“And man became a living soul” Genesis 2:7
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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