Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? Galatians 5:7
Reverend Houston Charles LeFear, Sr. was born March 13, 1958 in Alexandria, Louisiana to the late Reverend Leon LeFear, Sr. and the late Lucille Booze LeFear. He was a graduate of Peabody High School. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Army for thirteen years. He retired from the Department of Defense, Fort Belvoir as a Supplier after 20 years of service.
On November 30, 1996, he was joined in marriage to Tiny Lucille Smyre in Dumfries, Virginia where the families were combined as one big family.
He was licensed at Little Union Baptist Church in Dumfries, VA under the leadership of Bishop Leonard B. Lacey. His first sermon was from the book of Jonah, “You can run but you can't hide.” For many years he would minister the Word to those incarcerated and encouraged the shut-ins and elderly. He furthered his biblical studies by attending Fredericksburg Bible Institute. He wrote his first book, “My Story” in 1997.
Houston joined Branch Fork Baptist Church in September 2005 under the leadership of Pastor Elder Donnell Comfort. He served in the capacity of teaching and ministering the word of God. He played a big part in evangelizing those he met along the way. As a Spotsylvania NAACP member, he worked behind the scenes with county officials to get two outdoor recreation courts at the Marshall Park in 2007. He loved to fellowship and communicate with those who knocked at his door especially other religious denominations.
Reverend LeFear provided words of encouragement to any one he met. You would find him reaching out to others in the midst of his own pains and suffering. He cherished his Pastor Elder Donnell Comfort, former Pastor Bishop Leonard B. Lacey and his mentor, Reverend Michael Wilson (known to him as Doc). He had a seriousness about doing the work of the Lord. One of his favorite saying, “What's in Hell do you want?”
The last sermon he preached was on March 19, 2017, “Stop Running” 1 Kings 19th chapter.
He was called from labor to reward on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by one brother Leon LeFear, Jr., and one sister Brenda LeFear.
Houston leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 21 years, Tiny Lucille Smyre LeFear; his sons; Steven Jerome Banks, Tedrick Dominique Geter, and Houston Charles LeFear, Jr., his daughter Carmen L. Martin; his sisters; Carolyn L Whetts Kindle (Reverend Willie F.), Patricia L. Council (William), Lois L. Bowie (Jimmy), his brother, Eric L. LeFear (Donna); six grandchildren; Ruby, Steven, Riyah, Meri, Chavon, and Tytan, close friends Clyde (Happy), RedBoy, Rudy, Minister Martha Harris, Deron and Sandi Terrell, ...and a host of other relatives and friends.
Father, I stretch my hands to thee, No other help I know;
If thou withdraw thyself from me, Ah! whither shall I go?
What did thy only Son endure Before I drew my breath;
What pain, what laborer, to secure My soul from endless death!
Branch Fork Baptist Church
Friday May 19th, 2017
9:00am - 11:00am
6930 Stubbs Bridge Rd,
Branch Fork Baptist Church
Friday May 19th, 2017
6930 Stubbs Bridge Rd
Spotsylvania, VA 22551
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Sister LeFear and family. Our deepest condolences. You and your family are in our prayers.
Submitted by Rosetta Morrison on May 18 2017 08:08:29 PM
Phillip and Rosetta Morrison lit a candle for Rev. Houston Charles LeFear Sr.
Phillip and Rosetta Morrison lit a candle on May 18 2017 07:38:31 PM
My deepest condolences to Elder Tiny LeFear and your entire family. Rev. Houston Lefear's determination to preach the word and his kindhearted/caring nature, was a true blessing to everybody he met. His love for the Lord, his family and friends, always shined through. I will miss chatting with him and listening to his sermons at Branch Fork. He will always be in our heart and memories. You and your family are in my prayers. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted": Matthew 5:4
Submitted by Jason E. Brooks on May 18 2017 04:07:27 PM
Earl and Gale Taylor lit a candle for Rev. Houston Charles LeFear Sr.
Earl and Gale Taylor lit a candle on May 18 2017 03:07:57 PM
Dear Sis.Tiny and family, We did not know Rev. Houston LeFear Sr. for long, but long enough to know that he truly loved the Lord and the people of God. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.
Earl and Gale Taylor
Submitted by Earl and Gale Taylor on May 18 2017 03:05:33 PM
Lil Houston I know the pain you are feeling, but know when we lose a loved one on earth we gain an angel in heaven to watch over us. Your dad is at peace and resting in the arms of the Lord. Love You Aunt Sylvia and Family
Submitted by Sylvia E. Dansby on May 17 2017 04:42:32 PM
my brother who will be solely missed but will always be in our hearts,i just want to remember the good time we share . to the family : let not your hearts be trouble believe in god also believe in me .he went to prepare a place for us that where he is we shall be also.
clyde martin (redboy) and family
Submitted by clyde (redboy) martin on May 16 2017 10:15:24 PM
We thank God for the time we shared with Rev. Houston C. LeFear, he did run his race. God be with you Tiny, Little Houston, Tedrick and all the family we extend our love and share in your loss.
Sandi and Deron Terrell
Submitted by Sandi and Deron Terrell on May 16 2017 02:20:14 AM
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