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UPSHAW SUPER-INTENDENT LORRIS of New Christ Temple COGIC and administrative assistant of Southwest of Michigan Agape Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction departed this life on Tuesday April 3, 2012 he leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife Nellie Upshaw eight children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren New Christ Temple Church family and a host of family, and friends.

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Tammi Moore04/08/2012

This is truly a trying time for my family and church family. God will not put more on us than we can bear. I know He will comfort and bring us through this. Pastor was "one of a kind" and his legacy will continue on. Pastor Upshaw/Uncle Hannah you will be missed. Love you always "Big 6".

Cleovis Scott04/08/2012

My sincere condolences to the Upshaw family. I remember your Dad coming to Parent-Teacher conferences when I worked at Kettering H.S. as a Spanish teacher/Foreign Language Dept. Head. He was a concerned father and I am sure you will have many wonderful remembrances of him to comfort you in the days ahead. God bless your family.

Annie Paul04/08/2012

Will miss you greatly.

Gloria Bowens04/08/2012

Pastor, a wonderful man of God, who will be sorely missed by all the people he came in contact with and touched with his life of holiness.

Terese Futch04/08/2012

Sending out our prayers and love to my other mother Mtr. Nellie "Poochie Pooh" Upshaw,and my sisters and brothers as we celebrate the homegoing of a MIGHTY MAN OF GOD! He was an example and ensample to so many. He will definitely be missed but his legacy will live on forever!!!!

leola hines04/09/2012

You will be missed. As I look back over monments in the last past month, I see now that you were perparing us for this. I just didn't know it would be this soon. My sunday school class and I will miss you. You left an impression on them that will last a life time. Thank you for loving us unconditionally.

Shynelle Reese04/09/2012

My most sincere condolences to the Upshaw family. I grew up in New Christ Temple. Under Pastor Upshaw's leadership my gifts began to be cultivated. He believed in giving young people a chance to grow in grace and ministry. Much love from my family to yours.

Shirlene Pegues04/09/2012

Aunt Nell and family, I just want you all to know that I love you, I am praying for you, and wish I could be there with you. Trust God, He will see you through this trying time. Be blessed. Love always, Shirlene

Antonio Chaney04/09/2012

To one of the greatest Pastor's, Supt. Lorris Upshaw Sr. I will miss him, he was a man that stood for nothing but HOLINESS. I can say that God said to him, "Well done!!!!"

Linda Harper-Thomas04/10/2012

I'm giving thanks to God for allowing me to sit under this wonderful and anointed man of God, which is full of integrity and grace. His love towards God's people was unconditional. I'm so grateful for all of his wisdom, teachings, love and his leadership. Pastor, you are well miss and love by some many.....Love you

Evg. Paulette Jackson04/28/2012

Mother Upshaw my prayers are with you and your family. My husband went to be the Lord last month so I know what it's like. I will continue to pray for all of you, but I know God is with you and will continue to uphold you.

pastor randall smith11/20/2012

my daddy you left me trying to see or here ur voice but i can hereu and grandma johnson say be grown and live holy to see gods face in peace.daddy i miss u so much i miss your love and hugs seeu soon

Erica Slack12/05/2012

Grandfather, the months since you have been gone have not been the same. Living in your home and laying in your bed brings me comfort more than you will ever know. I love you dearly now and forever your Granddaughter, your girl, your Erica. See you later "Anddad"

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