Necrology,   August 2019 - December 2019
  

          "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)

Sis. Gwendolyn Massey Jones-Gordon, the sister of the Rev. Frank Massey, Pastor of St. Paul AME Church, Winter Garden, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Mrs. Cornelia A. Miller, the mother of Rev. Jacqueline G. Capers, Pastor of Disney-Nichols AMEC, Philadelphia Conference and sister-in-law of Rev. Yvonne Perry of Greater Mount Olive, Philadelphia and aunt of Rev. Vanessa Perry and Bro. Robert Perry, New Jersey Conference, First Episcopal District

Sis. Joyce Williams, mother of Rev. Portia Williams Duncan, Pastor of St. Peter Memorial AME Church, Arlington, Texas in the Northwest Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Sis. Brenda Muse Fisher, the sister of Presiding Elder Mittie C. Muse, Sr., Presiding Elder of the Tyler District in the North Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Doris Thomas Hill, the sister of Reverend Anthony L. Thomas, Pastor of St. Phillip AME Church, Nashville, Tennessee, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Reverend James C Stewart, Jr., retired Pastor of the Philadelphia Annual Conference, First Episcopal District; pastorage included: Bethel AME Church, Marietta PA, St. Paul AME Church, Oberlin, PA, and Bethel AME Church, Greencastle, PA of the Harrisburg District

Sister Roberta Jewel Jones the sister of Rev. Paul Sherrell, Pastor of Trotter Chapel AME Church, Prospect, Tennessee of the Thirteenth Episcopal District, and she was a member of Trotter Chapel AME Church

Deacon Lue Wilbert Seats, father of Connectional Officer Ora L. Seats Easley, International Administrator, Clergy Family Information Center, African Methodist Episcopal Church, and father-in-law of the Reverend Dr. William W. Easley, Jr,  Presiding Elder, Louisville District, Kentucky Conference

Dr. McDonald Williams, a lifelong educator with over forty-five years of experience teaching English at the university level and husband of Dr. Jayme Coleman Williams, First Female General Officer, African Methodist Episcopal Church and the grandfather of Attorney Douglass P. Selby, AME Church General Counsel

Bro. Tracy Dwayne Fields, the brother of Rev. Jack D. Fields, Sr. Pastor of Visitors Chapel A.M.E. Church, El Paso, Texas in the Northwest Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Sister Vermell Jones Richardson, the mother of Reverend Cynthia Jones-McDaniel, Montgomery Selma District, Alabama River Region Conference 

Reverend Clive Pillay, pastor in the Cape Conference, Fifteenth Episcopal District, former bereavement reporter to the AME-Clergy Family Information Center and was the Credentialed Field Reporter for the 21st Editor, AME Church Christian Recorder

Mr. Clifton Brown, father of the Reverend Lanette Frazier, pastor of St. Peters AME Church, McGhee, Arkansas., Twelfth Episcopal District

Mr. Floyd Harris, the brother of Reverend Horace Charles and brother-in-law of Sister Jo Charles, Twelfth Episcopal District and a long-time member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Ann Arbor, MI

Mr. William Sparrow, the brother of Rev. Clifton Sparrow, Pastor of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Conference, Second Episcopal District

Brother Sterling Jennings, the brother of Mrs. Mildred Wright, the First Lady of Grace AME Church, Catonsville, MD and Mrs. Maltonia Purviance, an outstanding member of Trinity AME Church - Baltimore, MD, Second Episcopal District

Reverend Wanda Ryan, Superannuated Clergy in the Bluegrass District, Kentucky Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mother Bontle Dephney Thipe, wife of the Reverend Thipe in the West Annual Conference, Nineteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Loretta Silas Redding, the mother of Mrs. Maria Pearson Cole, wife of Reverend Victor Cole, pastor of Mount Zion AME Church, Jacksonville, FL, Eleventh Episcopal District

Lt. Jerry L. Andrews, Sr., the son of Mrs. Doris Reynolds, former Sixth Episcopal District President of M-SWAWO, Plus P.K.s and the widow of Rev. J.C. Reynolds, Atlanta North Georgia Annual Conference, Sixth Episcopal District Pastor

Rev. Annie M. Couch, age 92, a Life Member of the Women’s Missionary Society and a Local Elder at Ebenezer AME Church, Nashville, Tennessee, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Reverend Wanda Ryan, Superannuated Clergy in the Bluegrass District, Lexington Annual Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District; last two pastorates, Saint Andrew AME Church in Winchester, KY and Davis Chapel AME Church in Somerset, KY

Deaconess Mildred Hubbard, the mother of Ms. Marundo Hubbard, the Eighth Episcopal District YPD Director and Mr. DeAudre Hubbard

GSGT Ernest T. Fields, Jr., the brother of Mrs. Claudia Anderson, First Lady of Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church and 1st Vice President of the 9th Episcopal District M-SWAWO+PK’s

Zoeii Ada Wright, the granddaughter of Reverends Jerry W. Smith and Lasagne Smith, Pastors in the Northwest Alabama Conference, Ninth Episcopal District

Mrs. Naomi Francis, the wife of the late Presiding Elder Reverend Curtis H. Francis, former Presiding Elder of the Camden-Trenton District, First Episcopal District

 September 2019

(Listed in sequential order)  

Reverend Charles A. Dennis, retired Itinerant Elder of the Delaware Annual Conference, First Episcopal District

Sister Nealie Leach Ruff, the widow of the late Rev. Charles Ruff and the former first lady of Bethel AME Church, Meadville and Bethel AME Church, New Castle, Pennsylvania, Third Episcopal District

Sister Bobbye Jean Blackwell, the wife of the late Rev. Marcus Blackwell, Twelfth Episcopal District

Mrs. Alice Henderson, the grandmother of Oklahoma State M-SWAWO + PK's President, Mrs. Stephanie Crawford (Rev. D. Lavel Crawford of Avery Chapel, OKC, Twelfth Episcopal District

Ms. Ella Louise Cherry, the mother of Rev. Paulette C. White Co-pastor of Bethel A. M. E. Church, Hearne, Texas, Tenth Episcopal District

The Reverend W.G. Treadwell, Presiding Elder Retired, Ninth Episcopal District, father of Ms. Ametta Lorene Reaves, Connectional Director of Lay Activities of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and father of Mrs. Emma Willis, Mr. Willie Gray Treadwell, Jr., and Mr. Willam Lee Treadwell

Presiding Elder Willen Simon Hanse, Namibia Annual Conference and a member of the Publications Commission of the General Board of the African Methodist Episcopal Church representing the Fifteenth Episcopal District

 Reverend Robert Lee Ned, retired pastor in the Fifth Episcopal District who served congregations throughout Southern California and San Francisco as well as in Portland, Oregon; Kansas City, Missouri; and Tucson, Arizona

Reverend Larry Thompson, Sr., retired pastor of the First Episcopal District, Philadelphia Annual Conference

Mrs. Martha Huggins, Former First Lady of the Soaring South District of the Michigan Annual Conference, Fourth Episcopal District and wife of Presiding Elder Harold C. Huggins, Retired 

Mr. Brandon K. King, the son of the Reverend Richard King, esteemed and faithful Pastor of St. James AME Church, Eustis, FL, Eleventh Episcopal District

Reverend Kanice D. Johns, Itinerant Elder, First Episcopal District, pastor of Bethel AME Church, Bryn Mawr, PA, of  the Philadelphia Annual Conference

The Reverend Barbara Barbour, ordained elder of the Western North Carolina Conference, Second Episcopal District an ardent supporter of WIM serving as Herstoriographer (SED),

Sis. Floree Tolefree, the sister-in-law of Reverends Truman & Bettie Tolefree, and the widow of the late Deacon Joel Rex Tolefree, Twelfth Episcopal District

Mr. Jonathan Earl Peck, Son of Former Connectional President of the Women’s Missionary Society, Dr. Dorothy Adams Peck

Chanda Michelle Irick, daughter of Mrs. Claudia Knight and the sister of Bro. Earl Knight III, Director of Music for the First Episcopal District Lay Organization and the Connectional Lay Organization

Jasper Robert Anderson, Jr., the brother of Dr. E. Gail Anderson Holness, Senior Pastor, Christ Our Redeemer AME Church (DC), Washington Conference, Second Episcopal District and the Uncle of Rev. Ali Holness-Roland

Elder Harold B. Hayes, Sr., father of Reverend Dr. Harold B. Hayes, Jr., pastor of Real Power A.M.E. Church, formerly known as Hunter Memorial A.M.E Church, Washington Annual Conference, Second Episcopal District

Mrs. Linda Robinson, former Connectional Officer (Treasurer) of the Women’s Missionary Society of the AME, WMS Life Member, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., widow of the late Reverend James Robinson, Washington Conference, Second Episcopal District

Dennis George Byfield, last  living sibling of Supervisor Ainsley M. Byfield, and brother of Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield of the Sixteenth Episcopal District, A.M.E. Church

Minister Hermon Ricks of Wasco, California, the eldest brother of Retired Presiding Elder Ella Mae Samuels, who retired in the Sixth Episcopal District, the Augusta August Conference and relocated to the Second Episcopal District

Ms. Wanda Frey Simpson, the youngest sister of Reverend Nathan Frey, pastor of St. Peter AME Church, Nashville, Tennessee; and sister in law, Reverend Lillian Frey, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Reverend Vivian Gary, Mother of Connectional Lay Organization President, Valerie Gary Bell and Sister of Immediate Past President, International Women's Missionary Society, Dr. Shirley Cason Reed

Mr. Richard Irvin, Sr., the father of Supervisor Rev. Carolyn Elizabeth Irvin Brailsford and the father-in-love of Bishop Ronnie Elijah Brailsford, Sr., Episcopal Leadership-Team, Twentieth Episcopal District

Mrs. Edwina Griffin, the Aunt of Reverend Linda Brown Saffore, Pastor of First AME Church, Pegram, TN, Thirteenth Episcopal District


October 2019

                                                                            (Listed in sequential order)  

The Reverend Robert O. Bailey, retired Presiding Elder of the Harrisburg District, Philadelphia Annual Conference, First Episcopal District

Sister Mildrede H. Cox, 104, widow of the late Reverend John Morris Cox, a former Presiding Elder in the Baltimore Conference of the Second Episcopal District and she was a Life Member of the Women’s Missionary Society and a former Episcopal District WMS Treasurer

The Reverend Herbert E. L. Patterson, Supernumerary Itinerant Elder, last pastorate was Turner Monumental AME Church, Wakamam, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana, Sixteenth Episcopal District

Bro. Curlan Cruickshank, husband of Rev. Lisa Blake Williams, the pastor of Hickman AME Church, Grenada, Sixteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Edna Lucille Simon, the mother of Rev. Lucille Holder, pastor of Smith Chapel AME Church, Guyana and mother-in-law to Robert Holder, Guyana-Suriname Conference Lay Organization, Sixteenth Episcopal District

Mr. T. H. Massey, father of the Reverend Belinda (Brother Charles) Slater, pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Twelfth Episcopal District

Bro. Otha Lee Latham, the brother of Rev. Ernest Latham, Pastor of Campbell Chapel AME Church, Pulaski Tennessee, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Ardetta Y. Harrington, 68, the sister of Rev. Dr. Robert A. Strode, pastor of Historic St. Paul AME Church, Lexington, KY, Thirteenth Episcopal District and sister in love of First Lady Shelby G. Strode

John Robert Davis, the brother to Rev. Lois Wilkinson, Pastor (Shorter AME Church, Morton, Pa.), Phyllis Ruffin (South Area WMS Chairperson),

Arlene D. Roberts (1st District WMS, 1st District Recording Sec), and Elizabeth Smith (Life Member WMS)

Sis. Dorothy Vann, the mother of Rev. D’Otta Davis and mother-in-law of Rev. James A. Davis, Sr., Pastor of Bethel AME Church, Church Hill, Maryland

Reverend Dr. Jonathan Jerome Baker, Former AME Church Judicial Council member an Retired Itinerant Elder, in the Palmetto Annual Conference, Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mr. Lorenzo Clark, brother of Presiding Elder Johnnie Bryant, Mobile District AME Church; the brother-in-law of Mrs. Johnnita Bryant, 9th Episcopal District M-SWAWO+PK’s President and First Lady of the Mobile District, Ninth Episcopal District

Mr. Roosevelt Kimbrough, father of Evangelist (Chaplain) Amanda Grooms, First Lady of Bethel AME Church and the father-in-law of Reverend Jesse Grooms, Pastor, Bethel AME Church, Phenix City, Alabama, Ninth Episcopal District

Sister Ruby Smith, the mother of Rev. Carolyn Smith, former pastor of St. James AME Church Airport in Hammond, La., Louisiana Annual Conference, Eighth Episcopal District

Mr. Willie Beattie, the brother of Rev. Dr. Janie Dowdy-Dandridge, Connectional AME WIM  Herstiographer and pastor of Brown Chapel AME Church, Union City, TN and brother-in-law of Dr. John Dandridge, pastor of Quinn Chapel Paris, TN

Mrs. Ruth Akins, the widow of Presiding Elder C. C. Akins, former President of the Presiding Elders' Council for the 12th Episcopal District, former WMS President for the East-Northeast Arkansas Annual Conference and a Life Member in the Women's Missionary Society

Sister Margaret Juanita Burton, Life member of the Women’s Missionary Society, mother of Rev. Zina Thompkins who serves as the supply pastor to Bethel AME Church, Millville, NJ and widow of the late Rev. Horace E. Burton who served throughout the First Episcopal District

Bro. Terry Strickland, the husband of Rev. Betty Farmer-Strickland, the Second Episcopal District 1st Vice President of Women in Ministry (WIM)

Ms. Marilyn Jean Thomas, sister of the Rev. Eric Dickerson, Associate Minister at St. James AME Church, Nashville, and sister-in-law of Mrs. Marie Dickerson, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Presiding Elder, Rev. Margaret Fadehan of the Fourteenth Episcopal District, President of the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Annual Conference, former President of the Women in Ministry of the Fourteenth Episcopal District, and a member of the General Board of the Connectional AME Church

Mother Mmamogomotsi Yvonne Messiah, the wife of the Rev. Paul Joseph Messiah and sister-in-law of the Rt. Rev. Wilfred Jacobus Messiah and Supervisor Carol Isabella Messiah

Mr. Richard White, the brother of Rev. Dr. Quentin J. White of the North Ohio Annual Conference, Third Episcopal District, presently employed by Ashland Theological Seminary as Director of Certificate Programs in Cleveland, OH and a former Presiding Elder in the Virginia Conference, Second Episcopal District

Mrs. Paralee Brooks Jones, mother of Dr. Patricia Jones Penn, former Connectional Officer of the Women's Missionary Society (Promotion and Missionary Director 1999 - 2007)

Brother Ronnie Stafford Owens, staff personnel “Driver” for the Finance Department in the Washington, DC Office for over 19 years under Dr. Richard Allen Lewis, Sr., Treasurer/CFO

Rev. Joseph C. Robinson, Sr., (retired Itinerant Elder, New Jersey Conference) husband of Sister Lizzie Robinson, WMS Life Member and father of Jonathan, Rev. Joseph, Jr. and Rev. Jason Robinson, First Episcopal District

Mrs. Gelora D. Wilson, mother of Mrs. Yuolanda Murray, North Ohio Conference MSWAWO President and mother-in-law of Rev. James Murray, past pastor of Greater Avery A.M.E. Church, Third Episcopal District

November 2019

(Listed in sequential order)  

Mr. Matthew Smith, the brother of Reverend Jerry W. Smith, Pastor of Bailey Springs AME Church, Saint Florian, Alabama, and the brother-in-law of Reverend Lasagne Smith, Pastor of Greater Saint Paul AME Church and Matthews Chapel AME Church, Ninth Episcopal District

The Reverend Gregory L. McCollins, pastor of Galilee African Methodist Episcopal Church of Memphis, Tennessee of the West Tennessee Annual Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Presiding Elder, Emeritus, Irwin Wendell (I.W.) Knight, Sr., of the Virginia Conference, Second Episcopal District who also served as the District Accountant for many years, the husband of the Reverend Martha Knight

The Reverend Ricardo Bright, retired Itinerant Elder of the East Annual Conference, 11th Episcopal District, AME Church

Sister Bertha Mae Moore, Sister of Presiding Elder Ernest L. Montague, Sr., Baltimore Conference Second Episcopal District, sister-in-law to Mrs. Irene P. Montague; great Aunt to Rev. Brandon L. Montague.

The Rev. Dr. Lemora Dobbs, Sixth Episcopal District

 The Rev. Dr. Gloria Jean, (Smith) Clark (age 59), pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Fourth Episcopal District

Sister Eula Belle Douglas, the dear Mother of Rev. Dr. Falecia D. Williams, Pastor of Hurst Chapel AME Church, Orlando, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Andy Cleo Lewter, III, the nephew of Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III and Episcopal Supervisor Marlaa Meshon Hall Reid, Third Episcopal District Leadership Team, and the son of Bishop Reid's sister Vanessa Reid Lewter and brother-in-love, Bishop Andy Cleo Lewter, Jr.

Mr. Lester McKenly Langston, III, age 37, of Windsor Mill, MD, the son of the Rev. C. Michelle Langston, Pastor of Mt Pisgah AME Church, Columbia, Md, Second Episcopal District

Mrs. Shemeka Quickley, the spouse of Mr. William Quickley II, and the daughter-in-love of Reverend Dr. William Quickley I and 1st Lady Mrs. Adrienne Evans Quickley, Tenth Episcopal District

Rev. Dr. Homer Littlefield McCall who served the congregation of St. John AME Church for 41 years and was an Instructor and Chaplain at Alabama A&M University; a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Ninth Episcopal District

Robert Elton Uzzel, the son of Rev. Robert and Debra Uzzel, Pastor and First Lady of Bethel A.M.E. Church - Corsicana in the Northwest Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Retired Residing Elder Louis Toney, who served as presiding elder of the Milwaukee District-Chicago Conference, Fourth Episcopal District for several years, after which he was appointed to the North District where he served until he retired in 2011 

Mrs. Callie O. Harper, Widow of the late Presiding Elder, Rev. Dr. T. E Harper, beloved mother, Former Connectional WMS Officer, WMS Life Member, Retired Educator, member of the NJ Education Association (NJEA), National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), World Federation of Methodist Women (WFMW) and NAACP Life member

Ms. Alice Gayle Garrett Magee, the sister of Mrs. Brenda G. Hurst, 8th Episcopal District WMS President, past Connectional Officer of Conn-M-SWAWO Plus PK’s and sister-in-love of the Reverend Mack Hurst (retired pastor); also,  the aunt of Rev. Dr. Aimee Hurst Anderson and the aunt in-love of Judge Derek H. Anderson

Mr. Van Roosevelt Smith, age 62, the brother of Presiding Elder James (Renee) Smith, members of Saint John AME Church, Frankfort, KY where the Reverend Jermaine L Wilson is the pastor, Thirteenth Episcopal District

December 2019

(Listed in sequential order)  

         

Mrs. Juanita (Reynolds) Jones, the beloved mother of Dr. Susan Jones Leath, Episcopal Supervisor of the Thirteenth Episcopal District, mother-in-law of Bishop Jeffrey N. Leath, Presiding Prelate

The Reverend Lula Marie Martin Sanderson, age 38, itinerant Elder, West Tennessee Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District; daughter of Presiding Elder, Linda Thomas Martin, South-Memphis District, W.TN Conference and Rev. Elmer S. Martin, Pastor, Greater Allen AME Church, Dayton, Third Episcopal District

Mrs. Marie Belvedere Washington Phillips, the mother of Bro. Jerryl Payne, First Gentleman and mother in law of Presiding Elder Brenda Payne, South Houston District-Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Ms. Alice Gayle Garrett Magee, the sister of Mrs. Brenda G. Hurst, 8th Episcopal District WMS President, past Connectional Officer of Conn-M-SWAWO Plus PK’s and sister-in-love of the Reverend Mack Hurst (retired pastor), aunt of Rev. Dr. Aimee Hurst Anderson and aunt in-love of Judge Derek H. Anderson

Mr. Eric Henderson, the son of Mr. Granville and Evangelist Elizabeth Henderson, who serves on the Ministerial Staff at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tarentum, Pennsylvania and is the Praise and Worship Leader for the Allegheny-Scranton District of the Pittsburgh-West Virginia Annual Conference, Third Episcopal District

Rev. Avaurn S. Staplesan, ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, pastored churches in Logan, Bluefield, Madison, Beckley and Raleigh (47 years) and Faith Chapel, West Virginia, 3rd Episcopal District AME Church

Retired Army SFC Paul Edward Oglesby Sr., age 79, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, father and father-in-law of Mrs. Fran and Reverend Alfonso Allen, Third Episcopal District

Mr. William Arkansas, the son of the Reverend Percy Spencer, Pastor of Craig Chapel A.M.E. Church in Salvisa, Kentucky and the spouse of the Reverend Louise Spencer, Pastor of Wayman Chapel A.M.E.Church, Barbourville, Kentucky, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Rev. Alcott Alda Germany, former Presiding Elder of the Canadian Conference, Fourth Episcopal District

Mrs. Bertha Stowe, age 95, of Clarksville, TN, mother of the Reverend James Howard Stowe, retired Itinerant Elder in the Kentucky Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mr. Van Roosevelt Smith, age 62, the brother of Presiding Elder James (Renee) Smith, members of Saint John AME Church, Frankfort, KY where the Reverend Jermaine L Wilson is the pastor, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Julia Brumfield Vappie, the sister of the Rev. Dr. Robert Brumfield, Presiding Elder of the South District, Chicago Conference, Fourth Episcopal District

Mrs. Enisha L. Roberson and Cannon A. Roberson, the daughter and grandson of Bro. Eddie and Rev. Linda Henry, Associate Minister at Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church in the Tenth Episcopal District

Mr. Eric Henderson, the son of Mr. Granville and Evangelist Elizabeth Henderson, who serves on the Ministerial Staff at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tarentum, Pennsylvania, Third Episcopal District

The Reverend J. Jamila Parham of Timonium, Maryland, who transitioned on Saturday, December 7, 2019, Second Episcopal District

Rev. J. Jamila Parham, Baltimore Conference, Second Episcopal District

Mrs. Aurelia Eloise Perry LeBlanc, mother of Rev. Dr. Chinita Richardson, Pastor of Bethel AME Church Harrisonburg, VA, Virginia Annual Conference, Second Episcopal District

Mr. Cleveland Oliver, father of Mrs. Janice Reff and father-in-law of retired Presiding Elder Alphonse Reff, Chicago Conference, Fourth Episcopal District

Rev. Alcott Alda Germany, former Presiding Elder of the Canadian Conference, Fourth Episcopal District

Mr. Cleveland Oliver, father of Mrs. Janice Reff and father-in-law of retired Presiding Elder Alphonse Reff, Chicago Conference, Fourth Episcopal District

Mr. Larry Kimbrough, husband of Sis. Carolyn Walker Kimbro, Connectional Secretary of the CLEDC Lay Organization, members of the Third Episcopal District

Mrs. Robbie D. Brice, widow of the late Rev. Charles Brice, Sr. of Louisville, KY, active in the life of the church, Sunday School Superintendent of Youngs Chapel, Louisville, WMS, Assistant Church School Superintendent, Louisville District-KY Conference and served as a former President of the (West Kentucky Conference) M-SWAWO+PK'S

Mr. Christopher G. Allen, age 33, son of the Reverend Angela Finney, pastor of Mt. Nebo A.M.E. Church, College Station, AR, Twelfth Episcopal District

Mr. Edwin R. York, the brother of the Reverend Dr. Katurah York Cooper, Pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church of the Central Liberia Annual Conference-Fourteenth Episcopal District

Sister Deniece Elizabeth Gray, the daughter of Rev. Joan Gray, retired Itinerant Elder and member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Bristol, PA; Sis. Deniece Gray was a member of Bethlehem A.M.E. Church, Burlington, NJ., First Episcopal District

Brother Jeremiah Grant, Sr., the father of First Lady Donna Grant-Love and the father-in-law of the Reverend Kenneth D. Love, Pastor, St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Brother Corry L. Johnson, the son of Reverend Samuel L. Johnson, Pastor, Greater Emmanuel AME Church, Moncks Corner, SC, Mt. Pleasant District, Palmetto Annual Conference, Seventh Episcopal District

Sister Hazel E. J. Harkness, the Mother of Reverend Richard Harkness, Pastor, Olive Branch AME Church, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Mt. Pleasant District, Palmetto Annual Conference, Seventh Episcopal District

Reverend Dr. James Melvin Proctor, Presiding Elder, Retired, a former pastor active in ecumenical and cross-cultures endeavors

Former Presiding Elder, Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Liggins, beloved husband of Mrs. LaDonna Liggins,  General Board Member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mrs. Betty Wade, the mother of the Reverend Chestine (Debra) Sims, pastor of Union AM.E. Church, Little Rock, Arkansas, Twelfth Episcopal District

Ms. Annette Boone, daughter of Reverend Allan Boyer and sister of Rev. Dr. Charles F. Boyer of the Camden-Trenton District, New Jersey Annual Conference, First Episcopal District

                                         

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On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III, Mrs. 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