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Billy Ervin McCormack

1928 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
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Dr. Billy Ervin McCormack

On the morning of May 31, 2012 as the sky above Shreveport began to reveal the blue and pink of sunrise, beloved husband, father and pastor Billy Ervin McCormack crossed over to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born August 4, 1928 to Charlie and Ida McCormack. Words could never describe the lives he touched during his 60 years in the ministry. He was the senior pastor for four churches in the area, and has been pastor of University Worship Center since 1980. He is the Founder and served as Headmaster of Trinity Heights Christian Academy, University Christian Prep and University Montessori School.

Billy was a mighty Christian soldier, educator and statesman. He championed all people, young and old, rich or poor, black or white, in the name of Christian love. Many great men have walked this earth. Few have given so much and sought so little in return. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dr. Jack McCormack, and his first wife, Carolyn Tomme McCormack. For his legacy, Dr. McCormack leaves a grateful and loving church family, a school for children, his wife, Barbara Talley McCormack; daughters, Victoria Lynn Williams and husband Charles; Patricia Jane Reeves, and son, William Michael McCormack and wife, Cynthia; Grandchildren: David Isaac Williams his wife, Starr and their children Sean and Elliot; Rachel Williams Merji and her husband, Moez; Joy Rawls and husband, Jeff and their daughter,Jaclynn; Josh Gutierrez, wife Catie, and their daughter; Marley and Hope Gutierrez; sister Patsy Payne.

Honoring Dr. McCormack as pallbearers will be David Cole, P.J. Harrington, Daryl Mackinnon, Dan Perkins, Jeff Rawls, Mike Rigdon, and Randy Roberts. Serving as honorary pallbearers will Sonny Harville, Pete Petty, Walter Schewe, and Dr. Fred Stucker.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to University Montessori School, 9000 East Kings Hwy., Shreveport, LA 71115.

Visitation will be from 2:00pm to 4:00pm followed by a devotional service at 4:00 pm Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Rose-Neath's Southside Funeral Home. The funeral will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm at University Worship Center. Interment will follow at Providence Cemetery in Ringgold, LA. Officiating will be Dr. Carlos Spaht.

" be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord." 2 Corinthians 5:8


Published in Shreveport Times from June 1 to June 3, 2012
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