June 12, 2019
We greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
This correspondence is being sent at the request of our Jurisdictional Prelate, Bishop Ted G. Thomas, Sr., General Board Member, Church Of God In Christ, Inc.
It is with great regret that we inform you of the passing of Superintendent James Richard Obie, Sr., Superintendent of the Southern District, Virginia First Jurisdiction, Church Of God In Christ, Inc. The funeral arrangements for Superintendent Obie are as follows:
The Local Church Memorial Services
Saturday, June 15, 2019 – 3:00PM (EST)
White City Chapel Church Of God In Christ
1030 Reese Street, Emporia, Virginia 23847
The Jurisdictional Home-going Celebration
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – 11:00 AM (EST)
St. Paul’s Church Of God In Christ, Inc.
294 Lowground Road, Emporia, Virginia 23847
Clergy Attire: Class B Vestments (Civic Attire)
Condolences/Acts of Kindness
The Obie Family
c/o Mother Wanda Obie
P. O. BOX 1131, Emporia, Virginia 23847
As a jurisdictional family, it is our prayer that you will cover Mother Wanda Obie, the Obie Family, Which City Chapel and the Southern District in prayers during this season of bereavement.
For His Service, I Remain,
Bishop Marc A. Thomas, Sr.
Jurisdictional Secretary / Chief Adjutant
Historic Virginia First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, COGIC