In Memoriam: 18 January 2019

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received 14-18 January 2019.

Michael Bright, 72, of Manchester, New Hampshire, passed away 12 January. He was a retired minister, serving in Indiana, Michigan, Oregon, California, and Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Bright.

Soo Nam Park, 71, of Fremont, California, passed away 24 December. She was a retired minister, serving in California. She is survived by her husband, Yong Park.

Alice Roberts, 73, of Amelia, Ohio, passed away 9 January. She was the wife of retired minister and missionary Charles Roberts Jr., who served in Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Chicago, Ohio, Minnesota, Mexico, and Chile.

Nola R. Sampson, 81, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away 14 January. She was a retired minister, serving in Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Sampson, in 1998.

Audry Smith, 72, of Loveland, Colorado, passed away 22 December. She was the wife of retired minister Bert Smith, who served in California, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Estella Ray Thrasher, 77, of Hermitage, Tennessee, passed away 14 January. She was the widow of retired minister and district superintendent Charles Thrasher, who served in Kentucky, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Tennesse and led the Southwest Indiana District. Charles Thrasher passed away in 2005.

For previous editions of In Memoriam, see the "Passings" section by clicking here

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--Compiled by NCN News

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