- May 30, 1933 - August 7, 2013
- Richmond, California
of Charles' Passing
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“My heart goes out to the family of the LeVias. I loved him for the love he shown to me and my family. Enjoyed having church services with his family...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Arminta I Love - Vallejo, CA
“I miss my God daddy.
2 of 22 | Posted by: Marie Travis - San Francisco, CA
“Rev. Levias was a great man to me and my family. I was introduced to him by my dad Brother Anthony Malone many years ago. We began to have programs...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Olivia Miller - Union City, CA
“Pastor Levias was a great Man Of God and he always wanted to see young people succeed in life,he was the first Pastor that sent me to music School. I...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Jimmy Brown - Kennett, MO
“Eld. Levias was great friends with my late father, Eld. Marion Hicks in San Francisco. Eld. Levias was always young-minded, holy and he always had an...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: melissa hicks - elk grove, CA
“God Dad I miss you so much. I love you so very much. I am glad my mom asked you to be my God Dad in 1977 and you and your wife christand me. I was...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Marie Caldwell - Sacramento, CA
“Pastor you will be truly missed. Another hole has been placed in our hearts. Words can not express how we are feeling. You were a God gift to this...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Tammy Harness - Oakland, CA
“Love you Pastor Levias.
8 of 22 | Posted by: Letecia Ford - Shreveport, LA
“When i think of Pastor Levias all i can hear is his voice singing "Wonderful GOD is wonderful" you will truly be missed.
9 of 22 | Posted by: Letecia Ford - Shreveport, LA
“I will never forget paster. He had a wonderful gift when it came to doing God,s business. Amen.
10 of 22 | Posted by: Brenda Diane Jackson - CA
“One of my favorites...He will be dearly missed..A true man of God with a heart of Gold...May everyone who loved him follow his example of leadership...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Trinece LeVias - Lakewood, CA
“My prayers go forth to my cousins Charles Levias and the immidiate family. Our God is awesome God. He reigns through all things, so let us to...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Troy Walker - Fairfield, CA
“There is nothing more joyous than to know that one of our own has entered the Kingdom of God! I never got a chance to meet Pastor Levias, but I'd...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Jessica Davis - Swartz Creek, MI
“Deepest Condolences to the Family of Pastor Levias. Memories of fellowship go back over 50 years with the Levias and Ennis Chapel Church Families. ...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Carolyn Radford - Richmond, CA
“God will Bless this Family even more so during this time of need.God will carry your family and he will Bless you with little sorrow and plenty of...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Lydia Placide - Richmond, CA
“My heart and prayers go out to the entire Levias family. I will never forget sitting on the edge of my pew every Sunday morning listening to Pastor...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Jackie Jr. Hilliard - Stockton, CA
“May God strengthen you during your time of sorrow. My prayers are with your family.
17 of 22 | Posted by: GERALDINE CONNERSON - BOGALUSA, LA
“My prayers are with your family and loved ones as they celebrate your wonderful, awe inspiring and blessed life.
18 of 22 | Posted by: Jeannifer Key - Oakland, CA
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to the LEVIAS FAMILY. My prayers are with you. REMEMBER THE MEMORY OF A LOVE ONE NEVER FADES AWAY........
19 of 22 | Posted by: Missionary Gloria (Thornton) Tate - LA
“I will miss you uncle Charles.
20 of 22 | Posted by: Vivien Levias - Oakland, CA
“Look to the hills from whence cometh your help for your help comes from the Lord. Praying for strength and comfort for the family. God bless you....Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Deloris Tucker - Shrevepory, LA
“Our loss is heaven's gain. Such a wonderful Man Of God. A brillant preacher. A source of encouragement. May God bless and comfort the Levias family...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: A friend
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.