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Bishop Larry J. Dennison, age 63, passed away April 2nd, 2018 at his home. He was born in Gainesville, Fl, and was a graduate of the largest graduating class at Gainesville High School, class of 1972. Bishop Dennison received his Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate in Ministry. He was a Certified Pastoral Addiction Counselor, Licensed Christian Marriage and Family Therapist, a registered Pre-Marital Preparation Course Provider. Bishop Dennison was the founder and Pastor of Compassionate Outreach Ministries beginning in 1985 until the present time. He also served as the Pastor and Overseer of many other Churches and Pastors. Bishop Dennison was a member of the Christian Pastor's Association, the Alachua Ministerial Alliance, and was inducted into the Florida Star Religious Hall of Fame. Bishop Dennison was featured in Gospel Today an international magazine, as one of 'The Most Loved Pastors in The World.'
Bishop Dennison is survived by his wife; Margaret A. Dennison, Gainesville, FL, children, Jonathan D. Dennison, Shawndria L. Dennison, both of Gainesville, FL, siblings, Cleveland Dennison (Claudette), Sylvester, GA, Lillian Dennison, Gainesville, FL, Addie Davis, Orlando, FL, Ruth Russ, Daytona Beach, FL, Elzora Trimor, Baltimore, MD, Geraldine Adtkins, Plant City, FL, Lucinda Durr, Tampa, FL, and one grandchild, Jada D. Dennison, Gainesville, FL.
Funeral Services for Bishop Dennison will be held, 2:00pm, Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Compassionate Outreach Ministries, Bishop George Bloomer, Officiating; Entombment will follow in Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central, Gainesville, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Chestnut Funeral Home, Inc., 18 N.W. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL.
Bishop Dennison will repose in Compassionate Outreach Ministries Sanctuary, Friday, April 6th, 2018 from 11:00am until 6:00pm, followed by a Celebratory Service at 7:00pm; has been cancelled; Saturday, he will repose at the Church from 12:00noon until the hour of Service. Family members are asked to meet at the home of Bishop and Lady Dennison on Saturday at 1:00pm to form the Cortege.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 5 to Apr. 7, 2018
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