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Gordon Funeral Home Of Mt. Pleasant
Saturday March 31st, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Gordon Funeral Home Of Mt. Pleasant
Saturday March 31st, 2018

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John Carl Sossamon, Jr.

John Carl Sossamon, Jr., 93, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, leaving this world of sorrow and grief to go be with his Lord in a place he longed for.

A celebration of his life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018, in the chapel of Gordon Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant with his nephew, the Rev. Frank Sossamon, officiating. The Sossamon family will receive friends beginning at noon. Burial will follow in West Concord Cemetery.

John was born May 11, 1924, in Cabarrus County to John Carl Sossamon, Sr. and Blanche Barringer Sossamon. He was predeceased by his parents and his four brothers, Melvin, Leonard, Gilbert and Donald, and his wife of 64 years, Lillian Newsome Sossamon, who died in 2010.

He attended Mt. Pleasant High School and retired from Cannon Mills with more than 40 years of service. Thereafter, he ran Sossamon’s Painting Service. However, he would tell you his most important work was the ministry, a calling in which his beloved Lillian was a partner. They shared many days in revivals and camp meetings, and through the years they organized three churches. They were charter members of their home church, Mt. Pleasant Church of God, where John served as treasurer, secretary, choir director and Sunday school teacher.  Many will remember he greeted all he met with, “It’s good to be alive and well” sometimes in song and sometimes preceded by “Praise the Lord”.  

Survivors include one daughter, Phoebe S. Talley, and husband, Kevin; a sister, Ann McDougall, and husband, Duane; one granddaughter, Stacy T. Willis, and husband, Brad; one grandson, Joseph Talley; and one great-grandchild, Emily.

Contributions on John’s name may be directed to Hospice of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28083

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Phoebe and family. What a sweet man. God blessed you with a wonderful father and others with his ready smile and kind words. May God give you and family peace during this time.

Sylvia stirewalt baucom Apr 1 2018 12:00 AM

May you rest in peace uncle Johnny. You were a true blessing to all that knew you .

Franklin Page Mar 31 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Sossamon, Jr.

Franklin Page Mar 31 2018 12:00 AM

Phoebe, your dad sure lived a full and faithful life to his God and to his family. I know it hurts to let him go but he is rejoicing in heaven now. I am sure you would not want him to come back unless he could be well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Happy Easter- He is Alive!

Jerold and Kathy Marlo Mar 29 2018 12:00 AM

JC Sossamon Family, My life is more enriched having had Uncle J. C. to be a constant example of a godly man. Living beside him was enjoyable and Im sure when I was younger he felt the need to pray for Gods grace to give him patience. My prayers and love are extended to the family. With great honor and respect, The Frank Sossamon Family

Frank Sossamon Mar 29 2018 12:00 AM

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