Elder Hosea D. Mincy, Jr. age 87, of Lynn Haven, entered into his internal life peacefully Wednesday morning, October 19, 2016 at Emerald Shores Nursing Facility in Panama City.
Elder Mincy, the son of the late Hosea and Carrie Mincy, was born January 25, 1929 in Youngstown.
Hosea accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 1975 under the leadership of Apostle Joe L. Payge of Edison, GA.
He was the Pastor of Miracle Deliverance Holiness Church of Panama City for twenty years.
He was a quiet spirited man, a pillar of strength. He always glorified God; he was not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A man filled with the Holy Ghost and his main concern was about winning souls for the Kingdom of God. Elder Mincy left a legacy that all who knew him would never forget. He was a great family man that loved his family.
He was employed with Tommy Thomas Chevrolet Company for over twenty-five years and with Gulf Coast State College for eleven years under the direction of Bishop A.E. Cutler, Sr.; they had great respect for each other.
He was preceded in death by his parents; seventeen sisters and brothers; two children: Ella Dunkin and Brian Harrison; two grandsons: LaDon Harrison and Steven Nelson.
Elder Mincy is survived by his children: Pastor Dr. Shirley (Paul) Caldwell, Doris (Ike) Mincy, Manford Oney, Robert (Annette) Oney, William (Net) Oney, James (Ruby) Oney, Dr. Julia (Dr. John) Haley and Annie Ming; twenty-nine grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren; siblings: Maxine McCall, David (Clara) Mincy, Ike (Doris) Mincy and Truman Mincy and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.
Visitation will be Monday, October 24, 2016, 3-7 PM, at the M. Sue and Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel 5441 Cooper Street, Gracville.
A celebration of life will commence at 11 AM, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Miracle Deliverance Holiness Church, 819 MLK Jr., Blvd, Panama City, with Pastor Walter J. Finley officiating.
Elder Mincy will be laid to rest in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Panama City, under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville.