Necrology, April 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 -

District Consultant Vivian Hilton, widow of Presiding Elder Jacob W. Hilton of the Eight Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church

The father of Pastor Ilsido Perez’ of Cuba, Sixteenth Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church

Deacon Clyde Denson, Jr., age 75 of Detroit, Michigan, the brother of Reverend Willie J. Denson, a Retired Pastor of the Ninth Episcopal District AME Church and the brother-in-law of Presiding Elder Jacquelyn L. Denson, Montgomery Selma District of the Ninth Episcopal District AME Church

Mr. James M. Gatson, Jr, the brother of Superannuated Presiding Elder Alexander Gatson of the Tennessee Annual Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Willie Jerome Gee, the Pastor of St. Michael (Wedgefield) African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sumter District, Northeast Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; to cherish his memory a loving wife, Sabrina Gee and many family members, and friends remain

The Reverend James H. Stowe, an ordained Itinerant Elder recently Superannuated; having served as pastor of St. Paul AMEC, Nashville, TN; St. Luke AMEC, Gallatin, TN; St. Paul AMEC, Lexington, KY; Bethel AMEC, Shelbyville, KY; Wayman Chapel AMEC Georgetown, KY; and Craig Chapel AMEC, Salvisa, KY; twice widowed, he leaves to cherish his memory a loving daughter, Melanie Stowe Robbins, and other family

Brother Sammie Bean, the husband of the Reverend Doris Bean, pastor of Sheridan Chapel AME Church in Kentwood, Louisiana, Eighth Episcopal District

The Reverend Dr. Brigitte Black, a servant of the Indiana Conference, Fourth Episcopal District having served at Bethel-Lafayette, and Coppin Chapel-Indianapolis; she taught at Christian Theological Seminary and was a member of the daughters of Zion (DOZ)

Mrs. Jerry Hooks King, the widow of The Reverend Robert J. King; a graduate of Tuskegee Institute and a retired teacher; and she was a member of St. Mark AME Church-West End in Birmingham, Alabama in the Northwest Alabama Conference of the Ninth Episcopal District

Mr. Adam Henry Bell, of Detroit, Michigan., the brother-in-law of Rev. Jonas Williams of the Twelfth Episcopal District 

Bishop Joseph Williams, Sr., of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, brother of Rev. Jonas Williams, and brother-in law of Mrs. Mary Williams of the Twelfth Episcopal District 

Mr. Charles Williams of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, who succumbed to a fire; the brother of Rev. Jonas Williams and brother-in law of Mrs. Mary Williams of the Twelfth Episcopal District 

Pastor Frank Mae Dennis, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, a close family member of Mrs. Mary Williams, wife of Rev. Jonas Williams, Twelfth Episcopal District

Mrs. Katherine Boyd, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, the wife of Mr. David Boyd, the youngest son of Presiding Elder (retired) Clarence and Mrs. Birdie Boyd of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Twelfth Episcopal District

Brother Bobby Dean Johnson, age of 67, the oldest brother of The Reverend Kent J. Broughton, Presiding Elder of the Camden - El Dorado District, West Arkansas Conference, Twelfth Episcopal District

The Reverend Vernia McCoy, retired itinerant elder of Greater New Orleans-Greensburg District of the Eighth Episcopal District

Mr. Frank Grant., the brother of Drs. Jacquelyn Grant Collier, Debora Grant Scotland, Pastor of Spring Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church (Gilbert) and Presiding Elder Rosalyn Grant Coleman, Columbia District, Columbia Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church

The Reverend Martha Jane White Mifflin, Local Elder at Bethel AME Church, Milton Delaware; Dover District of the Delaware Annual Conference, First Episcopal District

Mr. Kenneth Clarke, the husband of Reverend Betty Clarke, pastor of St. Mark AME Church Lindenwold, New Jersey, Atlantic City District-Jersey Annual Conference, First Episcopal District

Sis. Jacqueline "Jackie" Gay-Howard, the sister of the Reverend Sherry Gay Green, Pastor of Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Richmond, Kentucky, Thirteenth Episcopal District


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On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield, Mrs. 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