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Kairos Obituaries

Let us Pray for & Remember Those Who Have Been Called By God to Heaven

Obituary for Marion Housel

Marion Kathryn Housel, 75, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away on March 22 at the Community Hospice Jane and Bill Warner Center for Caring.

Kairos Prison Ministry was a passion of hers, and she worked closely with Kairos Outside for several years. This ministry holds weekend retreats for ladies impacted by incarceration. For three years, Marion served as Chair of the Advisory Council. She especially enjoyed making “agape” for each Weekend.

Obituary for Charles Dinger, Jr.

Charles W. Dinger, Jr. (80) passed away at Concord Hospital on January 15, 2024.

Charles always remained active, attending the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, involved in Kairos Prison Ministry, and wrote poems in his spare time as well as a member of the VFW of Concord, New Hampshire and American Legion in Warner, New Hampshire.

Obituary for Alfred Webb

Alfred Wilson Webb died February 19, 2024 at his home in Anniston, Alabama.

Along with his passion to provide legal services to people in need, Wilson spent many years volunteering through Kairos Prison Ministry in Alabama. Participation in the Walk to Eumaeus resulted in lifelong friendships and fulfillment.

Obituary for William Roberts, Jr.

William Alfred Roberts, Jr. passed away on Wednesday February 28, 2024, with family by his side after a brief yet intense battle with cancer.

William was devoted to his Catholic faith and his family. He has impacted many lives through his various ministries including Kairos Prison Ministry, Franciscan Order, and his men’s prayer group.

Obituary for Richard Collins

Richard Dallas Collins, 78, of Jesup, GA. died on February 9, 2024 at his home in Bishop after a long illness.

He also enjoyed volunteering with Kairos Prison Ministry and prison GED programs, baseball and fishing.

Obituary for Anne Donovan

Anne Donovan of Eagle Rock, VA died on Friday, January 2024 surrounded by her familiy following a brief illness.

She was an active member of the SWVA Emmaus community as well as the Kairos and Kairos Outside ministries.

Obituary for Reese Capron

Reese Edward Capron was born in Guthrie, Oklahoma to Reese Monroe Capron and Louise Helen (Nau) Capron on August 22, 1935 and passed away February 9, 2024.

He was very active in the Prague Future Farmers of America for over a decade, led annual field trips to the Prague farm for his Choctaw students, team-taught children’s Wednesday night church classes, taught Sunday school at Lilley Prison for twenty years, was over twenty years active in Kairos Prison Ministry, and much more.

Obituary for Terri Lee Caruso

Terri Lee Caruso (Eccles) was born April 9, 1954 in Fresno, California to Bill and Wilma Eccles. She would later be joined in life by her sister Cindy and brother Billy.

She was involved in various Bible studies, prayer teams, and community service organizations including Hospice, Kairos Prison Ministry, and the Salvation Army.

Obituary for Bruce Pate

Rev. R Bruce Pate (retired) joined the Church Triumphant on January 27, 2024 at the age of 95.

He ministed to the prison population through his work with Kairos Prison Ministry.

Obituary for Ellen Mohr

Ellen D. Mohr, 86, of Danbury, CT passed away peacefully on October 9, 2023.

She was a parishioner of Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church and was a volunteer for Kairos Prison Ministry.

Obituary for Steve Reynolds

Grover Stephen Reynolds, 80, passed away on December 19, 2023, in Fairfax County, Virginia, where he spent most of his life helping others, teaching people, raising a family and leading by example of how to live and love others.

After retiring from his career in education in 1998, Steve continued to teach and help others as a volunteer with the Kairos Prison Ministry for 15 years. As a leader on the Kairos team at the Greensville Correctional Center, Steve helped turn the lives of many incarcerated men around and towards a life with Jesus Christ.

Obituary for Christopher Young

Christopher J. Young, 82, passed away unexpectedly on February 6, 2024 at his home in Newport.

He volunteered at Kairos Prison Ministry for more than 20 years, serving at prisons in NH and VT and training volunteers throughout the United States.

Obituary for Michael Still

Michael Ronald Still, June 19, 1949 – Nov. 14, 2023, Isaiah 64:8, Yet, You Lord, are our Father. We are the clay. You are the Potter. We are all the work of Your Hand.

When Mike married Di, also a true believer in being the hands of Christ, together they served the Lord through numerous public ministries: The walk to Emmaus, Kairos Prison Ministry and the Christian Motorcyclists Association.

Obituary for Bill Hunsley

William R. Hunsley, 86, of Hanna, passed away on July 17, 2023, in Valparaiso.

He was a 30 year member of Kairos of Indiana.

Obituary for Bob Turner

Robert “Bob” Lane Turner, 82, of Staunton, VA, left this life to be reunited with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 28, 2024, at King’s Daughters in Staunton.

Bob greatly enjoyed singing old-time Gospel songs and sharing his tremendous singing talents with his fellow church members at Community Fellowship Church in Staunton, VA.

Obituary for John Hammond

John Insley “Bucky” Hammond, age 86, of Powhatan VA formerly of Gretna and Roanoke VA, left us to be with Jesus on January 26, 2024.

Bucky served in Kairos since the early 1990’s. ​During his years he served on the State Chapter Committee as Treasurer, He served on Augusta #1, at Buckingham, River North, Nottoway, State Farm, Lawrenceville, Wallen’s Ridge, and helped start Kairos at Green Rock.

Obituary for Walt TeStrake

Walter Abraham TeStrake, Jr., of Kilmarnock, Virginia died on November 28, 2023.

Walt was a member of the first team that took Kairos into Buckingham Correctional Center and he continued volunteering his time with Kairos Prison Ministry during his retirement years. His heart was truly with his Kairos brothers in prison.

Obituary for George Weber

George “Gerry” Weber passed away on July 11, 2023 in Aurora, Illinois.

All of the Kairos Outside Illinois community will greatly miss his smile and caring attitude.

Obituary for Jim Buchtel

James Robert “Jim” Buchtel, was called to his eternal rest on January 20, 2024, at the age of 86.

A devout member of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Baton Rouge, Jim’s faith was the cornerstone of his existence. He lived a life of gratitude, consistently expressing thankfulness for his blessings and the beauty of the world around him.

Obituary for Art Paquette, Jr.

Arthur “Art” John Paquette Jr., of Slidell, Louisiana, passed away on January 4, 2024, at the age of 76.

His greatest loves were his family, country gospel music, Kairos Prison Ministry, Cursillo, Mother Theresa, and the Spirit Builders Group that he started at church. He loved his church and his church family.

Obituary for Thomas Seitz, Jr.

Thomas C. Seitz, Jr. departed this life in the faith and fear of the lord on March 3, 2023.

Father Tom was devoted to the Kairos Prison Ministry at Avon Park Correctional Institution and the daily practice of centering prayer.

Obituary for Alicia Muller

Alicia “Lee” Muller entered into rest on January 6, 2023, in Antioch, California.

Lee was a retired teacher of twenty years; specializing in juvenile and alternative education, a devoted lay minister to include prison ministry, Kairos Prison Ministry and Cursillo, and 17-year director and pianist for St. Joseph’s Church.

Obituary for Kenneth Holt

Rev. Holt, 75, of Sieper, entered eternal rest on Saturday, December 23, 2023, in Lafayette.

Rev. Holt was a minister for 20 years, and a member of the United Methodist Church. He did volunteer ministry with Kairos Prison Ministry and Cursillo.

Obituary for Craig Jennings

Craig Elton Jennings was born, March 5, 1975, in Bossier City, Louisiana to the late David and Carolyn (Johnson) Jennings and passed away, October 23, 2023.

Craig worked and helped many people throughout the years while he was with Kairos Prison Ministry trying to help all that he could.

Obituary for Grover Bennett

Mr. Grover Bradley Bennett “Pastor Brad”, age 73, a resident of Auburndale, Florida went to be with Jesus on Friday, December 29, 2023 at home with his wife by his side. Pastor Brad was born January 9, 1950 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Grover Cleveland and Rosemary Madeline (Bullock) Bennett.

Obituary for Beth Bouwens

Beth Bouwens, 73, of Homer, NY passed away on Saturday November 11, 2023.

She was passionate about mission work locally with Kairos Prison Ministry as well as around the world.

Obituary for Darrell Gant

Darrell Roland Gant, 59, of Sandusky, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, while at home.

Pastor Gant served as a volunteer chaplain for Sandusky Police Department, minister for the Kairos Men’s Prison Ministry, and volunteer with Erie County Detention Center.

Obituary for Donald Woolsey

Donald Woolsey, 62, of Evansville Indiana, went home to be with Jesus while surrounded by his loving family on October 25, 2023.

He took pride in being an Elder at his church, and even more so than that, completely committed himself to not only Kairos Prison Ministry but also to teaching Sunday school and children’s church.

Obituary for Douglas Baker

Douglas M. Baker, age 75, of Amarillo, entered the gates of Heaven on September 28, 2023.

Douglas served the Lord faithfully as well; he sponsored many men on The Walk to Emmaus, and volunteered his time with the Kairos Prison Ministry and Bridges to Life. Douglas was instrumental in starting the Kairos Torch program for the High Plains Youth Center. One of his greatest passions was” to bring the lost sheep back into the fold.”

Obituary for David Lovelace

He was born on July 26, 1938 in Richlands, Virginia, died, November 15, 2023 at age 85.

During his time at Munsey, he became deeply involved in the Northeast Tennessee Kairos Prison Ministry. In addition to Kairos, he worked with a veterans’ group at NECX, Mountain City, TN, and the Seven Steps to Freedom Foundation.

Obituary for Terence Nelson

Terrence L Nelson (Terry) entered heaven to be with our Lord on November 11, 2023. He was born March 3, 1949 to parents, Arthur Lee and Elizabeth Nelson in Atlanta, Georgia, where he resided until the age of 30.

Terry actively participated in the Kairos Prison Ministry for the last 25 years; his devotion to spreading the Gospel was his privilege and joy.

Obituary for Kathy Cabraja

Kathleen J. Cabraja, 78 years old, of Goodyear, Arizona passed away on Tuesday September 19, 2023 in her home.

She served on the Board of Directors for Kairos Prison Ministry International Inc., participated and instructed in adult literacy programs and volunteered at the local food bank.

Obituary for Stanley hawkinson

Stanley G. Hawkinson, 88, of Las Cruces, NM, died in Albuquerque on September 16, 2023.

Kairos Prison Ministry was an important part of Stanley’s life. He served on the worship team for years, which he loved.

Obituary for Heide Kemper

Heide Kemper of Fredericksburg passed away on May 31, 2023, at the age of 79.

She volunteered for endless community causes, such as the PCAA, Kairos Prison Ministry, the Fredericksburg-Montabaur Sister City Verein, Fredericksburg Theater Company, and Bethany Lutheran Church’s fellowship team.

Obituary for David Randolph

In loving memory of Father David Randolph. A life well lived from February 20, 1944 until August 26, 2023 when he died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

His Kairos Inside experience spanned 40 years as his first Weekends were with the original communities in Central Florida. Until his final days he was active with Marion, Lake and Sumter Correctional Institutions in Florida.

Obituary for Lester Parish, Jr.

Lester Adelbert Parish, Jr., 80 of Athens, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at his residence.

Les enjoyed serving and leading in Men’s Ministry at Friendship Church. He was a member of the Lion’s Club, a part of the Limestone County Cancer Support Group, and active in Relay for Life.

Obituary for William Norton

William F. “Bill” Norton, 77, loving husband of 53 years to Virginia Chiapella Norton, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

His years of serving as a Boy Scout leader, a Kairos Prison Ministry team member, a church lector and lector organizer, and a member of Augusta’s Alleluia Community blessed his family, friends, and others.

Obituary for Robert Bailey, Jr.

Robert Wade Bailey Jr., age 90, of Macon, GA, passed away October 14, 2021.

He was involved with Walk to Emmaus and Kairos Prison Ministry. Mr. Bailey was a member of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church and was a teacher and member of Joy Sunday School Class.

Obituary for Gordon Ramsey

Gordon P. Ramsey, age 84, of Chattahoochee Hills, formerly of Wellesley, Millis, and Gloucester, Massachusetts passed peacefully on Friday, April 21, 2023, with the love and support of his family.

He was involved at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newnan volunteering with Kairos Prison Ministry and meeting with friends as part of the Men’s Breakfast Group.

Obituary for John Hughes

John Archer Hughes, 81, went to be with the Lord on June 23, 2023.

One of the most transformative ministries for him was Kairos Prison Ministry. One of his friends said he was the biggest spokesperson for Kairos Prison Ministry.

Obituary for Susan Hannaman

Susan “Sue” Hannaman, 59, of Midland, TX passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2023. Sue was born in West Virginia.

She was very active with Kairos Prison Ministry, serving with Kairos Outside Midland, Lynaugh Unit, and Hilltop Unit.

Obituary for Jimmy Childers

Jimmy Childers, age 57, of Warrior, Alabama, passed away unexpectedly, Friday morning, June 16, 2023.

He spent 16 years incarcerated but was blessed to work Kairos Inside at St. Clair and also Hamilton Work Release.

Obituary for Greg Foster

Gregory Glen Foster, 57, born 9/28/65 died 7/20/23 Columbus Ohio due to complications from a burn injury.

He was a mentor for the Kairos Torch Prison Ministry for youth.

Obituary for Jeanette Herbert

Jeanette Herbert was born on September 24, 1932 and passed on May 14, 2023 in Annandale, VA at the age of 90.

She entered the Virginia Correctional Center for Women (VCCW) in 1997 as a Kairos team member.

Obituary for John Cavanaugh

John Cavanagh went to be with the Lord on August 15, 2023.

He started a prison ministry in the downtown jail. Later, he spent 10 years in Kairos Prison Ministry.

Obituary for Richard Farren

Richard William Farren, 71, of Candler, NC went to his heavenly home on August 8, 2023.

Rick was involved in the Kairos Prison Ministry for many years; that was his calling.

Obituary for Joyce Williams

Joyce A. Williams, 63, of Rittman, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, July 30, 2023, following a courageous battle with cancer.

She married Jack A. Williams November 18, 1989 and they have been happily married for 33 years; he survives.

Obituary for John Currie

John Samuel Currie, 71, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

He grew especially fast and strong in his maturity when he became involved with Kairos Prison Ministry, where he could share his love for God and others and the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Obituary for Beth Sanderfoot

Beth G. Sanderfoot, 64, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

She was active in her church, attended Bible studies, led Marriage Encounters, and volunteered with the St. John Care Ministry and Kairos Prison Ministry.

Obituary for Merle Houska

The Lord called his servant, Ret. Chaplain Merle Lee Houska to his heavenly home on June 23, 2023.

He became a Chaplain for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Jordan Baten Unit then the Neal Unit in Amarillo.

Obituary for Richard Thompson

Richard Emmett Thompson, 71, of Amarillo, Texas, peacefully went home to Jesus April 29, 2023.

He was very active doing God’s work. Richard was involved in Kairos Prison Ministry, working as a chaplain assistant at Clements Unit.

Obituary for Dean Tidd

Dean Allen Tidd, 77, passed away at 12:29 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2023.

He was a volunteer for the Restoration House and Kairos Prison Ministry.

Obituary for Carson Oakley

Robert Carson Oakley, Sr., 95, passed away Friday, May 19, 2023 at UNC Health Care and Nursing Center.

He was involved in Kairos Prison Ministry in Virginia, going to the State Prison taking the Word of God and the salvation of Jesus Christ to the prisoners. Mr. Oakley believed the gospel in Matthew 25 and tried to live as Jesus Christ had called him to do.

Obituary for Forbes Baker

Forbes Baker, 83, gained his angel wings on Friday, June 30, 2023.

He was dedicated to his family and his mission-driven work, which included being involved in Kairos Prison Ministry, as well as other organizations.

Obituary for Bill Rushing

William “Bill” Rushing 72, of Maitland, Florida passed away Friday, July 7 2023.

He was a trainer for Kairos Prison Ministry International.

Obituary for Bob Case

Robert Case, 72, of Mesa, AZ, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family at 3:30 pm on June 29, 2023.

Bob served in many capacities within the church including youth and children’s ministries, missions, choir member, and playing drums for the praise band to name a few. He truly loved working with the children and youth.

Obituary for Bob Maloney Sr.

Robert J. Maloney Sr. 75 of Lenoir City, TN sadly passed away on June 25, 2023 after a battle with Chronic Kidney Disease.

He loved working in the prison ministry, where he was part of Kairos and Catholic prison ministry.

Obituary for Anita Corbitt

Anita Marie Fleming Corbitt, 74, affectionately known as Nita-Re, Mom or Maw-Maw, passed away at her home on July 9, 2023 under the loving care of her family.

She developed many caring friendships and continued her call of service and volunteerism, actively participating in many organizations including Cursillo, Kairos Prison Ministry, St. Vincent de Paul, Seven Sisters Apostolate, and establishing the Magnificat charter for the Diocese of Nashville.

Obituary for Bill Webb

William (Bill) Thomas Webb, 82, of Brazil, IN came into the Presence of the Lord on April 13, 2023 at his home with his family surrounding him.

Bill’s faith was his lifeline, and he lived his life to bless Jesus, his Lord and Savior. One of his favorite songs was “It Is Well with My Soul.”

Obituary for Frank Bizal

Deacon Frank Michael Bizal, age 92, born in Omaha, Nebraska, the third youngest and last survivor of 12 children, to immigrant parents Paul Bizal from Slovenia, and Josephine Radmenic from Croatia, entered eternal rest with the Lord on April 16, 2022.

Since 1972 Frank and his wife, parishioners of Saints Philip and James parish, they also experienced Marriage Encounter, Cursillo, Bible Study; and Frank was a member of Kairos Prison Ministry.

Obituary for Ted Cashion

Ted Avery Cashion, 64, of Raleigh, NC, passed away on June 18, 2023, following a courageous battle with cancer.

He faithfully served on Kairos teams starting in 1995 sharing his love of Christ with the residents of Central Prison in any needed role, whether a runner delivering meals or the program leader.

Obituary for Marie Gresham

Mildred Marie Gresham was called home to be with her Savior on Tuesday July 12, 2022, after a sudden illness.

Marie is now reunited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Robert Atkins, brother and sister-in-law Hart and Eloise Atkins, sister and brother-in-law Willie Junior and LaVerne Rudd, brother Bobby Atkins, sister and brother-in-law Jack and Katie Myers.

Obituary for Judy Held

Judith K Held, age 83, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2023 with her closest friend by her side, as well as the prayers of family and friends holding her in spirit from many near and distant locations.

She entered into the gates of Heaven and reunited in glorious song with the St. Peter’s Choir members who have gone before.

Obituary for Jack Stroman

Rev. Dr. John “Jack” Stroman, age 90, of Tallahassee, Florida died at home on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

He was active as a Chaplain at Big Bend Hospice and volunteered for Kairos Prison Ministry.

Obituary for Paul Avery

Paul Avery passed away May 17, 2023. Charlene, family and countless friends will miss his gentle soul, sense of humor and his love for everyone.

Paul volunteered with the Kairos Prison Ministry program at Vacaville Medical Facility. He truly loved going into the prison weekly for many years.

Obituary for Roy Sears

Roy Earl Sears, 71, of Ashburn, Georgia, walked through Heaven’s gates on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

Throughout the years, he actively supported and encouraged others through Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Brother Charlie’s Rescue Center, and the Kairos Prison Ministry.

Obituary for Simon Ipe

Simon was beloved by all who knew him. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, mentor, teacher, and friend to many. In his final moments, his grandchildren expressed their love and affection by remembering all the times he showered love on them.

Simon was involved in various outreaches, especially prison ministry through Kairos. At the end of April 2023, despite his illness, he completed his commitment to finish the spring session at Dick Connor Correctional Center. This service to his Lord brought him great joy and satisfaction.

Obituary for Roy Jernigan

“Roy” LeRoy Jernigan, peacefully went to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 30th, 2023 at the age of 92.

He was a leader in the “Walk to Emmaus” ministry, a faithful participant in the Kairos prison ministry where he shared the good news of the gospel with inmates at Central Prison in Raleigh, NC, he was a founding member of Short Journey, a Kairos group that was the first to meet with and share the Good News with death row inmates.

Obituary for Anthony Rozak

Anthony Rozak Jr. passed away on May 5, 2023.

Tony served his community with love and charity. He was actively involved in his church and with Kairos Prison Ministry.

Obituary for Deborah Meddings

Deborah Ann (Dykie) Meddings, known to many as Deb was suddenly ushered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 14, 2023, at the age of 68.

In addition to her career, she, and her husband, Rich, served in the Kairos Prison Ministry, where they shared their faith with prisoners and gave their time in ministry.

Obituary for Chris Rasmussen

Christian (“Chris”) Erik Rasmussen, 72, of Charlotte, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2023 after a year-long battle with leukemia at Novant Health in Huntersville, with his loving wife by his side.

Chris and his family joined Advent Lutheran Church in 1995, where he remained active and enjoyed participating in Eastern North Carolina Via de Cristo and Kairos Prison Ministy.

Obituary for Dennis Huron

Dennis Raymond Huron (Denny), a lover of his family, his church and Kairos family, passed away after a brief bout with cancer on February, 23rd.

He joined Kairos ministry. He discovered that his heart, filled with a passion for prisoners, had been strategically designed by God Himself so that he could tell prisoners about Jesus. From learner to leader, Denny was always thrilled to serve on prison weekends. He always returned home with joyful, teary-eyed stories about prisoners who had found new life in Jesus.

Obituary for Kay Dillard

Rev. Kay Bevans Dillard, 85, died peacefully on January 5, 2023, in her daughter’s home in Noblesville, IN after a long battle with cancer.

Kay served as Pastor for Hebron (IL) UMC, Polo First (IL) UMC, Rochelle (IL) UMC, and Maple Park (IL) UMC, and as District Superintendent of the Southern District of the Northern Illinois Conference United Methodist Church.

Obituary for Walter Roberts

Walter Marvin Roberts passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on April 19, 2023.

He was an active member of the Gideons and participated in the Kairos Prison Ministry.

Obituary for Betty Brown

Betty Jean Coleman, the eleventh of eighteen children, was born on January 13, 1951, in Winnsboro, Louisiana, to the late Leander Coleman, Sr., and Frances Thomas Coleman.

Through the years, she could be found volunteering her time with various ministries and community organizations. Betty worked faithfully with Kairos Torch Ministry and the Freedmen Ministries Ministries.

Obituary for Steve Brillhart

Steven Charles Brillhart was born November 12, 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and passed from his earthly life into his eternal home in heaven on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, with all his family present.

Steve was an active member of Bedford Alliance Church, whose members have been such a blessing with prayer and support to him and his wife, Cathy.

Obituary for Kenneth “Kenny” Dressel

Kenneth Lee “Kenny” “Pogo” Dressel, 64, of Gilbert, Arizona passed away on April 2, 2023.

During his time in Georgia, he became involved in new passions. Kairos Prison Ministry serves the residents at the maximum security prison in Valdosta, GA. After moving back to Arizona in 2011, he continued with Kairos Prison Ministry.

Obituary for Richard Masline

Mr. Richard Charles Masline, 80, of Charlotte, NC, completed his journey into Heaven on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at his home.

One of his last ministries was his Kairos Prison Ministry that was near and dear to his heart. He shared the love of Jesus with inmates while taking them dozens and dozens of cookies that he and his wife prepared.