Melissa and family.
Ernest Gordon, our brother in Christ, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Ernest was brother to Mr George Gordon and brother-in-law of Mrs Wanda Gordon. May Ernest’s gentle soul rest in the Lord. Please keep him in your prayers. May you also lift up the family of Ernest to God for consolation and healing during this time of grief.
Mrs. Levella Yancey, a long-time parishioner of St Augustine passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. She is the mother of Emma Thornton and Leroy Yancey, Jr. Please keep our sister, Levella and the members of her family in your prayers. The funeral Mass was held on Tuesday October 20, 2020.
Mae Bess Wright, the wife of Robert Wright and mother of Jerome Wright passed away September 28. Her funeral was Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at noon, Rosary at 11:30. Please pray for the family of Mrs. Wright.
Sullivan Young (1939 - 2020) was funeralized September 24. We pray for the repose of his soul and ask God to comfort his family and friends.
The brother of Nevada Gates died recently. Please pray for Ms. Gates, her friends and family and for the repose of the soul of Mr. Glenn Worsham.
Belated condolences to Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart. Her brother Mr. Vernell Jackson died in May of this year.
Please give Elizabeth your condolences and add her family to your prayers.
Claudia Jackson, sister-in-law to Mrs Bertha Gilmore and Auntie to Raymond Jackson transitioned yesterday peacefully in her sleep. Please pray for the eternal repose of her gentle soul. Please offer Masses for her. Pray also for God's consolation for Mrs Gilmore and family.
Thelma Walton, our dear Sister in the Lord, transitioned to the life beyond. She was the mother of Billy Walton, a sister to Emma Pickett Williams, a relative of Mrs. Tuesday Hudson, and aunt to Thomas, Stephanie and Rhonda Williams. May the soul of Thelma and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Please lift her up to the Lord continually. The funeral Mass and the rosary were held at St Augustine.
Mrs. Audrey Allen went home to Eternal Glory July 5. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, July 10 at St. Augustine. Please keep her family and all the souls of the dearly departed in your prayers.
Mrs. Emma Williams passed away June 28. The funeral services were held at St. Augustine Catholic Church on Monday, July 6, 2020. Please uplift Mrs. Williams and her family.
Ms Yvonne Lomax Bradford, niece of Hildred Lomax, passed June 6. Please keep her family and all the souls of the dearly departed in your prayers.
Parishioner David Wright entered into eternal rest on May 19. Please keep the Wright family and all the souls of the dearly departed in your prayers.
Parishioner Carolyn Shaw passed away on Holy Thursday, April 9. Please keep Ms Shaw and her family in your prayers.
Mr. Timothy Alexander, brother of our parishioner Mrs. Susie Swift, died on Saturday, April 4, 2020.
Mr. Alexander will be taken to Louisiana for the memorial. Please add him and Mrs. Swift in your prayers.
The funeral Mass was held for Dr. William H. Sweet on Friday, April 3. Please keep Dr. Sweet and his family lifted up in prayer.
Dr. Lenard Wells passed away Mar 21 in Milwaukee, WI. Please keep his wife Coreen and family in our prayers.
God's servant, Rev. Chester Smith, SVD, co-founder of the Bowman Francis Ministry in Indianapolis, IN and the National Black Catholic Men's Conference went home to be with the Lord. Father Chester, who frequently celebrated Mass here at St. Augustine over the years, transitioned on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
He fought the good fight, he completed his course, he kept the faith.
Go brother and enjoy your eternal reward.
All are requested to continue to uplift him and his family.
The Fr. Chester Smith SVD Virtual Memorial Celebration can be viewed here