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Henry Allen Redd, 1923-2002

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  A faithful and loyal servant of the Lord Jesus Christ; one called by God who followed that call and lived victoriously as he ministered to each congregation with love, concern, and gentleness — always preaching what God led him to preach.

  He received a Bachelor of Law degree from the Atlanta Law School, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University, a Bachelor of Divinity and a Master of Divinity degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Theology degree from Fredericksburg Bible Institute.

  He was ordained in 1945 and pastored several Baptist churches for many years. One summer Allen baptized more than 70 new Christians in one Baptist church. Later, he joined the Virginia United Methodist Conference and served the following churches: Pamunkey, Saint Paul’s and Mount Vernon, Lafayette and Hall’s, Shacklefords, Heathesville and Corinth churches.

  He loved his family and guided each one in their coming to accept Christ. He always enjoyed having his son and three daughters, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren to visit with him by his side. Allen and his wife, Marion, were married almost 50 years. Allen passed away 26 days before their anniversary.

  Here are a few thoughts of people who had known him through the years:

  "We join with you in celebrating a life well lived. I’m certain Allen was one of those enormously rare individuals who inspires only good and admirable thoughts in anyone he ever knew for an entire lifetime."

  "We thought he was a wonderful man. We have often used him as an example of what Jesus wants us to be. He not only preached God’s word but he lived it day by day. We are better Christians because of Allen Redd."

  "Allen was such a special man, truly one of God’s saints. He’ll be missed but we’re grateful for his release from his pain."

  "Thank God for the memories of such a good and faithful servant."

  "I really treasure the beautiful memories of Brother Redd. He will always hold a special place in my heart. Heaven becomes sweeter as time goes by."

  "Preacher Redd married us on Dec. 18,1955. It will soon be 47 years. We have four children and 12 grandchildren."

  "He certainly had a blessed life and touched so many lives with his love and ministry. He was chosen by God to be a leader."

  "He was a wonderful person, a perfect pastor."

— Marion Redd, wife



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