Mr. Benjamin Joshua Bristow, Sr., age 70, died at his home in Kelford on Thursday, June 24, 2010. Mr. Bristow was a native of Hertford County and made his home in Kelford along with his wife, Ruby Anders Bristow. He was a member of the Kelford Baptist Church and worked for Perdue Corporation. Mr. Bristow enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and watching racing. Preceding him in death are his mother and father, Lethia Cooke Bristow and Lewis L. Bristow. Also preceding him in death is his son, Benjamin J. Bristow, Jr. and two sisters; Margaret B. Bess and Viola B. Sumner.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Anders Bristow of the home, one daughter, Wendy B. Hobbs and her husband Bennie of St. Johns, NC, one son, Tracy A. Bristow and his wife Barbara of Kelford, NC, two sisters; Emma Lee B. Shore of Hampton, VA and Bonnie B. Jernigan of Newport News, VA and one brother Robert ‘Bobby’ Bristow and his wife Linda of Ahoskie, NC. Also surviving are five grandchildren; Michael Bristow, Melissa Mitchell, Justin Bristow, Parker Bristow, Taylor Bristow and two step grandchildren; Armon and Katelyn Sabet.
To the Family of Mr. Benjamin Joshua Bristow, Sr.:
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your dear love one, Mr. Bristow, Sr.
It is my sincere hope that you find comfort in knowing that our loving Creator, Jehovah God, has made provision to release mankind from sin and death by means of the ransom sacrifice of his Son, Jesus Christ. God assures us of the ‘Resurrection Hope’ as follows:
(Acts 24:15) 15 and I have hope toward God, which hope these [men] themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.
(1 Corinthians 15:21-22) 21. For since death is through a man, resurrection of the dead is also through a man. 22. For just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive. . .
(John 5:28-29) 28 . . . the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29. and come outÖ
(2 Corinthians 1:2-4) 2. May YOU have undeserved kindness and peace from God our Father and [the] Lord Jesus Christ. 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4. who comforts us in all our tribulationÖ
How wonderful it would be to welcome Mr. Bristow back to life on a paradise earth when all sicknesses, and even death itself, will be things of the past – Rev. 21:3,4. May our heavenly Father grant you the comfort and peace of mind that comes from putting faith in the grand hope of the ‘Resurrection!’