Christian 04

Minister John Artist Blue

October 28, 1932 ~ September 25, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

Minister John Artis Blue, 89, of Sanford, North Carolina entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at his residence in Sanford, North Carolina.

Minister John Artis Blue, the third child of ten children to the late Reverend John Henry Blue and Lula Bell Phillips Blue, was born on October 28, 1932, in Sampson County, North Carolina. He transitioned to his mansion at his home on Sunday, September 25, 2022.

Minister John Blue attended Harnett County School and joined the army afterward on February 27 1953 with two years of active duty and six years in the reserve to complete  his eight years of service.

Minister John Blue was ordained as a deacon under the leadership of his father. He was a New Bethel FWB Church member for many years and served in many church capacities. He served as Sunday School Superintendent and Treasurer. He served under Apostle William Powell’s leadership by working to help accomplish the work of the ministry. Deacon John A Blue held the office of head deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, and served as intercessory prayer leader. Deacon John A Blue later joined Gospel Light House under the leadership of Apostle Reginald White. Deacon John A. Blue faithfully accepted God’s promotion from his ministry as a Deacon to a Minister.

Minister John Blue would always jump at the opportunity to display his faith in his God. He would always tell the doctor; you have a book of stuff over there about what I supposed to have; “I DON’T HAVE WHAT YOU SAY, but My bible tells me I have what I say.” His favorite words were “Lawd Jesus help us,” which is often what he’ll say for every situation. His greatest joy was working with his dad as a chauffeur traveling near and far to take his father to preach. His favorite colors were black and white. Some of his hobbies were riding his lawn mower. He would ride it during the fall of the year, stating that he was making mulch to fertilize the yard, but a special time for him was reading his Bible and having someone to read it to him, especially his grandchildren. 

Minister John Blue was preceded in death by six siblings Evelyn Edwards, William Blue, Charlie Blue, Nathaniel Blue, Jeanette James, and Laura Blue Daniels; one daughter, Hazelene
Patterson Dearman; two grandchildren, Quinetta Maria Mckoy and Shamekia Washington.

Minister John Blue first saw the love of his life in Broadway, NC. She went to the county fair with her brother Paul Marks Jr and asked which night he could take her to the fair. Her response was,
“this is the last night, and I am with my brother.” On August 3, 1963, he married Geraldine Marks, and five children were born to this union.

Minister John Blue leaves to cherish his memories wife of 59 years; four sons, Bishop Warren Anderson (Shelia) of Sanford, NC, Charles Washington of Salisbury, NC, Evangelist Christopher
Washington (Leslie) of East Orange, New Jersey, and Patrick Blue of Sanford, NC; six daughters, Robin Percell (Frank) of Raeford, NC, Virginia Bullock of Sanford, NC, Allene Hodges of Waynesville, MO, Evangelist Annette McKoy (Milton) of Sanford, NC, Prophetess Melissa Blue of Sanford, NC, and Nicole Ortega of Sanford, NC; three sisters, Lula Blue of Sanford, NC, Rutha Ray of Broadway, NC, and Georgia Blue Carter of Augusta, Ga; sisters-in-law, Lelia H. Blue, and Jeweldine Marks both of Sanford, NC; one brother-in-law, Freddie Daniels of Cameron, NC; one aunt Maggie Phillips of Dunn, NC; twenty-eight grandchildren; sixty-four great-grandchildren; eleven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

*The family will receive visitors from 12:00 noon until 7:00 pm daily at 1019 San-Lee Drive Sanford, North Carolina*

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Arrangements are entrusted to McLeod Funeral Home of Sanford, North Carolina

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 Service Program


Services

Walk Through Viewing
Friday
September 30, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
McLeod Funeral Home
310 Courtland Drive
Sanford, NC 27330

Wake
Friday
September 30, 2022

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gospel Lighthouse
407 W. McIntosh Street
Sanford, NC 27330

Visitation
Saturday
October 1, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Cameron Grove A.M.E. Zion Church
309 Vernon St.
Broadway, NC 27505

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 1, 2022

1:00 PM
Cameron Grove A.M.E. Zion Church
309 Vernon St.
Broadway, NC 27505

Interment

Lee Memory Gardens
2600 Hawkins Ave
Sanford, NC 27330

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