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 Elijah Anderson “E.A.” Bedichek

Elijah Anderson “E.A.” Bedichek

Birth
Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, USA
Death 8 Dec 1938 (aged 61)
Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA
Burial Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA
Plot Cedar Hill 49/2/6
Memorial ID 62716824 · View Source
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Brother E. A. Bedichek was called from the scenes of this by sudden death, Thursday night at ten o'clock, December 8th. Brother Bedichek had retired about thirty minutes prior to the time of death, having told his wife that he wasn't feeling so well. Sister Bedichek was awakened at the time, but before either members of the family or a physician could be summoned, death had already come. Brother Bedichek was born in Hunt county, near Greenville, sixty-one years ago. He was left an orphan in early childhood and lived with a grandfather, who died when the boy was only fourteen. At fifteen Brother Bedichek obeyed the gospel, and preached his first sermon the next year. He was active in the ministry of the gospel for more than a quarter of a century, most of his work being evangelistic. He held meetings throughout the South and Middle West and in the Pacific coast states. The family moved to Abilene from Ballinger in 1917, to place the children in the preparatory department of Abilene Christian College, where they have resided since. Brother Bedichek is survived by his widow, who was Miss Frances Catherine Roach before their marriage, and three sons, Wendell, Elwyn, and Freddie, all of Abilene. A daughter, Mrs. Lois Wolfe, died in 1929. Funeral services were held in the Highland church building, Brother Harvey Scott, minister for the College church, and the writer speaking; assisted by Brother Don Morris, and Brother Henry Free, who conducted the singing. It was the writer's pleasure to become acquainted with Brother Bedichek six years ago when he came to Abilene to serve as minister of the Highland congregation. During those years Brother Bedichek attended services many times, although he recognized his church "home" as the College congregation. I shall ever feel grateful to Brother Bedichek for the help he has rendered me in so many ways. Many times after preaching he would suggest an additional thought that would have improved the sermon, to be used later; or suggest thoughts that would become material for other sermons. He was a friend of young preacher boys, seeking to help them in every way he could. During the years I have known him, he has been faithful to the Lord, seeking always to tell people of the Lord, and the way of truth, as he would contact them in daily life. One could not talk for many minutes with him without the Bible and some scripture teaching coming into the conversation. I shall miss his presence at services, and the words of encouragement and assistance; but shall ever be grateful for those I now treasure in my heart.-Homer Hailey. (Firm Foundation, Dec. 13, 1938, p. 4.


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  • Maintained by: Tom Childers
  • Originally Created by: Howard Busch
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62716824
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah Anderson “E.A.” Bedichek (28 Oct 1877–8 Dec 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62716824, citing Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .