Elder George Washington Jennings Jr.

First Posted: 2/29/2008


Elder George Washington Jennings Jr., 82, died at 3:23 a.m. Feb. 27, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Bessemer, Ala., to George Washington and Hattie Mae Black Jennings Sr., who preceded him in death. On Nov. 15, 1946, he married Josephine Lyons, who survives in Lima.

Mr. Jennings retired as an inspector from Ford Motor Co. Lima Engine Plant. He was a member of Grace Apostolic Church. He had been a pastor at Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church, Paulding, and at the People's Community Outreach Center, Lima. He had been a chaplain with the Lima Veterans Commission. He was a member of the Ohio District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. He was the creator of Lima's Drug Outreach Ministry. He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 1219. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors also include three sons, Gregory E. Jennings, of Richwood, Arsben D. Jennings, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Stan-Joseph Jennings, of Atlanta; five daughters, Mary R. (Michael) Lackey, of Statesville, N.C., Margaret E. (Martin) Roberts, of Chesapeake, Va., Jacqueline (Charles) Nimmons, of Columbus, and Gilberta (the Rev. Steven) Henderson and Georgetta Jennings, both of Lima; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a brother, Thaddious Jennings, of Los Angeles.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Kay Jennings.

Services will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at Grace Church Worldwide Ministries. Elder Ron Fails will officiate, with Bishop James Gaiters Sr. delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services Monday at the church, where the family will be present from noon until time of services.

Condolences may be sent to JonesClarkFH@aol.com.

Arrangements are by Jones-Clark Funeral Home.

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