"To everything there is a season and a time... ... ... "\n \n A Time To Be Born: Rev. William A. Hitchens Sr. was born on July 24, 1943. At that time, there were five children to love, feed, clothed and discipline: Theodore (deceased), Donald Lee, Robert, Louis (deceased) and Sylvia (deceased) Charles, the youngest of the children soon joined the family.\n \n A Time To Live: In June 1962, he received his high school diploma from the William C. Jason High School, in Georgetown, Delaware. That same year, on July 28, 1962, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Claudette Sanders. From this union they were blessed with four healthy children: Sheila Y. (deceased), Williams Jr., Claudelle Y., and Louis S. Hitchens.\n \n For 33 years, he was employed at the Penco Corporation, in Seaford Delaware, first as Shift Foreman and the remaining 20 years as Warehouse Supervisor. For 24 years, he served diligently at St. Matthews First Baptist Church where in his father was the pastor. He served faithfully as a Sunday School Teacher, Trustee and Deacon. After graduating from Pocomoke Bible Institute, in Pocomoke City, Maryland, in May 1978, he was made Assistant Pastor of St. Matthews First Baptist Church.\n \n In September, 1986, Rev. William A. Hitchens Sr. came to Zion Baptist Church in Cambridge, Maryland to serve until a permanent position could be installed. On February 21, 1987, Rev. Hitchens was installed as Pastor of Zion Baptist Church.\n \n In June 2002, the New Revelations Baptist Church was founded under the leadership of Rev. William A. Hitchens Sr. He served faithfully until his death.\n \n A Time To Die: On Monday, April 5, 2010, the hands of time stopped on Rev. Hitchens' life. To be imprisoned by mortality no more, he went Home. Gone, but not forgotten, the deep impression that he had in our hearts shall live forever.\n \n A Time To Mourn: Rev. Hitchens leaves to cherish his memories: his wife of 47 years Claudette Sanders Hitchens; a daughter, Claudelle Y. Hitchens (Phila., PA); two sons, William A. Hitchens Jr. (Cambridge, MD) and Louis S. Hitchens (Lisa), Glen Allen, VA; three brothers, Donald L. (Lorraine), Robert (Bertha), Charles W. (Helen); five sisters in-law, Ardella Hitchens and Margo Hitchens (both of Laurel, DE), Juanita Sanders Green (Atlanta, GA) and Sandra Sanders Wilson (Nashville, TN); three brothers in-law, Joseph Oney (Millsboro, DE), Riccardo Sanders and Reginald M. Sanders (Sonya), all of Tampa, FL and Ceasar B. Campbell (Sarasota, FL); father in-law, Samuel Sanders Jr. (Willie Belle); 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and a loving and caring church family a�" The New Revelations Baptist Church Family.\n \n Homegoing Services will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2010 11am at New Revelations Baptist Church 711 Bradley Ave Cambridge with a viewing 6-9pm on Friday evening at the church and one hour prior to the services on Sat. Interment in St. Matthews Cemetery Laurel, DE.