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John Albert Tolbert, Sr.

Memorial Services for John Albert Tolbert, Sr., 76, of Temple will be held at The Rock Worship Center in Temple on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 11:00 AM.

We are here to celebrate the life of Bishop John A. Tolbert, 1st, born April 17, 1945 in Reading, Pennsylvania.  He passed on March 09, 2022.  He was a faithful husband, loving father, and committed servant of the Lord for all that met him.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Rosemary and 4 children John, Rose, Shawn, and Shawneen.  He was also the proud grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  

He leaves behind a host of spiritual children.

Bishop was an author, songwriter, musician, preacher of the gospel, and US Army veteran.  He mentored many, proved to be an advocate for the underdog, and counselor to those facing challenges.  He was a valued community leader that impacted countless lives.

He will be missed.  However, he will live on forever as his teachings and lessons continue to inspire those blessed to have met him.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sabrina N. Young, of Young's Daughters Funeral Home. 

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My sincere condolences and prayers go out to you during this challenging time. I confess that the remembrance book was a real joy to see. What a blessed, beautiful family and life you have Sis Rosemary. May God continue to bless all of you! Kadija (Straughter) Ash Washington DC

Kadija Theresa Ash Jun 27 2022 3:18 AM

My sympathies

Catherine Warth Mar 29 2022 10:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Tolbert, Sr.

Catherine Warth Mar 29 2022 10:11 PM

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Rodney David Tolbert Mar 29 2022 10:04 PM

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Catherine Warth Mar 29 2022 10:01 PM

Sending my condolences and healing energy to the family. I truly appreciate your involvement in my life.

LaVelle Jackson Mar 14 2022 9:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Tolbert, Sr.

Wanda J Nichols Mar 14 2022 3:07 PM

Praying for the family.I love you Mrs.T

Vickie Bradley Mar 12 2022 3:11 PM

To Bishop Tolbert's Family it saddened me to hear of the Bishop's transition. My Thoughts and Prayers are with You during this time.

E. Dean Frederick Mar 12 2022 1:54 AM

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