Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | January 15, 2009

The Final Transition of Mother Lula C. Blake



lula-c-blakeAlmighty God, in His infinite wisdom, has elected to show His love, grace, and omnipotence.  In our midst is, forever, the hand of God working in mysterious ways His wonders to perform.

We regret to inform you of the passing of the mother of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. and Superintendent J. A. Blake, Jr., Mother Lula C. Blake.  She was the wife of the late Bishop J. A. Blake, former Second Assistant Presiding Bishop and General Board member of the Church of God in Christ.  Mother Blake was pastored by her son, J. A. Blake, Jr., who succeeded his father, Bishop J. A. Blake 25 years ago at the historic Jackson Memorial Church, later named the Fountain of Life Church of God in Christ in San Diego, CA. Pastor J. A. Blake, Jr. who now serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Presiding Bishop for First Jurisdiction of California, and his lovely wife Dorothy, cared for the matriarch of the Blake family with loving support from the Presiding Bishop, Mrs. Mae Blake, and family.

For many decades, Mother Blake served diligently beside her husband in the Lord’s Vineyard. Her labor has been rewarded with rest from the terrestrial vicissitudes of daily life; with joy from the realms of glory; and eternal and celestial residency secured by Christ with His own Blood.

Celebration of Life Service and Worship is scheduled for Friday, January 16, 2009, at the Bayview Baptist Church, 6126 Benson Avenue, San Diego, California, 92114 (Dr. Timothy J. Winters, Senior Pastor and Host).  Worship will begin at 1 P.M.  (No Final Viewing of Mother Lula Blake is planned.)

During this time of reflection and arrangement, the Presiding Bishop and the entire Blake Family convey to you appreciation for the many expressions of love and concern received from the leadership and constituency of the Church of God in Christ around the nation and the world, as well as, friends, associates and dignitaries, from far and near.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that monetary gifts be sent to Save Africa’s Children or the Church of God in Christ’s Mission Department, in memory of Mother Lula C. Blake.  Written expressions of condolences and prayer may be submitted to the Office of Presiding Bishop, West Angeles Church of God In Christ, Inc. or the residence of The Reverend J. A. Blake, Jr. 1469 Grove Road, El Cajon, CA 92020.

Guests can make their own reservations directly with the Hotel Reservations Department at 1-800-WESTIN-1 or (619) 239-2200.  They just have to mention the “Blake Memorial” special rate for $99.00 at The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego.

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The Westin Gaslamp Quarter

For further information, concerns, confirmations, accommodations, or direction, please feel free to contact Ms. Charlene Sutton, Administrative Assistant to the Presiding Bishop at 323 733 8300, x 2209.
Submitted this day of our Lord, Monday, January 12, 2009

The Presiding Bishop’s Office – Los Angeles, CA and Memphis, TN


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