Necrology,   January 2018                                                

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.


The Reverend Arthur Brown, the husband of Mrs. Laura Ann Brown and the supply pastor of Old Friendship AME Church, Shorterville, Dothan-Eufaula District, Southeast Alabama Annual Conference, Ninth Episcopal District

Mrs. Theresa Slade Cavaness, the mother of the late Rev. Harold H. Cavaness of the New Jersey Conference and the grandmother of the Rev. Carolyn C. Cavaness, pastor of Bethel AME Church, Ardmore, PA, Philadelphia Conference, First Episcopal District 

The Reverend Harold E. Montgomery, retired pastor of Bethel Community AME Church, Norwich, CT, Boston Hartford District-New England Annual Conference and the husband of the Rev. Gwendolyn Montgomery, Itinerant Elder of the New England Annual Conference, First Episcopal District

Sister Mary E. White, WMS Life Member, wife of the Reverend Donald White, retired pastor in the TN Annual Conference and the mother of the Rev. Dennis D. Lawson, I, pastor of St. Paul AME Church, Columbia TN, Tennessee Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mr. Perry Harewood, the brother of the Reverend Wendell L. Harewood, retired Presiding Elder of the Dayton District, Third Episcopal District

Bishop John Hurst Adams, the Eighty-Seventh Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (November 27, 1927-January 10, 2018) Funeral Service:

Mrs. Mary L. Hooks, the wife of retired Presiding Elder Sammy Hooks of the Illinois Conference, Fourth Episcopal District

Ms. Shirley Ross, the daughter of retired pastor, the Reverend Anne Brooks of the Chicago Conference, Fourth Episcopal District

Brother Bobby H. Tolefree, the brother of the Reverend Truman (Rev. Bettie) Tolefree, Pastor of Bethel AME Church, Little Rock, AR, Twelfth Episcopal District

Sister Lillie Mathis, mother of the Reverend Claretta Smith, Pastor of New Bethel AME Church, Bonifay, Florida on the Pensacola-Panama City District AME Church, Eleventh Episcopal District

Mr. Earl Porter, the father of the Reverend Arnold A. Porter, of New Bethel AME Church, Altamonte Springs, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Mr. James Bernard White, the son of the late Reverend K.D. White, Presiding Elder of the North Orlando District, and the brother of Mrs. Joan Johnson (Daytona Beach District), Eleventh Episcopal District

Mr. Harvest Williams, the brother of Mrs. Vivian Hilton, District Consultant of the Central New Orleans-Bogalusa District, and brother-in-law of Presiding Elder Jacob W. Hilton, Jr., Eighth Episcopal District

Brother Don Burnley, the husband of the Reverend Susan Ramoutar Burnley, pastor of Amos AME Church, Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago and the President of the Windward Islands Women in Ministry, Sixteenth Episcopal District

Reerend. Faustino Medina, the brother of Dr. Isabel Medina Dismay, President of the Sixteenth Episcopal District Lay Organization

The Reverend Dr. Kenneth E. Marcus, Pastor of (Mega Church) Turner Chapel AME Church in Marietta, GA and husband of the Reverend Dr. Cassandra Y. Marcus, Co-Pastor, Turner Chapel AME Church, Sixth Episcopal District

The Reverend Sipiwe Sithole, Pastor in charge of the Maranatha AME Church - Lusaka, Zambia, Seventeenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Malinda Cotton, the sister of Presiding Elder John L. Moore, Jr, Presiding Elder of the Clarksdale District, North Mississippi Conference, Eighth Episcopal District

Deacon Leroy Lipsey, the brother-in-law of Reverend Dr. Henrietta S. Fullard, Presiding Elder, Jamaica-Long Island District,  New York Annual Conference, First Episcopal District

Nancy Phillips Stokes, the widow of the late Bishop Rembert E. Stokes, 98th Elected and Consecrated Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and former president of Wilberforce University

Terri Yolonda Fowler Davidson, the daughter of Evangelist Norma J. Bean, former Connectional Officer of the Women’s Missionary Society, the widow of the late Rev. Dr. Elmo A. Bean, Presiding Elder (Ret), North Ohio Conference, Third Episcopal District, currently serving as the Kentucky Conference Evangelism Director, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Jeraldyne G. Thompson, mother of the Reverend Alfred Thompson, Jr., Pastor of St. Paul, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, Third Episcopal District

The Reverend Donnell Allen, pastor of Quinn Chapel AME Church, Lexington, Mississippi, of the South Mississippi Annual Conference of the Eighth Episcopal District

Mrs. Velma M. Bartley, the mother of the Reverend Charles E. Bartley, pastor of Grant Chapel AME Church in Amite, Louisiana, and the mother-in-law of the Reverend Sabrina G. Bartley, pastor of Poplar Hill AME Church in Fayette, Mississippi, Eighth Episcopal District. 

The Reverend Mmaphefo Selinah Dithipe, pastor of Bethel AME Church Lotlhakane, Mmabatho District, North West in the West Annual Conference, Nineteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Ann Catherine Blackwell, 87, an active member of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church, Louisville, KY and the granddaughter of the late Reverend and Mrs. J. Acton Hill, Kentucky Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District