Jonathan Edward Read, 27, of Mineral, VA formerly of Asheville, North Carolina, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 23, 2009.
Jonathan loved rock climbing, hiking, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. During college he played guitar and led worship services with Navigator Ministries. He liked to help troubled adults and teens through wilderness therapy programs.
Jonathan is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James and Evelyn Turner. He is survived by his paternal grandparents Ed and Claire Read, his parents, Edward J. Read, Jr., and Debra Turner Read, two sisters, Kimberly Read and Kristin Reid and her husband Benjamin, a niece Megan and two brothers, David and Jacob Read.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2009 at Mineral Baptist Church with the funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Mike Durham and Rev. Regis Sullivan will be officiating. Burial will follow at Mineral Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: My Father’s House International, P.O. Box 20673, Roanoke, VA 24018.
Visit www.woodwardfuneral.com for online guestbook.