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Obituary for John Henry Ferrell John Henry Ferrell
Retired Covington Wesleyan Church Pastor Dies At Age 57

John Henry Ferrell, 57, of 826 Long Avenue, Covington, Virginia went from his home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Monday, November 4, 2019.

He was born August 17, 1962 in Charleston, WV, a son of the late Henry and Ann Shirkey Ferrell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandfather who raised him, Raymond Underwood, and a sister, Phyllis Greenfield.

He was the retired pastor of the Covington Wesleyan Church and loved the Lord with all of his heart.

He had coached the Callaghan girls' basketball and football teams and had served as an assistant coach for the Covington High School girls' basketball team.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Susan Ailstock Ferrell of Covington; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jessica and James Carroll of Buena Vista, Brandy and Kirk Marcus and Jaimie and Ricky Craft, all of Covington; six grandsons, Dakota Byer and Desiree Mason, Jordan Marcus and Cheyenne Sweeney, Johnathan Fortescue, Noah Carroll, Hunter Craft and Levi Craft; three granddaughters, Heaven Lee Fortescue and Monroe Lee, Madison Carroll and Montana Marcus; a piece of his heart, his great grandson, Kingston Lee Henry Byer; his brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Velda Ferrell of Covington and several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with his wishes, his body has been cremated.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.