Bishop David E. McCluskey

Passed 09/18/2023

Obituary For Bishop David E. McCluskey

Bishop David E. McCluskey, age 59, of Rome transitioned from Labor to Reward on September 18, 2023. The Celebration of Life for Bishop David E. McCluskey, Senior Pastor of Glorious New Jerusalem in Rome, will be October 14, 2023 at 12 noon at Christ Temple Church in Rome, Ga. Bishop McCluskey will lie in state from 10 am until the Celebration hour.

Public Viewing: Friday, October 13, 2023 from 3 pm until 6 pm at the Funeral Home and October 14, 2023 at the Church from 10 am until the funeral hour.

Interment will be Monday, October 16, 2023 at 1 om at Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, Ga.

To the McCluskey Family, we at F. K. Jones Funeral Home, extend to you our deepest sympathy & condolences. Our prayers remain that your abiding faith in God will continue to comfort, to strengthen, and sustain you during your time of bereavement.



Guest Book

Growing up at Bethlehem Temple - we were family and being in South Rome you were a big brother. You are gone and will be missed but there is comfort in knowing where you soul is. To the family : Renee and Children, Elaine, Ricky, Joe and Charlotte - may God wrap you in His loving care during this time. To the GNJ family - God is a comforter during this time. To the extended family and friends WRHS Alumni has lost a great one that will never be forgotten. REST WELL BLUE - A JOB WELL DONE - YOUR WORK HERE IS OVER. Pumpkin

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David came up in a conversation I was having with my son, and this prompted me to Google David after forty years. I knew him when we were at UGA. He jammed with my band, and borrowed my keyboard/synthesizer, until a supporter of the Bulldogs generously provided David with his own. I'm very sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences for what is clearly a great loss to your church and community.

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To All the McCLuskeys, Sims, and Sumlin/Summerlin descendants: We are so sorry for this huge loss to our family, but we will rely on our faith during this time to get you all through the difficult days. Rena and children of David, we love you and are keeping you in constant prayer. Sincerely, Deborah, Ann and Bruce Wilson (Aunt Gladys's children)

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My heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family. Prayers for God's healing, peace and comfort In the mighty name of Jesus.

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I never met Bishop McCluskey but had many conversations with him and precious Rena. I felt love and a friendship from our first conversation. Though he left this earth way too soon. I am thankful that I know where is is. He is in the arms of our Heavenly Father. He heard those words of "Well done my good and faithful child" he is whole and he is well. I rest in knowing one day we will meet in person. I send blessings to Rena and the family.

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Prayers are with you in the loss of your love one Bishop McCluskey, The True Gospel Church of Dalton,Georgia God will give you peace in time like these,The True Gospel Church of Dalton,Georgia Bishop Graham and Pastor Kenny A.Copper and the the Church family πŸ™πŸ˜‡

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Prayers for my cousin Renee and family.

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To Cousin Renee and Family you have my deepest sympathy during this hour of grief. Prayers for you all.πŸ™πŸ½

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I really miss him love you David chefweldon

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Praying for the family Elder Eddie Brumidge and Janice Brumidge

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Our condolences to the family.District Elder Al Barnett Sr. and Carrie Barnett of Grace Apostolic Church Cave Spring, GA

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My prayers and condolences goes out to the wife, children, the Sims family and entire family of Bishop David E. McCluskey. May God give you comfort and strength during this difficult time. Prayerfully, Beverly Dobbs Stevenson β™₯️

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Sending love, prayers and sincere condolences to my family. David was my second cousin. May God give comfort and strength to the family. Linda Moreland Dean.

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the summerlin family sends condolences

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Sending our condolences from California to our family (McCluskey) family. Cuz your journey on earth has ended.Now you my RIP easy. Sending much love out to David's wife & children.Also to his brother Richard (AKA) Rickey, and the rest of his siblings all my cousins.πŸ’šπŸ™πŸ½πŸŒΉfrom the Sullivan, Monford,Felix,Nelson, Carr, and Jenkins family in 🌴Sacramento,California.🌴

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Condolences and love. David was a gentle giant and everyone South Rome big brother. May the Lord give the family the comfort only He can. Dru Penn

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Our condolences to the McCluskey family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who love and cared for him. From the family of the late Annie M. Ware.

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David was a dear friend and a brother in Christ. I will miss him and the conversations we had about football and just life in general. His heart was as good as gold and I will treasure our friendship forever. Prayers and love to all the family. Wayne Robinson

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MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY I PRAY COMFORT AND STRENGTH FOR CHURCH FAMILY HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½

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Condolences and prayers to the McCluskey family. We can not deny the pain of losing David so soon but we must welcome the hope of tomorrow that we will see him again. God Bless his family. Jim Anderson former Cincinnati Bengals RB Coach .

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My condolence to the family! From Brenda and the ware family

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Praying for the McCluskey family. Trice Barton and family

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Our condolences to the McCluskey families from the Ash family. He was a wonderful person inside and out.

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My condolences and prayers with my cousins McCluskey Family from Sullivan Family love yaβ€οΈπŸ™πŸ»

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HAVE MERCY, LORD JESUS, Please Keep Us Near The CROSS!!! The Queen Chapel Independent Methodist Church Family are sadden as we extend our Heartfelt Love, PRAYERS, Peace, Comfort, and DEEPEST CONDOLENCES to Evangelist First Lady Renae McCluskey, Loving Children, the extended McCluskey Family, Glorious New Jerusalem Church Family, Friends and Associates during this most difficult time of grief, sadness and bereavement. Please know that we deeply mourn with you and we too will truly miss your precious loved one, Gone... But Not Forgotten ... 🌹RIH, Bishop David E. McCluskey, Senior Pastor of Glorious New Jerusalem. 🌹 THE LORD IS OUR SHEPHERD. πŸ™ πŸ’— ✝️ Pastor Louise Young Harris and the Queen Chapel Independent Methodist Church Family, Kingston, GA

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May the peace and comfort of God saturate your family. Praying for strength in the days to come. Much love to Evangelist Renae, my Sister and friend. I'll miss my Brother. Mary Mays

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The Greater Works Kingdom builders Network with Apostle Dion Blackwell have the family and GNJ family in our prayers. We pray that God will grant you strength through your time of bereavement.

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My Condolences to my cousins. My Prayers are with each of you. Rest in Jesus Arms Cousin David. Nancy Sanford Adams

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May God give the wiffe & family love and strength at this time of need. Smith, Sellers, & Hamilton families

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From childhood memories Thru sharing Wilson avenue skipping Sunday school at the corner store there Was tough Love With Our parents and Bishop David Braziel motha Ervin to Many more to Name From Our 1st Love Greater Bethlehem Temple IT was absolutely Amazing To Kno We Made IT to To Different levels in Holiness Yet One direction ⬆️ Love You Bishop David McClukey and To The Entire Family Members Church members I Kno Your HEART is broken YET Rejoice!!! Another Soldier Gone Home in the LORD , My Prayers are with you Belinda Maeon Jackson and Family

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Our Heartfelt Condolences and Sympathy to the McCluskey Family on the passing of Pastor David McCluskey. It was a pleasure for me( Laney Stevenson) to have taught him at West Rome High School. He was always so mannerable and polite. Family, may God grant unto each of you His Peace and Comfort at this most difficult time. Love to You All....The John Stevenson Family

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Bishop David McCluskey and his mother go way back with the Bishop W. S. "Billy" & Betty Weems & family. Oh what a time we would have praising The Lord when we visited their ministry! I know him and my dad are now together praising The Lord and Preaching πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ. Sending our prayers and deepest condolences to the McCluskey Family. We love you all! Betty Weems, Sonya "Weems" Smith, & Tory Smith. β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½

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Condolences and sorry for your family's loss, Garvin and Cathy Edwards

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The Hammond family sends condolences to all the McCluskey family.Our prayers are with you.

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The pain of grief is just as much part of life as the joy of love: it is perhaps the price we pay for love, the cost of commitment. "Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time. It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other." I just want to express my condolences and prayers to Renea and the McCluskey family. Michelle Mims-Payton

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So sorry for your loss. We the Pender Family send our prayers and love to you all. May God continue to wrap you and the family with His love and peace in Jesus Name. Bishop Craig and Pastor Miriam Pender and Family (Chris and Tinisha)

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Sending sincere condolences to the McCluskey family and the Glorious New Jerusalem Church family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Bishop Earl and Pastor Gibson & The Solid Holy Rock Church family.

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Sorry to hear about the loss of pastor David praying for the family that god fills the void that is left .

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There is so much I can say, because there are so many memories from the times our family shared with David and his family(especially the different choir performances). Sending our sincere prayers and condolences to Renea and family. Love from Ron & Sharon Clark & family.

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Man this is a hard one to accept! The many times we spent singing, laughing, eating and churching together! My prayers go up for all the family! I still remember David hitting Bishop Braziel in the head with a church fan trying to kill a wasp! We have some hilarious memories to look back on! Rest on sir! (Leslie) Nette Hudson and family

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My heartfelt condolences to the family. Karen Morris-Sweeney. WRHS Class of '82

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Praying for the McCluskey Family and his Church Family. The Mims Family have You in our Prayers. Love Preston and Theresa Mims

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My condolences the McCluskey Family and GNJ. May God keep and protect you during this time. We will miss "Bishop". May he rest in Jesus. R-dney Turner

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Soo very sorry for the loss of this spirit filled man of God.we are both products of Bethlehem Temple and I am certain that he is resting with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.he will truly be missed... prayers for the family.. Cecelia Abbott...

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My condolences to the family! Daphne Williams

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Bishop David and myself, my mom and both our families go way back....He always referred to me as "cuz". I never quite knew why or how but I was always told we are related. I have so many memories of "cuz". One in particular was while I attended GNJ and was in the choir. He was always so hard on me and back then, I really didn't like it, but I never got the chance to tell you that now that I'm older,I understand Bishop! I remember once asking him to pray for me to stop smoking but he just told me that once I get tired of doing wrong, I will stop. He was always so straight forward and that's what I admired about him He loved his wife and children so much, and the love they shared made me always want what they have. First lady Rene I am praying for you and you all's children and grandchildren siblings and family. He was so loved and admired by many and I know Apostle was standing there waiting with open arms. Only God knows why these events happen so soon but one thing I am assured of is that God has a plan for what will be coming next. I'm praying for you all and I love you guys me and my mom always. Love always SaConda Johnson and Min.Evang. Sis Nancy Johnson and family.πŸ’•πŸ’“πŸ’ͺπŸΏπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏ

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Bishop David was like a brother to me, we were neighbors for years and his family joined Bethlehem Temple when he was just a young kid, faithful to the Ministry until he took over his Mother's Church! You'll be missed, my sincere condolences and prayers for the McCluskey and GNJ families‼️Mary E. Braziel

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So sorry for the loss of this young man way too soon. I have heard many wonderful things about him and I believe that he was truly a Man of God. I know several family members and members of his congregation. I send my thoughts, prayers, sympathy and most heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and church family. I know he will be missed and I pray that his soul is resting peacefully in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Sincerely, Cheney R Aycock πŸ™πŸΎπŸŒΉπŸ™πŸΎ

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Prayers to the McCluskey Family for your loss ❀️ The SUBLETT and WATLEY Family have you in our Hearts and prayers πŸ™

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David was such a special person to so many for so many different reasons. We offer prayers and our sympathy to the family at this time. Karen (Loveless) Hamilton WRHS Class of '83 πŸ’”πŸ™πŸΌ

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My prayers to the McCluskey Family for your loss πŸ™πŸΏ The Reed Family has you in our prayers.

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My deepest condolences are sent to the family. Sincerely. Melissa Johnson Fuller, WRHS class of 1984

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Praying for the entire McClusky family. We send our condolences. Elander Graham and family.

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Praying for the McClusky family and sending our condolences. Elander Graham and family.

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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