McClurkin, Bishop William L., - 78, of Cape May Court House, as it pleased Almighty God, was called from labor to reward on Sunday, December 31, 2017, 9:40 pm in his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. Born August 8, 1939 in Charlotte, NC to Jesse and Jessie Mae McClurkin, the oldest son and the second of twelve children, he lived his childhood in Charlotte, NC and moved to Wildwood in 1957. He started his own tile business and was also employed as a police officer for the City of Wildwood. In 1967, Mr. McClurkin accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He became a faithful member of the Eureka Baptist Church and was baptized by Rev. Thomas B. Whitfield. He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Board of Deacons, choir member, and assistant to the pastor until he was called to pastor Bethel Baptist Church in Atlantic City in 1973. He also organized and presided over the W. L. McClurkin Crusade Team and ran revivals locally and nationwide. In September 1980, Pastor McClurkin was named pastor the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Cape May Court House and pastored there for 37 years. Pastor McClurkin has previously served as founder and chairman of the L.A.P.A.C. (Local Association for Progress Advancement and Cultivation); chairman of the Wildwood Community Action Council; co-chairman of the Affirmative Action Committee; a member of the Board of Trustees Cape Human Resources and Cape May Human Relation Commission; vice president and president of Cape May County Branch of the NAACP; president of the Cape May County Ministerial Alliance; a member of the Board of Trustee of the Bethany Baptist Association; and chairman of the Investigation Team for the Permanent Council of the Bethany Baptist Association for the counties of Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland preparing and ordaining preachers to the gospel ministry. He also organized and presided over the Coalition of Black Clergy for Cape May County. Rev. McClurkin was consecrated as Bishop on June 14, 2014 in Acworth, Georgia. Bishop William L. McClurkin is survived by his loving wife Evelyn McClurkin; children Vertrice Miller (Joseph), Venus Alston, Stacey McClurkin, William L. McClurkin Jr., Marlon Brooks, Maria Brooks, and Faith Burton; his step-children: Marquita Camper, Debbie Camper, Geraldine Camper, and Leah Camper; his godchildren: Cheryl Cox, Chelsea Henley, Sharon Whitfield-Hawkins, Melinda Johnson, and Portia Carey; his mother Jessie Mae McClurkin; one aunt: Elizabeth Sherman; siblings: Addie Mae Porter; Jesse McClurkin (Mattie), Carolyn Tucker-Morris (Carl), Gwen Matthews, John McClurkin (Janice), Walter McClurkin(Minerva), Lawrence McClurkin (Tina), Mary Catherine Houston (Daryl), Gloria Sharron(Terry); 20+ grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 46 East Atlantic Avenue, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, where viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. There will not be a final viewing after the service. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Swainton. Memorial donations may be made to Mount Olive Baptist Church. Condolences at

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Claire Murray

My hope is to share a measure of comfort that has helped me when loosing a loved one. I love how in John 5:28,29 God promises to bring back those who have died by means of a resurrection,fulfilling this promise on earth.(Revelation 21:3,4)
Sincerely sorry for your loss

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