May 2024 Necrology 

 "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 -

Mr. Tony Lee Turner, the brother of Mrs. Saundra Lucas-Field, AME Church General Board Member, and Secretary of the Commission on Social Action, Twelfth Episcopal District

The Reverend Fredrick D. Parker, Retired, served faithfully in the Ninth Episcopal District in the old North Alabama Annual Conference, West Alabama Annual Conference and Northwest Alabama Annual Conference, he is also the brother of the Reverend T. W. Parker

Mr. Robert Nathanie Brown, Sr., father of Rev. Robert Brown, Jr., pastor of Bethel AME Church- Chestertown, MD and the uncle of Rev. Monigue Upshur Davis, pastor of Mt. Olive AME Church, Worton, MD and Holy Trinity AME Church, Rock Hall, MD, Second Episcopal District

Sister Katrina Clarissa Rawls Hernandez, a beloved educator and counselor, sister of The Rev. Ron Rawls, Jr., and Sister-In-Law of The Honorable Meshon Rawls, Senior Pastor, and First Lady of the Greater Bethel AME Church in Gainesville Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

The Reverend Michael Todd Scroggins, loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend, served as Pastor of Moody Chapel AME Church, Little Rock, Arkansas of the Twelfth Episcopal District, previous pastoral assignments; Allen Chapel, Atkins, Arkansas; Mt. Pleasant, Monticello, Arkansas; and Bethel, Arkansas

Mr. Steven Williams, the loving husband to the Rev. Lesia Williams, Pastor of Quinn Chapel AME Church – Marion, Ohio, Third Episcopal District

Mrs. Lisa Ortiz, Esq., the sister of Reverend Laverne McClellan Trent, pastor of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, New Jersey Annual Conference of the First Episcopal District

Sister Rosemary Clarke, the mother of Reverend Pauline A. Glenn, associate minister at Israel AME Church, Western New York Annual Conference of the First Episcopal District

Dr. Jerome V. Harris, Retired General Officer, Executive Director of the AME Church Department of Retirement Services

Bro. Charles Ray Bishop, Sr., the husband of Sis. Dawn D. Bishop, father of Mrs. DeShannon O. Richburg, and brother-in-law of Reverend Dr. Pamela Rivera, Presiding Elder of the Austin Capital District, Southwest Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Lucile Luckie Gatlin Mushatt, the mother of Reverend Dr. Sandra Gatlin Whitley, pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, New Bedford, MA, New England Annual Conference of the First Episcopal District

Mrs. Beatrice Jasper, the grandmother of The Reverend Brandon Sims, Sr., pastor of Greater St. John A.M.E. Church, Tulsa, OK, Twelfth Episcopal District

Bro. Morris (Bud) Womack, brother of Reverend Floyd Womack, Pastor of St. Peter AME Church, New Roads, LA and St. Mary AME Church, Addis, LA, Eighth Episcopal District

Mr. Lee Roy Young, age 79, the brother of Reverend Thann Young, pastor of Hemingway Temple AME Church in Northwest Washington, DC and the brother-in-law of Reverend Margaret Farr Young, the associate pastor, Second Episcopal District


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On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield, and Dr. Jacquelyn DuPont-Walker, Director/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