Overseer Eugene Joseph Paramore Jr.


Eugene Joseph Paramore Jr. was born on September 30th, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA. He was the fifth child out of seven born to Mr. Eugene J. Paramore Sr and Mrs. Addie Swain Paramore. Eugene entered his eternal rest on Thursday February 11, 2021. He was educated in the Catholic school system in Philadelphia, Pa. He graduated from Roman Catholic and John Bartram High school in 1962. Upon graduation he entered the work force as an assistant manager for the Philadelphia Housing Authority. In March of 1976 Eugene married the apple of his eye Linda Hairston. From this union were born two daughters: Latonya Joy Paramore (Jackson) and Sheree Beatrice Paramore.
Eugene was called into the ministry in 1984 and became an ordained minister under the leadership of The Late Bishop Boyce McKinney. He loved the ministry and the word of God and continued working in the ministry to become Pastor of the Mount Sinai Holiness Church of God in 1994. He continued to grow and move into leadership within the Holiness Church of God and was later ordained as an Overseer. He later became the Vice President of the Sunday School Convention of The Holiness Church Of God. As he became a pillar in the community, He later opened the South Side Community Enrichment & Learning Center in the lower level of the church. The community center was the home of various outreach programs including after school tutoring, food pantries, community computer classes and various day camps.
To continue his passion for learning, Eugene went back to school at The Manhattan Bible Institute from 2003-2009 where he obtained numerous certifications in Christian Workers, General Bible 1 & 2, Pastoral Excellence and Advanced Pedagogy as well as serving on the Board Of Directors. Eugene dedicated his life to the ministry and his community until he became sick and was no longer able to be a full-time pastor.
After his kidney transplant surgery in October 2012 he knew there was still a calling on his life. He continued his work in the ministry under the amazing spiritual leadership of the late Bishop George Ware of New Life Church in Pataskala, Ohio. He served under Bishop George Ware as the Assistant Pastor. After Bishop Ware’s death in 2015, he continued to serve under the leadership of Pastor Teresa Ware until he moved to Kernersville North Carolina in 2019. He attended and served at the Kingdom Covenant Church in Greensboro, North Carolina under the leadership of Bishop Myron Dawson until his death.

Eugene would greet you with a huge smile and a hug. He loved his family, being a pop-pop and being Mr. Personality. You could hear his warm loud laugh from anywhere. Eugene would always tell his daughters, grandchildren, nieces & nephews “You can do anything you put your mind too!”. He loved to tell his childhood stories to anyone that would listen especially his grandchildren, nieces & nephews. One of his favorite stories to tell was how him and his siblings beat up the fruit man and stole all the fruit man’s fruit. Since he was from Philly, he knew how a good philly cheesesteak was suppose to taste. He always talked about opening up a real “hoagie shop” in Columbus but settled for just making them at home for his family on Friday Nights. Another passion of his was cooking on the grill, before you could even take a bite he would ask, “Well how is it?” truth be told he knew how it tasted, he just wanted to hear you say how good it was.

He was preceded in death by his parents Mr. Eugene J. Paramore Sr and Mrs. Addie Swain Paramore, sister Trudy Paramore, his brothers Roosevelt Paramore, Ernest Paramore, and Robert Paramore. He leaves to remember his legacy daughters Donna Paramore, Latonya Joy Jackson and “his kidney twinkie” Sheree Beatrice Paramore; grandchildren Egypt Paramore, Cierra Calloway, Azariah Calloway, Mark Joshua Calloway; (unborn)great-granddaughter Mi’Amor Cardwell; siblings Evelyn Ferguson (Calvin), Sylvester Paramore (Cheryl), and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Private Visitation 9:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Triedstone Baptist Church, 858 E. 3rd. Ave. Mask and Social Distancing are required. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

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  1. Patrice Hill (Trice)

    So sorry for your loss… It hurts to lose such a giant even when we know its Gods will but we pray that knowing Elder Paramore has gone from labor to reward gives you comfort. We are praying for the entire family and friends.

    We love you!!
    Sis Geraldine, Ray and Trice!!

    “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning….” Psalms 30:5…

  2. Laurie and Alan Loper

    Sheree, Joy, Linda and family–We have so many beautiful memories of you and our dear “Uncle Gene.” No one could ever replace the special place you all have in our hearts. We remember prayer with you during difficult times, sharing dinner and laughter, watching each other’s children, visiting one another’s churches…You will always be family to us. Words can’t express our sorrow for your loss, but we also rejoice knowing that we will all see Uncle Gene again in a place where there is no more suffering. Much, much love to all of you!

  3. Mrs Paramore and family, you have my smphathy. Your husband was in my wedding and spoke at my husbands home going at St. John Missionary Baptist church in 2012. You and your family are in my prayers. He is now in Gods presence.

  4. Mrs. Paramore and family, you have my prayers and sympathy in the loss of your love one. I remember your husbands spoke words of comfort when I lost my husband in 2012. Your husband and my husband were friends.

  5. With very few words to say as I process Pastor P’s passing, know that you are loved and prayed for Ms. Linda, Joy, and Sheree. Thanks for sharing him for over 25 years. I call him a “friend” always. Take your final rest, Pastor!

  6. Please accept our sincere condolences. We are praying for you all. Overseer Paramore was a dear and special friend to the Bullard family.

  7. My heart felt condolences to my Cuzzins. My Uncle Genie will be missed greatly. My prayer warrior . My spiritual friend,family, and most of all my Uncle G. I will always love and miss you. Rest my dear Uncle.

  8. Cheryl Davis-Paramore

    In Life We Loved Gene Dearly
    In Death We Love You Still
    In Our Hearts You Hold A Place
    No One Could Ever Fill

    Forever in Our Hearts – May You Always Rest In Peace
    Your Sister-In-Law Cheryl

  9. My heart felt condolences to my Cuzzins. My Uncle Genie will be missed greatly. My prayer warrior . My spiritual friend, and most of all my Uncle G. I will always love and miss you. Rest my dear Uncle. Weeping may edure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. Love you family.

  10. I want to send my heartfelt condolences to Sheree and Joy and the family. Words cannot express the void we’re all feeling. I remember one day when Uncle Gene and Aunt Linda were up in New Jersey. I took my daughter to the hotel to meet them and the girls were swimming in the pool together. He and I talked for hours. We enjoyed the conversation.

    I had the honor of hosting him for Thanksgiving dinner a couple of years. He was always willing to try my new recipes. He enjoyed my cooking. He was a joy to be around. And I enjoyed hearing him preach a mighty Word.

    His smile and sweet spirit will be missed. I’m grateful for the memories I have. I pray that God wraps His loving arms around you and give you comfort and His perfect peace during your season of bereavement.

  11. Our most sincere condolences to the family.
    God comforts us through his Word the Bible and the gift of prayer. With caring thoughts.

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