Belva Cargle
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
Belva Cargle of Merrillville, IN passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday February 21, 2017 at Methodist Hospital Northlake. She was born in Marlon, TX. She was affectionately known as the First Lady of Israel C.M.E. church from 1968-1987. She was also the First Lady of Gary and Chicago District's C.M.E. church. Her role as the First Lady kept her involved in various ministries of the local church. She was a member of Carter Memorial C.M.E. Church, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc. Beta Mu Chapter, Minister Spouses, President Emeritus of Michigan and Indiana Annual Conference Missionary Society. She was a teacher in the Gary Community School Corporation for over 30 years and more recently educating our youth, as an Intervention Specialist at Beveridge School. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved, devoted husband for 62 years,, Rev. Carrell K. Cargle, Sr.; loving mother of two sons Rev. Carrell K. (Belinda) Cargle, Jr. of Texas, Derrick R. (Beverly) Cargle of Illinois; one daughter Carla J. Cargle of Texas. She will be fondly remembered by her brothers Atty. Raymond Jordan and James Smith both of Texas, goddaughter Angela Sanchez, Spiritual daughter Kimberly Wayne; sisters-in-law Josie Alexander, Alma Buchanan, Helen Cargle, Virginia Cargle and Louise Cargle; four grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. All services will be held at Carter Memorial C.M.E. Church 649 W. 49th Avenue Gary, IN. Visitation will take place on Friday February 24, 2017 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00p.m. Ecumenical hour begins at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Willie B. Weaver will officiate the Celebration of Her Life at 2:00 p.m. Saturday February 25, 2017; Dr. David L. Bryant, eulogist and Bishop Sylvester Williams President Bishop of the 3rd Episcopal District special remarks.

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Carter Memorial C.M.E. Church
649 W. 49th Avenue, Gary, IN
Carter Memorial C.M.E. Church
649 W. 49th Avenue, Gary, IN
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Carter Memorial C.M.E. Church
649 W. 49th Avenue, Gary, IN
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To Rev. Cargle and Family,

I pray that you find peace, comfort and strength in the Lord to help you through the rough patches of the passing of a wonderful lady as Mrs. Cargle was. Remember the good times with a smile and laughter. God bless you all.

From Selma Davis and Family
March 3, 2017
Dearest Carla, Reverend Cargle and Family,

My how exact times and exact places are orchestrated! I just happened to be scrolling through and learned of your loss. Though I know that your mom and wife lived a glorious life, better known as"well done," I know that your heart is heavy because of the bond you shared. Please accept my most sincere condolences and prayers for your comfort.

Gina Towns and family
and on behalf of Dorothy Towns
March 2, 2017
Rev. Cargle and Family,

My heart goes out to you at this time. The gifts that God gave Mrs. Cargle touched so many. Her light will continue to shine here and for eternity. We know we will see her smiling face again. I was not able to be with you all for her homegoing as I was in bed with the flu. I am praying God's peace be with you all. Glory be to God!

Beatrice Fields
March 1, 2017
To The Cargle Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at the lost of your wife and mother. Mrs. Cargle was a great lady, and a truly dedicated servant of God. May your memories give you comfort now and in the challenging days ahead.
Gail Warren
February 27, 2017
Dear Rev. Cargle,

My heart is heavy with the news of the passing of your beloved wife. My prayers are with you and your family as you pass through your season of sorrow.

Sending you love and prayers,

Carolyn Ross Love
Daughter of James G Ross
Sister of Fred Ross
Carolyn Love, PhD
February 26, 2017

May God bless you and keep you during this sorrowful but celebrated time in the life of a Christian. We praise God for Jesus for without where would be!

Regina Rushing (daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Rushing)
Regina Rushing
February 25, 2017
Dear Rev. Cargle, Sr., Rev. Carrell Jr., Derrick, and Carla:

Please accept my most sincere condolences and those of my father, Earl Goosby. I remember as a child watching Mrs. Cargle and thinking just how classy and intelligent she was. She shaped so many of us young women without ever knowing it.

There are no words. There is never enough time. Please be well and take care of yourselves- all of you.

May God's comfort visit and stay with you
Jeri-Elayne (Goosby) Smith
February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017
My Dear Cargle Family:

Ms. Belva with her charm, wit, great sense of style and humor will be greatly missed. It was an honor to have her in my life for the good times and unhappy times these many years.

My condolences on your lost of this amazing woman of God. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. -

Love Wendy
Jamie "Wendy" Carlington
February 24, 2017
To the Cargle family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of a wonderful wife, great mother and former First Lady of Israel CME church. My family has so many fond memories of Mrs. Cargle. We all will miss her dearly. Our family as well as others shares your grief. We will continue our prayers for the family for now as well as in days to come. With deepest sympathy and love, Gertie Edmond, John Edmond Jr., Patricia Edmond Jones and Jerry Jones
Matthews 5:4 , 23rd Psalms
Patricia Edmond-Jones
February 24, 2017
My sincere condolences to the entire Cargle family. I remember her warmth and generosity of spirit at Israel CME. Sending prayers and love as you hold on to precious memories.
Joyce Kilgore
February 24, 2017
To the Cargle family we are sending our prayers, love and condolences in the loss of your family matriarch. We the Lee girls grew up with you guys and your father was our pastor. Remember her always. Continue to carry her in your heart. Denise, Pat and Karen Lee.
Denise Lee
February 24, 2017
Deepest sympathy to you and your family. She was a wonderful Christian woman who inspired many people. Well done, thou good and faithful servant. .Praying for the family. Ira Scott Benson.
I ra Benson
February 24, 2017
Dear Elder Cargle and family,
Today, I offer you my prayers and sincere condolences. As you mourn, I mourn too. Today, I share your pain.
Be encouraged.
Vanessa CHURCH
February 23, 2017
To Elder Carrell K. Cargle, Sr. and Family I just want you to know that you all are in my prayers in the passing of Former First Lady of the Gary District of the C.M.E. Church - Mrs. Belva Cargle. I will remember her for her singing, creativity, sophistication, and lastly her humor. I am thankful for her encouragement. May you find strength in these words in the Bible, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee" (Hebrews 13:5b KJV). God bless always. Love in Christ, Ms. Jessie Bell Taylor II & Mom
Sis. Jessie B. Taylor II (& Mom)
February 24, 2017
May She Make Her Tent on the Banks of the River Jordan as She Awaits the Clarion Call for that Great Gettin' Up Morn!
Sis. Harriett Washington
February 23, 2017
My sincere condolences to you and your family. May God Bless you.
Joyce Houston
February 23, 2017
Sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved wife and mother. May you find comfort in knowing others share in your grief. We will be praying for you and family in the days ahead.
Jack and Myrtle Mateen
February 23, 2017
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