Adam Lavell Thourogood

June 18, 1970 - April 21, 2015

06/18/1970 - 04/21/2015

Virginia Beach – Elder Adam Lavell Thourogood, Sr. born on June 18, 1970 went home with the Lord on April 21, 2015. He was born in Virginia Beach, Va. to Mr. Otis Olanda Thourogood, Sr. and Mrs. Sylvia Patricia Thourogood. He was married to Mrs. Charmyn S. Thourogood. They had four children: Adam Jr. A.J., Charnell, Jessica, and Aaron; and parented two brothers-in-law, James and William Waters-Shorter. He was a graduate of First Colonial High School and was pursuing a degree at St. Leo University. Elder Adam L. Thourogood, Sr. was the Pastor of New Jerusalem C.O.G.I.C. He was also President and Founder of ACTGOOD, CORP., which partners with FedEx Ground parcel & delivery services. Homegoing services will be held at New Jerusalem C.O.G.I.C., 118 Bishop Thoroughgood Ave., Va. Beach, Va. on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. and Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 11:00a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Jerusalem C.O.G.I.C.

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Olivia Martin
8 years ago

Dear Otis and Sylvia,

From my family to yours:much love and prayers. May God continue to bless you and keep you in His care.

Kim Whalen
8 years ago

First Lady Thourogood and family, what a blessing has been giving to me from God with placing Pastor Adam, you all, New Jerusalem and COGIC to teach and guide me to God’s amazing grace. I will always be praying, praising and serving you all in the Name of Jesus. You all are very special loving people and I will truly miss Pastor Adam as I miss Bishop but I know with a deep comfort that someday I will get to worship with them again. So I will continue to do as I have been taught of God’s marvelous word. Love, give and care for his people. God love you

Armstead Fisher
8 years ago

God bless First Lady Thourogood and family doing this time,we love your husband Pastor Adam Thourogood, and you are in our prayer, Pastor Armstead&Gwendolyn&Charity Fisher.

Pastor Ron&Francine Brawner
8 years ago

It was a shock to hear of the sudden passing of this Great man Of God.

We were blessed to share in the worship service last summer. He preached with a spirit of a fresh anointing.

We will keep the first Lady and church family in our prayers.

Tracy Woodley
8 years ago

My prayers are that the Thourogood family find strength in knowing that earth has NO sorrow that Heaven CANNOT heal…

Pastor Linda Smith
8 years ago

My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with Lady Thourogood, the Children, Parents and All family at this hour of grief. We will continually remember his Prayers, Preaching, Smile and Love shown towards mankind. You may never no the lives He touched but was many. His work down here was done and called him to Himself. Well done Pastor Adam Thourogood thy good and faithful servant. Take your rest.

Pastor Linda & Bro.Vardell Smith, Greater Divine Covenant Int’l Ministries, Virginia Beach

Marcus and Regina McCaskill
8 years ago

Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to your family and family in Christ. May God grant you strength and peace during this most difficult time.


Marcus and Regina McCaskill and family

Daineshia Staples
8 years ago

Pastor Adam, I will never forget how you welcomed me and my daughter into your church family as if we were born in it. My heart broke when I heard the news of your passing, but I know that you are in Heaven rejoicing! You were a TRUE man of God, and your teachings I will always keep with me! My prayers go out to your loved ones, truly to know you, was to LOVE you! May you sleep in peace!

8 years ago

Ruby Brawner

The word of God will never die. I am very sad to hear that your Pastor Adam Thourogood passed away unexpectedly. How heartbreaking and sad for his family, you and your family, as well as your church family. Prayers are with you all. Because of you and your 2014 Caldwell/Henry family reunion endeavors; our 2014 Family reunion was shared with your Pastor Adam Thourogoodand your New Jerusalem House of God Church Family on Sunday July 6, 2014. What an abundant message. What spirit of love extended to us. Thank you for sharing your Pastor and Church with us. You all will continue to be on our hearts and upheld in prayer.

Love Ya

Shirley Brockett-Hughes
8 years ago

Sorry to hear of the demise of your loved one.

Praying for the Thoroughgood, Dunbar-Shorter Families in this, your time of sorrow.

God Bless.

M. Francis Edwards
8 years ago

Thourogood Family, Elder Adam was a great young man with a caring and giving heart.He will truly be missed by the NJCOGIC Family and Many many more. my interaction with him was amazing, my continued prayers for all. “The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.” Proverbs 29:25 ADAM is safe.

Blessings, Peace, and much love to you ALL

Karen B. Holley Dette
8 years ago

To all of the family God Bless you.I remember our Saturday night live prayer team,@ Campbell’s Chapel. We used to hang until. Adam will surely be missed. He was always encouraging and uplifting, a fellow beyond his years. If we just remember the life he lived, may the work he done speak for him. Thourogood family you all are wonderful people, Charmyn God’s got it:I send my love and prayers to all of you.

The Managment & Staff of Community Funeral Home
8 years ago

To Lady Charmyn Thourogood and family, it is with prayerful hearts that we extend our prayers to you, your family and the New Jerusalem church family. We pray that God will continue to strengthen and keep you as you transition into your next days. We know that you will continue to lean on God’s everlasting arms. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you.

Raleigh & Rosalyn Wiggins
8 years ago

Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Aisha Blount
8 years ago

Words cant express how much my kids & I will miss Pastor.

Teresa Walker
8 years ago

Words could never express what I feel about my beloved Pastor and First Lady Charmin. Just hearing him preach and pray for us as members. To see Pastor and Lady Charmin come together during and after the service was awesome. Pastor Thourogood had a gift to look into your heart and pray for that which you needed help with. Lady Charmin would come and give you a hug and wisper a prayer in your ear.To god be the glory and Lady Charmin God will take care of you and family.May god grant you his peace and strengt always.

Ruby Brawner
8 years ago

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about the sudden passing of Pastor Adam Thourogood. He was truly a man sent by God to spread the Good News. It hurts to know his journey ended so soon. I am going to miss him.

Lady Charymn and family my hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow and please know I am praying for you and here for you. Pastor Thourogood will remain in my heart forever.

Deborah McNeal
8 years ago

You have my heartfelt sympathy. May God’s peace and love sustain you during this difficult time. I am praying for Lady Thourogood, the extended family and the New Jerusalem church family. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.