Necrology,  February 2018                    

"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life:

he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live."


(Listed in sequential order)

Micah R. Russell, brother of Rev. Mishca R. Smith, Associate Minister at St. Luke AME Church, East Chicago, Indiana and brother-in-love of Rev. Dr. Micheal A. Smith, pastor at St. Luke AME Church, East Chicago, Indiana, Fourth Episcopal District

Mr. Floyd Willis, beloved brother of Rev. Terrie Patterson, pastor of New Liberty Hill AME Church in Thomson, GA, Sixth Episcopal District AMEC

Mr. Byron Kirkland, nephew of Bishop T. Larry Kirkland (Retired), and cousin of Diedra Kirkland-Vaughn, first lady of Bethel Memorial AME Church, San Diego, CA, Fifth Episcopal District

Deaconess Fannie Mae Williams, mother of Brother Willie J. Williams, former Connectional Director of the Music and Christian Arts Ministry AMEC, Eleventh Episcopal District

Mr.Olebogene Phemelo Manyeneng, beloved son of Rev. TJ Manyeneng, pastor of Mareka Memorial Chapel AME Church in Johannesburg District, West Annual Conference, Nineteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Gerald Everett Williams, Sr., Retired Itinerant Elder of the Eleventh Episcopal District (East Annual Conference)

Former Episcopal Supervisor, Mother Mary Ann Norris, the wife of Bishop Richard Franklin Norris (retired), mother of Rev. Richard F. Norris II and Rev. Marcellus A. Norris, 1st Episcopal District

The Reverend Sarah Spaulding, Local Elder of Historic Saint Paul AME Church, Lexington, KY (13th Episcopal District, Kentucky Conference

Daniel Washington, the Uncle of the Reverend William Jenkins, Pastor of Saint Peter's AME Church of Harrodsburg, KY (13th Episcopal District, Kentucky Conference, Lexington District)

Brother Eddie L. Huggins, Sr., the brother of Presiding Elder (Retired) Willis N. Huggins, 9th Episcopal District

Mrs. Ira G. Cummings, mother, grandmother, WMS Life Member and wife of the late Reverend C.C. Cummings of the Ninth Episcopal District, nephew of Bishop Frank C. Cummings (Retired)

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Ishman, the mother of Mrs. Eddie Mae Ishman-Davis, Mrs. Dorothy "Mag" Watkins and the mother-in-law of the Reverend James Watkins, Jr., pastor of Bethel, Umatilla, Eleventh Episcopal District

The Reverend Mary White, Local Elder from Quinn Chapel AME Church in Lexington, Ky, Lexington District-Kentucky Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Reba Marie Yancy, wife of the Reverend David Yancy, Pastor of Mt. Sinai African Methodist Episcopal Church, West Tennessee Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District Episcopal District

Ms. Tina Ramey, sister of Rev. Anthony J. Lyle, Sr., Pastor of Greater Ebenezer AME Church, Clarksville TN, Tennessee Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Thelma Gould Leak, the mother of Presiding Elder Vernard R. Leak, of the New Brunswick District, New Jersey Annual Conference and the aunt of Mrs. Margaret Gould Maske, Connectional WMS PME Director

Ms. Lilla B. Wilki the sister of the Reverend Rodrecus M. Johnson, Sr., Pastor of Trinity A.M.E. Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and the sister-in-law of the Reverend Robin Johnson, Second Episcopal District

Mr. John Samuels, the brother of the Reverend Rhonda Williams, an Itinerant Elder in the AME Church, on staff at Grace AME Church, Catonsville, MD, and the brother-in-law of Bro. Melvin Williams, 2nd Vice President of the Second Episcopal District MSWAWO+PK

Mr. Otis Hooper, the father of Rev. Joseph A Hooper, Pastor of St. Luke AME Church, Newark, New Jersey, First Episcopal District

Mrs. Argua Townsend Hickey of Xenia, Ohio, the widow of Dr. Handley Alfred Hickey, a former President/Dean of Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce, Ohio Third Episcopal District

Mr. Caleb L. Carter, Sr, the father of Reverend Tresa l. Carter Coston, Pastor of Thornbury AME Church, Glen Mills, PA, Philadelphia Annual Conference, First Episcopal District

Lawrence Ray Emanuel III, the grandson of Retired Presiding Elder Lawrence and Lady Gloria Emanuel, the immediate past Presiding Elder for the Austin Capital District, Tenth Episcopal District