The Reverend Marshall I.J. Lackrone was born July 8, 1948, in Wichita, Kansas. He passed away June 8, 2013, at his home. His parents were Marshall Jacob Lackrone and Minnie Juanita Colvin. His name was a combination of his father’s name, Marshall Jacob Lackrone, and his grandfather’s name, Ishmael Jacob Lackrone. He was preceded in death by his mother, step-mother, and his father.
He had three sisters, Anita May, Sharron Noretta, and Kathy Joe. Following a divorce, his father was married a second time to a Christian lady, Mary Helen Root, when he was eight years old. Two children were born to this union: one sister, Mary Helen, and one brother, Mark David. Lackrone’s step-mother and the local pastor’s wife made his salvation a priority with a daily prayer pact. Lackrone says with these two woman praying for him everyday to be saved, he didn’t have a chance to stay away from God.
At age eleven he joined the Boy Scouts of America, and worked his way to the most elevated rank of Eagle Scout. He attributed his organizational skills to being a part of Boy Scouts while serving as Patrol Leader, a Cub Scout Den Chief, and Junior Assistant Scout Master. He also helped in forming a new Boy Scout Troop in Fort Scott, Kansas. Through this association with Boy Scouts he also earned the God and Country Award. While working on his God and Country Award he did many things by learning a good amount about the Bible, which really translated a few years later in his training to eventually become a Christian and Minister of the Gospel.
Lackrone graduated from high school in 1966 in Uniontown, KS. After high school he entered into formal training at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. Because of financial restraints he was capable of attending C.B.C. only two years, and continued his studies by correspondence for the next five years. During summer months he worked at Cessna Aircraft military division as an aircraft sheet-mentalist in Wichita, KS. These earnings made it possible to help with college expenses. After Leaving C.B.C. he was then married to Carol Elaine Stewart of Bronson, KS, who was his high school sweetheart. To this union three sons were born; Matthew Timothy, Ozark, MO, Jonathan David, Fort Scott, KS and Luke David of Maryland near Washington D.C.
He was issued his credentials in 1967 and qualified for his Exhorter’s Permit by the Kansas District Council of the Assemblies of God. Lackrone qualified for the next level of credentials as a Licensed Minister one year later while still in Kansas. His ministry took him to pastor in Southern Missouri where he was issued his second License to Preach for the Southern Missouri District. In 1973 he was ordained by the Southern Missouri District.
In 1968 he began pastoring at Pleasant Green Assembly of God in rural Phillips County, Kansas. Then he moved to Ness City, KS. Assembly of God as pastor for two more years. In 1971 the Lackrone’s moved to Osceola, MO where they pastored five years. After that they came back to Kansas and pastored the Assembly of God at Chanute. While there they were called upon to start a new church called Hope Chapel Assembly of God in rural Allen County. That Pastoral Ministry lasted for 20 Years and four building programs. Then they were asked by the Kansas District Council’s Superintendent to go to Lawrence, KS and be the first Assembly of God Pastor of Calvary Temple Assembly of God. This was an independent church and had just became an Assemblies of God fellowship. This church had a total number of nine members. This church became totally self-supporting in approximately two years. While at Lawrence he completed his Doctor of Divinity through a Baptist Seminary in Covina, CA.
Over the past several years he has written and taught more than a dozen Bible Studies from A.S.I. (Association of Christian Schools International). With this endorsement these studies count toward certification credit; which is needed by all Christian School Teachers. These Bible Studies are used by other pastors and missionaries in various countries around the world.
Pastor Lackrone is survived by his wife, Carol Elaine of the home, three sons and six grandchildren. He started preaching at age 16 and has continued in pastoral ministry for the past 48 years.
Services for The Reverand Marshall I.J. Lackrone, 64, Lawrence, formerly of Iola, will be 2 p.m. Tues. June 11, 2013 at Calvary Temple Assembly of God in Lawrence. Also 2 p.m. Wed. June 12, 2013, at First Assembly of God in Fort Scott. Burial will follow in Uniontown. He passed away June 8, 2013, at his home. Visitation will be from noon to service time on both days.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions made to the Calvary Temple Assembly of God Building Fund.
Messages & Condolences
Dear Mrs. Lackrone,
I did not know your husband. But The Lord led me on the web to his wonderful sermons. I was so surprised today to learn of his home going. I am right now preaching in my church a series based on his messages. I was reminded today in powerful way, that the great works of good men follow after them. I anticipate meeting Brother Lackrone on the streets of glory and thank him for his faithful ministry.
God bless you and your family is my sincere prayer.
Edgar N. Foster
Grace Covenant Church of God
ELAINE, WE WERE SO SHOCKED TODAY (JUNE 18) TO HEAR THAT PASTOR LACKRONE WAS PROMOTED TO HEAVEN. LIVING HERE IN GROVE, OK. WE DO NOT GET A LOT OF NEWS FROM LAWRENCE. JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH WE LOVE AND APPRECIATE BOTH OF YOU. WE MUST CELEBRATE WITH HIM, AS I AM SURE HE IS DANCING ON THOSE GOLD STREETS. BUT OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ALTHOUGH WE HAVE BEEN GONE FROM THERE FOR SOME TIME, WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YOU OR STOPPED LOVING YOU BOTH. MAY GOD GIVE YOU STRENGTH AND COMFORT IN THE DAYS AHEAD. LOVE AND PRAYERS, BOB AND JERRI COOPER-GROVE, OKLAHOMA.
Hi everyone, I’m so glad to hear from everyone. This has been a very busy week. We had two wonderful services for Marshall. I’m so glad he is well and rejoicing in heaven. Thank you so much for all your kind words and thoughts and prayers. Love Elaine.
Dear Mrs. Lackrone,
May the spirit of the Lord comforts you beyond what words can bring. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Isaac, Joyce, Joey, Isabel & Judith
Elaine, As you record the memories of your life with Marshall for your children’s children, you will rejoice as you look back over the years remembering people who have come to know the Lord through your ministry, the mutual bonds of friendship, and the inspiration you are to family and friends. I wish you and your family the Peace and Joy of the LORD everyday. I can just hear Marshall and David saying, “Book, chapter and verse” to one another as they learn of how each of their ministries served our Heavenly Father. Kathy
Mark and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you so sorry for your loss
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thankfully we serve a God who promises us an eternal life with Him. Blessings to you all.
Elaine and family we are to hear pastor has past away. He was a great customer at El Mezcal. He wasn’t just a customer but a friend to everyone there. I remember he was the first person to come eat and now that we know that he’s gone we are going to miss him at el mezcal everyone is extremely sad he has we passed away. Our condolences and prayers are with you.
I am sadden to hear of the death of Marshall. His life and ministry has been a blessing to so many…..A life well lived.
I’ll never forget the wonderful message that he preached at my mom’s funeral.
Elaine, you and your family will be in my prayers and thoughts.
You and your family have been the subject of many prayers during the last several days. We know that your husband’s suffering is over and he is receiving comfort from our Lord and Savior.
We will continue to pray for you and your family during the next days, weeks and months that you, too, receive the comfort of our Heavenly Father. Praying that His presence will be very real to you in the coming months.
2 Cor. 1:3-4 tell us that we receive comfort directly from our Lord and that He desires to be our comfort and stay as we face trials in this life.
We continue our prayers for you while we celebrate the life of Marshall who led a life of service.
Sending our love and prayers:
Gabe, Lori and Lydia Alvarado
Elaine and Family – We were very shocked and saddened to hear of Marshall’s death. I had heard via Donna that he was not doing really well but had no idea he could pass away so soon. This must be a real shock to all of the family and I know it will be hard on all of you. We are sorry to not be able to attend one of the funerals but are living mostly in OKC these days where our son and family live. Cindy is taking care of the new 7 mo old one for now.
Good luck to all of you and may God Bless you and Keep You. Hope to see you all soon.
We are so sorry to hear of Marshall’s passing, but know he is with Jesus now. We’ll never forget all of the great times at Hope Chapel. Praying that God will comfort you in your time of sorrow and that God will lift you and your family up. Love you!
I weep and rejoice with you dear friend. Your prayer for healing has been answered! Though we hoped it would be here on this earth, we rejoice that because of Jesus’ shed blood, it is a surety for Marshall!
To live is Christ, to die is gain!
I will always remember Marshall’s and your kind and generous spirit toward me! I’ll never forget the McDonald’s $2.00 bills and the wonderful sense of humor Marshall had regarding so many things. Even though I didn’t have the opportunity to spend much time with him, I felt like I knew him through you. I know he will be greatly missed! Love and prayers to you and your family!!!
We all loved Pastor and his family. He took care of us like a father. Loved Elaines music and all the good times we had at Hope Chapel.
Marshall was a great friend and supporter from the day I first met him in 2004. He and I enjoyed laughter and Christian fellowship quite often. Joined him for lunch at El Mezcal… I always felt kind of important to be included in his lunch crowd! It was an honor to stand in for him for some Wednesday evenings during his recovery several years ago. Marshall was a Christian through and through. Committed to His Lord, the Lord’s people, with a heart for the lost. Elaine, I admire you more than I can say–as a busy pastor’s wife and committed Christian educator! You and your family, including the congregation of Calvary Temple, will be in Cindy and my prayers. Christ Community Church will keep you in it’s prayer’s as well.
So sorry to hear this. Our condolences and prayers are with you. Have good memories of being with you in Bronson and Lawrence.
To your family – we are very sorry for your loss of Pastor Lackrone. The Lord is always right on time and yesterday was a day of celebration in heaven. We pray for strength in the days ahead for yourself and your family. R.W. and Betty Scribner
Elaine and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. You and your Family we be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you in this difficult time. Blessings, The Newcomb’s
Elaine, Dad was so very sad to hear Pastor had passed away. I know that your faith will hold you up. Remember the Lord now needed him more than you did. We all loved him and will be praying for you and the boys.
Our prayers, Guy and Diana Bowles and Ed Hodgson
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