Lester C. Jarrett, Sr.

August 12, 2010


Reverend Lester Calvin Jarrett, Sr. age 79 of the 400 Block of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd died Thursday, August 12, 2010 at his home. He was born June 18, 1931 in Davidson County to the late Luther Jarrett and Mille Meyers Jarrett.

He was a member of Higher Ground Pentecostal Holiness Church, a member of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, a member of the Ahoskie Rescue Squad, a Hospital Chaplain and a Fulltime Pastor.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, August 16, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Carpenter Shop Church. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Bishop Jimmy Whitfield will officiate.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Elma Dean Jarrett of the home, daughters Bonnie Jarrett Edwards and her husband Rev. Paul Edwards of Ahoskie, Dawn Jarrett Hill and her husband Keith of Newbern, a son Gerald Jarrett and his wife Sue of Windsor 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and a daughter-in-law Yvonne Jarrett.

He was predeceased by a son L.C. Jarrett and two brothers and two sisters.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie and other times at the home.

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Pastor Wallace Phillips
13 years ago

I would like to give honor to Pastor Jarrett for the investment that he made into the lives of countless individuals during his journey here on earth. He blessed me individually as he encouraged me every time I was in his presence. He also plowed the ground for 8 years where I have the honor of pastoring today. Thank you Pastor Jarrett for your life and your legacy! May you rest in peace in the presence of Jesus!

Thelbert Brown
13 years ago

To the Jarrett family:

This man was one of the nicest people that I’d ever met.

I can remember growing up in Ahoskie and visiting the family when they lived

on Myers street. I was always welcomed there. My prayers are with you at this time. My memory of your son and brother LC has always remained in my heart,he was a dear friend and classmate.


Betty Joyner
13 years ago

He was a wonderful neighbor for many years. I know he will be missed. Mrs. Jarrett my prayers and love go out to you.

Ray Faircloth Sr.
13 years ago

There is no doubt that Pastor Lester C. Jarrett was a modern day GENERAL of The Faith. We will all miss him in this life, but our eyes are set; as his were, on the prize of the high calling of God which is in Christ Jesus. Goodbye in this life and Good morning in GLORY! Our prayers are with Sister Jarrett and the multitude of family & friends.

Ray & Jenny Faircloth

Candy Spruill Fulcher
13 years ago

My prayers are with you all. Mr.Jarrett was a very special person and I am thankful to have known him.

David Ray
13 years ago

A Pastors, Pastor has went on to Glory! May we all thank our God for Rev. Jarrett. I lived in front of this MAN of God while I growed up in Ahoskie.

Rev. Jarrett, was a real friend and a preaching machine under the direction of our God.

We all learned so much from him and his leadership through the years.

Rev. Jarrett, thanks, for letting (Ray Ray) share in your life. Also, I know you are already kicking your legs high as you preach to the angels in Heaven!!!

Growing Together Ministies

Pine Level, N.C.

(Ray Ray)

Peggy Mulder Newsome
13 years ago


It is with great sorrow the death of your father,husband and love one.I knew Rev.Jarrett way back when I was a child and for many years.I had heard him preach many sermons.He was truly a man of God.I know he will truly be missed by so many.My mother Lucille Mulder thought the world of Rev.Jarrett as our whole family.Remember if God brings you to this he will bring you through it.Remembering you in prayer.

June B. Warren
13 years ago

“Miss” Deannie and Family,

My heart goes out to each of you. Pastor Jarrett was such a blessing in my life and in Winston’s life at a time when Pastor Jarrett was just the right person to help us. His ministering to Winston and your friendship to us will always be a very cherished memory . You both are very special people, and I feel so blessed and honored that I had the opportunity to know Pastor Jarrett and you and to call you my friend. And now, if there is a time that you need me to help you, please call me. I know the emptiness you are experiencing and I know only God can help fill that void. But, I need a laugh every now and then, so when you fill down and alone and just need a pick me up….can I call you?? You are so much fun and can put things into perspective like no one else. I love you “Miss” Deannie and I appreciate your and Pastor Jarrett’s years of ministry. Though I came to know you late in life, I know I have been blessed just by knowing the two of you.

You all are in my thoughts and prayers, God Bless, June Warren (Cyndi’s Mom)

Amy Joyner Hawkins
13 years ago

I grew up in Brinkleyville beside the Jarrett’s. What a wonderful couple! I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.