Deacon John David Quzack

Sunrise: January 16, 1932

Sunset: December 26, 2018


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Eleven o’clock in the Morning


Tabernacle of Prayer for all People

239 Main Street ⟡ Summerton, SC

In his infinite wisdom, God chose to call Deacon John David Quzack home on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina, after a long life filled with service to God and his fellowman.


Born in Byrd, South Carolina on January 16, 1932; he was a son of the late Ozzie and Fannie Gadsen Quzack.


During his youth, John accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.  He received his formal education in the Public Schools of Dorchester County. John was drafted into the United States Army and received an Honorable Discharge after serving a tour of duty.


Afterward, he pursued a career as an Animal Lab Technician at The University of Pennsylvania, where John worked for thirty plus years. In addition to his full time position, he was also employed as a Pharmaceutical Courier with Abington Pharmacy.


In 1986, with the help of his brother, Frank and his sister-in-law, Gerthlene, John met and married the love of his life, Overseer Eliza Valjean Quzack, who proceeded him in death. Soon after their union, they both honed in on their passion for children; receiving many into their home to provide a stable environment for growth and advancement. With great joy, the Quzack’s added three handsome boys to their family tree.


Deacon Quzack had a unique love for music. He was a member of several gospel groups and had many talents; one being his ability to play various types of guitars. When given the opportunity, Deacon Quzack made his way to his hometown to attend the annual camp meetings and enjoyed the services, fellowship, and activities.


He served faithfully as a member of the New Greater Bethel Ministries in Queens, NY under the leadership of the late Apostle John H. Boyd, Sr.


To fulfill a lifelong dream and continue spreading the love of Jesus, Deacon Quzack and his family relocated to South Carolina in June of 1999. The family united their membership with Prayer House Mission, under the leadership of Founder Queen E. Bennett and Pastor Eartha Carter. He was an active member for several years. His life’s mission included community outreach activities such as feeding the hungry and clothing those in need.


Later on, Deacon Quzack moved his membership to Brethren Fellowship Church, under the leadership of Dr. Donatus Maxell Egbonim and Evangelist Sonja Dow, serving as a faithful servant leader for over 15 years, until his health declined.


Those left to always remember Deacon John D. Quzack‘s life includes, two daughters, Lady Selena (Reverend V. Simpson) Turner and Minister Stacey Richardson; three sons, Alphonso, Jaquan and Robert (Kim) Quzack; two sisters-in-law, Gerthlene Quzack and Hazel Berry Quzack; eight grandchildren, V. Simpson Turner III, Seteena Laura Eliza Turner, Semaya Alexis Turner, Akira Quzack, Madison Quzack, Jazlyn Quzack, Hazel Quzack and Lauren Quzack; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends