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Celebration of Life Musical and Homegoing Service Set for Renowned Gospel Director and GMWA National Board Member, Dr. Helen J.H. Stephens


The Celebration of Live Homegoing Service for Gospel Great, Dr. Helen J.H. Stephens will take place on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Beebe Memorial Cathedral, at 3900 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, CA. The service will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be officiated by Bishop Gordon A. Humpfrey, Jr., Senior Pastor, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (Chicago, IL) with the Eulogy delivered by Bishop Albert L. Jamison, Chair, Gospel Music Workshop of America and Senior Pastor, Pleasant Grove Baptist Tabernacle (Brooklyn, NY).

“Jesus said it, as it’s recorded in Matthew 12:50. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother (NIV).  She was the definition of loyalty, and we at GMWA were blessed by her presence and wisdom. We say that blood is thicker than water, but spirit is thicker than blood.” – Bishop Albert Jamison

Live Streaming of the Celebration of Life Services will be available at


Musical & Funeral Information Updates:

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Love Center Ministries

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10440 International Blvd., Oakland, CA

Service will conclude with a Parting View



Wednesday, May 14, 2014
9:00 a.m.  – Viewing
10:00 a.m. – Service Time
Beebe Memorial Cathedral, Oakland, CA
Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr., Pastor

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Rodena Preston

Dr. Edwin Hawkins

Desmond Pringle

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Patrick Bradley

Voices of Christ
Northern California Chapter – GMWA

Helen J. H. Stephens – Young Adult Voices

Lighthouse Singers of Marin County


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Arrangements Entrusted to:

C.P. Bannon Mortuary

6800 International Blvd, Oakland, CA

[510] 632-1011


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Public Viewing
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Monday, May 12, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. — Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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