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Ret. Presiding Elder M.S. (Karl) Colquitt

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The funeral services for Ret. Presiding Elder M.S. Colquitt will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11:00 A. M. at Allen Chapel A. M. E. Church on Bumphead Road in Americus, Georgia with The Rt. Rev. Reginald T. Jackson, Presiding Prelate, Sixth Episcopal District.  Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.

The Rev.  Dr. M. S. “Karl” Colquitt transitioned to eternal rest on Sunday, October 14, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He lived in full life and devoted 54 years in ministry to the African Methodist Episcopal Church.   He was born July 12, 1938 to the late Elijah “Bob” Colquitt and Anne Lucas Colquitt.  He is a native of Meanville, Pike County, Georgia.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Colquitt and James Colquitt, and six sisters, Addie Sheffield, Mildred Deas, Bertha Hammonds, Evelyn Turnipseed, Cora McBorrough and Francis Cotton, and a daughter, Carolyn Denise Lundy.

Elder Colquitt devoted his life in service to the work of the Lord.  He received his deacon and elder orders at the hands of the late Bishop William Reid Wilkes, Sr.  He served the African Methodist Episcopal Church as pastor in the South Georgia Conference (Valdosta, Ocilla, Tifton, Cairo, Bainbridge),  and in the Southwest Georgia Conference (Cuthbert, Americus, Columbus).  He served as presiding elder in the Athens Conference, the Macon Georgia Conference, and the Southwest Georgia Conference.  Presiding Elder Colquitt retired in March 2014 and 54 years in ministry to the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  Regarding his service to the church, Elder Colquitt made the following statement; “I have served under several pastors, presiding elders, and bishops-some of the best the Church has.  They were not all alike; however, I learned a lot from having had the opportunity of just being in their presence.  The congregations I have served have been some of God’s finest people.  I have been to the “school of hard knocks and college of experience, but I would take nothing for my journey.”

Presiding Elder Colquitt mentored many young ministers and claimed them all as his children.  He imparted much wisdom and always took the time needed to guide, direct, and teach them godly principles as well as instruct them in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Presiding Elder Colquitt was a graduate of Daniel Payne College with a B. S. degree in History, and Faith College with a B. A. degree in General Studies.  Further studies include Early Childhood Education at Georgia Southwestern University, Americus, Georgia; Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky; and Elmira College, Elmira, New York.  Seminary training consisted of a certificate from Turner Theological Seminary, Birmingham, Alabama; and a Doctor of Theology from Emmanuel Bible College, Macon Georgia.

His varied experiences included serving as director of a day care program, Education Coordinator and Director of Project Head Start for West Central Georgia Community Action Council, Inc., president of the MLK Minister’s Association, member of the Sumter County Ministerial Alliance, secretary of the Southwest Georgia Annual Conference, and delegate to the African Methodist Episcopal Church General Conference (1972-2012).

Presiding Elder Colquitt married his “girlfriend” and the love of his life, Sis. Mattie Colquitt. God blessed them to be together for 30 years.  She was the love of his life and he was the love of her life.  Cherishing special memories along with Sis. Mattie are their sons, Marvin (Nicole) Colquitt,: Ernest (Tammy) Lundy, Melvin (Rise) Colquitt, Calvin (Emma) Lundy, Chris (Cynthia) Lundy, Michael Lundy, and Prophet Darnell Lundy; three daughters, Minister Vickie (Elder Hosea) Butler, Amanda (Hilton) Payne and Valencia (David) Reynolds and Morrell Colquitt; a sister, Hattie Mae King; eight sisters-in-law, Alma Solomon, Aretha Bates, Martha (Billy) Townley, Mary (Albert) Mack, Bobbie (Nate) Armstrong, Lorraine Smith, and Kattie Watts; and brothers-in-law, Robert (Melinda) Sanders, and James Williams; 37 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and a host of other caring and supportive family members and friends who will miss him dearly.

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SARA CLEMONS United States
10/15/2018 8:42:11 PM #

DEAR FAMILY,
   I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.THE BIBLE PROVIDES COMFORT DURING DIFFICULT TIMES.AT (1 CORINTHIANS 15:26)WE ARE PROMISED THAT VERY SOON NOW,"DEATH WILL BE BROUGHT TO NOTHING."PLEASE FIND COMFORT IN GOD'S PROMISE AT (JOHN 5:28-29).ALWAYS REMEMBER...PRAYER CAN HELP YOU THROUGH YOUR GRIEF.
                             PLEASE  ACCEPT MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES

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Louise United States
10/16/2018 4:36:27 AM #

I would like to send my condolences to the family of Mr. Colquitt. The almighty God tells us that he will resurrect our love ones in the near future(John 5:28,29) this is a promise that we can all look forward to. I am so sorry for your loss.  

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James& Merry Gordon United States
10/16/2018 7:54:59 AM #

To Mattie Colquitt  & family I am sorry for your loss. I pray you will found comfort in GOD's Promise

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MaeBelle Thomas United States
10/16/2018 2:57:06 PM #

Sincere condolences to you Mattie and family. May God comfort and strengthen you with His love and mercy during this time of sorrow.  Cherish your memories.

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