OBITUARY: Funeral services to be held for Jesus of Nazareth

Published 1:46 pm Monday, April 15, 2019

Jesus, son of Mary, and Joseph was born in Bethlehem of Judea.  

At the age of two, he moved with his family to Egypt.  

At the age of four, his family moved to the town of Nazareth in Galilee where his father was a carpenter.  Thus, he was known the rest of his life as a Nazarene. 

He grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men.  His young adult years were spent applying himself in the carpenter’s trade following in the footsteps of Joseph.  

At age thirty, he was baptized in the River Jordan by John the Baptist.  

He then began his public ministry after a short forty-day leave of absence. His ministry spread from Galilee into all of Judea. His ministry attracted large crowds who came to hear him preach, and to be healed.  The people who gathered were witnesses to many miracles.  

After three years, his ministry came to an abrupt end as he was accused of crimes against the state, claiming to be something others said he was not. 

 Jesus loved God and all sorts of people, especially those who were deemed undesirable. 

On Friday afternoon, he humbled himself and became obedient, even to death, death upon a cross.  He had attained the age of 33 years.  

Jesus was survived by his mother Mary and step-father Joseph, brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas; and a number of sisters, and numerous friends and close associates including Mary and Martha and their brother Lazarus. 

Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church Slade Chapel 502 N. 6thStreet in Orange, Texas, on Friday, April 19, 2019, at 6 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory by living a life pleasing to God. 



  • Parade of Palms – Palm Sunday Both services
  • Easter Egg HUNT for the children
  • Egg DROP for the children and youth. 


Maundy Thursday Communion Service: A traditional service of hymns and communion. Slade Chapel located on Elm between 5thand 6thStreets at 6 p.m.


John Warren is Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church, 502 North 6th Street in Orange.