Elder Timothy Michael Starkey

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Elder Timothy Michael Starkey

1984 - 2018

Elder Timothy Michael Starkey, 33, of Abingdon, VA, formerly of Beckley, died Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
Born August 9, 1984 in Beckley, he was the son of Kenneth Starkey Sr. of Beckley and the late Elder Wilma Schofield Starkey.
A 2002 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, Beckley, he received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Bluefield State College.
He was the Pastor of Greater King's Chapel, Abingdon, a member of Pentecostal Assemblies of the World and worked as a Middle School Teacher.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Mrs. Douglas Holland and Dr. Tanner Schofield-Cole.
In addition to his father, left to cherish precious memories are his brothers, Kenneth (Connie) Jr., William, Garrett (Tami) Sr.; nephews, Aaron, Kenneth III, Kevin, Garrett, Alvester; nieces, Kymara, Karmeytta, LeVoria, Earon; seven great-nieces; four great-nephews; six aunts; four uncles; special friends, Godson, Travarius Chestnut and Tonya Copney and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 12:00PM Monday, August 13, 2018 at Greater Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church, 104 Park St., Bluefield, WV with Bishop Samuel Moore officiating. Burial in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Email condolences to ritchie-johnson@suddenlinkmail.com
Arrangements entrusted to Ritchie & Johnson Funeral Parlor, Beckley.
Published on August 9, 2018
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Krysten Moore
Aug 13, 2018
It's such a blessing to see how many people's lives that Elder Tim has touched in his short time. May God pour out an abundance of comfort and understanding to the family today and for the days to come. #ClassOf2002 #FlyHighTim
Elder Duane W. Davis
Aug 13, 2018
To the family of Pastor Timothy Starkey,

To the family and friends of Pastor Timothy Starkey I extend my heartfelt condolences. Pastor Timothy and I knew each in passing but it was always good interactions he would called me Davis lol we would talk and laugh just a good guy. I know he will truly be missed but the legacy he has left in such a short span of life is marvelous in our eyes. My prayers are with you
Rev. Dr. Marvin J. Mitchell
Aug 13, 2018
As my special brother and friend physical body is laid to rest my heart is saddened. But as his spiritual body is with the Lord I must rejoice! Timothy has completed his assignment on earth well. His legacy leads the way for others to find the Kingdom. Enjoy your cupcake on your Birthday. Peace and Happiness...
Elder Raymond Sanders
Aug 12, 2018
My prayers are with his family and the church. God sends his peace
Pastor Larry Stokes Jr (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Aug 12, 2018
If this earthly building should dissolve, I have another building not made by hands, eternal in the heavens!

Well preacher this is it. I'm still at a loss for words. Jesus comforted me and reminded me that he only stayed 33 years but he accomplished much. You inspired me so much. I watched you go to that small church and build a brand new church from the ground. It was such an encouragement to me. I'm gonna really miss u bro but i know that you're in the presence of the Lord......You have joined that great cloud of witnesses and i shall see you again in that great getting up morning.......Love u forever Stark.........UNTIL THEN......Stokes
Joy and Hunter Ball
Aug 12, 2018
To the Family or Pastor Starkey,

I’m truly sorry for the loss of your son and brother...He truly was a man of God and we all loved him so much...I first went to his church in November I’m thinking of last year and then in January of this year I started going and he preached a message that day and I had no idea when I left that morning that I would hear what I needed me be saved and baptized....He had a way with his preaching of giving me what I needed to hear in his sermons every time he preached...He definitely made an impact on my life since January and for that I’m grateful to have been part of his life...Greater Kings Chapel is gonna miss him so much...You all are in my thoughts
...and prayers and we are all here if you need us...Love you all and Love Pastor Starkey...RIH Pastor I miss you so much and love youRead more
Brother Benjamin Merritt
Aug 12, 2018
I will never Forget Convention times Tim was always sharper than Me lol lol and He will tell me I was sharp !!!suit necktie shirt Shoes!!!!! When my mom Passed He kept me in prayer Glory Glory!!!!last year i was homeless Kept me in Prayer called icalled as well He prayed for me over phone and. Even wanted to Help me seek shelter!!!!!! Tim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I am Going to miss you Man!!!!!!!!!!I cannot still Believe you are gone!!!!!!And before your Birthday last friday 10th this hurts!!!!!!!! Iknow God is able to Help me your best friend get through this!!!!!!!! Rest In Jesus!!!!!
Dist. Elder LaVelton J. Daniel
Aug 12, 2018
Precious Starkey and Scofield Family, we love you and are praying for you! Presently, we are unable to attend the Celebration of Life! We love Pastor Tim and so appreciated his wonderful ministry. Our entire, Greater Emanuel, church family including Bishop Paul A, Bowers is yet lifting all of you in our Prayers! Again, we love you so, Senior Servant Pastor LaVelton J. Daniel, Cincinnati,Ohio
Wilma Fiddmont
Aug 12, 2018
I’m so proud to say I was able to be in the presents for Pastor Starkey. To hear him preach the word and use the Holy Spirit God have Him was astonishing. He will be surely missed. Condolences to the family and church members.
Coy and Marva L. Dowdin
Aug 12, 2018
We are sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray for your family and his church family. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Coy and Marva
Jacquetta Johnson
Aug 11, 2018
My deepest sympathy for your family,,may God keep in this time. God Bless You
Paulette King
Aug 11, 2018
Pastor Starkey was truly a great Man of God. He never wavered. "No" was not an option for him. Every Revival or service he was asked to be with us, he came. Each time he was explosive and each time the Holy Spirit filled the atmosphere. And oh, when he got on the organ,.... Glory to God. I am honored to have known him and to be touched by God's hand. Fly high, my friend. You will never be forgotten. RIP..
Melanie Harris
Aug 10, 2018
Pastor Starkey was an amazing person! I have many memories and I thank God for them. What a blessing to have known him and been loved by him. I won’t ever forget the beautiful messages he preached week after week for the 6 years I was under his ministry. Rest your soul my precious friend. I know your wings are beautiful! Fly high.
Marilyn Patterson
Aug 10, 2018
To the family of Pastor Timothy, I’m sort of at a loss for words. I met your loved one about 3 years ago in Abingdon. He and my brother (Chubby) were good friends. We went to visit his church one Sunday and he prayed for me. He was an amazingly awesome gift to the body of Christ. Such a sweet, humble spirit but a powerhouse at the same time. After the service, he took us to one of his favorite places to eat and we fellowshiped and had a great time. I know he kinda wondered about me, though, bc I was trying to hook him up with my daughter. She wasn’t with us, but I showed him pics of her and told him all about her........he looked at me like, is this lady for real. We all just laughed and... he was blushing a little. Lol!! But after that day, we became connected thru the spirit of God. After he opened his Fb page, occasionally we would converse back and forth. I had asked him a question about whether or not a person has to have the Holy Ghost in order to make it to Heaven......and what if a person who is saved but hadn’t received the Holy Ghost before they died would get into heaven. Well, he told me to call him sometime and we would discuss it. Unfortunately, we never got to have that discussion. But, for sure, he was a man after God’s own heart, who impacted soooo many and needless to say, his absence here on earth, is greatly missed. May God, who knows what is best, comfort your hearts and minds and may he engulf you with the strength you will need, from this day until you meet again.Read more
Minister, Rita Murrow
Aug 10, 2018
Pastor Tim was such a blessing to so many people. He was a General in the army of The LORD sold out to JESUS. Leading GODS people into the victory of being a free spirit in the LORD. Truly will be missed by all of his many many friends and family. Rest in the arms of the LORD young man in The LORD.
Matt and Mardee Thornton
Aug 10, 2018
Rest in peace our dear friend and "son". We loved you. But GOD loved you best. Your work down here was completed. Go home and get your crown. One day we will again meet each other and never have to say good bye again. Now you can praise God the creator forevermore.
Janice Honeycutt
Aug 10, 2018
My memory, He called me up and said God told me to give you my prayer Shaw. He said, I told God not this one Lord, it has a lot of sweat and tears on it, a lot of prayers and healings, but I have to be obedient , God said to give you this prayer cloth because of your faith. Now it has his and my sweat and tears on it. I will cherish it and continue praying with it. I love you Pastor. Rejoicing in heaven.,❤
Shana Livingston
Aug 10, 2018
This is just so unreal and the worst heartbreak I have ever experienced.

I miss You dearly and will never forget all of the wonderful times we shared! My Pastor. My Friend. Love you forever! Until we see each other again. ♥️
Natalie Coots
Aug 10, 2018
I am so shocked and saddened by the news of Timothy's passing. I am so sorry for the entire family, his congregation, and his friends. I was Timothy's 6th grade teacher. He was one of the most precious people I ever knew! Rest in peace, young man. You are definitely one of the good guys.
Michelle Hall
Aug 10, 2018
Only knew this man of God from IAF, but he was an amazing preacher. He seemed to tough all the lives he touched!
Lisa jackson
Aug 10, 2018
My prayers go out to the Starkey family , Timothy will be greatly missed .
Karen and Victor Dees
Aug 10, 2018
Pastor we love you and will miss you so much. Thank you for being who you were and allowing God to use you in a mighty way. In my 54 years of life I can honestly say I have never met anyone as anointed and gifted as you. Just being in your presence anyone could feel God radiate from you. Please watch over us and guide us that we may do and become all you spoke over us... We love you and out life's have been forever brightened because of you. R.I.H. Wonderful man of God
April Avery
Aug 10, 2018
I only seen him twice one at church and he spoke at my mom's funeral and what he spoke over me that Sunday is coming to pass you will be truly missed my prayers goes out to the family and King's Chapel you left an amazing Legancy and reached those who no one else could.
Aug 10, 2018
Pastor starlet you was a god fearing man your work here was done now take your rest until we meet again RIP♥️♥️♥️♥️
Aug 09, 2018
To a great young man of God ,you will always be remembered/