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WILLIAM S. LANCASTER

October 16, 1928 June 2, 2013
WILLIAM S. LANCASTER
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Deacon William Sylvester Lancaster was born, the seventh child of nine children, to the late John R. Lancaster and Carrie Lucas Lancaster on October 16, 1928 in Bladensburg, MD. On Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 9:30 A.M., the Lord called Deacon Lancaster and He said you have fought a good fight, you have finished your course and you have kept the faith ... and at his residence he peacefully went home to be with the Lord. Deacon William Lancaster attended the Prince Georges County Public School System. In 1952 he joined the United States Army and was sent to Fort Campbell, Kentucky for Basic Training. After two years of service in Germany, he received and Honorable Release from Active Duty from the Army. After returning home to Hyattsville from the military, he began dating lifelong friend Pinkey Harrod and on May 13, 1955 they were united in holy matrimony. He was a faithful and dedicated husband for forty-four years until God called his wife, who he lovingly called Honey and Doll Baby, home. He was employed by the City of Hyattsville's Department of Public Works for thirty-seven years. He gracefully retired in 1990 to stay home and take care of his wife. He was very proud to obtain his GED in his later years. It goes to show you that you've never too old to obtain your goals, just keep your eyes on the prize. In 1975 he felt led by the Lord to work with the late founder Elder Andrew Harrod and his wife, First Lady Mother Bernice Harrod, with the Ministry at the Solid Rock Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ. While under the leadership of Elder Harrod, he was ordained a Deacon by Diocesan Bishop Clarence Groover, Sr. of the Fisherman of Men Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He also served under the succeeding pastor, the late Elder Alton Tyler and his wife, First Lady Mother Patsy Tyler, as well as the current pastor, District Elder Thomas Berger and his wife, First Lady Mother Robin Berger. He helped around the church in many capacities; he wasn't too good to do anything for the Lord. Honorable Deacon Lancaster was the oldest surviving pioneer member of the Solid Rock Church. He was affectionately known as 'Chick' by his friends and family, and 'Pop' by the immediate family. His love for people, and especially children, made his family well known, as they opened their doors to all that were in need. He was a spirit filled, praying man of God who was a counselor, mentor, and friend that witnessed to many. He leaves to cherish his memories; one son, Roland Lancaster, Sr.; one daughter, Eugenia Stepney; one son-in-law, Martin Stepney; five grandsons, Damien, Elder Mark, and Roland Lancaster, Jr. (Alicia), Joseph S. Tyler and Justin Stepney; a very special adopted grandson, Brother Henry Jones III; four great granddaughters, Myare, Janiya, Makaya and Maniya Lancaster; two great grandsons, Jeremiah and Makhi Lancaster; one goddaughter, Anita Brower (Shaun); one sister, Roberta Hayes; four sisters-in-law, Bertha Chew-Harrod, Bertha Wingate-Harrod, Delores Harrod and Stella Harrod; two brothers-in-law, Robert Hayes and James Harrod; a special nephew, James Harrod and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by seven siblings, Nettie, Marie, Kathryn, May, Lucy, Loretta and John.

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Visitation

Saturday

8

Jun

10:00 AM 6/8/2013 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/8/2013 11:00:00 AM
Solid Rock Church

1801 Parker's Creek Road
Port Republic, MD 20676

Solid Rock Church
1801 Parker's Creek Road Port Republic 20676 MD
United States

Service

Saturday

8

Jun

11:00 AM 6/8/2013 11:00:00 AM
Solid Rock Church

1801 Parker's Creek Road
Port Republic, MD 20676

Solid Rock Church
1801 Parker's Creek Road Port Republic 20676 MD
United States

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Solid Rock Church Final Resting Place

1801 Parker's Creek Road
Port Republic, MD 20676

1801 Parker's Creek Road Port Republic 20676 MD
United States
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