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Celebration of Life Service for Mr. Mell John L. Stembridge, of Atlanta, GA.; Friday, November 10, 2017, 11:00am at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 4245 Cascade Road, Atlanta, GA; Dr. Craig L. Oliver, Sr., Pastor; Rev. Tommy Brown, Officiating; Interment, Lincoln Cemetery.

Willie A. Watkins Historic West End Chapel, 404-758-1731.

Mr. Mell John L. Stembridge
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  • Friday, November 03, 2017
    The staff of Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home will keep you and your family in our prayers.
    ~ Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home
  • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    Our condolences to the Stembridge family. May God give you comfort and peace.
    ~ Ronald & Olivia Pierce   Atlanta, GA
  • Friday, November 03, 2017
    My thoughts are with you and the family and how death robs us of our loved ones. Jehovah God has promised to remove death, sickness, and pain from the earth and reunite us with our loved one on a cleansed earth in the future. (Revelation 21:4; John 5:28,29; John 17:3; Psalms 83:18)  In the meantime you can be sure that God understands how you feel now! The Bible assures us: "He is healing the brokenhearted ones, And is binding up there painful spots." Psalms 147:3 More encouragement can be found on website jw.org
    ~ Dolon Peete
  • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    Our condolences to the Stembridge family. May God give you comfort and peace.
    ~ Ronald & Olivia Pierce   Atlanta, GA
  • Friday, November 03, 2017
    I wanted to send my love and condolences to the Stembridge family. I am so sorry for your loss. At times like this we need comfort. God's Word can provide that comfort for it speaks of a beautiful hope for the future. John 5:28, 29 says, "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." What this can mean for you is a real hope of being reunited with your dear loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you. If you would like more information about the resurrection hope, you can visit our website at jw.org.
    ~ Brittany   IL
  • Sunday, November 05, 2017
    Dear Family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. Almighty God will undue all that death has caused. Many who are asleep in death will soon wake up. (Daniel 12:2) JW.ORG
    ~ Michelle Washington   Baltimore, MD
  • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    To The Family, I am truly sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort and tender mercies sustain you during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
    ~ Ramona Barney-Ellison   Atlanta
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Mr. Stembridge and may God be a refuge and strength in your time of sorrow.(Psalms 46:1)
    ~ P. Watts   GA
  • Monday, November 06, 2017
    Please accept my condolences, I have not met the family personally however I was very sorry to read that Mel Stembridge fell asleep in death. When death separates family members, such great loss can result in deep sorrow. Life is so tender, so fragile, so very precious. Mel Stembridge has no doubt left behind a thousand moments that will live in your heart forever. Remember that "God is our refuge and strength" (Psalm 46:1). Praying for you and your family during this time Be Strengthened, Blessed & Encouraged
    ~ P Land   Owings Mills, MD
  • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    My condolences to the Stembridge family, it’s never easy to accept death, but the Bible gives us comfort and hope, please read 1 Corinthians 15: 21,26
    ~ GED   Cotton plant, AZ
  • Monday, November 06, 2017
    It is indeed sad that you are mourning the loss of your dear Mel. Please accept my condolences and know that our loving God is keenly aware of your distressing pain. His comforting word assures us that in due time, he will eliminate all suffering on earth, including death. Notice how the Bible stresses that fact in the faith strengthening video below: https://vimeo.com/237357432
    ~ Katie
  • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    To The Stembridge Family, You have my deepest condolences. May God Jehovah ( Psalm 83:18), comfort and sustain you at this time of such great loss, Psalm 46:1 and Isaiah 41:10,13. Please take a few minutes to read these comforting scriptures.
    ~ M Jones   LA
  • Monday, November 06, 2017
    My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May you find comfort in God's promise of a resurrection on a paradise earth where suffering and death will be no more. John 5:28,29. Revelation 21:3-5. You can learn more about the marvelous resurrection hope and Jehovah's purpose for mankind and the earth that will be accomplished through his son Christ Jesus and the heavenly kingdom government @jw.org. Sincerely, C.P.
    ~ C. P.   LA
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    To the family and friends of Mell J. Stembridge, My name is April Hatcher, I am a realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers and I wanted to send my condolences. I am certain that this is a very trying time in all of the lives whom Mr. Stembridge has impacted. I pray that his memories will be forever imbedded in your hearts. If you shall need my services or assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to email me or call me. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest easy, gentle soul -April Hatcher april.hatcher@metrobrokers.com 404-454-3655
    ~ April Hatcher   atlanta, GA
  • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    My condolences to the family at this time. May Jehovah God (Psalms 83:18) continue to be with you.
    ~ Amy Edwards   Franklin, LA
  • Monday, November 06, 2017
    I would like to offer my condolences for your loss. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that Jehovah, the God of all comfort, will soon eliminate all grief and provide permanent consolation when “all those in the memorial tombs will hear [Christ’s] voice and come out”! (John 5:28, 29) God promises that “he will do away with death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isa. 25:8) Then, instead of having to “weep with those who weep,” all earth’s inhabitants will “rejoice with those who rejoice.”?—Rom. 12:15.
    ~ M Jones   New Bern NC
  • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    To the Stembridge Family May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
    ~ C Prince   San Antonio, TX
  • Monday, November 06, 2017
    My condolences to the Stembridge Family. So sorry for your loss. The bible promises us that one day death will be a thing of the past. It is impossible for God to lie, so we look forward to that time when death will be no more. Revelation 21: 4.
  • Monday, November 06, 2017
    To the Stembridge Family, We wish you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. We will truly miss our beloved classmate and friend. BTW Class of 1971
    ~ Booker T. Washington High School   Atlanta, GA
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
    I'm very sorry for the death of your loved one. He will be in my prayers. I hope this scripture at Revelation 21:4 can provide some comfort. For more encouragement please visit Jw.org.
  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    To The Stembridge Family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I know you have many wonderful memories of your time with Mr. Melll. When you reflect on the memories you shared they will bring a smile to your heart. I know this is a difficult time, but the Bible gives us a wonderful future hope , Revelation 21:4 says death will be no more. The Bible promises we will live in a world free of death. This is an awesome future promise made by Almighty God to obedient mankind. May you have peace.
    ~ Ramona Barney-Ellison   Atlanta
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017
    Our sincere condolences to you on the loss of your loved one. Words cannot express the sorrow you’re feeling at this time. Or the pain your heart still feel as the years have passed since your loved one has died. I too have lost loved ones and this promise found in God’s Word that in the near future, death along with the pain and sorrow will soon be gone in the near future has brought me comfort. I hope this will bring you a measure of comfort too. Isaiah 25:8 - He (God)will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah (God’s name)will wipe away the tears from all faces. http://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/dead-live-again-tract/dead-live-again/
    ~ Johnson
  • Monday, November 13, 2017
    My condolences to the Stembridge family. GOD gives us comforting words in John 5:28,29.. a resurrection of life. A hope to see our loved ones again. For more information please go to JW.ORG
    ~ C M   Elizabeth, NJ
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    May the God of all comfort [2Corn. 1:3] be a comfort to you the family and friends now and in the days ahead. www.jw.org
    ~ mtenn   philadelphia, PA
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017
    To the Stembridge Family: In this difficult time in your life, may you find comfort in God's Word, the Bible. James 4:8 encourages us to "Draw close to God, and He will draw close to you." My condolences.
    ~ S. Acker   Forest Park, GA
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    Please accept my deepest sympathy, I have enclosed a link for you to highlight which show comforting video based on the Bible. https://www.jw.org/finder?wtlodale=E&docid=1011541&srcid=share
    ~ F. Sledge   San Antonio, TX