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Pastor Glen Leverette Sr. of Caroline County, formerly of Pensacola, Fla., departed this life Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.
Pastor Leverette Sr. graduated from Bethune-Cookman College in 1969 and subsequently served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, retiring in 1990 with the rank of commander. He held a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, a Master of Science degree in management and has furthered his studies at the Fredericksburg Bible Institute in Fredericksburg.
Answering the call of God, he was licensed to preach in 1983 at St. John Divine Baptist Church in Pensacola under the pastorate of his father, Pastor Otha Leverette. On Aug. 24, 1986, Pastor Leverette Sr. was ordained by Abyssinia Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., under the pastorate of Pastor Tom Diamond. Pastor Leverette Sr. served as pastor of Jericho Baptist Church in Ruther Glen for more than 22 years.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 45 years, Elizabeth Ann Leverette; three children, Capt. Glen (Marian) Leverette Jr., USN, Mrs. Dionne (Eric) Scott, RN BSN ACM MHA, and Lt. Cmdr. Brian Leverette, USNR; his father, Rev. Otha Leverette Jr.; three brothers, Otha III (Theresa), Ronald (Elizabeth) and Kenneth (Debbie) Leverette; two sisters, Juanita Henry and Willa (Charles) White; and two grandchildren, Kalea G. Leverette and Ryan M. Scott.
Remains rest with Owens Funeral Services, 104 Green Chimneys Court, Ashland. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Jericho Baptist Church, 8695 Jericho Road, Ruther Glen.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1620 Short Cut Road, Doswell.
Full obituary and online condolences at owensfuneral