Slater Thorpe

Slater Thorpe Sr.

Thursday, November 14th, 1929 - Monday, March 25th, 2019
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“And man became a living soul” Genesis 2:7

Slater Thorpe, Sr. was born November 14th 1929 in Harris Neck, Georgia, to his parents, Curry Thorpe and Lottie May Wilson. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at an early age. He married his childhood sweetheart, Elouise Stevens on January 4th 1949. The fruit of this union resulted in three sons, Slater Stanley Thorpe Jr, Alexis Devon Thorpe (Sonya) and Kevin Wendel Thorpe; and two daughters, Audrey Louise Wesley (Alfred) and Janis Elaine Burden (Carlton).

“To everything there is a season” Ecclesiastes 3:1

Slater departed this life on March 25th 2019 and was preceded in death by his mother, Lottie May; father, Curry; daughter, Audrey and two sisters, Pearl Proctor and Mary Curry.

Slater united in Christian fellowship with First African Baptist Church of Harris Neck, Georgia as a youth and served faithfully until he moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1951 and united with Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church, where he served with the Male Chorus and was elevated to the Trustee and Deacon’s Ministries by Pastor Roosevelt Thaddaeus Williams and served faithfully as the leader of District One. He was a valued employee of the U. S. Gypsum Company and earned the title of Foreman. He retired after more than 40 years of dedicated service.

Slater was a devoted husband and father who leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 70 years, Elouise; daughter, Janis; sons, Stanley, Alexis and Kevin; grandchildren, Angela Walker, Annette Garrett (Max), Alfred Wesley (Katrina), Slater S. Thorpe III (Njeri), Alexis Thorpe, Alexander Thorpe, Sheal’tiel Paulk and Diamond Paulk; great-grandchildren, Antonie Walker (Nicole), Audrey Walker, Daryl Walker, Jr., Cyrus Garrett, Wesley Garrett, Dayton Garrett, Khalil Wesley, Kendyl Wesley, India Thorpe, Slater Thorpe IV and Sydney Thorpe; great great-grandchildren, Antonie Walker II, Juliana Walker, Daryl Walker III, Damian Walker, Keilah Thorpe, Jusiyah Thorpe, Christian Williams, Ethan Adusah, Amori Garrett and Madison Garrett; a host of other loved ones and sorrowing friends.

Slater Thorpe passed away Monday, March 25th, 2019. Arrangements in Care of: Funerals by T.S. Warden, 904-765-1234
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 29th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, March 29th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals By T. S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church
    2503 N Myrtle Avenue
    Jacksonville, Florida 32209
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  • Interment

    Saturday, March 30th, 2019 |
    Saturday, March 30th, 2019
    Restlawn Cemeteries
    2600 Ribault Scenic Drive
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Posted at 04:46pm
I am very sorry for your loss. It is not an easy time to go through. Talking about it with someone always helps, and their is no one better than God, he even gives us in the Bible Hope in John 5:28, 29 where he promises to bring back to life our loved ones. And in Revelation 21:4 he promises us a better future where we won't suffer no more. To know more visit

The Carter Family

Posted at 03:10pm
We were saddened to hear of Mr. Slater's death. Allow us, please, to provide good news that answers the question: "What does the Bible promise for the future?" Psalm 37:29 assures us: "The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it." Take a moment to envision the Thorpe family on God's restored paradise earth enjoying the happy, healthy life that he originally purposed for all obedient mankind. May you strengthen each other's faith in God's promise to remove all woes we experience because of the sin we inherited as a result of Adam's disobedient to his loving heavenly Father. Because of Jesus' sacrificial death, Mr. Slater and other obedient children have the prospect of everlasting life just as God purposed for us.

C.J. McCormick Posted at 10:53pm

I just learned of Deacon Slater's passing. Much love to to all of you. Cheryl (Jones) McCormick

Viola Blackman

Posted at 06:59pm

My sincere condolences to your family. I just wanted to share with you the Bible's view of the resurrection.

The resurrections Jesus performed when on earth was a foregleam of what he will do in the near future as King of Gods Kingdom.

During his rule over the earth, the heavenly Jesus will bring back to life those humans who are asleep in mankind’s common grave . That is why he said: “I am the resurrection.”
(Like 11:25)

Think of the happiness you will feel when you see your loved ones again! Think, too, of the joy that resurrected ones will experience!—Luke 8:51-56

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Nikiya Little

Posted at 10:06am
My sincerest condolences to The Thorpe Family. God will do away with death soon and that is a promise found In Revelation 21:3,4 it tells of a time when, “death will be no more, neither will pain nor outcry, the former things will have passed away.....” There is also another promise given to us in John 5:28& 29. It tells of a resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in death. Remember these scriptures as a reminder of what’s to come in the future.

I pray for your strength and for peace during this difficult time. Look forward to the time when you’re reunited with your loved ones right here on earth.

Ms. Wanda Thomas

Posted at 09:44am
We send our Deepest Condolences to Pastor Thorpe and Family. With ALL our Love from Wanda Thomas & Family.
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