Bishop Charles Milton Levias
- May 30, 1933 - August 7, 2013
- Richmond, California
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SCROLL OF LIFE
SUPERINTENDENT CHARLES MILTON LEVIAS
CHARLES MILTON LEVIAS, was born May 30, 1933, in Call, Texas to the proud parents of the late Lulu Bell and Smith Levias Sr.
In 1946, his parents relocated their family from Call, Texas to Richmond, California. He attended Stege Elementary School in Richmond and graduated from El Cerrito High. After graduating, he worked for Mira Vista Golf Course for 6 years and retired from Concord Naval Weapon Station after 20 years of service.
Supt. Charles Levias accepted the Lord at an early age. He was called to the ministry at the age of 21, and ordained by the Bishop E. B. Steward, in the First Jurisdiction Northern CA. He became the Assistant Pastor of Ennis Chapel C.O.G.I.C under the leadership of Bishop S. L. Ennis, where he met and married the love of his life, the late Missionary Norma Dean Morris. To this union three children were born. He was a dedicated husband and father.
Supt. Charles Levias, full of wisdom and faith, obeyed the voice of the Lord, where he founded Mt. Calvary C.O.G.I.C. which he has Pastored for 50 years. He also Pastored the following churches: Greater Mount Calvary COGIC #2 in Berkeley, CA., Levias Temple COGIC in Bogalusa, LA., Holy Ghost Temple C.O.G.I.C., Slidell, LA. and Friendship C.O.G.I.C. Hackly, LA.
Supt. Charles Levias faithfully held the following positions; State Evangelist President of Northern California, Supt. of Northern, Northwest CA, and Louisiana Second Jurisdictions. He also held the position of Administrative Assistant for California Evangel Jurisdiction.
Supt. Charles Levias was recognized as a highly respected leader in his community in the following Ministries: Prison Ministry, International Women's Ministry, and Homeless Food and Shelter Ministry. His motto was, "If I can help somebody, then my living would not be in vain".
Supt. Charles Levias was a great husband, father, son, brother and leader. He loved and was loved by people of all walks of life. He loved and was loved by people of all walks of life. He will be tremendously missed. We will celebrate the time we were bless to have him.
Supt. Charles Levias proceeded in death by his loving parents; Lulu Bell and Smith Levias, Sr; His wife, the love of his life, Missionary Norma Dean Levias.
Supt. Charles Levias leaves to cherish his unforgettable memories; two sons: Gregory Levias (Rosie) and Michael Levias. One daughter: Elisa Tiye Square-Levias; Twelve Grandchildren: Amonte Levias, Damion Levias, Gregory Levias Jr, Marcus Wilson, Natisa Dill, DeMauriea Levias, Nathaniel Dill III, Samuel Wynn, LeMyra Levias, Phillip Levias, Jasmine Levias and Jaden Levias; sixteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Five Brothers: Supt. Archie Levias, Supt. Bill Levias (Addie), Minister D.J. Levias (Louise), Gliss Levias (Aldita), Elder Ronnie Levias(Renee). Five Sisters: Annie Lee McDonald (Lawrence), Delores Paris, Dorothy Morris, CelestineHardy (Floyd) and Rosemary Ammons (Stephan). A host of cousins, nieces, nephews.