Necrology, November 2022 

 "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."

- Listed In Sequential Order -


Doris Jean Seats Barlow, Ed.D., the last sibling of A.M.E. Church Connectional Officer Ora L. Seats Easley, International Administrator of the Clergy Family Information Center and the sister-in-love of the Rev. Dr. William Easley, Jr., Presiding Elder, Retired

Deacon John E. Fleming, the brother of the Reverend Larry Lewis, Pastor of Grace African Methodist Episcopal Church Crosswicks, New Jersey of the New Jersey Annual Conference of the First Episcopal District

Sis. Mattie Lloyd, the sister of Bishop Richard F. Norris, and aunt of Rev. Dr. Marcellus A. Norris (Executive Director of The Department of Church Growth & Development) & the Reverend Richard F. Norris II (Pastor of Bethel-Hosanna AME Church-Pennsauken, NJ)

Mr. Arlue Moore, father of the Reverend Byron Moore, Pastor of St. Andrew A.M.E. Church, Memphis, Tennessee, Thirteenth Episcopal District and the father-in-law of the Reverend Sharon Moore, Executive Pastor of St. Andrew A.M.E. Church

Superannuated Minister and Presiding Elder Hutchison Tuku, age 90 years, husband and Itinerant Elder for 50 years in the African Methodist Episcopal Church; father of seven children, grandfather and great-grandfather; a member of the Fifteenth Episcopal District

Mr. Charles Rose, beloved widower of the late Bernella Knight Rose, former President of the Ninth Episcopal District AME Church Lay Organization, and beloved father of Ms. Alisia Rose and Mr. Byron Rose

Sis. Twynette Beaman, the beloved mother of The Right Reverend Silvester S. Beaman, the 139th Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Presiding Prelate of the Fifteenth Episcopal District, and mother-in-love of Episcopal Supervisor Renee Palmore Beaman

Brother Obediah Brown, the father of the Reverend Latisha Jones, the father-in-law of Brother Delroy Jones, Pastor of Gregg-Anne AME Church, Bradley, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Maestro’ Minister Mario Stiggers, the nephew of Retired Presiding Elder Johnny Ray and the Reverend De Lois Mitchell of the Greater Fort Worth District, Tenth Episcopal District

Bro. Samuel Emanuel, Sr.  the brother of retired Presiding Elder Lawrence Emanuel of the Southwest Texas Conference, the Reverend Ray Emanuel of the North Texas Conference, and the Reverend Benjamin Emanuel of the Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Leola Page, the mother of Lady Gloria Emanuel and mother-in-law of retired Presiding Elder Lawrence Emanuel of the Southwest Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Earl "Dean" Banks of Camden, Arkansas, the oldest brother to the Reverend Andrew Banks, Ashdown Circuit, West Arkansas Conference; the Reverend Lessly Banks, Whitis Chapel, Camden & Union, Chidester; the Reverend Larry Banks, Bethel, West Memphis; and Michael Banks, all members of the Twelfth Episcopal District

Ms. Jennifer Y. Blake-Pringle, of the Seventh Episcopal District, beloved mother of Hermina G. McGirt, and loving daughter of Mrs. Robertann Grant Blake of Pawleys Island, SC, and Sister of Ms. Sylvia C. Blake, Connectional WMS Member at Large, and Chaynel Blake-Nichols, 3rd Vice President of the Ethyel Anderson Area WMS, Western NC Conference, 2nd District

Mrs. Terrye Marie Lacy, the sister of Pastor Brenda Johnson of Shiloh AME Church, South Houston District and the sister of Sis. Deborah Kimbrel of Anderson Chapel AME Church, Paul Quinn District of the Tenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Charles Edward Glover, Sr., an Itinerant Elder in the Second Episcopal District and active member of St. John AME Church – Huntsville, Alabama in the Northwest Alabama Annual Conference and the husband of the Reverend Vanessa Glover, also of the Northwest Alabama Annual Conference, Ninth Episcopal District

The Reverend Dr. Almyra Oveta Fuller, a prominent virologist, and an AME Itinerant Elder of the Fourth Episcopal District

Mr. James Wesley Dennis, II. the father of the Reverend James Wesley Dennis, III, an Itinerant Elder and Pastor of Pine Grove (Columbia) AME Church in the Newberry District of the Columbia South Carolina Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church 

Mrs. Lelia M. Henderson, the beloved mother of General Officer, Mr. Marcus T. Henderson Sr., Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer, African Methodist Episcopal Church; and Mrs. Henderson was a dedicated member of Saint John A.M.E. Church, Nashville, Tennessee

The Reverend Malose Frans Manganye, the spouse of Presiding Elder Fredolene Juanita Manganye and a Chaplain in the South African Defence Force, just appointed Pastor of Mareka Memorial AME Church, Dobsonville in the West Annual Conference, Nineteenth Episcopal District

Bro. Goitseone Joseph Dithipe, the son of the Rev. Dr. Ntshadi Dithipe-Moeti, Dean of the Board of Examiners of the West Conference; he served as the Polokwane District ACEL President in the Mangena Maake Mokone Conference, Nineteenth Episcopal District and was a member of the John E Hunter AME Church in Seshego

The Reverend Eva Joyce Martin, retired Itinerant Elder in the Philadelphia Annual Conference of the First Episcopal District, the wife of the Reverend Clarence Martin, Sr., retired Itinerant Elder also in the Philadelphia Annual Conference, and the mother of Bryant and Kevin Martin, and the mother-in-law of the Reverend Tiffany Lett Martin, pastor of Bethel AME Church, West Chester, Pennsylvania


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On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield, Dr. Jacquelyn DuPont Walker, Director, Social Action Commission, we extend profound sympathy to all bereaved families. "We wish them 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