Deacon Joseph Lin ""Dee"" Church, Jr.
LORAIN – Deacon Joseph Lin ""Dee"" Church, Jr., 85, of Lorain went home to be with the lord on April 25 2014 in the mercy hospital following a short illness.
He was born in Louise Ark. coming to Lorain in 1957 from Memphis TN. He was employed in the parts department for E and L Transport of Lorain.
He was also a member of Community Missionary Baptist Church Lorain were he served as Deacon Church Trustee and Church Choir member. He was also a member of Buckeye Lodge # 68 of A and FM Lorain.
He enjoyed fishing, bible study; listen to gospel music and spending time with his grandchildren and family.
He will be sadly missed by daughters, Brenda of Euclid, OH, Dora of Elyria Linda, Regina, Patricia all of Lorain, Cheryl Harris of Washington DC; sons Willie of TN, Joe, and Henry (Christina), Donald, Sr. all of Lorain, Gregory of Elyria, Robert, Riley of Michigan, 22 grandchildren 43 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren ; sisters, Sharon, Faye, Mary; brothers, Roosevelt of Lorain and Moses of CA; a host of niece, nephews and other relatives.
Preceded in death by his wife Annie Mae Church, parents Joe and Alice Church, step mother Lillian Church, brother Bob Church and sister Esther Lee Jones.
Friends may call Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00 am until 11:30 am, at the Community Missionary Baptist Church 617 W. 24 th street Lorain OH 44052 were the Buckeye Lodge #68 Masonic services will be held @ 11:30 and a Homegoing Service at 12 Noon.
Rev. Rufus O. Buchanan, Pastor will officiate, burial in Resthaven Cemetery in Avon.
Arrangements entrusted to Carter Funeral Homes, Inc., 3001 Elyria Ave, Lorain Ohio (440-244-5200), online condolences can be sent to www.Carterfuneralhomesinc.com