Supt Eddings, the sixth of twenty siblings, was born out of a holy and spirit filled union. He was saved and filled with the Holy Ghost at Pine Grove Church of God in Christ in Sampson, AL at the age of sixteen and was called to the ministry at the age of nineteen.
He was educated in Coffey County, AL.
Mother Eddings as well as the enemy knew that God had placed a special anointing on Superintendent Eddings life so she prayed diligently for him. He knew that God had chosen him and that he would shepherd God's people. One of his many testimonies were, "The spirit would be so heavy on me that I did not know what was happening, I would find myself walking through the fields just crying. I would often find myself preaching to the trees. At that time God was preparing me to lead his people".
After residing in several southern states working and evangelizing, a call was made from his mother to pack up and leave Florida and go to Richmond. After praying and asking God for guidance in the year of 1960, he obediently relocated to Richmond, VA.
After seeking God's guidance, Superintendent Eddings joined State Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Bishop David C. Love. He served faithfully under the instruction and guidance of his Bishop and was ordained as an Elder in the early 1960's. From the early 1960's to the late 1970's, he evangelized from state to state carrying God's word while still being obedient to his Bishop.
In 1978, Elder Eddings was appointed as pastor of Faith Temple Church of God in Chirst in Burkeville, VA. He was also appointed as District Sunday School Superintendent of the Southern District in 1978 by the late Bishop David C. Love. In 1984, after the demise of Bishop David C. Love, he faithfully began serving under the leadership of Bishop Ted Thomas, Sr. In March of 2005, Supt Eddings was appointed Assistant Pastor of Purer Gospel Church of God In Christ in Bedford, VA where he served as assistant to Supt Samuel Wade. In March of 2006, he was appointed Assistant Superintendent to the Roanoke District where he served faithfully until his demise.
Superintendent Eddings was a Preacher, Pastor, Teacher, Councilor, and an anointed man of God. He was an anointed prayer warrior. God gave him a deep revelation of his Word. He was a faithful and dedicated worker, obedient to God and to leadership. He taught his sheep to obey and how to obey leadership no matter what. He was a loving and devoted husband, a natural and spiritual father to many. Throughout his illness his faith was never shaken.
Superintendent Eddings was preceded in death by two sons, Hubert J. Eddings, Jr. and Dwayne Eddings.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife, Sister Hattie Dodson-Eddings; three daughters, Millicent Eddings, Karen M. Ward and LeaNita M. Dodson; one son-in-law, Vincent Ward, Sr.; one devoted daughter-in-law, Falathia Murray; his grandchildren, Donetra Eddings, Kagnice Eddings, Ta'Eisha Eddings, Yoneko Eddings, Vincent Ward, Jr. and Ja'Kobe Ward; his brothers, John L. Eddings, Bishop Edward Eddings (Janice), Nedward Eddings, Robert Eddings, Lee Ivy Eddings, Henry Eddings, Herman Eddings, Donald Eddings (Gail), Larry Eddings and Eugene Eddings; his sisters, Juanita Smith, Rose Eddings and Mary Brockenborough; his brothers-in-law, Floyd Dodson, Jr. (Dorothy), David Dodson and Leon Dodson (Viola); his sisters-in-law, Catherine Fonville (Christopher), Delores Dodson, Ruby Dodson, Beulah Berryman (Charles) and Mary Brown; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. His spiritual children raised in his home, Charlene Hampton, Terry Jones, Gayle Valentine and Fredena Green-Woolridge.
Funeral Services Tuesday, September 14, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. at Community Church of God in Christ, Richmond with interment in the Maury Cemetery, Richmond.
Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of the arrangements.
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