- 99 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 29, 1917
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Nov 11, 2016
- Place of passing:
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
|Let the memory of Harold be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Harold Erving, 99, born on April 29, 1917 and passed away on November 11, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Please join us in Harold Emmanuel Erving's homegoing service:
'A Celebration of Life'
Friday, 9th December 2016
Time of church service:
9am - 12 noon
Mount Zion Millennium City Church
High Wood Cemetery
Polish Eagle Club
2 Sherwood Rise
"I wish to convey my deepest sympathy and offer my condolence to the Erving family. Months have passed, as of yesterday.We all mourn for our loved ones, but especially when they have lived and loved for so long. Let healing continue with close family and friends. Let God give you lasting comfort and support. He promises you "For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you,’ thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope".(Jeremiah 29:11) May you constantly be reminded of his words, and may all enjoy Harold's memories."
"I am so sorry for your loss of Mr. Erving. I was not granted the pleasure of meeting him personally, but by looking at the condolences, he seemed like a lovely man. Death is a terrible thing, and no one hates it more than our loving Heavenly Father who created us and gave us life. The Bible tells us that he never wanted or even intended for us to grow old, get sick, or die. Because of this, he assures us that he will eradicate death from us. Taking death, sickness, and old age away from us forever (Revelations 21:4). The one thing more beautiful than not having to worry about getting sick and dying, he tells us that he will give us back our lost loved ones (John 5:28, 29)! Just imagine: seeing your beloved Mr. Erving - young, healthy and with the hope of living forever with you on a paradise Earth. That is the hope that our Father gives us. I hope that these words and scriptures bring you the comfort and peace that you need in times like these."
"I met Min Erving about 15 years ago. He was a very good man, like a father to us at church. You could ask him anything about God and church and he would be ready with an answer. He held on to what he believed... And if he held on to a view about something, he really held on to it. You couldn't change or shift him.
Min Erving was kind hearted and always had something to give. If you went to his home he would always say ' go in the kitchen and you'll see something in there...take it.' I will miss Min Erving very much, but this is what he wanted, he was ready to go. Sister Mavis Chulan, Bethel Apostolic Church, Nottingham"
"Minister irving, what can I say; I remember when i first met you it was clear that your love for love for God was second to none. You could not talk enough about the goodness of the Lord in your life. You have taught me so much. You will never be forgotten. Sleep on, we will meet again.
Evangelist Deveen Smith Derby."
"Minister Erving - I thank God for the life that you have lived. The Lord has chosen to take you home, but we will meet you there on that bright and glorious day. Sister H Welcome, Bethel Apostolic Church, Derby"
"Minister Erving has been know to me since the 1960's. He loved the gospel and was a fatherly person to everyone. Always and encouraging. I will really miss him, at the prayer meetings and services. Minister Erving had a very good memory and could recite scriptures and sing whole songs without a book. We give God thanks because we know that he wanted to go to be with the Lord. We miss him but we hope to meet him again soon. Beloved brother, sleep and take your rest. Evangelist G Livingston, Bethel Apostolic Church, Derby."
"I have known Minister Erving for about 20 years. Such a lovely man, a good man but it pleased the Lord to take him home. Have you ever seen a big man cry? Minister Erving would often cry when he talked about the goodness of the Lord... He certainly loved the Lord. As the saying goes: Happy to meet but sorry to part, but while we miss him here, he is present with the Lord! From Deacon Isaac Mesquita, Bethel Apostolic Church, Derby."
"Greetings from Pastor Smith, and the Saints of Bethel United Apostolic Church, Low Hill, Wolverhampton,
It is with sadness yet with Divine favour that we write to pay our Respects and heap Tributes on the life of our fallen brother Minister Harold Erving, who has passed from this life, awaiting his Crowning day.
He was dearly loved, a powerful man of God, a good Servant to the Lord in his earthly Ministry. He will be greatly missed.
To his Family, we say be encouraged. Death has no terror over the blood-washed ones. Our prayers are with you.
Keep holding on.
Elder Jacob V. Smith (Pastor),"
"A truly beautiful soul has left us...you lit up a room, injected so much life into a service and made hearts smile. Fellowship services would not have been complete without a song from you and even in your old age, your energy put most to shame. My heart is heavy but I can't help but smile and be grateful that I've been privileged to have known you all of my life. Rest in eternal peace and see you on the other side"
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