March 11, 1954 – July 16, 2022
We honor and celebrate the Inspiring Life of FRED DOUGLAS POPE JR. Fred will be cherished and remembered thru the legacy of his family and friends.
A viewing visitation will be held on Wednesday August 3 from 5PM-7PM at New Mt Calvary Missionary Baptist, 402 E El Segundo Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90061, USA.
The Homegoing Celebration for FRED DOUGLAS POPE JR. will be held on Thursday August 4 at 11AM at New Mt Calvary Missionary Baptist, 402 E El Segundo Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90061, USA.
FREDERICK DOUGLAS POPE, JR (Doug) was born on March 11, 1954, to Fred Douglas Pope Sr. and Murel Joy Johnson-Pope. He was the only son born to this union.
Raised in the city of Los Angeles, Doug attended Carver Jr. High and Susan Miller Dorsey High School. As a member of the graduating class of 1971, Doug was very personable and participated on the swim and track teams. He remained an avid supporter of Dorsey alumni picnics, reunions and dances. He was very proud to be a Don!
Doug was known to create his own style. He was elegant, well dressed and tailored in his fashions. When he stepped into the OG dance you knew he had arrived!
In 1986, he met and married Valerie Jordan and together they shared a marriage and relationship that spanned over 36 years. They enjoyed taking trips, concerts, volunteer work, worship, prayer and family gatherings.
Throughout the years, he had numerous adventures. He was “self-employed” and met numerous persons from all walks of life. He would later come to realize that these adventures would lead to some dark days and dreary nights. He began a life of sobriety that lasted over 14 years. During this time, he developed a ministry of texting inspirational messages to over 100 people throughout the United States daily.
On January 28, 1990, Doug joined New Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Lonnie Dawson. He became a member of the Men’s Chorus, Triumphant ministries, and the feeding ministry. Doug called Valerie one time and said “We fed over 100 people today!” He was so very happy to serve and loved each ministry he participated in.
After working for several companies in different industries, including Century Shower Door, DHL Freight, Multimedia Animation, and the security field, Doug settled in the transportation field at BNSF Railroad and retired in 2019. After retirement he continued in the transportation industry as a personal car service driver and working for UBER Technologies.
When his inspirational message was not received on July 15, 2022, people were concerned. On July 16, 2022, God determined that Doug’s work on earth was complete. To say he will be missed terribly is an understatement. Doug was a peacemaker with a forgiving spirit, a gentle man with the love of God in his heart. Doug was a man who would let you know you were loved, supported and to be encouraged.
Left to treasure Doug’s memories are his loving wife, Valerie, stepsons Donald, Jr. and Donte, sisters Arnell and Deottis, brother Wayne, cousin Lenni-Pope Malcolm (Lenox), uncleWilliam Johnson (Elaine), Father-in-law Donald F. Jordan Sr., brothers-in-law Donald, Jr. (Deb), Mark (Audrey) and David (Lisa), sisters-in-law Denise and Lorraine (William), and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Doug’s spirit will live within us all…
A VIDEO TRIBUTE
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