Necrology, July 2022

 "For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed,

we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."


- Listed In Sequential Order -

Ms. Alexandria Marie Jacobs, the beloved daughter of the Reverend Bobby L. Jacobs, retired pastor whose last appointment was Mt. Moriah, Wildwood, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Mr. Ervin Thomas, Jr., 78, the brother of the Reverend Linda Thomas-Martin, Presiding Elder, South Memphis District, West Tennessee Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District; a retired educator, husband, father, and grandfather, and served as a Steward, Trustee, Treasurer, Choir Member, among others at St. John AMEC in Memphis

Mr. Isaac Edward Caise, the brother of the Reverend Revonda Bright, Pastor of Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church, Cynthiana, Kentucky, Thirthteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Brenda I. McClain of the Washington Conference, Second Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mr. Eugene Johnson, Sr., age 69, the father of The Reverend Eugene A. Johnson, Jr., Pastor of Person Chapel AME Church, Midway, Alabama, in the Northeast Alabama Conference of the Ninth Episcopal District

The Reverend Harold D. Sidbury, Sr., age 81, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, a superannuated pastor of the North Carolina Annual Conference of the Second Episcopal District who was faithful to his pastoral charges until his retirement

Retired Presiding Elder Leo E. Brock, Sr. of Montgomery, Alabama, the husband of Mrs. Susie Brock and a member of St. John’s AME Church in Montgomery, Alabama, in the Alabama River Region Conference of the Ninth Episcopal District

Mr. Richard Herndon, the brother of The Reverend Dr. J. Wayne Rogers, pastor of Bethel AME Church Hope, Arkansas, Twelfth Episcopal District

Mr. William Thornton, age 69, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the brother of the Reverend Laurel Thornton, Itinerant Elder, and Associate Minister of St. John AME Church, in Birmingham, Alabama, in the Northwest Alabama Conference of the Ninth Episcopal District

Mrs.  Quintine  “Queen” Hayes Brenson, the widow of the late Rev. V.L. Brenson - a long time pastor in the 5th Episcopal District who served Bryant Temple AME Church for over 30 years, and the grandmother of The Rev. Theodore Payne IV, pastor of Ebenezer AME Church, Bremerton, WA, Fifth Episcopal District

Bro. Duane L. Calloway, the brother of The Rev. Dr. Kelvin T. Calloway, Dean of the Southern California Annual Conference & Pastor of Bethel AMEC (Los Angeles), Fifth Episcopal District; Duane was a licensed mortician in North Carolina, Maryland & Virginia, a member of the Steward Board and the Men's Ministry at Faith AME Church, Laurel, MD. 

Sis. Stephanie Bender, a graduate of Morris Brown College, employed with Piedmont Hospital as a chemist, a member of Nichols Chapel A.M.E. Church, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, INC and President of the Women’s Missionary Society of the Northeast Alabama Conference, Ninth Episcopal District

Brother James Edward Mitchell, husband of Rev. Dr. Esther J. Mitchell, founder of the J.W. James A.M.E. Church-Maywood, IL; father of current pastor, Rev. Garry S. Mitchell (Rev. Tamar), and Rev. Dawn C. Mitchell Parker of Emmanuel Temple A.M.E. Church (Rev. James Parker, III), and Dr. James W. Mitchell (Rhonda)  

Brother Redrick Gainous, the father of Rev. Titus (Nanette) Gainous, Pastor of Mt. Pleasant A.M.E. Church, Lakeland, FL, Eleventh Episcopal District, and the grandfather of Raven Gainous (1st Vice President of the White-Fishburn Area WMS) and Nicole


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On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield, Dr. Jacquelyn DuPont Walker, Consultant-Social Action Commission, we extend profound sympathy to all bereaved families. "We wish you the peace that comes from knowing God Is There and pray that He will keep you in His Promised, Gentle Care."


In Sympathy and Prayer,

Ora L. Easley, International Administrator