Our JCBC homebound member in the spotlight is Mary Martin: Mary is the oldest living member of JCBC at 99 years old! Please send cards to: Mary Martin: Covenant Woods, 5424 Woodruff Farm Rd. Apt # 319, Columbus, GA 31907.
Prayer request from Leigh Anne Shields: Malachi Russell is an 11-year-old boy of a friend of Esther Shaw. He has cancer, a tumor on his spine and they cannot remove it all. He has begun chemo. He and his precious family need prayer.
Prayer request from Judy Hansard: Great-grandson/great-nephew of Edith Bond/Judy Hansard, Austin Bond has had a reoccurrence of melanoma. He had a cancerous mole removed several years ago and has been clear until now. Austin, age 24 yrs., went to the ER in Houston, TX with severe pain in his abdomen. Tests show that melanoma has been discovered in his liver and bones; also, small amounts were detected in his brain and lungs. He is being seen by MD Anderson for treatment options. Austin has been married for about a year and is a teacher in Houston. Please pray for him, his family, and his doctors.
Our JCBC homebound member in the spotlight is Gerry Caldwell. She enjoys calls, cards, and scheduled visits. Gerry Caldwell: 4915 Woolton Hill Ln. Suwanee, GA 30024-3321. (770) 888-4870.
Prayer request from David White: A memorial service for Christine Brandon, who passed away late last week, was held on Tuesday, May 15 at Johns Creek Baptist Church Chapel. Please pray for Christine’s family.
Prayer request from Shaun King: Please be in prayer for Thomas Hodges. The Hodge family (Thomas and Amber and their children, Quin, Bobby, Emory, and Cole) are among JCBC’s newest families. Thomas is in the Army National Guard, and was injured during a training operation this past weekend at Fort Polk, LA.
Prayer Request from Harold Hyde: Dolores Gillian was to have surgery on May 4th, but due to a serious reaction from medication prior to surgery she was hospitalized on 4/29 and was there until 5/7. She then went to Life Care Center of Lawrenceville for rehab. I visited with she and Jack this afternoon and she will possibly be there for two more weeks to get her strength. They ask for our prayers during this time. Dolores Gillian: Life Care Center of Lawrenceville 210 Collins Ind. Way RM 228A Lawrenceville, Ga. 30043.
Our JCBC homebound member in the spotlight is Runelle Byers: She enjoys calls, cards, and scheduled visits. Runelle Byers: 1435 Archstone Drive, Cumming, GA 30041. (770) 884-7247.
Prayer request from Shaun King: It is with great sadness we mourn the sudden death of JCBC member, Jonnie Wolf. There will be a memorial service Wednesday, May 9th at 2:00 pm in the sanctuary, with a visitation from 1:00 to 2:00. Please lift your prayers of comfort and grace for the family this week.
Our JCBC homebound member in the spotlight is Naomi and Thomas Bernard: Naomi and Thomas enjoy cards, calls, and scheduled visits. Naomi and Thomas Bernard: 3792 Lake Edge Drive, Suwannee, GA 30024.
Prayer request from David Hyde: Please be in prayer for Harold Hyde and his family in the loss of his brother, Lawrence, in Tracy, California. Lawrence passed away this afternoon after an extended illness.
Prayer request from Shaun King: Today, we grieve with the Hyde family in the loss of Lawrence Hyde (brother to JCBC member, Harold Hyde). Lawrence died this afternoon in Tracy, California. Arrangements are yet unknown. In the meantime, we pray that the all-sufficient grace of our Lord would attend every need.
Prayer request from Connie White: Brandon is the son of my friend and co-worker, Rhonda Nichols. It has been discovered that one of Brandon’s kidneys stopped growing and is only 20% of the size it should be. He is undergoing surgery on Monday – a stint procedure. Please pray for a successful surgery and healing for Brandon.
Prayer request from Shaun King: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kraig Rock, husband of Lori Rock. After battling liver cancer, Kraig is now at rest with our Lord. The prayers of the church are asked for Lori and family during this very difficult time. Arrangements for a memorial service are still pending at this time, and will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.
Prayer request from Glenn Crosthwait: With a heavy heart, we must report that after a battle with brain cancer Donn Poole went to be with the Lord early Sunday morning. Donn and Katherine were long-time members at JCBC and moved to Florida a few years ago to plant a church at The Villages. Please pray for Katherine, Nellie Martin, and Catelyn Martin.
Prayer request from John’s Creek Baptist Church: Kraig A. Rock, 65, of Buford, entered into eternal rest Sunday morning, April 29, after a long-term illness. Kraig was a member of Johns Creek Baptist Church.
Kraig was born in Seville, Ohio and moved to Apopka, Florida in 1991, where he met his wife, Lori Chance. In 1994, Kraig and Lori married in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. Lori’s unwavering love during Kraig’s health crisis has been a testimony of loving a partner through the good and the bad, sickness and health. During this time, their faith never wavered, and knowing that Kraig is no longer in pain is a comfort to the family.
Kraig loved playing guitars from his collection and doing musical concerts with his family, singing the music of Neil Diamond and The Eagles. He also had a great love for the beach, spending many favorite vacations in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He will be fondly remembered for his love of country and state, and the highest level of patriotism. In addition, he was a proud member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and was a Past Excellent High Priest in the Masonic Lodge.
Kraig’s spirit will continue to live in his wife, Lori; son, Kyle; daughters Carrie (Joe) Sobremonte and Cristie (Henry) Romero and eight loving grandchildren, Kathi, Christian, Hunter, Clara, Cameron, Isabella, Henris, and Sofia; parents, Karl Rock and Donna Branch of Seville, OH; sister Kathy (Don) Hill, Old Fort, NC, brother Karl (Lynn) Rock in Seville, OH and father- and mother-in law, Harry and Doris Chance of Hoschton, Georgia. He was preceded in death by first wife, Cathie, and his brother-in-law, Art Chance.
Funeral arrangements are as follows: The family will receive friends Friday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. in the Heritage Room (Johns Creek Baptist Church), with the service being held at 11:00 a.m. in the church chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Johns Creek Baptist Church, Attn: David White, 6910 McGinnis Ferry Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30005.
Lori Rock 5019 Weatherstone Dr Buford, GA 30519
Harry and Doris Chance 1952 E Bay St Hoschton, GA 30548-3467 email@example.com
Prayer request from Marika Chasse: Please pray for the health of my granddaughter, Claire Gaines. She is having trouble with her hearing and recently failed her hearing test. She will begin occupational therapy soon. Thank you.