Died: Mon., Jun. 22, 2020



10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 29, 2020
Location: Emmanuel Christian Fellowship Center

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12:00 PM Mon., Jun. 29, 2020
Location: Emmanuel Christian Fellowship Center

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A Brief Sketch of His Life

Elder Herman Johnson Kersey was born on December 29, 1942 to George E. and Sallie E. Kersey in Morganfield, Kentucky.  He was the youngest of 3 boys. 

He graduated high school on May 10, 1960 from Dunbar High School in Morganfield, Kentucky and was drafted into the U.S. Navy.

Herman accepted Christ as his personal savior at the tender  age of 16 during a revival conducted by the late Superintendent Leroy Sutton. He was also filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost.  At the age of seventeen he became a Licensed Minister and  Evangelist.  At this same age, he conducted his first revival  in Glasgow, Kentucky under tutelage of Bishop John Kersey. He went on to become an Ordained Elder in the Church of God In Christ. He remained dedicated to his faith and doing the work of the Lord until his last very day on earth . 

In 1962 Herman moved to Indianapolis and was employed at Link Belt and Ford Motor Company.  In 1976 until 1977 he went to the Police Academy.  He left the Police Force in 1984.  After leaving the Police Force he worked for General Motors until he retired in 2006. He attended Indiana University where he studied Philosophy and Criminal Justice. In 2006 he started attending the Emmanuel Bible Institute and completed his studies in 2010.

Herman married Victoria Raper on September 7, 2002 and he affectionately called her, “Love Muffin”. She kept her vows and remained a devoted wife and caregiver to Herman in        sickness and in health until the very end.

Herman was a proud and supportive member of the Emmanuel Christian Fellowship Center for over twenty-five years. He loved serving beside his Pastor, Superintendent  Tom L. Glenn and First Lady Janet B. Glenn as the Assistant Pastor. He also served as the Sunday School Superintendent for the Fellowship District. He remained faithful in his support physically and financially on the local, district, jurisdictional and national levels even as his health begin to decline.  

Elder Herman Johnson Kersey departed this earthly life on Monday, June 22, 2020 at the age of seventy-seven years old. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Vicky; daughter, Christina Koorsi-Smith AKA, Fatima Koosi-Smith; son-in-law, Joel Smith; 7 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins; niece; his special sister, Shirley Birdsong; and his Emmanuel Christian Fellowship Center  family.

Humbly Submitted………………………….The Family


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Lisa Morton
   Posted Tue June 23, 2020
My Deepest Sympathy for the greatest lost the world has ever seen. I will miss his caring for all. Thoughts and prayers to Vicki. Best regards Lisa.

linda newnum
   Posted Sat June 27, 2020
I worked with Herman at Chevrolet plant. We had many wonderful conversations about the Lord. He was a true Christian witness. May God be with the family and loved ones.

yvonne wickware
   Posted Mon June 29, 2020
Sending condolence from Abundant Life Church Of God In Christ Int'L Glasgow Kentucky

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