Funeral: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:00am
Visitation: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:00 – 11:00am
Location: Racine Assembly of God, 1325 Airline Rd., Racine, WI.
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RACINE – Elder Elve Hoskins, 71, answered The Call of His Loving Savior on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. He was born on October 22, 1947 in Greenwood, Mississippi to the union of Pink and Martha Lue(nee: Pleas) Hoskins. Elve received his formal education in Leflore County, he attended L.S. Royers Elementary School and Amanda Elzy High School.
Elve accepted Christ as his Personal Savior in 1964. In 1966 he moved to Chicago, Illinois with his parents. Elve was employed for ten years by Bunner and Lay Company. He later enrolled in New Way Barber College and after completing the two year program he began cutting hair at Washington Beauty Salon in Chicago, Illinois. Elve met and married Doris Golden on August 17, 1968 and to this union two children were born, Sheirtina Hoskins and Elve Hoskins Jr. He was always a hard worker. He worked several jobs to support his family.
Elve moved to Racine, Wisconsin in 1976 and was employed by J.I. Case New Holland Company. Elve married the late Euradell Epps on August 5, 1978, they were married for over thirty years. This union was blessed with one daughter, Elyssa D. Hoskins. They united with Little Macedonia Church of God In Christ, under the leadership of Pastor James Erby. Elve received his Minister’s License on March 19, 1989 and his Elder’s license on March 3, 1993 from the Church of God in Christ. In 2012 he made Racine Assembly of God his Church Home, under the leadership of Edward Walker. Elder Hoskins loved the Lord with all of his heart, mind, body, soul and his guitar!! Rain, sleet or snow he was going to church. He loved learning about, teaching about and preaching about The Word of God, wherever and whenever the opportunity would arise. In his leisure time Elder Hoskins was also an adventurous traveler and he loved playing his guitar for the Lord.
Elder Elve Hoskins, leaves to cherish his memories, his daughter, Sheirtina Hoskins; his son, Elve Hoskins Jr., his granddaughter, Imani Osborne, three siblings, Charlie (Emma) Hoskins, John (Susan) Hoskins and Howard Hoskins, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Elder Hoskins was preceded in death by his grandparents; his mother, Martha Hoskins; his daughter; Elyssa Hoskins and his brother, Eddie Hoskins.
The Celebration of His Life will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 11:00am, at Racine Assembly of God, 3215 Airline Rd., Racine, WI. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00am until the time of service. Pastor Edward Walker will be officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.