Elbert Marbury Sr.

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 1, 2014

Home-going celebration for Bishop Elbert Marbury
Sr., 75, Founder and Emeritus Overseer of the Church of Jesus Christ House of Prayer, Inc. will be Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. at First United Pentecostal Church, Leesville.
Bishop Elbert Marbury Sr., was called to his eternal rest on
Oct. 30 at Riverside Hospital in Alexandria. He was born Dec. 6, 1938 to the union of Lonnie and Minnie Marbury in Leeds, Alabama.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ House of Prayer.
Bishop Elbert Marbury Sr. was a visionary, a world-changer, dynamic speaker, teacher, provocative thinker and anointed man of God with nearly thirty years of ministry. He was committed to bringing the good news of Jesus Christ to people all over
the world, literally changing the world one person at a time. He extended his hands to help the needy with a heart of compassion, and a message of empowerment to the oppressed and depressed.
He was leader within the local, national, and
international community, providing teaching, guidance and understanding of the Bible. He received the vision for the Church of Jesus Christ House of Prayer in his home, which consist of churches across the globe, to include seven in Louisiana, four
in Texas, one in Virginia, New York, Chicago, Alaska, Maryland, Tennessee, Afghanistan, Korea, Germany and an outreach ministry in Africa. Bishop Marbury’s worldwide impact can be felt throughout the nation from thousands of souls he has come in
contact with, and encouraged to pursue a personal relationship with God.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Elbert Marbury, Jr. and Benjamin Marbury.
He leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife of 43
years, Annie Marbury; five children, Marcell (Jennifer) Watson Marbury, Makeba (Tommy) Marbury Morris, Elbert (Yolanda) Marbury Jr., Elbert Marbury IV and Mahogany Marbury; eighteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Owen
(Gloria) Marbury, James (Everlyn) Marbury and Hosea (Mary Ann) Marbury; three sisters, Murriel Moore, Helen McCain and Bessie (George) McTyre, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The arrangements have been
entrusted to the Labby Memorial Funeral Home, Leesville.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Marbury family at www.labbymemorial.com.