Eld. John Wellington
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Eld. John Wellington was born November 1, 1928 in Clifton, North Carolina. He is a son of John Quincy and Annabelle Miller Wellington.
John loved to fish, the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Browns. He worked for Republic Steel Corporation in the Sinter Plant and Blast Furnace Departments for 42 years. Eld. Wellington became a trustee, an ordained deacon, an ordained minister and the assistant pastor of Messiah Holiness COGIC later becoming co-pastor with his son Eld. Rocco V. Wellington, Sr. at his church, Bread of Life COGIC.
He is preceeded in death by his loving wife, Alice; two grandchildren, Teneka and Gabrielle; his parents; and siblings, Edward "Sonny", Robert, and Margaret.
He leaves to cherish his memory; two sons, Pastor Rocco (Pamela) Wellington, Sr. of Akron, Ohio, and Daniel Wellington; two daughters, Andrea Ford and Avis (Joseph) Santiago, all of Youngstown, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson; his sister Josephine Wellington of North Carolina; brothers-in-law, Pastor Andrew Redmond of Youngstown, Ohio and William Henry (Leodell) Redmond of Houston, Texas; and sister-in-law, Anna Ervin-Marks of Youngstown, Ohio; and a host of many dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The Celebration of Life will be Thursday, April 22 at the Grace Evangelistic Temple Church 2214 Mahoning Avenue Youngstown, Ohio 44509 at 12:00 noon. Viewing will begin at 10:30 am at the church. Services in Youngstown are being handled by the F.D. Mason Funeral Home and the Wellington Funeral Service of Akron.