2 Corinthians 5:1 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.

 

Necrology,  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