Pastor Octavious Tookes departed this life and went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 after contracting covid19. There will be a memorial service on Sunday, Dec. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Revelation Missionary Baptist Church Worship Center. Due to current guidelines seating is very limited. The service will be live streamed on the Revelation Missionary Baptist Church Facebook page revelationmbc.com
Prior to the memorial service, Air Force Military Honors will be held at the Madison County Courthouse Square. For more information please contact the Ganzy Funeral Home at (850) 973-3267.
Pastor Octavious Tookes was born on Jan. 10, 1951 to Sam and Argatha Tookes.
Pastor Tookes along with his wife Pearly Tookes became the leaders of Revelation Missionary Baptist Church, which was founded in January of 2016. Together, they were involved in the ministry of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for over 24 years before starting this latest calling by God. Pastor Tookes loved his church family dearly and compassionately. He always felt it a privilege and a joy to shepherd his flock.
Pastor Tookes believed that all people are to be treated fairly and without partiality. We are all children of God and have been created by the same creator. If one has been given more than the other, it is for the one who has more to reflect the love of Christ by sharing with the one who has less. To whom much is given much is required.
Pastor Tookes served in the United States Air force as a Pilot for 2 ½ years. He worked as Chaplain at the Madison County Correctional Institution.
To forever cherish and treasure his life, love and legacy is his wife of 25 years, Mrs. Pearl, whom he loved so very much; four daughters: Octavia Tookes, Tonya Cason (Hakili Washington), Tiffany Hamilton (Michael), Anastasia Frazier (Eugene) and Nivea Capehart ; two sons: Micah Tookes (Rachel) and Jervis Tookes; sister, Darlene Duncan (Victor); Brother, Jeffrey Bevel; three sisters in-law: Anita Williams (Napoleon), Patricia Jackson and Sheila Jackson; brothers in-law: Larry Jackson and Melvin Jackson; daughter in-law, Ciera Cason. He was the proud grandfather of 23 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives, and close friends; adopted daughters; Karla Jones, Mary Ware and Geneva Thomas.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Sam and Argatha Tookes; sons: Octavious Tookes Jr. and Jerome Cason Jr.
Octavious experienced immense love, joy and laughter with his family and considered himself a man most blessed in this regard.
Tookes’ last words to his beloved wife, “ One thing I know for sure is that I love the Lord, he heard my cry and I love you…”
Professional services are being rendered by the Ganzy Funeral Home, 1171 FL-14, Madison, (850) 973-3267.