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Bishop George W. Poindexter

Bishop George W. Poindexter

Monday, April 15, 1935 Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for Bishop George W. Poindexter

The Right Reverend George Wallace Poindexter was a native of Hockessin, Delaware. He was born on April 15, 1935 to the late Edward W. and Margaret J. Poindexter. He graduated from Howard High School in 1953 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lincoln University.

Bishop Poindexter worked many years at the DuPont Company, and elected to retire early to continue his true calling in church ministry.

He received a Bachelor of Divinity with Special Honors from Boulden Academy and Seminary and became a minister in the historic Union American Methodist Episcopal Church—the first denomination in the United States to be entirely controlled by African Americans.

After serving as pastor to numerous churches, he became a District Superintendent before being elected as the twenty-second Bishop of the 1st and 4th Districts of the U.A.M.E. Church. His pioneering leadership touched many lives and saw the construction of new church buildings in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware.

He was married to the late Hilda J. Wilkins Poindexter, who demonstrated a shared passion for service both in the church and through her work as an educator in the Red Clay School District.

Bishop Poindexter will be remembered for the profound impact he had on those around him and for his love of gardening, music, painting, and gathering friends and family around his table.

He is survived by his sons, Victor A. and Giwallace L.; daughter-in-law, Flora and four grandchildren, Veronica, Victor, Remi, and Sophie. He leaves behind his brother, Clifford, devoted nieces and nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, two godchildren, and many relatives and friends.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    St. Paul U.A.M.E. Church
    3114 N. Market Street
    WILMINGTON, DE
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    St. Paul U.A.M.E. Church
    3114 N. Market Street
    WILMINGTON, DE
    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 11:00am
    St. Paul U.A.M.E. Church
    3114 N. Market Street
    WILMINGTON, DE
    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    11:00am
    In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to U.A.M.E. Youth Retreat Fund, 3101 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19802.
  • Interment

    Friday, March 15, 2019 | 10:00am
    Union Hill Cemetery
    424 N. Union Street
    KENNETT SQUARE, PA
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    10:00am

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Artina

I express my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear love one. May God of tender mercies and comfort strengthen you during this time of sorrow - 2 Corinthians 1:3,4, it is his promise that you will see your love one again, John 5:28, 29.
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BP

I am truly sorry about your loss it's hard when we lose a loved one. However, I wanted to let you know that we can be comforted by a future hope. Soon there will be no more pain or sorrow. All the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:3,4)
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Tiffany Jones

My condolences to the family over the loss of your dear family member. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
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Roylene Matthews Anderson

Sending prayers and Love to the family of Bishop G.W.Poindextor......fond memories of his pastoring at Mt.Zion UAME church in Newark and family gatherings......May be rest in peace
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BP

I am truly sorry about your loss it's hard when we lose a loved one. However, I wanted to let you know that we can be comforted by a future hope. Soon there will be no more pain or sorrow. All the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:3,4)
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