Yesterday at 2:00 pm Papa Jerry graduated to be with the Lord and passed peacefully. We wish to thank the many who have been praying for him and the family. Please keep Bettie and the whole family in your prayers. Jerry leaves a great legacy as a teacher, father and husband. He loved children and families during his years teaching in Beaverton and as he traveled the world with Bettie for Good Samaritan Ministries. He will be missed here as heaven celebrates his arrival.
Last night at the Wednesday Bible Class, Bettie shared the difficulties of Jerry’s failing health and the news of how God had answered the prayer of Bettie and Jerry for God’s mercy to allow Jerry to be promptly released to heaven.
His legacy remains. “This ministry has been strengthened by who he is,” Bettie said. “Remember in the beginning, when God spoke to me and said “Quit your teaching job (at Beaverton public schools), and Teach Nothing But the Kingdom.”
From the beginning, Jerry is the one who said, “You must do what the Lord has told you to do.”
Cards may be sent to Bettie Mitchell, 6550 SW Imperial Drive, Beaverton, OR, 97008. Bettie has requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Good Samaritan Ministries.
Plans for Jerry’s memorial service are set for 3 pm Feb. 14 at C-3 Church,17979 Southwest Stafford Road, Lake Oswego, OR, 97034.