Kimberly Lucretia Rawls

Published 7:00 am Thursday, December 8, 2016

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course… 2 Timothy 4:7
Celebration for the homegoing service for Evangelist Kimberly Lucretia Rawls, 45, of Picayune, Miss. will be held Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rose of Sharon Church of God In Christ, Picayune, Miss.  Evangelist Kimberly left her earthly home on Monday, December 5, 2016, 11:45 p.m. at the Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg to be with the Lord.
The Apostle B. R. Jackson will officiate at the service; Elder David Simmons is pastor.
Evangelist Kimberly Lucretia Rawls was born on November 14, 1971 to Reverend Willie D. Rawls and First Lady Idella Rawls in Picayune, Miss.  She was the seventh child born of eight children. She was educated at Picayune Public Schools Systems and was a proud graduate of the Class of 1989.  She later attended Pearl River Community College and Devry University.  She was baptized at an early age at East Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Alonzo Dees.  She accepted Christ and His Light has been evident in her life ever since.  In 2006, she accepted her calling into the ministry at Anointed Dove Ministries where she attended Theology classes and received her certification under Pastor Tony Pressley.
On June 28, 2003, Evangelist Rawls was united in matrimony to Pastor Tony Chapman. During this time, together, they (Pastor Chapman & Co-Pastor Evangelist Rawls) began a ministry together.  “Ambassadors For Christ” was a non-denominational ministry located in Picayune, Mississippi that reached out to many people in this area. More recently she joined First Baptist Church in Pearlington, under the leadership of Reverend Willie D. Rawls, where she continued to serve Christ in every capacity she could.
Evangelist Rawls was the owner/operator of “Service King Professional Services, LLC” franchise business.  She worked in the local Picayune area, as well as the Gulf Coast and Central Mississippi areas.  She found her purpose in life and that was “BEING AN INSPIRATION TO OTHERS”.  She was the founder of “Chain Breakers International Ministries” that reached out to several thousand through social media.   She worked in the vineyard daily to bring others to Christ.  She taught and preached the Gospel of Christ everywhere she went.
She leaves a legacy to cherish her memories: six children, Magen (Ben) Compton, of Oak Grove, Miss., Michael C. Rawls, of Picayune, Miss., Marcus Bradley Rawls, Matthew Jamal Rawls, and Malcolm Edwin Rawls, all of Hattiesburg, Miss., Jeremiah Dion Chapman, of Oak Grove, Miss.; her parents, Reverend Willie D. Rawls & Idella Rawls, of Picayune, Miss.; seven siblings, Dorothy (Jeffrey) Acker-Gray, of Picayune, Sandra (Michael) DeVaughn, of Gulfport, Miss., Dandra (Rev. Jerry) Kelly, of Independence, La., Janet (Johnny) Keys, of Gulfport, Miss., Rebecca (Rene) Acker, of Hattiesburg, Miss., Willie Joe (Gabriel) Rawls, of Picayune, Miss., and Tenisha Rawls, of Picayune, Miss.; four grandchildren, Amari, Kailyn, Jordyn Compton, Michael Rawls; one special aunt, Sadie Butler (whom she cared for); one God-child,  Jametrias Taliyoe Woods; a special friend, Ursula Taylor; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. One grandchild preceded her in death, Mackenzie Rawls.
Visitation will be at the church From 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home.  And this is the Word from the Lord, “Be blessed”.

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