On December 31, 2018 Pastor Elaine Solomon of Beaver Falls, formerly of Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY went home to be with her Lord and Savior while a resident of Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehab.
She was born August 11, 1933, one of 8 daughters to the late Frazier and Daisy Green of Manhattan, NY.
Those who knew Elaine knew how much she loved the Lord and her heart was pure. Her door was always open to anyone. She would give you the shirt off her back, the shoes off her feet, and a belt when needed. Senior Minister and Pastor Elaine Solomon’s training for ministry began when she came to the House of the Lord Church and worked as secretary to the National Presiding Minister. After answering the call of God for her life and completing the ordination process, she relocated to Beaver Falls where she served as Pastor of the Beaver Falls House of the Lord congregation for 35 years. Pastor Elaine was the Pastoral Counselor at Gateway Rehabilitation Center where she ministered to drug addicts and alcoholics for 16 years. She has been an advocate for the One to One Citizen Advocacy, where she served as a voice and friend of a disabled person. She was a prayer counselor with Women Aglow and a former licensed specialized care foster parent for Lutheran Youth and Family Services, where she cared for, loved, and nurtured troubled teens for 10 years. She also taught bible study at Circle of Friends Senior Center and was a board member of Best Friends.
She was united in holy matrimony to Lester Lloyd Solomon Sr. This union was blessed with 5 children. Her husband preceded her in death on October 17, 1994. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Cheryl Solomon and Leslie Solomon; and her 7 sisters, Hazel, Gretna, Vera, Millie, Rose, Audrey and Shirley.
Her beautiful life will be forever cherished in the lives of her children, Lester Lloyd Solomon Jr. and his wife Dottie of Virginia Beach, VA, Kevin Rodney Solomon of Pittsburgh and Wanda Solomon of Beaver Falls; grandchildren, Rodney Solomon, Keyva Solomon, Kenneth Solomon, Khaliah Solomon, Jelani Solomon, Lia Wiley, Imani Solomon, Ayende Solomon, Akiel Solomon, all of Beaver Falls, Shira Solomon and Cherise Solomon of Willingboro, NJ, and Derrick Brown of New London, CT; 19 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and a host of relatives, friends, and clergy.
Friends will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 1117 Fifth Ave., Beaver Falls, gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com. She will lie in state on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, 1103 8th Avenue, Beaver Falls.
Interment will follow in Beaver Falls Cemetery.
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The House of the Lord Church Augusta, Georgia would like to express our sincere condolences at this difficult time. We encourage you to hold fast to your memories, to all the cherished moments of the past, to the blessings and the laughter, the joys and the celebrations, the sorrow and the tears. They all add up to a treasure of fond yesterdays that you shared together; and they keep the one you loved close to you in spirit and thought. The special moments and memories of your life will never change. They will always be in your heart today and forever more. Let the memories and the joy of remembrance help you get through tomorrow. May it strengthen and console you that so many others care. May the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to comfort you!
God is Our Refuge and Strength
Sr. Minister Francine Pearce
She has been a stalwart foundation of The House of the Lord Church and always did everything with excellence and love!
I look forward to seeing her and all our loved ones again but mostly our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!!!! Hallelujah
To the Solomon Family thank you for sharing her with our community she has blessed and touched many people. Prayers sent to you all.
Sincerely, Chris Mason-Lindsey
Love, the Corbin family
May God’s love and peace comfort the family and all who knew and loved this remarkable woman. She will be missed and remembered by many.
With sincerest sympathy,