[Funeral Program for John Simmons Hartfield, Sr., January 11, 2002] Page: 2 of 3

Obituary
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
death.
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.
church.
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
texas.
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
friends.
Order Of Service
Celebration of Life
Processional
"all hail the power of jesus name"
Hymn Choir/Congregation
"How Great Thou Art"
invocation rev. richard aguilar
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
Seguin, Texas
selection choir
"I'm so Glad Jesus Loves Me"
scripture
Old Testament rev. Richard Sullivan
Hebron Baptist Church
St. Hedwig, Texas
Psalms 1:21
New Testament rev. Richard Aguilar
St. andrews episcopal church
John 14: i-©
solo mrs. mable bailey
Friendship baptist church
"He looked beyond my faults"
resolutions
family tribute
Bethel ame church
Lay organization
Phyllis wheatley
Class of 1951
mrs. dana chryar
niece
selection
choir
"it is well'
eulogy . . rev. dr. sarah f. davis, pastor
bethel a. m. e. church
recessional
"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
long.
together, we had plans for our future, but
the plan we always chose to follow is
god's.
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
separation.
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.
your wife,
ALTA HARTFIELD
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.
ALTA HARTFIELD

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