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Word of God Fellowship Church Overseer JoeNell Summerfield Passes

JoeNell Summrfield

The Word of God Fellowship Church Ministries announces today, with great sadness, the passing of Overseer JoeNell Summerfield, Co-Founder and Co-Pastor of Word of God Fellowship Church Ministries, Raleigh, NC.

JoeNell Summerfield
Overseer JoeNell Summerfield

Pastor JoeNell Summerfield transitioned from labor to reward on Saturday night, September 9, 2017; she was 61 years of age.

She was a native of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina and wife for more than 40 years of the late Honorable Bishop Frank Summerfield of Word of God Fellowship Church, who was laid to rest July 10, 2017.  She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, friend, and confidante.

She was ordained as Pastor in 1994 from Christian Faith Center of Creedmoor, NC under Bishop Mack and Brenda Timberlake. In addit

ion to running the ministry and business entities alongside her husband, Pastor JoeNell Summerfield has co-authored How to Make Your Marriage Produce Fruit, Why Relationships and Families Fail, and Singles, Prepare Before You Say I Do, among other best sellers.

Pastor Summerfield was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Word of God Fellowship Church Ministries. She was also the co-founder of Word of God Christian Academy. Pastor JoeNell Summerfield and her husband later established the Word of God Christian Daycare center, where she served as CFO.

She is survived by her children with the Honorable Bishop Frank Summerfield. Together in their union they produced 4 children; Frank IV, Mitchell (Shantel), Valisha (Travis) Fowles and Joshua Summerfield.

Pastor JoeNell Summerfield has a strong family lineage in the city of Fuquay-Varina. Her maiden name was Joe Nell Jones and she is survived by a host of brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts,nieces, nephews, and cousins.

We have lost a pillar in the community and are greatly saddened by her death. No further information is available at this time. Spectacular Magazine will bring you updated information as it becomes available.


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