Pastor Gene Ware Amason, Magee, MS


Pastor Gene W. Amason departed this life February 27, 2015. Pastor Gene was born to R.O. and Verna Jewel Amason of Mt. Olive April 28, 1947.  He grew up in the Sanford community, Shady Grove (Laurel) and Harrisville.

On August 10, 1969, he married his sweetheart, Anne Magee Amason of Magee. Pastor Gene was a graduate of Harrisville High School and William Carey College. After graduating from college, he taught junior high history and science before entering the business world, working with hospitals in Orlando, Florida. In 1993, he left the world of business and accepted the call of God to plant Church Alive in Magee, Mississippi. In 2011, he went on to plant a second campus of Church Alive in Pearl, Mississippi. As a true “pastor”, Pastor Gene’s strengths were pastoring people lovingly and teaching the Word.  Pastor Gene was energized by passion for the ministry, seeing souls come into the Kingdom, and loving his children andgrandchildren.

Pastor Gene is survived by his wife, Anne Magee Amason; his two children, Angela Joy Kjellstrom (Kurt) and Gene Ware Amason II (Regina); four grandchildren, Kiley Bree Kjellstrom, Macy-Kate Kjellstrom, Finley Joy Kjellstrom and Cash Gates Amason; his sisters, Kathy Whittington (Mark), Jeanette Ballard (Bo); many nieces and nephews and spiritual sons and daughters.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Alisha Anne Amason; father, Rufus Odell Amason; mother, Verna Jewel Amason, and father-in-law, Robert S. Magee.

As a husband, father, grandfather, family man, pastor, and friend, Gene Amason daily demonstrated in real and practical ways a love for God with all his soul, mind, and strength.  He had a love for others regardless of their station in life or ethnic background. As a servant of Christ, he exemplified serving others. 

"Well done, Pastor Gene, good and faithful servant."

Visitation will be Monday, March 2, 2015 from 6-8:00 pm at Church Alive in Magee.  Services are Tuesday, March 3, at 11:00 am also at the church. Final resting place will be in Sharon Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Magee.  Arrangements are entrusted to Tutor Funeral Home of Magee. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Church Alive Renovation Fund in memory of Pastor Gene.    

Church Alive

P.O. Box 768  

Magee, MS  39111

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