ABCNJ Expresses Condolences to General Secretary Roy Medley, Who Mother Has Passed Away

A Note from Dr. Lee Spitzer:  Many members received the email below, but we have learned that some did not.  On behalf of the ABCNJ family, the regional office sent condolences and a flower spray to the funeral service.  Dr. Medley has already acknowledged receiving our love and support.  Let's keep him and his family in our continued prayers.


It is with sadness that I let you know of the passing of Roy’s mother, Clois Medley, on Tuesday, July 31.  She was 95 years old.

I received a message from Roy on Wednesday morning letting us know that “Momma took her first step in heaven yesterday around 3:45pm.” 

Roy was still traveling to be with his family when his mother passed, but his brother called and put him on speaker phone just minutes before, so he was able to tell her how much he loved her, to say goodbye, to recite the 23rd Psalm and lead the family in the Lord’s Prayer.  She took only three or four more breaths after that and passed into the presence of Christ.  Roy rejoices that “she is now restored and once again fully herself.”

What a blessing it is to know Christ and to have such a loving family be near as one transitions from this earthly home to one’s eternal home.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, August 5, at Scott Memorial Church of God, 1620 Waterhouse St., Chattanooga, TN. (The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 2:00-3:00pm.)

Thank you for your prayers for Roy and for his family.

(If you wish to send a card to Roy and Pat, their home address is:  22 Story Ct., Freehold, NJ  07728.  At this point, we are asking that he not receive phone calls so he can be fully with his family at this time.)

Catherine Brubaker

Assistant to the General Secretary, A. Roy Medley

American Baptist Churches USA