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Douglas PRATHER


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Douglas PRATHER Obituary
PRATHER, Rev. Douglas Rev. Douglas Demetrius Prather, born February 21, 1980 to Douglas and Rise' Johnson Prather. Rev. Prather was educated in the Atlanta Public School System, where he developed a passion for religion, philosophy and the ancient language of Latin. Collegiately, he attended both the historic Hampton University in Hampton, VA and Morehouse College in Atlanta. One of the nation's forefront, most dynamic and dignified African-American Civil Rights/Social Justice activist, he has spent his life fighting for social justice and civil rights. From 1999 until 2005, Prather served with distinction on the NAACP's National Board of Director's and chaired the NAACP National Youth Work Committee. Presently, Prather is a member of the National NAACP Image Awards Nominating Committee, and a life member at large. As a part of the NAACP's history, many of Rev. Prather's writings and documents of his work have been stored and are archived at the National Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Additionally, of note, there is a commemorative brick bearing Rev. Prather's name at the historic Dexter Street King Memorial Baptist Church Garden in Montgomery, AL. On October 31, 2004, Rev. Prather was licensed and ordained to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ at the Historic Beulah Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA under the pastoral leadership of the Rev. W. L. Cottrell. Through the years, Rev. Cottrell actively mentored Rev. Prather and this relationship was one in which Rev. Prather treasured dearly. Rev. Prather has served faithfully as the Senior Pastor of the Greater Mountain Baptist Church in Southwest Atlanta. He holds extensive awards, honors, and citations that are too numerous to note. Additionally, he held the Vice Moderator and Secretary of the Atlanta District 10 Ministerial Alliance. He was also a member of the Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta; the Atlanta Business League; The National Urban League, Revive the Vote, Inc.; Historic Collier Heights Community Association; Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition; and the Civic League of Metropolitan Atlanta. Celebration of Life Monday, November 7, 2016, 11 am, Beulah Baptist Church, 170 Griffin St. NW Atlanta. Instate 9 am. Interment Westview Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the church at 10:30 am on day of service. Viewing TODAY 12- 6 pm at Murray Brothers (404) 349-3000 . mbfh.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Nov. 4 to Nov. 6, 2016
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