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Alfred Deas, Jr.

November 9, 1949 February 14, 2019
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Cumberland, MD – Reverend Alfred Deas, Jr., 69, of Cumberland, MD, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at JW Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. 

Born November 9, 1949, in Wilmington, NC, Reverend Deas, Jr., is the son of the late Alfred Deas, Sr., and Eula Mae (Canty) Deas.  He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law: Sie Shanks. 

A graduate of North Carolina State University, Alfred, after 24 years of service, retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army.  He was a member of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Fort Washington, MD.  He was on the ministerial staff and served in the Comfort and Healing Ministry, and as Minister to Men.  He faithfully pastored Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, Cumberland, MD for 15 years.  On May 1, 2016, Pastors Alfred and Carrie Deas opened the doors of Ministry of Encouragement, Cumberland, Maryland.  As the visionary, he not only preached, he also taught, he mentored and counseled his beloved congregation.   

Alfred is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carrie; and his children: Brandon Deas and wife, Laura, Alexandria, VA; Radiah Washington and husband, Charles, Sr., Waldorf, MD; Ryan Deas and wife, Angela, Syracuse, NY; and Trenton Deas and wife, Troie, Cumberland, MD.  He also leaves behind his grandchildren: Kelsea, Treston, Rheyna, Raniya, Ryleigh, Charles, Jr., Kayla, R.J., Andrew, Andrea, Lydia, Royce, Khouri, and one on the way.  Alfred is also survived by his brothers: Major McFadden and wife Ann; and James Deas and wife, Ruth; his brothers-in-law: Willie Holmes and wife, Diane; Melvin Shanks and wife, Gloria; and Walter Shanks and wife, Sheena; his sisters-in-law: Stella Pulliam and husband, Chuck; Mary Cobb and husband, Noah; and LaWanda Keys; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and beloved members of Ministry of Encouragement.

Friends will be received at Central Assembly of God Church, 2020 Bedford Street, Cumberland, MD, on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.  A Home Going Celebration will follow at 12:00 Noon. 

Military honors will be accorded at the church by the Post #13 Veterans Honor Guard.


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10:00 AM 2/23/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2/23/2019 12:00:00 PM
Central Assembly of God Church

2020 Bedford Street
Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Central Assembly of God Church
2020 Bedford Street Cumberland 21502 Maryland
United States

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Feb

12:00 PM 2/23/2019 12:00:00 PM
Central Assembly of God Church

2020 Bedford Street
Cumberland, Maryland 21502

Central Assembly of God Church
2020 Bedford Street Cumberland 21502 Maryland
United States
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