Deacon Eldridge Earl Armstrong

Deacon Eldridge E. Armstrong was born November 27, 1927,  in Kerens, Texas, to the parentage of Mr. John D. and Mrs. Willie Douglas Armstrong. He was raised and attended school in the    Kerens School District .

 

He acknowledged his faith at an early age and was baptized at the Samaria Baptist Church in Kerens, Texas.

 

Eldridge married a home town girl, Armethia Jimmerson on September 4, 1948, and He was blessed with 4 children; 2 boys  and 2 girls.

 

Upon moving his family to Dallas, Texas, he found employment    with Cecil Carr Construction Company where he retired after 40    plus years of service. He and his wife Armethia enjoyed raising their children and grand children. He later worked for a number of years as a school crossing guard for DISD.

 

Eldridge joined Munger Avenue Baptist Church where he served until he decided to return back to his roots. He moved to Powell, Texas and joined New Hope Baptist where he  met  and married Mrs. Viola Bradford on November 6, 1999, who preceded him in death. While at New Hope he served with the Deacon Ministry, Usher Board and assistant Sunday School Teacher until his health fail.

 

Eldridge was preceded in death by his 2 Wives: Armethia Jimmerson and Viola Bradford; Parents, John D. and Willie Armstrong; 1 brother,  Emerson Armstrong  and 3 sisters, Mattie Lee Sodie, Henrietta, and Pauline Armstrong.

 

Eldridge peacefully entered eternal rest on April 30, 2022, leaving to cherish his memory: two sons,  Melvin (Catherine) Armstrong of Lancaster, Texas, and Marcus Armstrong of Grand Prairie, Texas; 2 daughters, Loretta (Rev. Albert) Fenceroy of Wilmot, Arkansas, and Marcia Herod of Lancaster, Texas:  5 Grand Children: Malcolm (Kristen) Armstrong of Austin, Texas, Eldridge R.Armstrong, Marcus Armstrong, Jr. , James R. Herod  and Letitia Thomas all of Dallas, Texas;  and Demmer  Franklin of Ft. Worth, Texas.  7 Great-Grand Children and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.