Bro. Leroy Yeomans

To the South Middleburg Baptist Church Family:

It is Tuesday morning, June 10th 2014. It is with bittersweet emotions that I report to you the passing of our Christian Brother and friend Leroy Yeomans at 3:17 am today. It is bitter because there is now a void in my heart and your heart because a friend and a brother has been taken from us.  It is sweet because we know that Brother Leroy has now realized all the promises that God made to him.

As you all know Brother Leroy fought a courageous battle with failing health over the past several years and many would now say that “death” has won the war. I would counter that argument with a far different analysis. The Bible tells us in I Corinthians 15:54-57 – “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.  55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?  56  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.  57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Leroy Yeomans now stands victorious in the arena of eternal life through the forgiveness of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I have just left the family and final arrangements for the funeral have not been completed. As soon as I know all of the details I will have everyone contacted through our “prayer-chain” and will post the details on our website. I invite you to join me in prayer for the family that God will give the comfort they need, the clarity of mind as they attend to details and the strength to face coming days without this paternal leader. Brother Leroy’s legacy will live on through every one of his family members. Perhaps John Donne (1572–1631) said it best:

All mankind is of one Author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated; God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice; but God’s hand is in every translation, and his hand shall bind up all our scattered leaves again for that library where every book shall lie open to one another.”

Our condolences go out to the family and they will be in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless you all!

Bro. Delton

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5 Responses to Bro. Leroy Yeomans

  1. We are so sorry to hear about the death of Bro. Leroy. He was a much-beloved Christian brother. We first met him at Oak Forest Baptist Church in 2005. Bro. Leroy has been a blessing for so many years, particularly through his prayers. We rejoice that he is now out of pain and in the presence of God. He has fought a good fight and kept the faith to the end. Praying for Emily and all of Bro. Leroy’s dear family. Please let us know how we can help.

  2. We are sorry to hear about the passing of Bro. Leroy, He will surely be missed, but we are so glad that he is now with his Lord and not suffering anymore. We are especially sorry for Emily’s loss, she will miss him.

  3. Chuck & Joyce Tanner says:

    Joyce & I will miss Brother Leroy very much but we know in our hearts that he is with Sister Mary and the Lord rejoicing.

  4. Susanne , Bill , Sairah & Sierra Hodge says:

    So sorry to hear about Mr. Leroy. He was a very special man. He always put a smile on our face. He is rejoicing im heaven with Ms. Mary. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Hugs and love from Susanne , Bill , Sairah & Sierra Hodge.

  5. Joanie Bolton says:

    Darrell and I were saddened to hear the news of Bro. Leroy. We are, however, thankful that this is not good-bye, but an “I’ll see you later!” Thinking about Heaven and the joyful reunion we will have one day. We are asking the Lord to comfort the family during this time.

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