Brother Byers Receives Eternal Reward

Press Release

It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Bishop Melvin C. Byers, Jr., General Church of Prophecy Marker Association Coordinator and former State Overseer of North Carolina.

He departed this life to his eternal reward April 2, 2017. He faithfully served Christ and the Church for many years and is now in the presence of his Savior.

Brother Byers was born on November 29, 1941 and accepted God’s salvation in April 1972. He was sanctified the following month and was baptized with the Holy Ghost in December of the same year.

He joined the Church in April 1972 and became a licensed minister in 1975. After many years of faithful service in various capacities of ministry, Brother Byers was set forth as a bishop in 1997.

Prayers are appreciated for his children, family members, and friends that God will grant them special grace and comfort during this difficult time.

Funeral services for Brother Byers will be handled by Nelson Funeral Home located at 1021 E. Washington Street, Rockingham, NC. Both visitation and the funeral will be held at The Church of God at 210 Palmer Street, Rockingham, NC. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The funeral will be held at 1:00 PM on the same day.