OBITUARY

John S. Major Jr.

September 17, 1952March 30, 2021

John Stacy Major, Jr., 68, died on March 30, 2021. Mr. Major was a native Charlottean. He was the son of the late Reverend John S. Major, Sr., and the late Lauretta Hancock Major.

The happiest moment of his life was when he became the Pastor of The Church of Jesus Christ – Apostolic on 36th Street in Charlotte, NC. This work for the Lord was started by his grandfather, Bishop R. L. Hancock, 75 years ago, first meeting in a tent on North Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC. Johnny called the church The Jewel of Noda.

Johnny also was the owner of John S. Major, Jr., Plumbing for 45 years.

He was preceded in death by his son, John S. Major, III, his sister Joan Major Armstrong, sister Frances Major Correll, and brother William Larry Major.

Johnny is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sheri Porter Major of Monroe, NC, daughter Amy Major of Mint Hill, NC, stepdaughter Shelley Holmes (Tracy) of Marshville, NC, stepdaughter Ginger Chaffinch (Chris) of Bartow, GA, as well as 6 grandchildren, Alexis Major, Tori Major, Darbi Holmes, Colby Holmes, Aubry Holmes, and Colt Chaffinch.

He is also survived by his brother Roger Major (Darlene) of Albemarle, NC, sister Lynn Kenney (Keith) of Concord, NC, and sister Bonnie Major of Rock Hill, SC.

Pastor Johnny, as he was called, was dedicated to his church and church family and had an unparalleled love for the young people of the church. He was known for his kind heart and his willingness to help those in need.

God blessed him with a beautiful singing voice and he was gifted to play several musical instruments by ear.

Johnny lived his life for the Lord and his favorite Bible verse was Job 13:15 “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.”

A celebration of life will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ – Apostolic, 600 East 36th Street, Charlotte, NC. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM with a 12:00 PM service.

Interment will be at Gethsemane Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, 1504 West Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Church of Jesus Christ – Apostolic, 600 East 36th Street, Charlotte, NC 28205.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 3, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 3, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service

Memories

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Amy Major

April 6, 2021

I miss and love you so much Daddy. Nothing is the same without you. Forever in my heart ❤ --- Amy

Annette McMurray

April 3, 2021

Shari, Cissy and the entire Major family. I am so sorry for your loss. Johnny was a great man that I am so happy to have had in my life. His friendship and kindness over the years will be with me always. My heart is hurting as I know is yours. The world has lost yet another good angel but just keep in mind that the Lord knows best and his actions should never be questioned. He has called Johnny home for a good reason. Amy I know your really hurting but your dad will forever be with you in spirit. Enjoy the memories of him and know that heaven is now is home and what better place to bestow is head. I am here for you and my love and prayers goes out to all of you.

GLENDA HARRIS

April 2, 2021

“THE STEPS OF A GOOD MAN ARE ORDERED BY THE LORD” “RIP MY PASTOR, MY BROTHER, MY FRIEND “
SIS SHERRI; AMY; ROGER; LYNN; BONNIE; BRO. HARVEY; CRYSTAL; TRACY AND ELAINE: I KNOW THAT YOUR HEARTS ARE SADDENED BEYOND BELIEF AT THE LOSS OF OUR PASTOR. EACH OF YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS THAT OUR LORD WILL LIFT YOU UP AND COMFORT YOUR HEARTS. MOTHER HOWARD AND ALL OF US ARE SO THANKFUL TO HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH PASTOR MAJOR. WE LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT PASTOR JOHNNY. HIS BEAUTIFUL SMILE; HIS BEAUTIFUL VOICE; HIS LOVE FOR THE CHURCH AND SAINTS; HIS LOVE FOR THE CHILDREN BUT MOST OF ALL HIS LOVE FOR JESUS. MY HUSBAND LUCIUS WAS A GREAT ADMIRER OF PASTOR JOHNNY AND TOOK PRIDE IN GOING WITH HIM TO EVENTS. MY DAD BRO. GEORGE HOWARD RESPECTED AND LOVED PASTOR AND SAW HIM AS A WISE MAN OF GOD. I REMEMBER DURING THE PANDEMIC HOW OUR PASTOR ENCOURAGED US TO CONTINUE ON IN THE WORK OF THE LORD AND PRESS PASS FEAR. WE WERE ENCOURAGED TO PRAY AND LIFT UP
OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS. OUR PASTOR’S LAST GREAT WORDS TO US WERE TO EXPECT THE COMING OF THE LORD AT ANY TIME AND GIVE OUR LORD OUR BEST. I AM HONORED TO SAY THAT WE HAVE SERVED IN THE MINISTRY OF ALL OF “GODS HANCOCK WATER BOYS”. REST ON PASTOR. I WONT NEVER FORGET YOU AND I WILL MISS YOU MORE THAN I CAN SAY. I THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE ENCOURAGEMENT AND PRAYERS AND THE EXAMPLE OF PERSEVERANCE EVEN WHEN YOU WERE SO SICK IN BODY. I LOVE YOU AND I LOOK TO SEE YOU AT THE MIDNIGHT CRY. IN THAT GREAT DAY OF LORD. SISTER GLENDA HARRIS.

Kim Hancock

April 2, 2021

My cousin, my friend.. he was always so nice to me. The Hancock family has lost so many family members over the years way too soon but God needed them more than us. I hope they all will be singing and rejoicing in heaven .. my family you all will forever be missed..💔

Bill & Betty Mann

April 2, 2021

To Sheri and the entire Major family. We are deeply sorry to hear about Johnny. May the love of our Heavenly Father and the prayers of his saints comfort you during this difficult time. ✝️🙏🏻💟

Nancy Martin

April 2, 2021

Johnny and I went too school together. He always had a smile on his face. He was always kind and soft spoken. Johnny you will be missed. You were a great family man and loved your family deeply. I am so glad I will see you again when God calls my number. Till then, I will keep you in my heart. R.I.P Johnny.

Nancy Martin

Sandra Rycroft

April 1, 2021

Sheri, so sad to hear about Johnny’s passing. I walked in your shoes will be 3 years ago come July. I say this in all sincerity if I can do anything if it is just to talk over a cup of coffee please know just PM me and I will be there. Praying for you and family including his church family

Marolyn Jackson

April 1, 2021

I have known Johnny since I was a little girl. He always treated me fairly and nice. I was a difficult child and a difficult woman but he took me aside one day and said Marolyn, I have always loved you and you were special to me because I knew you needed that. I will always love him. Godspeed my friend.

Pamela Strong

April 1, 2021

PASTOR JOHN MAJOR JR. WAS AND STILL IS A DEAR FRIEND,WHEN I SAY FRIEND INDEED HE WAS A MAN OF GOD,ALWAYS RESPECTFUL,SELFLESS AND I ENJOYED HIS SINGING BECAUSE HE COULD LOL! HIS LIFE SPEAKS VOLUME HE WAS ALWAYS FAIR TO EVERYBODY,OR A LEAST HE TRIED TO BE AS FAIR AS HE COULD HE HAD NO RESPECT OF PERSONS ,HE WAS A MAN THAT I FEEL FOLLOWED AFTER,GOD.,A MAN AFTER GOD,S HEART, HIS ANOINTED VOICE TOUCH WHO EVER BE CAME IN CONTACT WITH,.REST IN PEACE PASTOR JOHN MAJOR,WE LOVE AND MISS YOU, WORKING HARD TO MAKE TO HEAVEN TO......SIS PAMELA STRONG @ SON TIMOTHY O' STRONG LOVES YOU SO MUCH TOO..

Tammy Simmons Pimentel

April 1, 2021

I miss you Pastor Johnny you had to go home to be with Jesus

FROM THE FAMILY