PASTOR DEL SOUTHERLAND (1949 – 2021) obituary – NEEDLES, CA
PASTOR DEL EVERETT SOUTHERN COUNTRIES
Pastor Del Everett Southerland, 72, passed away peacefully at his home in Needles, Calif. On Tuesday, September 28, 2021.
Del was born June 11, 1949 in San Bernardino, California, and graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1967.
Del has been accomplished in construction, public works and in the field of civil engineering. He was talented, generous, and had the best sarcastic sense of humor (in a pleasant way). Del was a dedicated person who also enjoyed flying airplanes, photography, archery, target shooting, fishing, hunting, and hiking. He really liked the simple things in life and enjoyed spending a quiet night at home watching the stars in front of a roaring bonfire and melting some marshmallows.
After accepting Jesus Christ as his Savior in his forties, he became motivated and obligated to serve GOD in any capacity. He engaged in missions and volunteer work as a skilled laborer, mentor, prayer partner, and Bible teacher, serving both inside and outside the United States. . They also helped build three-wheeled carts for people who couldn’t walk so they could make a living and get around on their own. He has been a faithful and active member of several congregations over the years and was ordained a minister of the gospel at The Word Church on November 29, 2020.
He was predeceased by his parents, Everett and Doris Southerland; son, Shane Southerland; and brother-in-law, David Hughes.
Del is survived by his wife, Pamela Southerland; son, Josh and his wife Vanessa, and Corey Southerland; daughters-in-law, Judea and her husband Jordan, Rhema and her husband, Taylor; granddaughters, Cheyenne and Adora; and his sister, Linda Hughes.
The Celebration of Life will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Set Free Church in Needles, California. Pastor Martin Souter will preside over the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Del’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Set Free Church of Needles, CA. The family would like to thank Set Free Church for all the love and support they have shown us over the six years we have lived here. The Word Church, for your love, support and donations. River Valley Hospice, Dimond & Son Morgue. To all our friends and family who went above and beyond and gave themselves without selfishness. We will be eternally grateful to God for all of you !!
Published by Mohave Daily News Online November 7-17, 2021.