The Reverend Phylemon DePriest Titus , Retired Elder of the United Methodist Church made a peaceful transition to his home in glory on Monday morning (March 23, 2020) at 6:04 a.m. in Waycross, with his wife (Linda Slaughter-Titus, Waycross) and daughter (Iyana Titus-Richards, NY) at his side.
Rev. ‘Tite’ was ordained in the Texas Conference, but his pastorates were in North GA. ( St. Marks UMC, Augusta) and Metro- Detroit MI. areas. He served the Methodist Connectional Church as Conference Urban Missioner, District Superintendent, Jurisdictional (NCJ) Town and Country President, NCJ Judicial Council member, Jurisdictional Conference Delegate (4 times), General Conference Delegate (4 times), World Methodist Conference Delegate (6 times). In addition he was a life Trustee to Garret Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, ILL (Life Trustee) and Adrian College (Adrian MI) and a . He was a life member and twice Board Chairman to National Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR).
A skilled Conflict and Development Consultant, Rev. Titus was called on across geographical and denominational lines. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors (2 times) to The Black United Fund (BUF) of Michigan as well as board adviser and member many years. He was a member of the National Equal Justice Council and the National Urban Network Association.
In retirement Rev. Titus enjoyed: Eating his wife’s cooking, watching John Wayne and other cowboy movies, travel, collegiate basketball, boxing (he boxed for the US Army), playing chess, and his family.
Rev. Tite and his wife (Rev. Linda Jean Slaughter-Titus) moved to Waycross January 2003 upon his retirement. Together they have 4 adult children: Iyana Yvette Titus-Richards, Esq. (Dave) -NY, NY, Henry L. Slaughter (East Pte, MI), Faouly S. Slaughter (Taylor, MI), Jim Terry (Det. MI). They have 8 grands (incl Tyler Ronan, Waycross) and 1 great-grand.
The family wishes to thank each and everyone who are reaching out to us and praying for us during this transitional time. However, out of our concern for and desire that all survive the health pandemic across our country the family will have private closure and at a more appropriate time in the future will host a memorial celebration of the life and ministry of Phylemon ‘Tite’ Titus.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorial contributions be made to either:
Garret Evangelical Theological Seminary / Office of Development /2121 Sheridan Road /
Evanston, IL 60201/ Phone: 847.866.3923 / Toll-Free: 1.800.SEMINARY/Fax: 847.866.3989
Phylemon Titus Scholarship / C/O Gammon Theological Seminary – ITC /
653 Beckwith Street, SW / Atlanta, GA 30314 / Phone: (404) 581-0300 | 1-866-375-4487
Fax: (404) 581-0305 Attn: Brenda Kennell
Family Contact Info:
Rev. Linda J Slaughter-Titus / 1108 Suwanne Drive / Waycross, GA 31501/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Iyana Y. Titus-Richards, Esq / 456 St. Nicholas St. / Apt 1 B / NY, NY 10027-7691
Final and most sacred arrangements are entrusted to the professional care of Fluker Funeral Home. 985 Ossie Davis Parkway. Waycross, GA.
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