Rev. Garry Revels

Posted at 4:42 PM on Jun 12, 2019


The Reverend Doctor Garry Revels, 59, of Olin, N.C., went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Garry was born April 9, 1960, in Scotland County, N.C., to Helen Deese Locklear and the late Calvin Revels, Jr.

Garry was a lifelong student, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education from Campbell University, Master’s and Doctorate of Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary, along with several certificates and certifications. Currently, he was serving as a Pastoral Counselor, Clinical Chaplin, and Minister at Olin United Methodist Church. Previously, he served in the U.S. Army and dedicated several years to the ministry of Christ.

Garry lived a life serving his Savior and community. His path of life led him to be called many titles during his time here on earth. Many who loved him called him pastor, confidant, coach, brother, neighbor, jokester, mentor, and friend. We pray for comfort for every life and loved one he touched. We pray his ministry continues, that salvation finds all, and the will of Christ is done.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Angela Lois Mercer Revels. He leaves behind his four beloved children, Akwiasdi, Wohali (Ellie), Adawi, and Kawoni (Jacob). He also leaves behind four sisters and two brothers.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, June 14, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Nicholson Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Pisgah United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Revels family.

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