Necrology,  February 2021 

 "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

Mr. Kenneth Lamont Strayhorn, youngest brother of Rev. Elizabeth S. Weaver, Associate Minister of Providence AME Church, Memphis, Tennessee and brother-in-law of Mr. John E. Weaver, Jr

Mr. Ulysses Scott, the father of Presiding Elder Derrick Scott and the father-in-law of Mrs. Twanna Scott, Area Consultant of the Abbeville-Greenwood District, Piedmont South Carolina Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mr. Jesse Brue, father of the Reverend Gregory Thomas (the Reverend Lynnette Thomas) Twelfth Episcopal District

Sena Mae Moodythe sister to the Reverend Dr. Robert C. Wade, Presiding Elder Camden Trenton District, New Jersey Annual Conference, and the sister-in-love to Mrs. Prudence Hope Wade, Consultant of the Camden Trenton District, First Episcopal District

The Reverend Roland D. Dixon, retired itinerate elder of the Chicago Conference, retiring as pastor of Carey Temple AME Church-Chicago and prior to that, pastored St. Matthew AME-Argo, IL, Fourth Episcopal District

Mrs. Indiana T. Whitley, age of 101, the mother and mother-in-love of Reverend Kenneth and Pastor Sandra Whitley, the pastor of People’s AME Church, Chelsea, MA, Boston/Harford District of New England Annual Conference, Rev. Jocelyn Hart Lovelace, Presiding Elder, First Episcopal District

The Reverend Bedelia Commodore, the husband of Franklin Commodore, Jr., member of the Baltimore Conference Ministers' Spouses, Widows, Widowers Organization, Plus PKs of the Second Episcopal District, and the mother of Dr. Felecia Commodore, Chairperson of the CLO Nomination Committee, and Immediate Past CLO Young Adult Representative

Mr. Chris B. Brooks the youngest brother of Ada L. Groff, Corresponding Secretary of the Connectional Lay Organization, African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mr. James Theodore (Nick) Washington, the brother of Reverend Phillip Washington and the brother-in-law of Mrs. Connie Washington, pastor and first lady of Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sumter District, Northeast Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church

Rev. Thomas J. Booker, the husband of Lady Betty Booker, retired pastor, and Itinerant Elder in the Texas Annual Conference of the Tenth Episcopal District. 

Brother Ronald H. Crump, Trustee Emeritus of Union Bethel A.M.E. Church in Brandywine/Temple Hills, Maryland, the father of The Reverend Reginald Hamilton Crump, the Assistant Pastor of Union Bethel, Second Episcopal District

Mr. Ben Johnson, the brother of Reverend Emma Mellerson, pastor of Reeseville African Methodist Episcopal Church, Manning District, Central Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church

The Reverend Linda Brown Darby Brown, Local Elder at Historic Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lexington, KY and she served as supply pastor at Perkins Chapel AME Church in Wilmore, KY, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Sis. Alice Catherine Chambers Taylor, mother of the Reverend Erika R. Taylor, pastor of Asbury Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Louisville, KY (Louisville District) and member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Shelbyville, KY, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Elouise Lawson Dupont, the sister-in-love of Mrs. Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Connectional Officer - Director of Social Action/ Director of Lay Activities, who was a member of Mt Herman AME Church in Ft. Lauderdale for over 40 years before returning to her home seat and joining St Paul AME Church in Midway for the last 20+ years, Eleventh Episcopal District

Mrs. Debra Ann Nelson, the wife of Reverend James Eric Nelson, pastor of Greater New Bethlehem African Methodist Episcopal Church, Edisto District, South Carolina Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church

Brother “Coach” Paul Douglas Anthony Green, the brother of the Reverend Van H. Green, Pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church, Dade City, Florida, and brother-in-love of First Lady, Sister Shelia Green, Orlando District, Central Conference, Eleventh Episcopal Bereavement

Former Episcopal Supervisor Mrs. Mildred E. Primm, the widow of the Late Bishop Howard Thomas Primm, the 71st Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Bro. James Lester, the father of Sis. Raquel March, Wife of Rev. Coleman March, Jr., Pastor of Shorter Chapel AME Church, Tullahoma, Tennessee, Thirteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Alfred Eugene Johnson, pastor of Newman AME Church in Pontiac, Michigan, Chief Marshal for many years at the Fourth Episcopal District conferences and meetings, and the husband of Mrs. Joyce Johnson, Fourth Episcopal District President, Women's Missionary Society

Sister Harriette Daye, the mother of Mrs. Sharon Stenhouse and the mother-in-love of Reverend Richard A. Stenhouse, Presiding Elder of the Buffalo District of the Western New York Annual Conference, First Episcopal District

Mrs. Hila Jean Daniels, the sister of Presiding Elder LaNell Ross (Little Rock-Jonesboro District, Arkansas Annual Conference, Twelfth Episcopal District

The Reverend Sabrina F. Transou, Pastor, New Greater Bethel AME Church, Jackson, Tennessee, West Tennessee Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District, and a life-long teacher with the Jackson-Madison County School System

The Reverend James R. Gibson, retired pastor, Washington Conference, Second Episcopal District, walked with the Lord and walked in the "Word" for over seven (70) years, visited with thousands of church members in the hospital, and his presence was a comfort to all who knew him

Mrs. Hester Douzart, mother of The Reverend Joyce Wade, Itinerant Elder and a member of the ministerial staff of Allen Chapel AME Church, Monroe, LA, and mother-in-law of Mr. Bernard Wade who serves as Church School Superintendent of the Central North Louisiana Annual Conference, Eighth Episcopal District

Mrs. Juanita Arterberry, age 82, the widow of the Rev. Rufus Arterbery, Sr. and the mother of the Rev. Rufus Arterberry, Jr, who both preceded her in death, she has been a long-time member of St. James AMEC in Pittsburgh PA and served as a Steward, Class Leader and was the early morning worship musician, a Wilberforce graduate and member of the Third 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