|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1922|
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 2006|
Anne Arundel County
Katie Fletcher Sumler
Born in Natchez, Mississippi on Nov. 22, 1922
Departed on Nov. 6, 2006 and resided in Springdale, MD.
Visitation: Monday Nov. 13, 2006
Service: Monday Nov. 13, 2006
Cemetery: Mount Hope Cemetery
Katie Fletcher Sumler, (83) on Monday, November 06, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. Katie made her transition from earth to Glory at her daughter's home in Springdale, Maryland, while her caretaker, Joyce Ellis read the word of God, she was ushered home.
Katie was born November 22, 1922 to Moses and Daisy Holliday, in Natchez Mississippi where she was introduced to Christ while attending Sunday school at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church. They moved to Clarksdale Arkansas, where she attended school, and united with New Bethel Baptist Church, Frank Johnson, pastor where she gave her life to Christ at the age of nine.
She married at an early age and moved to Chicago in 1940, where she united with Shiloh Baptist Church, Rev. Thomas Carter, pastor. Katie became "the songbird of Shiloh."
She gave birth to three daughters Carol, Merriel and Sandra Fletcher. With the passing of their father; H.R. Fletcher, she found employment in the toy factory, and did domestic work to provide for her children.
In later years she met and married A.D. Sumler, she was a devoted wife until his death.
Katie united with Travelers Rest, and worked faithfully as president of the usher board and a faithful choir member, until being called into the ministry.
On April 1, 1984 she was ordained as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ at Travelers Rest Church in Chicago, Illinois under the leadership of Rev. Annie Sconier, she functioned as an associate minister until the passing of her husband A.D. Sumler on February 25, 1998.
Katie then moved to Maryland, near her youngest daughter and immediately united with Ebenezer A.M.E.Church under the leadership of Dr.'s Grainger and JoAnn Browning.
She started a prayer group in the apartment complex in which she lived and they met faithfully every Thursday for prayer, praise and worship.
Katie became an active member of Jericho City of Praise, under the leadership of Apostle Betty Peebles, and Elder Joel Peebles, where she sang in the choir until she could no longer participate, but she continued singing and worshiping from her position in the congregation.
In the last phase of her life she continued as she started, reading her Bible for hours, singing and praising God. She often told her family, " Don't worry about me; I'm in his hands." We thank God for answering mom's prayer to just sleep away.
Many of you called her mom and she loved all of you.
Thank you for loving her.
Mount Hope Cemetery
Created by: MadameB (inactive)
Record added: Nov 17, 2006
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