Obituaries

Jessie Joy Bible Yang

Of Cherry Hill, NJ

Jessie Joy Bible Yang was born to Maxwell Lewis Bible, Jr and Rosemary Potts Bible. She grew up in Uniontown, Ohio.  She was a graduate of Lake High School, Grove City College (with highest honors), and Westminster Seminary (MA religion).  In seminary, she took a keen interest in Old Testament studies and languages.  While in seminary, she contributed to “Dictionary of Biblical Imagery”,(InterVarsity Press).

She had a professional life as a CPA and has worked for Arthur-Andersen, Protiviti, You Part-time Controller, and Tenth Presbyterian Church where she has worked in various areas including consulting, auditing, accounting, as well as many organizational roles.

She is survived by her husband Robert Yang, her brother Maxwell L. Bible III (Lisa, and their daughter Evie).

When asked how she wanted to be remembered, she responded “I am a sinner saved by grace.”  This humble acknowledgment kept her keenly aware of her dependence on God.  The fruit of that dependence has guided the use of her many scholarly and organizational gifts.

A constant source of blessing, joy, and love to her husband and all around her, Jessie’s life was one of service.  The skills that she learned in the business world enhanced the means by which she served.  She had a knack for identifying a problem, prescribing a solution, determining the resources needed, networking and empowering others in the task at hand.  An avid reader, her vision was constantly expanding and she was busy sharing and using this information to better serve others.  Some of the places where she has served include Harvest USA, Fellowship Bible Study (a group of Tenth Church extending welcome to the poor and homeless in Philadelphia), Tenth Pre-school (Board of Directors), the Tenth Church Choir, the Tenth Women’s counsel (former president), Cherry Hill Women’s Bible study (leadership), and also a home Bible study.

During the last several years, she left her professional pursuits which freed her to broaden her acts of service.  She has stood by her husband in his tasks as a deacon (meeting the physical needs of our congregation).  Her strong sense of what needed to be done as well as her deep relational skills have brought help to many in our church family.

Jessie’s final Bible lesson preparation was from the Olivet discourse (Matt 24-25).  As we discussed this together our summary of this passage is: keep watching, keep faithful, and keep working.  She left this world watching, faithful, and working for the cause of the Gospel.

Visitation:
Friday, April 6, 6-9 PM, at First Presbyterian Church, 20 East Kings Highway Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Memorial Service:
Saturday, April 7, 11 AM at Tenth Church 1701 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

In Lieu of flowers: Please donate to Tenth Presbyterian Church, Global Outreach fund.