MOTHER REBECCA LONON, received her crown of life on Sunday, April 11,
2021 after a long bout with illness. She was born May 19, 1931 in Accomack, Va.
to the late Mattie and Harry Bell.
MOTHER LONON came to Philadelphia in August of 1941 and was educated in
the Philadelphia Public School District and graduated from William Penn High
School for Girls majoring in Home Economics. In 1949 she met the love of her
life, John W. Lonon. They were married on December 19, 1953 and from this
union John W. Lonon, Jr was born. She was baptized in water and received the
gift of the Holy Ghost in 1960. She joined the Highway Church of Christ under
the leadership of the late Elder Andrew J. Ford, Sr. She served faithfully under the
late Bishop Andrew J Ford, Sr. until the Lord called him home on February 13,
1993. After Bishop Ford passed she joined Mt Zion Apostolic Church under the
leadership of Bishop Gerald Oden. There she was a faithful Mother until death.
Her Sister, Mother Emma Smith remembers how the Lord delivered her from
rickets at the age of 3 or 4, she said she could hardly walk or eat anything, but if
you ever saw MOTHER LONON shout you’d know God delivered. Mother Smith
remembers how they loved to go to church, travel, watch the Life Time Channel,
eat at different restaurants and shop. They would shop so hard until they had to
sneak their purchases in the house two weeks later.
MOTHER LONON was a good
seamstress and very humorous. She loved talking to young women about how they
should carry themselves and admonished her nieces to treat their husbands well.
She loved her husband and son, who she affectionately called, Butch. We know
the life she lived and the works she done in faith speak for her.
Mother Lonon leaves to cherish her loving memories her son, John W. Lonon,
Jr.(Barbara Lonon, deceased); one dedicated daughter-in-law, Daree Lonon; two
granddaughters, Darlene and Denise; one grandson, Jon Zachery Lonon; 3 great
grandchildren, Tayllor Beneby, Tylea Lonon, Essynce Moore; one sister, Emma
Smith; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends along with her beloved
church family, Mt Zion Apostolic Church.
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