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Native of Dillon, South Carolina; Elder Esaw has been in church all her life, beginning as a child at Cadwalder Asbury Methodist under the leadership of Rev. Holmes.
Upon relocation to New Haven Connecticut, she joined Little Refuge Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Elder Charles Mitchell where she served as an Usher and member of the choir.
She returned to Trenton, NJ in 1969 and joined The Way Of TheCross Holy Temple Church under the leadership of Bishop & Mother Rushing. While there she sang in the choir, in a special quartet group, served as President of the Usher Board, and was licensed as a Missionary in 1970.
Evangelist Esaw became a member of the family of Samaritan Baptist Church in Late 1974 on Hamilton Ave, Trenton NJ under the leadership of Rev. Edward Foster. She sang on the Senior Choir, joined the Missionary Board and in 1983 she completed the "Standard Leadership Curriculum" given by the Progressive National Baptist Convention Leadership program. She also attended the Shady Rest Bible Institute in Chesterfield, Nd.
Evangelist Esaw was licensed a Minister September 13, 1987, under the leadership of Rev. Joseph P. Ravenell. Since that time, she was busy for the Lord. She had a prayer group that traveled weekly to pray for the sick and shut in. She conducted weekly Bible Study at the Providence Adult Rehab Center and provided assistance at the food bank ministry of Samaritan Baptist Church.
She was a certified counselor through the State of NJ, she also served as a counselor for B.A.S.I.C. Substance Abuse Prevention and Life Skills Program and Doorway to Hope Transitional Housing Program. She was an active participant in the weekly church services at the Rescue Mission in Trenton, NJ, and the Albert Bo Robinson Treatment and Assessment Center.
She has preached in facilities such as the Trenton State Prison for their Mother's Day service and was the faithful manager of "Peace of Mind" singing group for 20 plus years. Mom Esaw has been a board member of Greater Is He Ministries since its inception.
"Mom Esaw", as she is affectionately known, has been a cornerstone not only to her family but her Church Family as well whom she loves dearly.
Mom Esaw is predeceased by her mother Elease Taylor, Father Marshall Jones, Sister Elouise Kelly, husband David L. Esaw and Elder Arthur T Goins, grand son-in-law Christopher Armstrong.
Elder Esaw was the mother of two children and their spouses, Elder Brenda L. Howard and Pastor Michael R. Howard, Minister Arthur T. Esaw and Pastor Corentha Esaw; two granddaughters, Elder Elease Armstrong and Dr. Ebony E. White; Two Grandsons, Arthur T. II and Ari E.L Esaw; two great Granddaughters Christina and Elizabeth Armstrong, her sister Arlene Blue of Jersey City, NJ; and host of nieces, nephews, godchildren Minister Barbara Thompson, Dusty Ross, Dr. Janis Lucky, Ondria Lucky, Melvin Ford, Special Sisters and Brothers in loves, along with and other family and friends whom she loved with all her heart, including her grand dog Heinz.
Her support and love of family extends to all those in need, for Elder Esaw knew how to keep issues confidential, and she was a mother, grandmother, friend, and confidant to many.
One of her favorite scriptures,
I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Hallelujah! To God Be The Glory!