Bishop Will Samuel Weems,Jr., 77 of Cartersville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 1:00PM at Glory Harvester Church, 1988 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy. NW, Cartersville, GA 30120. The body will lie in state in the church from 12:00PM (Noon) until the hour of service. Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery, 165 Old Tennessee Road NE, Cartersville, GA 30121.. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this time of bereavement.
Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, physical distancing practices will be in place, and MASK ARE REQUIRED for those that will be attending the service. The family is the main concern during this time of bereavement and space will be limited. We have to ensure the family is able to attend the service, so there is a possibility of some friends not being admitted. However, the service will be LIVE-STREAMED.
Will Samuel Weems, Jr. was born on March 20, 1944 to the late Will Samuel Weems, Sr. and Zulia Hudson Weems in Cartersville, Georgia.
Bishop Weems was in the ministry for 47 years before his passing. He was a lifelong native of Cartersville, Georgia. Bishop Weems was the leader of The Gospel Crusade Choir. Established in 1970, the majority of the choir members were youths.
As songwriter, he wrote “If I Got My Ticket’, “He’s My Light” and several others. Bishop Weems was licensed and ordained to preach the Gospel by Reverend Eugene H. Mitchell at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Cartersville, Georgia. He has ministered throughout the states of Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. He has received various rewards since his ministry began in June 1974.
In 1978, Bishop Weems received “Personality of the South” award for outstanding service and achievements in the community, state and nation. In 1979, he received “The Betterment of Youth” award from the New Frontiers, Inc.
October 1979, he was ordained in the Overcoming Church of God at St. Stephen Church of God, Atlanta, Georgia. He served as pastor at First Corinth Christian Church in Calhoun, Georgia for 20 years and Redeeming Overcoming Church of God in Adairsville, Georgia for 4 years. He has licensed and ordained many servant leaders who have went on to plant churches, establish ministries, participant in evangelistic and mission work in the local area and worldwide. Bishop Weems was currently the pastor of Hope in Christ Ministries where his ministry continues to prosper. Bishop Weems believed in equipping servant leaders to take part in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20).
Bishop Weems had a significant role as a father figure, uncle, mentor and supporter in many lives of people from different walks and age groups.
Bishop Weems is preceded in death by his parents, Will and Zulia Weems; a son, William Dexter Weems, Sr., and grandson, Will D. Weems.
He leaves to cherish his memories a dedicated and loving wife of 57 years, Betty L. Weems; daughters, Sonya L. “Sunshine” Smith and Sybil R. Weems; grandchildren, Sharika L. Weems, Whitney N. Weems, William D. Weems, Jr., Porcha L. Curtis, Henry “Torey” Smith, and Reunda R. Smith; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara (Clayton) Green,Sr.; a special godson, Marcus Harris; special friends, Richard Witt, Charles Johnson Sr., Eugene Smith, Jr. and Brad Agee; and a host of other relatives and friends.
“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am”.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.mackeppingerfuneralhome.com
Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.
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