H. Cecil Hess

H. Cecil Hess

Monday, December 30th, 1935 - Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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HENRY “CECIL” HESS, 83 of Pylesville, MD went to be with his Lord and Savior for Christmas on Tuesday, December 24, 2019. Cecil passed away in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air following a courageous battle with heart disease. Born on December 30, 1935 in Honaker, VA, he was one of nine children born to the late John A. and Mary Ann (Owens) Hess, and was the devoted husband of Betty Ruth (Bonham) Hess for 52 years at the time of her death in December 2006.

A welder by trade, Cecil had work for many years at the former Bowen McLaughlin (BMY) of York PA now known as United Defense Industries followed by Brittain Welding of Street, MD from where he retired. Cecil was very dedicated to his faith, church and church family. He was a longtime member of Gospel Baptist Tabernacle where he practically never missed a service, going three times per week. He loved his Lord and enjoyed his relationships with fellow church members.

Cecil was an avid outdoorsman loving to hunt and fish; he especially loved to ride his 4-wheeler. His family remarked that he will be cherished and remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

He is survived by:
Four children-
Carl Gene Hess and his wife, Teresa of Bumpass, VA
O. Ruth Eaton and her husband, Russell of Delta, PA
Bessie Ann Hess of Pylesville, MD
Norma Jean Arbaugh and her husband, Charles of Darlington, MD

A sister, Mahala Hess of Honaker, VA

Six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and a great-great granddaughter

Numerous loving nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by:
Siblings-Beverly Hess, Bill Hess, Myrtie Griffith, John A. Hess, Jr.; Lester Hess, Mabel Belcher and Mary Ellen Breeden and his grandson, Timothy Hill

Services will be held at his church, Gospel Baptist Tabernacle, 3025 Sharon Road, Jarrettsville, MD with viewings from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, December 27th. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. with his minister, Pastor Phillip Dunaway officiating. Interment will be in Slate Ridge Cemetery, Delta, PA.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
    3025 Sharon Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, December 27th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, December 27th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 11:00am
    Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
    3025 Sharon Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Phillip Dunaway
  • Interment

    Slate Ridge Cemetery
    Delta, PA 17314


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Private Condolence

Foutz Chiropractic

Posted at 11:18am
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mr Hess was a very kind and friendly man.

Tracy Hornbarger

Posted at 10:40am
Our sweet Cecil will be missed! Church will not be the same with his seat vacant. He has always been such an inspiration and I LOVED when he raised that big hand in praise and worship; the sweet spirit of the Lord always swept through the church. I loved to hear his testimonies and what God had done for him over the years.

I love the promise that we'll see you again and I have no doubt there was rejoicing in heaven when you arrived. Love you Cec!!

Beverly Bailey

Posted at 07:32pm
Oh how I loved that man, his wife Betty, and his children. He visited his sister in Honaker when he was able and always came to see us and attend church with us. He drove Alvin Williams to Abingdon, Va several times for revival. He would be in service every night, driving along distance to get their.
I know he is resting now and what beauty he must be beholding. R.I.P. Cecil, till we meet again.

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