11/20/12 WTVM EDITORIAL: Rev. J.H. Flakes - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

11/20/12 WTVM EDITORIAL: Rev. J.H. Flakes


Our area has lost several key community leaders in 2012. One of the greatest, Reverend J.H. Flakes Jr, was laid to rest on November 16.

I was privileged to speak at Reverend Flake's Homegoing Celebration and was moved by the love and respect shown by all in attendance.

Reverend Flakes touched a lot of folks over his lifetime of ministering, fighting injustice and community service.

I am blessed to have served with him in the OneColumbus organization and know firsthand his dedication to creating unity in our diverse community.

OneColumbus was not an empty phrase to him, it was a dream that he knew would someday become a totally reality and he dedicated himself to the cause.

The greatest honor those of us who knew him can bestow upon his memory is to continue to work for all the things Reverend Flakes believed in and committed a lifetime to accomplishing.

We wish his family peace and we thank them for their support of Reverend J.H. Flakes, Jr.

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