Carl Shurte Obituary, Death – Reverend Carl Louis Shurte, a devoted minister and unwavering pillar of faith, transitioned from this earthly realm on August 22, 2023, at the age of 81. Born on July 8, 1942, in Pensacola, Florida, he was the cherished son of Carl Louis Shurte Senior and Geneva Antone. Reverend Shurte’s life was a testament to his profound dedication to his spiritual journey and his lifelong commitment to spreading the teachings of Christ.
His love story with Patsy Joyce (Collins) Shurte began on November 21, 1959, as they embarked on a shared path of ministry and music. Their harmonious voices echoed across the United States as they evangelized, touching the lives of countless individuals with their spirited performances. In October 1966, their calling led them to assume the pastoral role at the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ in Grovetown, Georgia, where their leadership and compassion left an indelible mark until October 1981.
The duo’s ministry continued to flourish in West Monroe, Louisiana, at the Living Way Apostolic Church. Their spiritual voyage spanned 22 countries, impacting hearts and souls globally. The couple’s rich legacy of service culminated in their retirement in 2011, returning to their hometown of Pensacola. Despite stepping away from the pulpit, they continued to evangelize and remained steadfast members of the First Pentecostal Church of Pensacola.
A remarkable journey of 63 years of marriage blossomed between Reverend Shurte and Patsy Joyce. Their love story was blessed with three children: Timothy Lynn Shurte, Troy Wayne Shurte, and Maria Shurte Hanley. However, their familial bond suffered the pain of loss with the passing of Timothy Lynn Shurte.
Left to honor his memory are his loving wife, Patsy Joyce Shurte, along with his son, Rev. Troy Shurte, and daughter, Maria Hanley, and their families. His legacy extends through five cherished grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, a testament to the enduring impact he made on future generations. Reverend Shurte’s surviving sister, Joyce Inosencio, and a host of nieces and nephews also mourn his departure.
Friends, family, and those touched by his spiritual guidance are invited to pay their respects during a memorial viewing at the First Pentecostal Church on August 24, 2023. A final homegoing service is scheduled for August 26, 2023, at the Greater Augusta Apostolic Church in Grovetown, Georgia. The service will honor his memory with a viewing at 12 p.m. followed by the ceremony at 1 p.m., culminating in his burial at Bellevue Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are entrusted to Faith Chapel Funeral Home South in Pensacola, Florida. Those wishing to offer condolences and memories online can visit www.fcfhs.com. Reverend Carl Louis Shurte’s earthly journey may have ended, but his profound impact on hearts and souls lives on, an enduring testament to a life devoted to faith, love, and service.