|Springfield, Louisiana resident, Horace Brumfield, departed this life into life eternal on Monday, January 25, 2005 at 11:27p.m. at West Jefferson Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Born October 28, 1946 to Jeanette and the late Sam A. Brumfield, he enlisted as a U.S. Marine upon graduating from Greenville Park High School in 1965. Following his return to civilian life, he embarked on a professional career as a mechanic. He married Idella Wilson, (also deceased) on November 5, 1970. He was also a member of St. James United Methodist Church, pastored by then Rev. J. C. Miles.
In 1996, he felt his calling into pastoral ministry in the United Methodist Church. On November 19, 1996, he was recommended by Rev. Dr. Burton F. Blair, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Ponchatoula, as a candidate for ordained ministry. After completing school and fulfilling all requirements of the discipline of the United Methodist Church, he successfully interviewed with the Louisiana Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and was designated a “Part-time Local Pastor” during the 1997 Louisiana Conference. He also completed the five-year course of study at the United Methodist Church Ministerial Courses of Study at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and received his certificate of attainment on July 27, 2002. While in school, he was assigned on June 4, 2001, by the Louisiana Conference to pastor his first church, Ninde Chapel United Methodist Church located at 125 Ash Street in Laplace, Louisiana where he currently served until his death.
He leaves to cherish his memory, two sons, Morris Lamar and Christopher; his mother Jeanette, two special friends, Oscarleen Leevet Moses and Chavis Moses; three sisters, Delores Thomas, Donna Kaigler, and Vera Brown; three brothers, Morris, Larry, and Welton Brumfield and two grandchildren, Sajouna Cheyenne and Shimeir, both of Peru, New York. He was preceded in death by his father, Sam; his wife Idella; and one sister, Samella Gills.
|Source: 2005 Journal|