Archive for January, 2008

Pastor Annette Edwards Obituary

Posted on January 20, 2008. Filed under: Announcements |

Annette Crawley Edwards, a resident of Galesburg for 36 years, completed her mission on earth for Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at the age of 69.Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fletcher and McDougald Funeral Home, Galesburg. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, with funeral service to begin immediately afterward at 11 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 1196 N. Academy St., Galesburg. Elder C.J. Jowers will officiate. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Cards, condolences and words of encouragement and sympathy may be sent to: Mrs. Virginia Maddox, 400 Park Ave., No. 315, Calumet City, IL 60409. Flowers may be sent to Fletcher and McDougald Funeral Home, 1087 Grand Ave., Galesburg, IL 61401.

She was born in Birmingham, Ala., on Dec. 3, 1938. She operated her business, Annette’s Beauty Nook, in her home at 1320 S. Henderson St., from 1974-1983. She also was employed by Carl Sandburg College as a substitute cosmetology teacher. She moved her business to Abron’s Hair Design and worked there until she retired in July 2004. Annette Edwards was pastor of The New Testament Church of Jesus Christ, Galesburg, which she founded in 1989. At the time of her death, she was retired from her church.

Pastor Edwards is survived by her mother, Virginia Crawley Maddox; son, Victor LaMont Edwards, Seattle, Wash.; five grandchildren, Annette Marie, Jaren, Cory, Bren’ee and Peyton; four stepgrandchildren, Alfred Brown, Ashley Edwards, DJ Ridge and Erica Rosignol; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Brenda Crawley, two brothers, Walter Crawley and Bennie Maddox, all of Chicago; and a host of other relatives, friends and colleagues in the ministry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis James Edwards; son, Byron James Edwards; her father, Walter Crawley; and her stepfather, James “Pops” Maddox.

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House of Prayer Christmas Photos

Posted on January 13, 2008. Filed under: Photos |

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Pastor Annette Edwards Funeral Arrangements

Posted on January 13, 2008. Filed under: Announcements |

Pastor Annette Edwards has passed away due to Stomach Cancer.  
Funeral arrangements for Pastor Annette Edwards are as follows:
Saturday, January 19
Viewing – 9:00 – 11:00 am
Funeral – 11:00 am – ??
Bethel Baptist Church
1196 N. Academy St.
Galesburg, IL
In accordance with Pastor Edwards’ wishes:
Officiant: Pastor CJ Jowers
Eulogy: Pastor Joseph Jarvis
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Vitaly Kisel from Russia

Posted on January 13, 2008. Filed under: Miscellaneous |

Hello dear Pastor Jarvis!
This is Vitaly Kisel from Russia. How are you doing?
We are doing just fine.
Church is doing great and everything is ok.
I have great news to share with you! As you know I
have been praying a lot and fasting and was asking God
 to give me a wife that I will not be able to live
 without and that will be a great help for me and my
 ministry, wife that will be a dedicated Christian,
 Spirit filled and Baptized in Jesus name. And thank
 God he gave me one. Her name is Sveta! We are very
We would like to want to Invite you to attend our
 wedding that will be held on January 27,2008 in Maykop
 City, Russia. It would be great if you could come.
 We would be very glad to see you there.
 And one more thing. We need your constant prayers a
 lot. Please pray for our new family and we will
 remember you in our prayers daily.
 Thank you very much in advance for your kind
 consideration to us and for your help. We appreciate
 and love you all.

Sincerely yours in Christ Jesus Vitaly and Sveta.

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