Homegoing Service for JoeNell Summerfield to be Held Monday; Steve Houpe to Deliver Eulogy, T.D. Jakes to Preside Over Service

Frank and JoeNell Summerfield
Frank and JoeNell Summerfield

The homegoing service for Lady JoeNell Summerfield, wife of the late Bishop Frank Summerfield, will be held on Monday, September 18th at the Word of God Fellowship Church in Raleigh, NC.

Bishop T.D. Jakes will preside over the service and Bishop Steve Houpe, founder and senior pastor of Harvest Church International Outreach in Kansas City, MO, will deliver the eulogy at the 11 AM to 2 PM service. Jakes eulogized JoeNell Summerfield’s husband after his death in early July 2017. Preceding the homecoming will be a wake service from 10 AM to 11 AM.

On Sunday, September 17th, Word of God Fellowship, where JoeNell served as co-pastor alongside her husband, will hold a tribute worship service beginning at 10 AM. The church is located at 3000 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC.

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Travis Fowles, a spokesman for the church, said JoeNell Summerfield was “loving, caring, virtuous, direct and nurturing. She had a heart for people. She was supportive of her husband and the vision that God had given him.” In the wake of her husband’s death, she relinquished her ministry duties and had been “resting, grieving and trying to regain her strength.”

Summerfield was born Aug. 7, 1956, and was married to Frank Summerfield for 40 years. She is survived by the couple’s four children: Frank Jr., Mitchell, Joshua, and Valisha.

Mitchell Summerfield is now the senior pastor at Word of God Fellowship.




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