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Rev. Dr. Cora Jean Black

July 30, 1941 — November 17, 2023

Rev. Dr. Cora Jean  Black, a native of New Stanton, PA on November 17, 2023 left her earthly dwelling to enjoy eternal life in Heaven with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. She was the daughter of Ruby Isabel Waugaman Black and A.J. Black and the wife of Arthur B. Everett for over 48 years.

Cora Jean was a graduate of Hempfield Area Senior High School and Greensburg Business Academy. Additional studies was done with Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Seton Hill University, Westmoreland County Community College and International Bible Institute. Formerly employed at West Penn Power Co. after a few years a call for her FIRST Missionary trip to Spanish Town and Kingston West Indies, as follow-up work of Billy Grahams Crusade in the Islands. After returning to the states, her ministry for the Lord opened across the country; city wide crusades, Radio and TV broadcasting reaching millions weekly, Member BMI: she wrote and recorded Gospel Music "America for Christ; The Joy of Life is Jesus; Christ is coming Are YOU Ready?" on cassette, records, sheet music, and CDs. Soon overseas missionary work unfolded: Hosting eight tour groups to the Holy Lands, Israel, Greece, Rome, Jordan, Africa, Brussels Belgium, preached in Cairo Egypt. Distributed thousand of copies of her personal testimony printed in Chinese, French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, etc.

Since 1962, Rev. Cora Jean Black served the area as a Notary Public and Full Agent with Harrisburg for Titles, T-Plates, Mortgages Closings. Counseling Bereavement Facilitator Prison Rehab Ministry - "White Deer" also County and State prison ministries. Most recent: "God Spoke...Moses Wrote" which helps with drug deliverance.

Her memory is etched in the hearts of nearly 6,000 couples who have been united in Holy Matrimony at America for Christ Ministry Sea-Jay's Wedding Chapel. Currently she served as the International Public Relations Director for Association of International Gospel Assemblies (AIGA); as a member of the Five Orders of the Ladies of the Civil War and Past Regent and member of Daughters of the American Revolution. Cora Jean has been recognized by the following: International Who's Who of Professionals Directory, Two thousand Notable American Women, International Leaders in Achievement, "IBC" Cambridge, England, Deputy Governor American Biographical Institute, MARQUIS - Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who In the World, ad the International Platform Association. 

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 from 10am until the time of service at 2pm in the KEPPLE-GRAFT Funeral Home 524 N. Main Street, Greensburg.

Private entombment will be in the St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg.

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