Kenneth Hobbs
B: 1941-07-06
D: 2018-02-14
View Details
Hobbs, Kenneth
Andrew Denbow
B: 1994-10-23
D: 2018-02-03
View Details
Denbow, Andrew
Nan Nugent
B: 1929-12-07
D: 2018-02-13
View Details
Nugent, Nan
William Medhurst
B: 1947-10-31
D: 2018-02-12
View Details
Medhurst, William
Patricia Brown
B: 1945-07-26
D: 2018-02-08
View Details
Brown, Patricia
Jill Gray
B: 1965-07-08
D: 2018-02-10
View Details
Gray, Jill
Lucille Roebuck
B: 1926-12-31
D: 2018-02-06
View Details
Roebuck, Lucille
Robert Hoggard
B: 1930-04-06
D: 2018-02-07
View Details
Hoggard, Robert
Judith Kitts
B: 1941-02-08
D: 2018-02-05
View Details
Kitts, Judith
Evelyn Davis
B: 1931-09-23
D: 2018-02-05
View Details
Davis, Evelyn
Joyce Cribb
B: 1942-10-01
D: 2018-02-02
View Details
Cribb, Joyce
Corbitt Lawrence
B: 1933-01-22
D: 2018-02-01
View Details
Lawrence, Corbitt
Anita Hanson
B: 1955-04-17
D: 2018-02-01
View Details
Hanson, Anita
Earl "Dink" May
B: 1929-07-14
D: 2018-01-25
View Details
May, Earl "Dink"
Irene Lewis
B: 1955-12-25
D: 2018-01-30
View Details
Lewis, Irene
Joseph Glowaniak
B: 1939-02-28
D: 2018-01-27
View Details
Glowaniak, Joseph
Clayton Culpepper
B: 1954-06-10
D: 2018-01-28
View Details
Culpepper, Clayton
James Henry
B: 1928-11-16
D: 2018-01-28
View Details
Henry, James
Rebecca Roberts
B: 1936-05-22
D: 2018-01-26
View Details
Roberts, Rebecca
Robert Fentress
B: 1934-05-27
D: 2018-01-24
View Details
Fentress, Robert
Olga Dyer
B: 1927-03-26
D: 2018-01-21
View Details
Dyer, Olga


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1112 Kempsville Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Phone: 757-382-7747
Fax: 757-382-9522

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Rev. Jack Sawyer can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Rev. Jack Sawyer

Rev. Jack Sawyer
Rev. (Bishop) Jack D. Sawyer, of Chesapeake, born in Shawboro, NC to the late Jerry and Alice Sawyer, has embraced the vision God gave him about Heaven and went to be with his heavenly Father on August 31, 2017 at the age of 91.
He began his ministry in 1952 and in 1957 became an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Holiness Church. After which, he then pastored at the Riddle, NC Church. Following his calling in the ministry, in early 1960, he began preaching in homes and in the breezeways of Foundation Park. With the help of brothers and sisters in the Lord, they broke ground for the Westover Pentecostal Holiness Church, which he pastored for several years. In 1968, he became an ordained minister with the Church of God where he is still licensed today. He began the “mission” on Bainbridge Blvd. in Chesapeake, VA, in which he became the founding pastor of Living Water Church of God, formerly known as Chesapeake Church of God, until he retired after 45 years. In 1963, he completed Granby Barber College in Norfolk, VA.
Bro. Sawyer was a loving husband, father, and granddad, but more importantly his love and dedication to the Lord for 69 years was evident in the way that he lived his life. Bro. Sawyer never met a stranger and was always there to help anyone in need no matter the time of day or night. He enjoyed ministering to people especially during his time as a barber as well as on the street corner.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife for over 70 years, Pattie E. Sawyer. His memory will be cherished by his daughter, Pamela Whittaker (Sherman); son, Jack C. Sawyer both of Chesapeake, VA; grandchildren, Eddie Smith III, Ginger Mahler (Mike), and Jay Sawyer (Jessica); seven great-grandchildren; sister, Delores White of Hertford, NC; and his sister in the Lord, Sis. Lillie Mae Harrison.
His earthly ministry may be over but through others who were privileged to sit under his ministry will live on forever through those who continue to carry on the work of the Lord. The family wishes to say a special “Thank You” to his caregiver Susan Webb, for her love and dedication to Bro. Sawyer and his family since October 2016.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 4, 2017 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1112 Kempsville Rd, Chesapeake. A service of celebration of his homegoing will be held Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Kingdom Life Ministries, 1280 Bells Mill Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23322, presided by Rev. Steve Edmondson. Burial will follow at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and family at the home of Sherman and Pam Whittaker following the committal.
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Lit Memorial Candles
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos