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December 03, 2021

Obituary

Missionary Maudine Johnson Conerly

April 20, 1927 - November 27, 2021

District Missionary Maudine Johnson Conerly was born on April 20, 1927, in Jayess, Mississippi to the late Mr. Henry & Mrs. Ella Sartin Johnson. On Friday, November 27, 2021, she departed this life at her home in Franklinton, Louisiana. Missionary Conerly was the fourth of seventeen children. She was educated through grade school and soon she began working and remained committed to helping her family. District Missionary Conerly met the love of her life, Elvester “LV” Conerly Sr., and they were joined in matrimony in the year 1945. To this union, twelve children were born.

After serving together at Lear’s Hill Church of God in Christ, then Brother and Sister Conerly moved their growing family to Magee’s Temple Church of God in Christ as founding members, under the leadership of late Superintendent Monroe Magee, in 1966. At Magee’s Temple, she worked tirelessly alongside her husband to make the church prosper. District Missionary Conerly worked in just about every auxiliary within the church. A Sunday School teacher, Prayer & Bible Band President, Sunshine Band, and Purity Worker, Home & Foreign Missions worker, and teacher of the gospel. In August of 1976, she received her Evangelist Missionary license in the Louisiana East First Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop Wille K. Gordon and served under Bishop James Earl Gordon, respectively. Missionary Conerly worked closely with District Missionary Luella Williams, who took Missionary Conerly under her wings and taught her about working with the women’s department in the church. Missionary Conerly was appointed to District Twelve Secretary in 1985. This would shape her legacy in the women’s department ministry that God had ordained for her life.

After serving Mother Williams until her death, she was appointed District Missionary in 1986 and served twenty years under Superintendent Monroe Magee, Superintendent Felton Brumfield, and her Pastor, Superintendent Cecealins Tate. In the Louisiana East Jurisdiction, Missionary Conerly served in several capacities in the jurisdictional Department of Women under the late Mother Corrine Griffin and Mother Dorothy Richardson.

Mother’s life work was dedicated to God, her husband, her family, the church, and the community. As it goes, she was always preparing – a woman of intentional preparation. She could always be found, encouraging her neighbors, clothing the homeless, teaching children, studying the word of God, and most of all praying.

District Missionary Conerly was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband, two sons: Elvester “June Bug” Conerly and Johnny Paul Conerly, three daughters: Lillie Conerly Burton, Evelyn Conerly Warren, and Marie Conerly Rollins.

She leaves to cherish loving memories, seven loving children,  Mrs. Donna Oliver (Westley); District Missionary Brenda Allbritton (Glynn); Ms. Ruby Brumfield; Ms. Mag Romar; Evangelist Fay Miller (Sam); Mrs. Helen Brooks (Wayman); and Elder Laride Conerly Sr (Cynthia); special daughter, Missionary Bennie Jackson; thirty- four grandchildren;  sixty-two great-grandchildren; and thirty-two great-great-grandchildren, eleven great-great-great-grandchildren; one brother: Mr. Charles Johnson; one sister, Ms. Doris Antione, one sister-in-law: District Missionary Hattie Conerly, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and the entire District Twelve COGIC Family.

A Drive through viewing on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 4:0PM – 6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home.

Funeral service on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:00AM at Magee’s Temple Church of God in Christ with Supt. Cecealine Tate – Pastor Officiating. Interment – St. James Cemetery. 

Crain and Sons Funeral Home, Franklinton are in charge of arrangement.

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