Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Claudine T. Austin

02/25/1951 - 01/02/2018

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, 4pm-7pm, Friday, January 12, 2018 at Garden of Prayer Worship Center. The Jurisdictional Homegoing Celebration, 7:00PM at Garden of Prayer Worship Center. Services are entrusted to Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Saturday, January 13, 2018
Garden of Prayer Worship Center
1001 Church Street Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Entombment-Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk VA

Claudine T. Austin, 66 of the 1600 block of Keswick Drive passed away on January 2, 2018 in Norfolk, VA. She was born on February 25, 1951 to the late Herman Taylor and Rosa Bullock Taylor in Portsmouth, VA. Mother Claudine received her BA Degree in Elementary Education from Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA and received her MA Degree in Early Childhood Education from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA Mother Claudine was a teacher for Norfolk Public Schools for 37 years retiring in 2011. She was a member of New Bethel Cathedral COGIC, where she was the First Lady. She also served as the State Supervisor of the Department of Women of the Virginia Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction COGIC. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Dr. Melvin L. Austin, Pastor of New Bethel Cathedral COGIC; daughters, Chandra Robertson (Ikego) of Greensboro, NC and Courtney Austin of Portsmouth, VA; and three wonderful grandchildren, Cordell, London and Shiloh.

Missionary April Frederick It was truly a Honor to serve under this great Women of God. Sleep and take your rest Mother Austin We Love you but God loves you best. "Till we meet again" To Administrative Assistant Dr. Melvin Austin, Chandra, Courtney and the Entire New Bethel Family, I send my Love and Prayers to you all, Always here if you all need me. Grace and Peace Missionary April Frederick
Posted: 1/13/2018
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Annie "Sue" James Melvin, Chandra, Courtney and Family- We are deeply sadden for the loss of your {our} loved one. There are really no words that can comfort your spirits but please know that you are all in our prayers. May the GOD of Peace, Love and Understanding be with you all in your time of bereavement.
Posted: 1/13/2018
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Tomika Smith To the Austin Family, I am praying for y'all doing this time. First Lady will be missed in every way: her bright smile, her jokes in the mic at NBC, her keeping us women straight and her loving spirit. She was a very outgoing person and she has truly touched my life in more ways than you can imagine. Take your wings and fly high, Mama Austin. Love you all dearly. Be encouraged.
Posted: 1/12/2018
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Mother Clararetha Spencer I was so sorry to hear of Mother Austin passing. I enjoyed the fellowship that I had with her during the National Women's Convention and Convocation. May God richly bless your family.
Posted: 1/11/2018
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George Allen "The Govenor" Mom...I rejoice in Your Homecoming and will "see" Your Smile and hear Your Laughter until we meet again. I Love U!!!
Posted: 1/11/2018
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Bishop and Mrs. David B. Williams May your memories give you peace and comfort during these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Posted: 1/10/2018
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Angie Carney Willoughby You will truly be missed my dear friend Claudine.
Posted: 1/10/2018
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Evette Eure Thank u Jesus for a loyalty friend she is a rose whenever she is around people she make them blossom I will miss her fashion I send my condolences to the austin family nay God shield your broken heart
Posted: 1/10/2018
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Lisa I’m truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. We look forward to the day when all those in the memorial tombs will hear Christ voice and come out, John 5:28,29
Posted: 1/10/2018
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Sheila Welch A faithful and loving friend. Thank God for your life.
Posted: 1/10/2018
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Davida A Bilal Mother Austin, My family sends our prayers to yours. Your smile, love, and flawless style will be truly missed. We're happy to know that from glory that light you have will be able to shine brighter and from end to end. It's with a saddened heart I send my condolences to the third jurisdiction as well as your family. Peace be with you.
Posted: 1/8/2018
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The Edmonds Family We send you our deepest sympathy. Words cannot console when we have lost someone we love in death. The Bible brings us so much comfort. Isaiah 33:24, Isaiah 25:8 and 1 Corinthians 15:26 assures us that God will do away with all causes we have for suffering, as well as sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted us and it is our hope that these thoughts will comfort you and your family as well.
Posted: 1/8/2018
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Dab I'm sorry for your loss. The bible offers beautiful words of comfort to help cope with the grief experienced. Revelation 21:4; 1 Corinthians 15:26 death is an enemy that will be brought to nothing; Christs has promised to reunite us with our loved ones, John 5:28,29. May you gain a measure of peace, comfort and strength.
Posted: 1/8/2018
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Thalia Hinds Mother Austin was a fine woman of God! She will be greatly missed I love Mother Austin and she was always kind and sweet to me my prayers are with you Pastor Austin I thank you for your kindness towards me and I pray that God wraps you in his arms and comfort you in your time of grief mother Austin is in a better place and God loved her most! May God comfort you and keep his peace upon you is my prayer for you!
Posted: 1/4/2018
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