A class paying tribute to legacy of Mr. Lee Parham

Today in Honorable Ozburn’s class we paid tribute to the legacy that was left behind by Mr. Lee Parham who was a member of Honorable Ozburn’s class at Eastridge with his wife Karen. “If you stay ready you don’t have to get ready.” A class paying respects to Mr. Lee & Mrs. Lee Karen Parham. 3 times Jesus wept. Jesus wept for Mary, Martha and Nazarath. He wept for the children of Israel. He wept in the garden as he was being prepared to die and wept for humanity. 100% man as he was 100% God. God’s judgment and justice is out of Love. Mr. Lee Parham was 71 and an Veteran of the Arumy. He had been at Lithonia Lightning for over 26 years in 2012. Mr. Parham helped to raise and donate $236.00 as of recent from the Joyful Noise class for The Salvation Army where he served as a contributor to the community through the Salvation Army. Mr. Lee Parham passed suddenly of a heart attack that was unexpected. God’s idea of time and eternity is at hand. There will be everyday hurts and 6 months later it will still be there at Christmas, Reunions, Holidays and we all need to keep Karen uplifted in prayer and be there for her even when the dust settles. You could see the spirit working through Mr. Lee Parham. Honorable Ozburn referred to him as a “Barnabus” Son of Encouragement. He always showed concern and expressed gladnes for others. He was a high inspiration just as soon as he entered a room the room would automatically light up. Greeting many people in the Sanctuary and every week he would learn a new persons name and welcome them every Sunday thereafter learning a new person each and every week welcoming them with open arms at Eastridge. Honorable Ozburn expressed that he knew for a fact that Mr. Lee Parham was ready to be with the Lord. His salvation was guaranteed. Honorable Ozburn hurts for the uncertainty if someone is saved or not. Concern over the fact if friends and loved ones are actually saved and ready to meet the Lord. We are guaranteed nothing. A week ago Mr. Lee Parham was here in attendance in class. Hoorable Ozburn charged us to consider if Jesus came right on and told you that he was coming back in a week would you live your life differently. “Get ready, Be ready, Stay ready.”Mr. Lee Parham always made certain that you were on the email listing in class. God wants him in heaven and his seed is don and he has lived his legacy. Honroable Ozburn challenged us as a class to carry on the example that Mr. Lee Parham set for making disciples. A challenge to introduce yourself. “Be a “Lee” Campaign.”The growth in the kingdom that he left behind for the cause. Be nice to people and make them feel welcome. The church is not ours it is Jesus bride. Hospitality is a gift from God. They were genuinely glad as a couple to be there for everyone. One lady expressed how outgoing Lee was towards her and always wanted to shake her hand and she had informed him that she was a “hugger” so they exchanged hugs every Sunday. He worked over the holidays on the Children’s Angel Tree through the Salvation Army. We were challenged to be a “Lee Parham” and to multiply by reaching people for Christ. As crowns are being handed out A star in his crown for what he did on earth to grow the kingdom of heaven. You could always see and knew that the Lord was sheparding through out him. You may reach out to Mrs. Lee Karen Parham at :722 Starrrsville RoadCovington GA 30014 as she needs much support and love. Honorable Ozburn was to be a guest speaker at his services that were held today. There was a card passed around for Karen and $55.00 was raised in a love offering for The Salvation Army in memory of Mr. Lee Parham. Please keep the family uplifted throughout the year in prayer and cards and calls as she will need the support. Karen had often told Lee that she just knew she would be the first to go between them because she was the one on the medication and for Lee to make sure to take care of the horses. But unfortunately Mr. Lee Parham began hurting and lost consciousness on the way to the hospital and passed suddenly from the heart attack. I did not know Mr. Lee or Mrs. Karen Parham but after today’s class as I cried for the family and for Karen I feel very close to them both as if I had known them my whole life after Honorable Ozburn’s loving tribute to him.  COVINGTON Lee Parham Lee Parham of Covington, passed away February 11, 2015, at the age of 71. Lee was a veteran of the United States Army, having proudly served in Qui Nhon and Da Nang, in Vietnam. In 2012, he retired from Lithonia Lighting after 26 years of dedicated service. Lee was a member of New Rock Wesleyan Church, but had most recently attended Eastridge Community Church, in Covington, where he taught a Bible study class. Additionally, he was a member of High Noon Christian Saddle Club. Lee was a devoted Christian, was always willing to help others and often donated his time working with the Salvation Army. He enjoyed traveling to the western United States and horseback riding. Lee loved his family dearly and especially cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bobbie Jean Parham; parents, Erastus Tillman and Emmie Bee Parham; sister, Shirley Jones; and his brothers, William Parham and Joe Parham. Survivors include his wife, Karen Parham of Covington; sons and daughter-in-law, Tom Lee Parham, Jr., of Chapin, SC, Brad and Amy Parham of Tega Cay, SC; grandchildren, Jessica Parham, Michelle Parham, Tyler Parham, Katherine Parham, Allison Parham; step-son, Branden Hudson; sister, Jane Petty; sisters-in-law, Ruth Parham, Hilda Parham of Woodbury, TN. Funeral Services for Lee will be held Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:00 PM, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Scott Moore officiating and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, February 14, from 6:00 PM8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army of Newton County, P.O. Box 1044, Covington, GA 30015. HYPERLINK http://www.caldwellandcowan.com/www.caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences 770-786-7062

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