Pastor Silas Inman Braxton, Sr. was born July 18, 1926 in Louisiana, Mo. to the late James Braxton, Sr. and Sarah Johnson. He was the 3rd of 6 children.God spoke to him in 1968 and said to “Get your house in order,” it was then he began to seek God in His fullness. Receiving the precious gift of the Holy Ghost, God gave him the gift of healing and praying for the sick. One of his favorite sayings was, “Seven days without Church and Prayer, makes One WEAK!” He stood firmly to that word. God gave him instructions how to prepare the anointing oil and use it when he pray for conditions great or small. He also made juices that were used for internal use for healing the body. In 1966, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Virginia Hardimon. Six children were raised in this union. He attended the Louisiana, Mo. public school system. He served in the U.S. Army in World War 2 in 1945. He was employed at Laclede Steel as an Engineer for 37 years, retiring in 1987. He served his community faithfully. He was known for working on cars, feeding the hungry, visiting the sick and delivering his healing oils and special juices to many. He never allowed his health to hinder his work for the Lord.He was a true Pastor, husband, father, brother, and friend and will be missed forever.Surviving are his wife, Mother Virginia Braxton; five children; three daughters: Dorothy Willis, Sharron Braxton, and Samolia Braxton, and two sons: James Mays, Sr., and Danrius Braxton, All of Alton, Il. He also leaves to cherish his memory, many grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and several great-great grandchildren. One sister, Freida Johnson from Crockett, Tx., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.One son, Silas I. Braxton, Jr., his mother, father, two sisters, and two brothers preceded him in deathVisitation Saturday March 22, 2014 from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Oakwood Church of God in Christ in Godfrey. Burial Monday at 11 a.m. at Upper Alton Cemetery in AltonBishop William Scott to officiateOnline condolences and guestbook @ http://www.cmwilliamsfh.com/Cathy M. Williams & Sons Funeral Home in Alton in charge of arrangements
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