Macon Chronicle-Herald - Macon, MO

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  • Raymond Herman Douglas, age76, of Excello. MO, was a devout Christian who was called home to be with the Lord on August 19, 2012. He was born April 22, 1936, in Clarence Missouri, to Raymond and Janice Douglas. He graduated from Lincoln High School on May 28, 1954. Raymond served in the U.S. Army in which he received an honorable discharge.
    In 1983 he became a living testimony of God's grace when due to an illness he became paralyzed. He was an active member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church which he INVISIONED of one day a church to be built on the property he PURCHASED AND RESIDED ON IN EXCELLO. He loved to share the gospel and rarely neglected the opportunity to witness for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, everywhere he went.
    He is survived by his children, Daryl Grant, Kena Douglas-Wright, Demetric Andre Douglas, Ericka Blagmond, and Tamara Douglas. Grandchildren Chanel Douglas, Corey Douglas, Andre Maurice Douglas, Michael Saunders, Ciarra Saunders, Sharice Hicks, Brittney Rizzo, Symone Blagmond, William Blagmond Jr. (BJ), Brooklynn Douglas, Zickarey Douglas, Destiney Mason, Kiayana Douglas. Great Grandchildren Bianca Borders, Kahlil Douglas, Tatiana Fesler, Joseph Buehrlen, Leilah Buehrlen, Zaeya Douglas. Three brothers, Charles Douglas, Lawrence Douglas, Kelly Douglas, one sister, Carol Donnelly-Kitchen, and host of family and friends.
    Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Genniene Douglas, and one brother, Paul Jerome Douglas.
    Raymond spent many hours a day studying the Bible and praying. He believed what the Bible says in 2 Peter 3:9, (that God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance). His prayer was that all of you who reads this would take John 3:16, (that God so loved the world that He sent his one and only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life) seriously and, if you haven't already, would receive the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
    Services will be 1:00 pm, Friday, August 24, 2012, at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Macon. Burial, with full military honors, will be in the Jacksonville Veteran's Cemetery in Jacksonville, MO. Visitation will be Friday, from 11:00 am until the time of service at the church. The family suggests memorials to the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Macon. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home in Macon.
    ONLINE CONDOLENCES MAY BE MADE TO: www. greeningeaganhayes.com

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