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Mezzacasa, Rev. Joseph Howard

Mezzacasa, Rev. Joseph Howard

April 23, 1926 — December 3, 2020

Joseph Mezzacasa, 94, born in Kansas City, Missouri, went to be with His Lord and Savior December 3, 2020.

Joe completed the 11th grade at Wheatland High School in Wheatland, Missouri, before enlisting and serving in the United States Army, in which during that time he became a veteran of WWII and received an honorable discharge at the end of his enlistment period. After several years of service to the United States Post Office, he answered a call to ministry and attended Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree, he became a Minister with the Assemblies of God and faithfully served as Pastor, shepherding his congregation at Bethel Tabernacle in Kansas City, Missouri, for over 40 years.

Joe retired at the age of 90, and settled in Willard, Missouri, for the duration of his years on earth. He continued to faithfully serve and honor the Lord, and was still ministering to those he dearly loved up until the end. His life was one to emulate, as he lived to bring honor and glory to God in word and deed. Only eternity will fully tell of the impact and influence he has had on the lives of so many as he fulfilled the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind,” and “Love your neighbor as you love yourself” (Matthew 22:37-39).

Joe is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Brenda; sons, Gerald, Keith, and Jeff; daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by many loved ones, including his eldest son, Terry.

Visitation will be 12-1PM, Friday, December 11 at Susquehanna Assembly of God, 622 N. Jennings, Independence, MO; private burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Service Information

Visitation will be 12-1PM, Friday, December 11 at Susquehanna Assembly of God, 622 N. Jennings, Independence, MO; private burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mezzacasa, Rev. Joseph Howard's Guestbook

All I can say is, Joe had a lot of positive impact on my life and he will be missed. The greatest man that I ever had the honor to meet. You will be in my heart forever. See you again...

Nathan Bates

Loved Joe What an awesome man and the leader of a great family.

Greg Heishman

Dear Mary, Brenda, Gerald, Keith, and Jeffrey: Our hearts are saddened by the news of our dear friend, Joe Mezzacasa, being promoted to his Heavenly Home. However, we rejoice in his victory in obtaining his final reward. We loved Joe and his entire family and have awesome memories of times together in Kansas City. Know that we are praying for each of you and our hearts are with you during this time. Way to go, Joe.....you've made it home. We will be joining you very soon, I'm sure. Love to all!!

Morris and Charlane Hunt

Uncle Joe I love you and will miss. you. Uncle Joe was the pastor at my daughter's funeral (Connie) in 2005. Again for my son, Eric's father-in law in 1997. I appreciated this so much from him.

Joan Rigg

Being part of the Mezzacasa Family a large family. The love fun and joy we grew up with was priceless. Thanks to our' Grandma Nellie and Grandpa Umberto Mezzacasa's love for God. I pray all the goodness he shared in his ministry will be a grand blessing to all he came in contact with. When I look at his' wonderful picture I see me Mother his Sister. Rest In Peace Dear Uncle Joe your' work on earth is done... praying for Aunt Mary Brenda Joe and Gerald, Keith and Jeff. And for the Spouses and Grand Children and Great grand Children. And our' extended Family that is large. The last Child of our' Grand Parents 8 Children... Enjoy your' hard work to be in Paradise with our' Savior.. Mission Accomplished Thy good and faithful Servant.. Love Always In my Heart Forever Ottavia Marie.. All My Love and Prayers

Ottavia Marie Carter

We love and will miss you

Kenny and Elaine mezzacasa

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