Pastor Nabors reportedly sang from his pulpit Sunday morning, November 28, 2010, “I must decrease so that they may increase…” echoing what John the Baptist piped in his last days on earth as he heralded the ministry of Jesus.
Pastor Nabors shortly afterwards, on December 4, 2010 passed away at the age of 61 years-old. Nabors began pastoring the Great Faith Progressive Missionary Baptist Church 21 years ago. He leaves behind a legacy that will be difficult to follow, always reaching past the dignitaries to embrace the disgraced. His church was founded on the “common touch” and Brother Ben and his church did touch the lives of every level of society.
Memorial services were held on Friday, Dec. 10 at Great Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 4767 N. Hopkins St., and his funeral was held on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Great Faith.
His survivors included, his wife Sister Tania J. Nabors. He was also the loving father of Benjamin Michael Nabors, Ondrael (Phebe) Nabors, Nanci (Cory) Smith, Candejah M. Rapides and Brittania J. Sneed. Further survived by 8 grandchildren, 7 brothers, 5 sisters, a host of other relatives and friends.