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Reverend Alfred Deas Dies At 69

February 16th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Reverend Alfred Deas, Jr., 69, of Cumberland, MD, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019, Ruby Hospital, Morgantown, WV. 



Born November 9, 1949, in Wilmington, NC, Reverend Deas, Jr., was the son of the late Alfred Deas, Sr., and Eula Mae (Canty) Deas. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law: Sie Shanks. 



A graduate of North Carolina State University, Alfred was a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army with 24 years of service. He was a member of the Ministerial Staff at the Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Fort Washington, MD, and was called to Pastor the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, Cumberland, MD for 15 years.  In 2016, Reverend Deas, Jr., founded the Ministry of Encouragement in Maryland. 



Alfred is survived by his wife of 45 years: Carrie Deas; and his children: Brandon Deas and wife, Laura, Alexandria, VA; Radiah Washington and husband, Charles, Sr., Waldorf, MD; Ryan Deas and wife, Angela, Syracuse, NY; and Trenton Deas and wife, Troie, Cumberland, MD. He also leaves behind his grandchildren: Kelsea, Treston, Rheyna, Raniya, Ryleigh, Charles, Jr., Kayla, R.J., Andrew, Andrea, Lydia, Royce, Khouri, and one on the way.  Alfred is also survived by his brothers: Major McFadden; and James Deas and wife, Ruth; his brothers-in-law: Willie Holmes and wife, Diane; Melvin Shanks and wife, Gloria; and Walter Shanks and wife, Sheena; his sisters-in-law: Stella Pulliam and husband, Chuck; Mary Cobb and husband, Noah; and LaWanda Keys; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 



Friends will be received at the Central Assembly of God Church, 2020 Bedford Street, Cumberland, MD, on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. A Home Going Celebration will follow at 12:00 Noon. 



Military honors will accorded at the church by the Post #13 Veterans Honor Guard.

The Adams Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

9 comments on this post.
  1. Rev Dr. Phyllis Ramsey:

    To Sis Carrie Deas and family: Condolences to you on the passing of your beloved Alfred. You are in my prayers. May the Lord hold you, comforting you in His loving hands. Pleace and blessings to you. Rev Dr Phyllis Ramsey.

  2. Michael Milligan:

    My world was made a better place back in high scxhool by my friendship with Al. It was such a treat to have him and Carrie attend our 50th reunion in 2017. What a great couple. We have lost one of the best. We love you Carrie.

  3. Willock Harding:

    We were neighbors from 1986-2001. He and his wife Carrie were not just neighbors but dear friends. We will keep the family in our prayers.
    Willock and Deborah Harding

  4. Harry L. Brunson:

    We was Neighborhood friend in Wilmington, NC in our youth. Prayers

  5. Harry L. Brunson:

    We was childhood friends in Wilmington, NC. Sending Prayers

  6. Earl Goodman Jr:

    May he rest in peace. I did not know him as well as I knew his brother Jimmy. But Alfred also attended and graduated from NC State, my alma mater, I was so pleased to see another groundbreaker at the time.

  7. Thomas Baker:

    Carrie and Family, please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. Words cannot begin to express our sorrow. May you all be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. May those beautiful yesterdays always remain in your hearts and your sorrows gently fade away. And may God comfort and strengthen you today and in the days ahead. We will keep you all in our prayers. Love & Peace! The Baker (Tommy, Liz and Family)

  8. Marriott:

    A Great Man who was an intricate part of my young adult life and beyone. A Great man

    Geno Marriott

  9. Larry Wellington:

    Beyond a Great man, Great Father figure, Great teacher and sportsman.. The Honorable Rev Deaz married my wife Lisa and I, Christining our new born child Leviticus, came and blessed our home, held marriage counseling and beat me in a game of basketball at an Ebenezer retreat.. Truly and huge lost to all who has been affected by Godly love of this man.. Showed me, my actions good or bad in the Bible… Not a day goes by and I don’t think of the impact he has placed on me.. This hurts.. God help all of us with this one..

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