[Funeral Program for John Simmons Hartfield, Sr., January 11, 2002] Page: 2 of 3
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John Simmons Hartfield, Sr., the sixth child
of David Warren Hartfield, Sr. and Corinne
Ganther Hartfield, was born on February 5,
1934 in San Antonio, Texas. His parents and
Two sisters, Gloria Marie Moore and
Corinne Maudestta Moses preceded him in
Realizing that this world is not our home
and that our souls must spend eternity
somewhere, he accepted christ as his
personal savior at an early age, joining,
working and contributing to bethel a.m.e.
HE was a product of the san antonio public
schools. Additionally, he graduated from
st. phillips college, attended los angeles
city college and texas southern university.
During his career as a certified
professional manager (cpm) he worked as a
counselor for job corp in texas, illinois and
indiana. he also managed canteen stores
for the veterans administration in indiana
and ohio as well as kentucky fried chicken
and popeyes stores in maryland, indiana and
he leaves to cherish his memory, his wife,
alta with whom he united in holy matrimony
in january 1993, two sons, john, jr. and
jeffery; step-children, byron hildebrand
and wife terry, kara mitchell and husband
issac, keith hildebrand and sylvia
hildebrand (san antonio); six step-
grandchildren, brandon, brent, brittany,
chad and candace hildebrand and briani
mitchell (san antonio); sister, june penn (los
angeles, ca.), brothers, david, jr., and wife
julia, james and wife carol, (la vernia, tx.),
lawrence and wife bertha (las vegas, nv.)
and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and
Order Of Service
Celebration of Life
"all hail the power of jesus name"
"How Great Thou Art"
invocation rev. richard aguilar
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
"I'm so Glad Jesus Loves Me"
Old Testament rev. Richard Sullivan
Hebron Baptist Church
St. Hedwig, Texas
New Testament rev. Richard Aguilar
St. andrews episcopal church
John 14: i-©
solo mrs. mable bailey
Friendship baptist church
"He looked beyond my faults"
Bethel ame church
Class of 1951
mrs. dana chryar
"it is well'
eulogy . . rev. dr. sarah f. davis, pastor
bethel a. m. e. church
"for all the saints"
highlights of a love story
we were two people who were brought
together by god. WE both had needs and
we found those needs filled in each other.
although we had known each other all of
our lives, we both realized that, when our
paths crossed 40 years after graduation
from high school, we were following a
plan that god had already set in motion.
for nine years we have shared our lives.
WE laughed together, cried together and
even when we disagreed, love never
allowed anger to "hang around" very
together, we had plans for our future, but
the plan we always chose to follow is
physically you left me, but you remain with
me in spirit, in my memories and our love has
grown even deeper.
though we had only a few years together,
we know that the next time our paths
cross, it will be a joyful, wonderful and
beautiful reunion that will last forever in
god's kingdom. death is only a temporary
so long, honey and thank you for the past
nine years. i know where you are and that
you will be waiting to greet me when i have '
finished my purpose here.
when your body is tired and weary
and you're too weak to fight anymore,
the lord wraps his arms around you,
as he opens the eternal door.
he will show you the beauty of heave.
he'll give you the peace of an heir.
he'll preside over joyful reunions
with loved ones that are already there.
Saying, "good-bye" is never easy.
death has never been nice.
but there's one place we find our comfort,
in our savior and lord, jesus christ.
Here’s what’s next.
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