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GMF extends condolences to Pastor Donnie McClurkin and the McClurkin family in the passing of their matriarch, Frances McClurkin. Mother McClurkin transitioned January 18, from complications of a massive coronary heart attack she suffered Sunday, January 13, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bethpage, NY.
Mother McClurkin’s survivors include seven children: Marlene, Donnie, Cheryl, Andrea, Tony, Tanya, Rafael, and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceding Frances in her journey are children Olivia and Thomas.
The homegoing service will be held Friday, January 25, at:
Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York
11031 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11433
Doors open at 6:30 PM and the service starts at 7 PM. The service will also stream live at www.perfectingfaith.org.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Frances McClurkin Memorial Fund to help feed, care for, and empower the Harlem community through the Perfecting Faith Church’s mission activity. Donations can be made online at www.perfectingfaith.org, by calling the church office at 516-223-8300, or by mailing your donation to 311 N. Main St., Freeport, NY 11520.
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