Thomasine McClendon

Sunrise: December 5, 1940

Sunset: April 28, 2019

Evangelist Thomasine Elnora Lundy McClendon, 79, peacefully transitioned into the loving arms of Jesus on Sunday, April 28, 2019.  A resident of Virginia Beach, VA. She served for 22 years as pastoral of the Bethel Apostolic Church in Chesapeake, VA. Evangelist McClendon is survived by her four children, Charles W. McClendon, Anita McClendon-McGee, Thomasine M. Jackson and Kevin M. McClendon.  She is also survived by brothers, Thomas H. Lundy and Richard Smallwood; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, two aunts, several god-children and especially the Bethel Apostolic Church family.

Viewing Thursday, May 2, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, May 3, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Pamela K. Askew says

    Pastor McClendon was a wonderful, sweetly saved, woman of God who will be missed greatly. Her works and the lives she has touched are innumerable. Her legacy will never be forgotten. Our prayers are with the family.

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    Gladys Gray says

    To The Family of my dear friend & sister in the Lord. I’m so sorry to hear of Pastor Thomasine’s going home. We prayed, ate, fasted cried & shouted so many times together. She is going to be missed so much. But just to know she is resting in Jesus makes me rejoice. Will miss her beautiful voice. Preaching singing playing the piano. What a beautiful time we had in the Lord. Family, be encouraged. What a beautiful person. Our love & prayers go out to the family. We love you all so much. Mother Lillie Mae Williams & Family.God bless you all.❤❤❤

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    Shekinah Harrell says

    Praise the Lord all the way from San Diego, CA. My Godmother was truly an anointed woman of God. Overseer McClendon lived the life she preached, which was pure Holiness! I will keep her family and church family is in my prayers.

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      Nick & Priscilla Myles says

      My wife and I extend our deepest condolences to the family and church family. We will certainly miss Overseer, and cherish the moments she gave to both of us. I personally will miss and cherish the many songs she sang and played on the organ, that were soul stirring. We are grateful for the gift she was to us, and honor her as a mighty servant of God, a matriarch of faith, a ferverent prayer warrior, one who lived as an example and preached Holiness with love and grace.

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    Marilyn Burress says

    Wow what an example of how we all should serve the Lord! She will me missed by so many. I will keep her family and the Bethel church family in prayer.

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    Gwendolyn L Carlisle says

    I have known Pastor McClendon for over 60 years. She was a kind and compassionate woman who loved people, and church, but most of all our God. Family stand strong and
    know that she is in the place that she lived to go.
    God is FAITHFUL!!!
    Gwendolyn Carlisle

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    Bettina J. Oliver says

    Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!
    “Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day,” Acts 26:22a KJV
    This was one of Pastor McClendon’s favorite passages before she ministered the Word of God to us. I was blessed in my early walk in Christ by her presence; a beautiful example of how a Holy woman is to live. I will always remember her kind words to me. To her natural family and the Bethel Apostolic Church family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Delmar L Jackson says

    A tremendous woman of God who was committed to her doctrine and life of holiness. Blessings to the family and to the Bethel Church family.
    It was the Bethel church that encouraged me during my study at Norfolk State.
    Thanks to the family and the church for all of your prayers for me and now it is a pleasure to be praying for your family and church.
    Regards from from Lady and Jackson and myself

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    Rosie Ervin says

    Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Church sent our condolences to Bethel Apostolic Church family. Pastor McClendon is a sweet person I met her doing my visit in Virginia Beach Virg. at her church. The Church family prayed for me and my sister that we might have a safe trip back home to Mississippi .May the Lord Jesus bless you all.watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh (ST Matt. 25: 13)
    Praise the Lord.

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    Dr. Wilma Brown Foreman, Ed.S., Pastor of the Sanctuary of God Pentecostal Apostolic Church in Prince George, Virginia says

    May God keep and strengthen the family during this time of loss.
    You are in my prayers.
    Pastor Wilma Brown Foreman

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    Loretta S.Walker says

    There are no words that can make you feel good right now …But I’ve been knowing this woman of GOD for most of my life !!! A VERY GOOD FRIEND TO MY GRANDMA ..EVANGELIST RUTH FLEMING… and I thank God to have known her ,I bet they are dancing and shouting ,walking the streets Gold…. saying we made it !!!! Now Heavenly Angels watching over us.Always remember what they lived and stood for…Live accordingly…..

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