Stafford – George Stafford, age 78, died Saturday, September 19, 2009 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL after an extended illness.
Mr. Stafford was born in Hazel Green, Alabama on September 3, 1931 to the late L.L and Mary Stafford. He was a member of the Macclenny Revival Center and a ordain Minister of the Holiness faith.
Mr. Stafford is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean Stafford of Macclenny, three children: Beverly (James) White of Calera, Alabama, Bruce Stafford of Lake City and Susie (Oscar) Gray of Macclenny; one sister: Jean Cole of Portsmouth, VA and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Stafford was preceded in death by his mother and father, two sisters, five brothers and two children.
Mr. Stafford began his ministry as an evangelist/pastor in 1963. He was also the founder of the Holiness Revival Center Association, he had a ministry in Wells Nursing Home for twenty-five years, was a self taught musician and was the lead singer and guitar player for a local gospel singing group ”The Soldiers of the Cross”.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 11:00 am in V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Charles Barwick officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery, Macclenny, FL. The family will receive friends on Monday, September 21, 2009 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Macclenny Revival Center. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com
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