Word of God Fellowship Church in Raleigh, NC, is beginning their two-day tribute to Bishop Frank Summerfield, who died last Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the age of 67.
The burial and funeral arrangements will take place as follows:
The first Homegoing celebration is being held at Word of God Fellowship Church beginning at 10am on Sunday, July 9th.
Word of God Fellowship Church
3000 Rock Quarry Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27610
The second 2nd Homegoing celebration will take place on Monday, July 10th, beginning with the wake from 9am to 11am. The Celebration of Life service will begin at 11am at the following location:
Wake Chapel Church
3805 Tarheel Club Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
The family has asked, in lieu of flowers, for donations to be sent to Summerfield Ministries or the Word of God Christian Academy.
The church’s official obituary states:
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Summerfield had been a pastor for 22 years.
Frank Summerfield had been a Raleigh resident for more than 40 years, and was described by the Church as being “a devoted husband, father, bishop, friend, mentor, and a great community leader.”
He was a graduate of Kansas Wesleyan University and earned a master’s degree from Montclair State College, as well as an earned doctorate degree from the Universal Life Church, a number of honorary degrees from other colleges and universities, and a consecration as a Bishop from the Christian Faith Center in Creedmoor.
In addition to his work as a minister and the president/CEO of Word of God, Bishop Summerfield also helped establish the church’s affiliated Christian academy and daycare center, and taught professionally at Shaw University and Campbell University.
The Word of God Academy produced two well-known professional basketball players, C.J. Leslie and John Wall.
Summerfield is survived by his wife and co-pastor Lady JoeNell Summerfield, and their four children, Frank Jr, Mitchell, Joshua and Valisha.