Necrology,  July 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)

Mrs. Janice Elizabeth Burns Jacobs, member of Saint Paul A. M. E. Church - Ocala, FL., Eleventh Episcopal District, the sister of former Connectional Lay Organization President, Mr. Jesse L. Burns, Jr.

Jeffrey Hanibal Montaque, nephew of Rev. Dr. Barbara Simmons, Pastor of Bethel AME Church Plymouth, MA; and the cousin of Rev. Darryl Malden, Pastor of Bethel AME Church. Fall River, MA, First Episcopal District

The Reverend W. Damone Johnson, Sr., 69, pastor of Greater St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Orlando, Florida, Nurturing” North Orlando District, Eleventh Episcopal District; he had pastored several churches in the Central Annual Conference

Presiding Elder Henry John Legolie, 104-years of age; one month and a few days short of his 105th birthday; receiving his last appointment in 2004 at the age of 91, officially retiring from the Fifteenth Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2005                                                                                                                                                              

The Reverend John K. Holidaya retired Presiding Elder in the Eighth Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church; the husband of Mrs. Leonia Holiday, last serving as Presiding Elder of the Central New Orleans-Bogalusa District in the Louisiana Annual Conference

The Reverend Marlette Tramain Ford Gilbert, 67, retired itinerant elder from the Eleventh Episcopal District who pastored in the Sixth Episcopal District and returned to Orlando, FL upon her retirement to be closer to family, joining the ministerial staff at Mt. Zion AME Church-Oakland, FL

Keith D. Hill, Brother of Dr. Kenneth H. Hill, Retired General Officer and Pastor of Shorter Chapel AME Church, Franklin, Tennessee

Isaiah Jones, the son of the Reverend Barry Ray (Coordinator of First AME Church-South, Seattle Washington) and Mrs. Michelle Ray, Pacific Northwest District, Pacific Northwest Conference, Fifth Episcopal District

Reverend Melvin Coleman, Retired Pastor and husband of the Reverend Rosalyn G. Coleman, Presiding Elder, Columbia District, Columbia Annual Conference, Seventh Episcopal District

Sister Alice Yvonne Griffin Thompson, the Aunt of The Reverend Dr. Elvin J. Parker III, Pastor of Hurst Chapel AMEC, Riviera Beach, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Deacon Clifton Joseph Gay, Jr., of Lexington, Kentucky, the Father of The Reverend Sherry (William) Gay Green, Pastor of Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Manchester, Kentucky, Kentucky Annual Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Brother Kenneth L. White, husband of the Reverend Natasha Burley-White, Associate Minister at Asbury Chapel A.M.E. Church, Louisville, Kentucky, the Reverend Wallace L. Gunn, Sr., Pastor, Kentucky Annual Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Percy Thornton, Local Elder of the West Tennessee Conference and Ministerial Staff member of Avery Chapel A.M.E. Church, Memphis, TN, the Reverend Lula Martin Sanderson, Pastor, West Tennessee Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Reverend Elizabeth M. Scott, retired Itinerant Elder, serving in the Pittsburgh and the Ohio Conferences of the Third Episcopal District; three times pursued the office of Bishop in the AME Church and she was the mother of Reverend Edward A. Scott, pastor of Allen Chapel A.M.E. VA Conference, Second District

Mr. James E. Lyons, Sr. of Cameron, NC, the father of Dr. Steven L. Lyons, Pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church, Hillsborough, NC and the father-in-law of Sister Nikki W. Lyons, First Lady of Mt. Zion and the Western North Carolina Conference Branch WMS President, Second Episcopal District

Ms. Virginia Singletary Powell, great-aunt of the Reverend Garland F. Pierce, Executive Director, AME Church Department of Christian Education

Ms. Martha Tulu Ndawo Qokela, Mother of Presiding Elder Qokela, Presiding Elder of the Potchefstroom District, Nineteenth Episcopal District AME Church

Ms. Emma Jean Howard, the mother of Sister Gwen Bivens and mother in law of the Rev. Albert Bivens, Jr. pastor, Greater New Bethel AME Church, Live Oak, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Mr. Alvin Daniels, the brother of Bishop David Rwhynica Daniels, Jr., the 124th Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; Presiding Prelate of the Fifteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Emily Mmasepai Pelo, Pastor of New Bethel AME Church (Ga Moretsele) Lotlhakane, North End District, Limpopo Province in the MM Mokone Annual Conference, Nineteenth Episcopal District