Mr. Joseph Purcell of Raleigh, North Carolina departed this earthly life on Friday, December 29, 2017.
A Memorial Service is scheduled to be held at Hayes Barton Baptist Church at 11:00 AM on Saturday January 27, 2018. Prior to the service, a period of visitation will begin at 10 AM.
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Thank God for the life of Mr. Joe Purcell. Our prayers go out to the family and friends and may God give you strength during this time. It was a joy to work with Mr. Joe at WCPSS. He always had a story to tell, people to help and children to transport to and from school. He was so caring for his coworkers and he will be missed. He was a role model for our youth and it gives me great joy to call him friend.
Submitted by Teresa Alston Williams on Jan 25 2018 06:23:01 AM
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God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Psalm 46:1 says: "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
Submitted by Rachel Morton on Jan 16 2018 06:15:42 PM
My condolences to the Purcell family for the loss of your dear loved one. May Jehovah the God of comfort help you in this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4.)
Submitted by Holland on Jan 7 2018 08:53:57 AM
To the family,
My condolences to the loss of your love one. I know it is hard to deal with this grief-stricken pain. But God, whose name is Jehovah, stated in his word the Bible that “death will be no more”. (Psalms 83:18, 1 Timothy 3:16, Revelation 21:4). Also, his son, Jesus Christ, assured us at John 5:28,29: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment”. So, rest assured, you will be able to see your love one again.
I’ve attached a link to one of our tracts from our website, jw.org. The tract asks this question, “Can the Dead Really Live Again?” It has wonderful scriptural encouragement that will help from God’s word.
Again, my sincerest condolences,
Submitted by J on Jan 6 2018 12:56:17 PM
I wish to express my sincerest sympathy to the Purcell family and friends because of losing Mr. Joseph recently in death. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, the pain and grief seems unbearable. Our loving God, Jehovah (Psalm 83:18), understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his Word. Psalm 34: 18 tells us: "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25, Acts 24:15, Job 14:14-15) Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago." Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it."
For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. John 17:3
Again, the family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to contact me if you wish at my email address; firstname.lastname@example.org
I pray you will find comfort reading the above scriptures in your personal Bible and to please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" https://tv.jw.org/#en/video/VODChildren/pub-pksn_24_VIDEO
or watch this short, faith strengthening video:
"Can The Dead Really Live Again?"
I have you in my prayers.
Submitted by M J Jarmon on Jan 1 2018 10:40:14 AM
Condolence to the Purcell family for the loss of your dear loved one. The pain, the grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. At such times we need to go to God's word for comfort found at 2Corinthians 1:3,4.
Submitted by Doris Jennings on Dec 31 2017 08:44:43 PM
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