Ishmel Campbell

BRUCE – Apostle Ishmel Campbell, 73, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He retired from Weyerhauser as a line supervisor after 25 years.

He began pastoring in 1981 and in 1987 founded Church of God Our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ where he remained pastor until his death. He also was a member of the Dudley and Pearson Hunting Club. His entire life revolved around serving God, his family and his community.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Jackson Chapel M.B. Church in Bruce with the Rev. Darrick Campbell (Butch) officiating. Burial will be at Church of God Our Father Cemetery in Calhoun City. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Georgia Campbell; five sons, Ishmel Earl Campbell of Calhoun City, Allen V. Campbell of Water Valley, Darrick Campbell (Butch) of Waldorf, Md., Paul Campbell of Calhoun City and Daniel Campbell of Bruce; five daughters, Angela Mhoon of Calhoun City, Melodia Davis of Ecru, Gloria Holland of Calhoun City, Sahara Campbell of Bruce and Ronise Campbell of Calhoun City; two brothers, Mitchell and O.V. Campbell of Bruce; and two sisters, Rachel Herrod of Water Valley and Ann Robinson of Grenada; 23 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Church of God Our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ in Calhoun City. Visit online at

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