August 18, 2009

Pastor Eddie Whitehead dead at 89

Paster Eddie Whitehead, 89, died at his home in Bristol on Sunday. A civil rights leader in town and a gentle, decent man who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, as chaplain of the city police and a founding member of the NAACP, Whitehead left the community a better place than he found it.
He was the founder and pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church for many years.

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Anonymous said...

He was a very moving minister at the pulpit. He will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Thr Reverend Whitehead was a wonderful man, a wonderful person.

My wife Angela, and I will miss him, as will anyone that ever came in contact with him.

Reverend, God Bless, and Thank

Anonymous said...

A late comment as we've been out of town....We've lost a gentle person who cared for our community and all its citizens. Reverend Whitehead always had a welcoming, caring comment.
He will be greatly missed. Condolences to his family....