Necrology, August 2020  

 "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.

In Sequential Order

Reverend Mxolisi Dikana age, 45 years, an Itinerant Elder in the Kalahari Annual Conference in the Fifteenth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Reverend Loma J. Martin-James, Retired pastor of the Philadelphia Annual Conference, since retiring he attended Bethel A.M.E. Church, York, Pennsylvania, First Episcopal District

Sister Trancine Jessica Madden, the daughter of Reverend Francine McDaniel, Local Elder at Bailey Springs AME Church, St. Florian, Alabama, Reverend Jerry W. Smith, Pastor; and niece of Reverend James (Jacklyn) Barnett, Pastor of Gaines Chapel AME Church, Anniston, Alabama, Ninth Episcopal District

Glenda R. Stephens, eldest sister of Reverend Dr. Verlie Horton, pastor of St. Mark AME Church, Osceola, Arkansas, and Bethel AME Church, Wynne, Arkansas, Twelfth Episcopal District

Mrs. Mary Bright Darby, the First Lady of Nichols Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the spouse of Reverend Joseph Darby, Pastor of Nichols Chapel AME Church, Charleston, SC, Charleston District, South Carolina Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church 

Mr. Joshua Keshun Smith, the son of the Reverend TheResa Ngantchie, pastor of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church, Delark, AR, West Arkansas Annual Conference, Twelfth Episcopal District and Mr. Steven Eugene Smith

Mr. Clarence C. Mackey, Jr., the father of the Rev. Courtney Jamal Mackey, Executive Pastor of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA Sixth Episcopal District

Mr. Marvin Campbell, the brother of Reverend Millard (Marva) Campbell, Retired, in the Eleventh Episcopal District and the brother of Reverend Claudewell (Katherine) Campbell, Pastor of Gravitt Chapel AME Church in the Ninth Episcopal District

Mrs. Josephine Thomas, the sister in love of The Reverend Linda Thomas Martin, Presiding Elder, South Memphis District, West Tennessee Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Victoria Marie Tisdale Pendergrass, the sister of the Reverend Glannie E. Tisdale, the Pastor of New Mt. Carmel AME Church in Hemingway, South Carolina in the Palmetto Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Sis. Cheryl A. Boyce,  who served as the Health Commission Chair for the Third Episcopal District, she was the Executive Director of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health for 24 years and helped 30 + states replicate the model; a pioneer in the Minority Health Movement

Mr. Herman Ballard, a faithful member of St. John AME Church, Huntsville, Alabama; the father of the Reverend Debra Ballard, Pastor, Livingston Chapel AME Church, Guntersville, Alabama, and the Reverend Vicki L. Mayberry, Pastor, Wayman Chapel AME Church, Decatur, Al, both in the Northwest Alabama Conference, Ninth Episcopal District

Mr. Charles Tipton, the father of the Rev. Victor L. Davis, the Pastor of Quinn Chapel AME Church in Chillicothe, OH, in the Cincinnati-Dayton District of the Third Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mr. Charles Edward Glover II, the son of The Reverend Charles E. Glover, Sr., and the Reverend Vanessa Glover, members of St. John AME Church in Huntsville, Alabama, Ninth Episcopal District

Bro. Elliot K. Moore, the brother of the Reverend Dr. Byron C. Moore, Senior Pastor of Saint Andrew AME Church in Memphis, TN, Thirteenth Episcopal Dist