Necrology, October 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 -

Brother Arthur Richardson, the beloved husband of the Reverend Rose Goodwater-Richardson, Pastor of Allen (Edisto Island) African Methodist Episcopal Church of the Edisto District of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Reverend Kwiyula Sembo of the Twentieth Episcopal District, a beloved husband and father, in ministry for 22 years and throughout his ministry he pastored Kasoba AMEC, Thomas Chapel AMEC, Tukoma AMEC, and Kasisi AMEC and served as Secretary for the Karonga Center District for eight years and the Committee on Church Growth and Development in the Malawi North Annual Conference 

The Reverend Fred N. Penny, retired Itinerant Elder of the Illinois Conference-North District, Fourth Episcopal District

The Reverend Lloyd Bourne, a superannuated minister in the Arkansas Annual Conference and following retirement a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, West Memphis, Arkansas, Twelfth Episcopal District

The Reverend John Henry Holmes Jr., retired pastor, and Itinerant Elder, in the Tyler District of the North Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Mr. Herbert Charles Richardson, brother, of Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Presiding Prelate Tenth Episcopal District, Senior Bishop AMEC, brother-in-law of Supervisor Connie S. Richardson; husband of Angela Cason Richardson and their son, Herbert Cason Richardson, along with their grandchildren; and he was a faithful member of Bethel AME Church, Tallahassee

The Reverend Dr. Jerrolyn S. Eulinberg, Ph.D., an ordained elder in the AME Church; the former Director of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Incorporated, proudly she identified with Historic Vernon AME Church in Tulsa, OK and Greater Institutional AME Church in Chicago, IL, and she was the mother of Sister Meyon Ward, Immediate Past Oklahoma Conference State YPD Director of Tulsa, OK, Twelfth Episcopal District

The Reverend Dr. Saint Julian Snider, Sr., a Supernumerary Elder in the Midlands District of the Central South Carolina Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District, the spouse of Mrs. Gwendolyn L. C. Snider and the brother-in-law of Reverend Robert Cleckley, Superannuated Elder and Mrs. Lula Shaw Cleckley, past President of CONN-M-SWAWO+PK’s

The Reverend Archie Theodore Evans, age 67, who had served the last thirty-two years as Pastor of the Rock Creek A.M.E. Church in Snow Camp, North Carolina in the Western North Carolina Annual Conference of the Second Episcopal District, a husband, father, and grandfather

The Reverend Joe E. Fletcher, Sr., age 90, retired minister in the Tennessee Annual Conference of the Thirteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Regina Capers a Local Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the mother of Reverend Dr. Barbara Chisolm, Pastor of Greater Zion (Awendaw) African Methodist Episcopal Church, Mt. Pleasant District, Palmetto Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District

Sister Bernella Knight Rose, President of the Ninth Episcopal District Lay Organization and a life-long member of the Ninth Episcopal District of the AME Church

The Reverend Deborah Franklin, an Itinerant Elder in the Northwest Alabama Annual Conference, the spouse of the Reverend Carson Franklin, Sr. (retired), also of the Northwest Alabama Annual Conference, Ninth Episcopal District

Elder Linda Joyce Hatcher-Darsaw, the beloved, sister of First Lady Velma Barkley and Sister-In-Love of Rev. Sterling Barkley, Pastor of Greater Tanner AME Church, Quincy, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

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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