Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Special Condolence

As we pause:
The Members and Saints of New Bethel Ministries including the New Bethel Church Of God In Christ and Bethel Epiphany Church Of God In Christ, wish to extend it's most heartfelt sympathies to the family of Mother Lula Champion-Blake.

It is with all sincerity that we commend the remaining family including Administrative Asst. Supt. J.A. Blake Jr. and Presiding Bishop of the Church Of God In Christ, Bishop Charles E. Blake and, all family in their loss. May the Lord add many blessings to the memory of a Sainted Pioneer who has served faithfully in the Lord's Army.
"...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."
Revelation 14:13~ "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 labors; and their works do follow them."

We pray our continued blessings and strength upon the family, Saints, and friends.



  1. Thank God that our hope is not in this life only,to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and to be with Christ is far better.May God continue to bless and comfort the Blake family.

  2. This may sound very ignorant on my part, but I wasnt aware of Bishop Blake mom. I had never even heard of her.

    Its a great loss to lose one's mother. I hope that he can find peace in knowing she is with the Lord.

  3. She is with our Lord and Saviour now, Jesus Christ....what a wonderful God we serve. God bless and encourage the Blake family.

    Jim, Edmonton


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