Flowers, Bishop James N
Birth: in Longwood, NC
Residence: Fort Washington, MD
Death: Monday, April 06, 2020
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Bishop James N. Flowers, Jr., age 84, of Fort Washington, Maryland, a General in the Faith, went from labor to reward on April 6, 2020 at Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital in Alexandria, VA. Born in Longwood, North Carolina, he was the son of the Late James N. Flowers, Sr. and Lizzie Lee Flowers. After graduating from the School of Horology in North Carolina he relocated to Washington, D.C. in the 50's where he became a jeweler (watch repairman). He retired from the jewelry business after 30 years. Bishop Flowers accepted his call to the ministry of Jesus Christ in the year of 1980. In 1982 he founded and became Pastor of the Shining Star Missionary Baptist Church now known as Shining Star Freewill Baptist Church, located in Seat Pleasant, Maryland where he remained pastor until the time of his departure. After 38 years of pastoring, he preached his last sermon on March 8, 2020. Among many accomplishments, Bishop Flowers was the visionary for the "Family Against Drugs" Program that received national recognition for being one of the top 10 prevention programs in the State of Maryland. Not only a visionary but Bishop Flowers was a community activist. Always finding and meeting the needs of those less fortunate. Every year he hosted a "Thanksgiving Dinner" at his church for the entire community. Because of his love, compassion and commitment to the community he received the "Keys to the City" from the city of Seat Pleasant and District Heights. In August of 2018 the city of Seat Pleasant along with the State of Maryland honored him by naming a street after him known as "James N. Flowers, Jr. Way". Bishop Flowers was also a captain and board member of "Christmas in April" which renovates the homes of the less fortunate. Wherever there was a need you could find him on the front line. Bishop Flowers also was a recording artist. He has recorded over 11 cd's, 5 dvd's as well as a mini movie video and is most known for his hit record "RIDE OUT YOUR STORM". You can hear his music played every Sunday morning on 96.3 WHUR in Washington, D.C as well as other stations. Bishop Flowers was married to the love of his life, Margaret L. Flowers for 58 years. He leaves to cherish his memories, his four children, Randy Flowers (Vivian), Elder Yolanda Flowers; Ronnie Flowers (Jerilyn) and Linda Flowers; 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Erma Flowers and Mildred Scruggs and a host of relatives and friends.