Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Lucretia Michelle Hargrave (January 26, 2016)

A Mother in Israel, Our sister, fellow saint, and helper in the Lord,  Lucretia Michelle Hargrave, unto her unspeakable awe and delight was received into eternal paradise the morning of Tuesday January 26, 2016, in Greenville Ohio. This faithful saint and mother of nine children was born again by the power of God in 1995. In that year she willingly, irrevocably and unconditionally turned her back to all the world of sin and lived in such a way that family, friends and all who knew her fully comprehended where she stood. She was wed to her husband, Randall Pierre Hargrave, on July 29, 1995. Her price was truly far above rubies and she blessed us all with her motherly presence. The scripture says that her children arise up and call her blessed. Along with her own biological children is a host of "children" from ages 16 and younger whom Sister Lucretia assisted into this world. Yes, many are the children whose infant bodies were first held by this mother in Israel. These children can now rise up as a witness and "call her blessed" saying truly, "She was my deliverer!"

Sister Hargrave and her newborn son Stephen Randall Hargrave, leave behind a faithful Father in Israel, husband and father of eight other children Randall Pierre Hargrave; children Gabrielle Iman, Moriah Ann, Micah Daniel, Adeena Michelle, Philip Andrew, Jael Marie, Elicia Leanne, Kelaiah Elizabeth; Mother Becky Karnehm and her husband Nick Karnehm of Troy, Ohio; Father Louis M. Smith Jr.  and his wife Cindy J. Deleon-Smith of Columbus, Ohio; Brothers Aaron Smith of Lake in the Hills Illinois, Scott Clemons and wife Denise of Hawthorne Woods, Illinois; Byron L. Smith of Troy, Ohio; Sister Lousha Smith of Florence South Carolina And an entire host of relatives friends and acquaintances.

Sister Lucretia Hargrave was preceded in death by her son Stephen Randall Hargrave and Mother in Law Sister Phyllis Anne Hargrave.

There will be a service held on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Church of God, 5065 St. Rt. 49 S., Greenville, Ohio, with brother Ray Tinsman officiating. Burial will follow in the Church of God Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 5-8 PM at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com