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.

Necrology, 

 January 2017 - December 2017

 

Mrs. Acquanetta Anderson, the wife of Reverend Dr. Bobbie Anderson, retired pastor in the 12th Episcopal District.

Mr. Charles Hargett, Jr., father of Rev. Kimberly Young/ Rev. Kenneth Young, Pastor of Adams Inspirational AMEC, Washington Conference

Kathleen Davis Folsom, Grandmother of Rev. Gerald Folsom, Pastor of Wayman Memorial AME Church, Washington Conference, 5th Episcopal District

Mr. Rudolph Dillon, Sr., father of Mrs. Theresa Abernathy, Missouri Conference M-SWAWO president, 5th Episcopal District

Reverend Mariam Theresa Johnson Mitchell, a retired Itinerant Elder in the Eighth Episcopal District 

Reverend Donald H. Jordan, Sr., Retired Itinerant Elder in the Ohio -South Ohio Conference, 3rd Episcopal District

Mr. Christopher Navaree, the grandson of Mrs. Lurena Muse and the late Presiding Elder Columbus Muse, Sr., 8th Episcopal District

Mr. Jimmy Leon Leak, the brother of the Rev. Vernard R. Leak, Presiding Elder of the New Brunswick District, New Jersey Conference, 1st

Rev. Rufus Gaymon, retired 7th Episcopal District pastor, last assignment before his retirement, Brown AMEC Chapel Orangeburg, SC

Rev. Courtney Canty father of Rev. Charisma Canty, sister of Rev. Dr. Edna Jenkins, Pastor in the-Washington Conference, 2nd District

Reverend Edward Clarence Taylor, a retired pastor in the North Mississippi Annual Conference,Eighth Episcopal District

Mrs. Martha Ann Meeks, the mother of Rev. Margarette Meeks, pastor of Disney Chapel AMEC, Greenville, Mississippi, 8th District  

Rev. Harold H. Cavaness, husband of Tanya D. Cavaness, father of Rev. Carolyn C. Cavaness, pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church Ardmore, PA

Rev. Antonio Bonner, the husband of the late Mrs. Willean Bonner, CONN-M-SWAWO former officer and a ret. Itinerant Elder in the 7th District

Rev. John Randolph, Jr., Retired Presiding Elder in the 7th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mrs. Hattie Bell Lloyd, the mother of Rev. Dr. Larry E. Dixon, Presiding Elder of the Atlantic City District, New Jersey Conference, 1st District 

Sis. Marjorie Campbell, the sister of Bonnie Crummy/sister-in-law of Rev. Richard Crummy, pastor of Greater St. James AMEC Lake City, SC

Mrs. Louise Wells, the Sister of Rev. Howard L. Grant, Presiding Elder of the Newark District, New Jersey Annual Conference, 1st District

Ms. Lillian Levon, matriarch of the family of Rev. Dr. Samuel (Rev. Althea) Hayward, III, pastor of Hemingway Memorial, District Heights, MD

Bro. Aaron B. Martin, husband of Rev. Lois Martin, Local Deacon serving at Hemingway Memorial AMEC, District Heights, MD, 2nd District

Mrs. Nettie Louise Miller, mother of Rev. Roberta Smith, pastor of Henderson Chapel AME Church, Wellsburg, West Virginia, 3rd District

Mr. Frank M. Reed, son of the late Rev. Elisha and Jessica Reed, Jr., former pastor of Shaffer Chapel, Bloomingdale, Ohio, 3rd District

Dr. Alexinia Young Baldwin, the mother of Rev. Carlita Cotton pastor of St. James AMEC of the New England Conference, 1st District

Former Connectional AME/WIM President (1988-1996), The Rev. Lillian Frier Webb

Miss Sylvia J. Norris, the sister of Bishop Richard F. Norris, Retired Bishop, African Methodist Episcopal Church

Brother Wesley Kind, who served as the Chef of the Seventh Episcopal District

Mrs. Marian Carey, the wife of Rev. James Carey, retired pastor, Washington Conference, 2nd District

Mrs. Cecelia H. Streeter Lee, the widow of the late Rev. John W. Lee, a former pastor in the 1st District who relocated to the 13th District

Mr. Rodney E. DeLoatche Phelps, brother of Rev. Jeanette F. DeLoatche Phelps, Pastor of Ebenezer AME Church, Roanoke, VA, 2nd District 

Mr. Lawrence E. Sharp, nephew of Rev. Jeanette F. DeLoatche Phelps, Pastor of Ebenezer AME Church, Roanoke, VA, 2nd District 

Sis. Juanita Anderson Coffey, the mother of Rev. Kenneth Coffey, pastor of Saint Andrew AMEC, Winchester, KY, 13th District

Rev. Pedro Felipe Castro, 84 years old, was a retired Itinerant Elder of the Dominican Annual Conference, 16th Episcopal District

Ralph Hughes, brother of (Ret.) Supervisor, Lola Cheltenham, who served with Bishop Carolyn Tyler-Guidry in the 8th District 

Mr. Fred Staples Jr., 94 years, Father-in-law of the Rev. Sharon E. Staples, Pastor, St. Paul AME Church, Chicago Conference, 4th District

Rev. Charles D. Smith, Pastor of Brown Memorial AME Church, Washington Conference-Potomac District, 2nd Episcopal District

Sister Juanita Anderson Coffey, the mother of Rev. Kenneth Coffey, pastor of Saint Andrew A.M.E. Church in Winchester, KY, 13th District

Rev. Eddie C. Burks, retired pastor, Southeast Alabama Conference, 9th Episcopal District, serving as a supply pastor last few years

Mrs. Jennie M. Allen (McGeachy), mother-in-law of the Rev. Michael (Merchel) Menefield, pastor of St. Pau AME Church, Urbana, OH, 3rd

Reverend Reginald F. Mitchell, the Pastor of Allen AME Church, Providence, RI, New England Conference, 1st Episcopal District

Mrs. Jacqueline Eves, the sister of the Rev. Vera V. Worthy/Rev. Richard H. Worthy, Presiding Elder, Wilmington Delaware, 2nd

Crystal Yvette Griffin, niece of former Episcopal Supervisor, Mother Barbara J. Chappelle, widow of the late Bishop Richard Allen Chappelle

Mrs. Rosa Lee King, mother of Mr. Charles King, mother-in-law of Rev. Joan King, Pastor of St. Luke AME Church, Ellicott City, MD, 2nd 

Mr. Rodney E. DeLoatche Phelps, the brother of Rev. Jeanette F. DeLoatche Phelps, Pastor of Ebenezer AME Church, Portsmouth, VA, 2nd

Mrs. Elna Rainwater Baker, the wife of the Reverend Samuel Baker, an itinerant Elder, 10th Episcopal District AME Church

Ms. Mozelle Belcher, the mother of Reverend Douglas Belcher, Pastor of Springfield AME Church, McCormick, SC, 7th Episcopal District

Edward Phillipis Arendse, father of Rev. Lauan C. Berends, pastor of St. John Kensington AMEC, Cape Town District-Cape Conference, 15th

Retired Pastor, the Reverend William L. Smith of the North Memphis District-West Tennessee Conference, 13th Episcopal District

Sis. Virginia Taylor, the wife of Rev. Timothy Taylor, Pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church, Elloree, SC, Wateree District, Central Conference, 7th

Brother Ernest Dryden, a minister in the Cape Conference of the Fifteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Marie Wiggins Capers, grandmother of Rev. Natalie Mitchem, Executive Director of the Health Commission of the AME Church

The Reverend James William Webb, II, pastor of Bethel AME Church in Quitman, Georgia, 6th Episcopal District

Mrs. Anniebell Clarke, the mother of The Reverend Bernard Clarke, Pastor - St. Philip AME Church, Savannah, Georgia, 6th Episcopal District

The Rev. Charlie Tatmon, Jr. a former Presiding Elder of the South Atlanta District, 6th Episcopal District

Myrna L. Wallace, the sister of Dr. Maxine Thomas, 1st Lady and Assistant Pastor, Quinn Chapel AMEC, Louisville, KY, 13th Episcopal District 

Rev. Elsie Phillips-Copes, the sister of the Rev. Paul Phillips, Pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, Skipperville, Al, 9th Episcopal District

Mrs. Helen G. Hughes Hemphill, sister of Mrs. Pradensia Drayton, Area Consultant, Georgetown District, Palmetto South Carolina Conference

Sister Bertha Oats Williams, age 93, former first lady of many churches in the old West Florida Annual Conference, 11th Episcopal District 

Rev. Oliver P. White, Sr., ret. pastor in the C.M.E. Church, and brother of Rev. Agnes M. Henderson, Pastor of New Allen, Memphis, TN

Rev. Edna Fisher served for many years as a Local Preacher at Haw Branch AMEC in Richlands, NC, North Carolina Conference, 2nd District

Mrs. Marion Petersen Ford, the aunt of Dr. Sylvia Ross Talbot, retired Episcopal Supervisor

Mr. Earnest James Grant, brother of Rev. Howard L. Grant, Presiding Elder, Newark District, New Jersey Conference, 1st Episcopal District

Mr. Christopher Angelo McEachern, brother of Rev. Richard O. McEachern, pastor of Macedonia AMEC, Flushing, NY, New York Conference

William Franklin Speed, brother of the Rev. Amanda A. Speed, Pastor of Spring Chapel AME Church in Grand Junction, TN, West Tennessee Conference, 13th Episcopal District

Mrs. Louise Whiddon Harris, 98-year-old, mother of the Rev. Prudence Harris, Pastor of Christian Chapel, Penn Hills, PA, 3rd Episcopal District

Mrs. Katie B. Latham, 85, mother of Pastor Earnest Latham of the Fayetteville-Pulaski District, East Tennessee Conference of the 13th Episcopal District

Mrs. Virginia Hunter, widow of former General Officer, the Reverend Carl F. Hunter, Sr.

Herbert H. Eldridge, Jr., 59, of Manassas, VA, husband of Diane, son of Herbert H. Sr. and brother of Darwin K. Eldridge, Treasurer of the Connectional Lay Organization, AME Church

William W. Gainey, brother of the Reverend ReLoy F. Gainey, Sr., Pastor of St. Paul, Canton, Ohio, 3rd Episcopal District

Mrs. Sadie Richards, the mother of Miss Shirley Richards, former South District Church School Superintendent, 1st Episcopal District AME Church

Mr. Karl K. Clark, husband of Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark, Pastor of Bethel AME Church, Georgetown, South Carolina, Georgetown, 7th Episcopal District District, Palmetto Annual Conference

Sister Lucy Benton, member of Greater Ebenezer AME Church, Silverleaf Missionary Society, the sister of the Late Rev. Garfield Henderson of the Tennessee Conference, 13th Episcopal District

Sister Verma Durr Hearns, of Bessemer, AL, wife of Willie James Hearns, Sr. and mother of Janice (Ronald) Orange and Gil (Rev. Sharon) Hearns, Sr. & the late Willie James, Jr.

Mrs. Ethel Thomas, mother of Mrs. Merilyn Gunn and the mother-in-law of the Rev., Dr. Wallace L. Gunn, Sr., pastor of Asbury Chapel AMEC, Louisville, KY, Kentucky Conference, 13th Episcopal District

Reverend Richard Mabengwa retired pastor in the 17th Episcopal District, formerly serving Kapiri Central, Serenje, St. Stephen and Lwanshimba Mhsripame Churches in Zambia, 17th Episcopal District

Nellie Laverne Young, the sister of Senior Bishop McKinley Young and Supervisor Dorothy Jackson Young, Presiding Prelate and Senior Supervisor, 3rd Episcopal District

Mother Alberta F. Reynolds (93), the mother of Rev. John C. Reynolds and mother-in-law of Rev. Darlene Reynolds, pastor of Jones Tabernacle AME Church, Philadelphia, PA

Reverend Eddie L. Sneed, the pastor of St. Luke AME Church, Nashville, Tennessee, who served as pastor of several churches in the Tennessee Conference, 13th Episcopal District

Mrs. Willie Ann D. Madison, the wife of the Reverend John E. Madison, retired Presiding Elder and Presiding Elder Emeritus of the West Tennessee Annual Conference, 13th Episcopal District

Reverend Walter Wilson, Pastor of Friendship A.M.E. Church, Clarksdale, Mississippi, who served also as a presiding elder in the 8th Episcopal District

Mr. Edward Whitfield III, son of the Reverend Edward Whitfield, Jr., pastor of Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church, Heidelberg, Mississippi, 8th Episcopal District 

Mr. Edner Maurice, of Diquini, Haiti, father of Presiding Elder Jean Joel Maurice of the Haiti Annual Conference, 16th Episcopal District

Rev. Dr. Henry Williams, Retired. pastor of the Western North Carolina Conference, brother of the Rev. Dr. Hubert S. (The Rev. Lula) Williams, retired pastors of the WNC Conference, 2nd Episcopal District

Rev. Everett Gregory, Itinerant Elder who served as an associate minister at Payne Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Hamilton, OH, 3rd Episcopal District

Dr. Grainger Browning, Sr., the father of the Reverend, Dr. Grainger Browning, Jr., pastor of Ebenezer AME Church, Fort Washington, Maryland, Washington Conference

Reverend John Russell Perry, the pastor of St. Matthew A.M.E. Church, Greenville, Mississippi, of the Greenville-Greenwood District, North Mississippi Annual Conference

Rev. Cynthia Delores Gillis, a Local Deacon at Hickman Temple A.M.E. Church, South District of the Philadelphia Annual Conference, 1st Episcopal District

Mr. James Fricks, Jr., father of Mrs. Kathryn Guy and the father-in-law of the Rev. Clarence Guy, pastor of Bethel AME Church, Malvern, AR, 12th Episcopal District

The Reverend Dr. Colin Macrae Lambert, Pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church, Knoxville, Maryland, 2nd Episcopal District, spouse of Josephine Lambert

The Reverend Christina Paulina Hill, retired pastor of the Namibia Annual Conference of the 15th Episcopal District

The Reverend George T. Devlin, Retired Presiding Elder of the Seventh Episcopal District, husband of WMS Life Member, Mrs. Ruth Devlin

The Reverend John Arnold, pastor of Ball Temple A.M.E. Church, Greenville, Mississippi, of the Greenville-Greenwood District, North Mississippi Annual Conference, 8th Episcopal District

Mr. Taheem Ivory Lassiter, grandson of Rev. Shelton T. Miles, Pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church, Hillsborough, NC (Eastern District, Western North Carolina Conference)

Mr. Oliver Keesee, 73, of Clarksville, TN, brother of Presiding Elder Emeritus, Tennessee Conference, the Reverend Robert E. Keesee, 13th Episcopal District

Mr. Ray Doris Noble, Jr., brother of Mrs. Doris Green and brother-in-law of Rev. Bobby Green (Pastor, Flipper Chapel AME Church, Sapulpa, OK) 12th Episcopal District

Mr. George Greggs, the Brother of Reverend Barbara Nelson, the Pastor of Cumberland AME Church, Georgetown, South Carolina (Georgetown District, Palmetto Conference, Seventh Episcopal District)

Walter C. Jeffers, Immediate Past Director of Public Relations for the Connectional Lay Organization of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mr. Joseph C. Batts, father of Reverend Joseph U. Batts, Pastor of New Life AME Church, Tabor City, NC, 2nd Episcopal District

Mr. Wallace Lee, Sr., brother-in-law of The Right Reverend Clement W. Fugh, President, Council of Bishops and Presiding Prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District

Mr. Arthur James Carlton Daniels, the brother-in-law of Mrs. Vivienne Louise Cholmondeley Anderson, Episcopal Supervisor, retired

Reverend Lester Allen Shaw, the pastor of Payne Memorial A.M.E. Church, New Orleans, Louisiana, of the Greater New Orleans-Greensburg District, Louisiana Annual Conference, 8th Episcopal District

Reverend Steward Speelman, pastor of W.C. Legolie Chapel in Calvinia, Beaufort West, Boland District, 15th Episcopal District 

Jamahri Sydnor, the granddaughter of Mrs. Bettye Sydnor, Comptroller of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Rev. Brenda Werner, Local Deacon of St. James AME Church, Hightstown, New Jersey, Rev. Stephen E. Bryant, Sr. Pastor; wife of Bro. Albert Werner and mother of Veronica Werner

Former Episcopal Supervisor, Mrs. Dolorez Hunter, widow of Bishop John E. Hunter, the 101st Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the A.M.E. Church

Sister Berneta Ladson, the mother of Rev. Leroy Ladson, Jr. pastor of Bethel AME Church-Westbury, New York Annual Conference, 1st Episcopal District

Bro. Charles E. Taylor, Sr., the father of The Rev. Godfrey Taylor, Supernumerary in the Eleventh Episcopal District (East Annual Conference)

Reverend Marshall Holiday, Jr., a retired Itinerant Elder of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the Eighth Episcopal District

Jonathan Bowman, the grandson of the late Rev. Earl Anderson and Mrs. Arsie Anderson, Life Member and former Connectional officer of the Women's Missionary Society of the AME Church

Sister Addie Humphries, mother of Reverend Gloria H. Patrick, Pastor of New St. Mark AME Church – (Mason City) in Birmingham, Alabama, 9th Episcopal District

Brother Leo Latham, father of Reverend Tony Latham, Pastor of New Pisgah AME Church in Florence, Alabama, 9th Episcopal District

Mr. William Howard Love, the father of Rev. Dr. Berlinda A. Hart Love, associate minister at Bethel-Pennington, New Jersey Conference, 1st Episcopal District

Sis. Geraldine Lockley, the grandmother of Rev. Garrison Lockley the pastor of Bethel-Pottstown, Philadelphia District of the Philadelphia Annual Conference

Kenneth Edward Lewis, the brother of Dr. Richard Allen Lewis, Treasurer / CFO Finance Department of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Ms. Shandeia Lett, the niece of Presiding Elder Charles Lett of the West Main Line District of the Philadelphia Annual conference

Mr. Edward Belin father of Episcopal Supervisor, the Rev. Dr. Constance Belin Wicker and father-in-law of Bishop Stafford J. N. Wicker, Presiding Prelate, 18th Episcopal District

Mr. Edward Belin, brother of Bishop Henry A. Belin, Jr., Retired, and brother-in-law of Mrs. Lucinda Belin, Supervisor Retired

Jeanette R. Pierce, daughter of the Reverend Mary White, Local Elder at Quinn Chapel AME Church in Lexington, KY

Reverend Walter Washington, retired pastor in the Sixth Episcopal District and father of Reverend Richard Allen Washington, pastor of New Bethel AME Church, Lithonia, GA

Mrs. Ruby Jean Brown, mother of the Reverend Sonja Brown Deloatch, (Rev. John Deloatch), pastor of Winter's Chapel AMEC, Lebanon, TN, 13th Episcopal District

Mrs. Joan Harmion Toussaint, the eldest Sister of Supervisor Carol Isabella Messiah and the Sister in Law to Bishop Wilfred Jacobus Messiah, Presiding Prelate, 17th Episcopal District

Sister Anna Bell Clark, mother of First Lady Vonda Hardnett and mother-in-law of Rev. Alphonso Hardnett, Pastor of Mt. Pleasant and Saint James AME Churches in Live Oak, FL, 11th Episcopal District

Rev. Cedrick Cotton, pastor of Saint Paul AME Church in Madison, Georgia, 6th Episcopal District

Sister Lillian L. Still Person, (97) mother of Rev. Terrell W. Person, pastor of Jacobs Chapel, Camden/Trenton District, New Jersey Annual Conference, 1st Episcopal District

Sister Brenda Joyce Hobbs, Former First Lady of the Paul Quinn District – Northwest Texas Conference, 10th Episcopal District, wife of Rev. Dr. Marshall S. Hobbs Sr., Presiding Elder, retired

Dr. Alvis Adair, past president of Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina, serving as President in 1977.  He was a 40 plus  year member of St. Paul, Washington DC, 2nd Episcopal District

Evangelist Victoria Smith, a long-time member of LaMott AME, Philadelphia District of the Philadelphia Annual Conference, Rev. Dr. Louis Attles, Pastor, 1st Episcopal District

Bishop Henry L. Barnwell, the brother of the Rev. Harold L. Barnwell, pastor of Mayo AME Church in Matteson, IL, 4th Episcopal District 

The Rev. Samuel Leroy Jenkins, Jr., last pastored Caisson Memorial AME Church in Markham, IL, 4th Episcopal District,  and was a fervent supporter and officer of the Wilberforce Alumni Association

Mr. Joseph L. Brown Sr., the grandfather of Rev. Frank I. Smart, Pastor of Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church of Trenton, NJ and the Rev. Tianda C. Smart, Associate Minister of St. Matthew A.M.E. Church of Philadelphia, PA

Reverend Cornelius Hilliard, the pastor of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Pearlington, Mississippi, of the Brookhaven-Hattiesburg District, South Mississippi Annual Conference of the Eighth Episcopal District

Rev. Samuel L. Jenkins, formerly a pastor in the First Episcopal District, the husband of Rev. Wanda Jenkins, and the son of Dr. Helen Jenkins-Early

Mr. James Willis is the father of Mrs. Janice Stevenson and father-in-law of Rev. Dr. Daniel Stevenson, Presiding Elder of the Savannah North District

Miss Lisa Harris, the daughter of Rev. Dr. James Harris, the pastor of St. James AME Church in Pittsburgh and member of the General Board of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Dr. Beatrice Finn, the sister of Rev. Dr. James Harris, the pastor of St. James AME Church, Pittsburgh, PA and member of the General Board of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Deaconess Betty Ann Howard Hillman, the wife of the late Rev. Frank Hillman who pastored several Churches in the Central Conference of the 11th Episcopal District

Senior Master Sergeant Leon Hayes, the husband of the Reverend Shirley Williams-Hayes, Pastor of St. James AME Church, Bartow, Florida, West Coast Annual Conference, 11th Episcopal District

Mrs. Florence C. Hall-Gray, the mother of Episcopal Supervisor Marlaa MeShon Hall Reid and the mother-in-love of The Right Reverend Frank Madison Reid, III

The Reverend Albert Dhlakama, (retired) aged 93, pioneer of Quinn Chapel AME Church, Chikola, Chingola, Zambia, 17th Episcopal District

Mrs. Shirley Daniels, the sister of Retire Presiding Elder Howard L. Grant of the Newark District, New Jersey Annual Conference, 1st Episcopal District

The Rev. Elijah Smith, Sr., Retired Presiding Elder of the Southwest Georgia Annual Conference, 6th Episcopal District

Rev. Henry G. Scott, the father of Presiding Elder Henrietta Scott Fullard, of the Jamaica/Long Island District of the New York Annual Conference, 1st Episcopal District

Sister Mildred F. Minor, the mother in law of Reverend Raymond B. Swafford, Pastor of Oak Grove AME Church, Oakland, Alabama, 9th Episcopal District

Mrs. Jean Marie Cain (87), the sister of the Reverend Edward Lee Thompson, Supernumerary Itinerant Elder, Tennessee Conference

Sister Laura E. Wilkins, First Lady of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Millville, NJ,  where the Rev. Charles E. Wilkins is the pastor, New Jersey Conference, 1st Episcopal District

Mr. Patrick Rudolph Hopkins, the younger son of Dr. Shirley Hopkins Davis, 8th Connectional WMS President, and Mr. Clarence Hopkins, Sr.

Rev. Charles L. Harvin, Sr, husband of Mrs. Lillie Harvin, father of Rev. S. Isaiah Harvin, pastor of Brookins Faith Temple AMEC, Lanham, MD, and father of Nancy Harvin, a member of Metropolitan AMEC.

Sister Lucille Zuill, the mother of Rev. Blanche Woodward, mother-in-law of Rev. Carlton Woodward, pastor and first lady of Saint Stephen Community A.M.E., 1st Episcopal District

Sister Myrna Edwards, the sister of Rev. Gloria Harris-Cater, pastor of Malden Mission A.M.E. Church, Malden, MA, 1st Episcopal District

Brother Krystopher DeVaughn Jones, 25, the grandson of the Reverend Elizabeth E. Yates, Presiding Elder of the Alachua-Central District, 11th Episcopal District 

Troy D. Anderson, the nephew of Dr. E. Gail Anderson Holness, pastor of Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, Washington, DC and the first-cousin of the Reverend Ali Holness-Roland, 2nd Episcopal District

Mr. Joseph Barrett Jr., the son-in-law of retired Presiding Elder Howard Grant of the Newark District, New Jersey Annual Conference, 1st Episcopal District

Deaconess” Monta J. Taylor, Life Member of the Women's Missionary Society and widow of the Rev. Jesse C. Taylor who served as an Assistant Pastor of Metropolitan AME Church, Washington, DC., 2nd Episcopal District

Mr. Charles Leroy W. Sharp, the brother-in-law of the Reverend Dr. William W. Easley, Jr, Presiding Elder, Louisville District, Kentucky Conference, 13th Episcopal District

Mrs. Marian L. Reed, the mother of Rev. Walter L. Reed, pastor of Saint Peters A.M.E. Church, Shippensburg, PA, 1st Episcopal District

Brother Charles E. Boyer, III , the brother of Rev. Allen Boyer, pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Paterson NJ and uncle of Rev. Charles F. Boyer pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Woodbury, NJ. 

Reverend Honoured Musonda of the 17th Episcopal District, pastor in-charge at Beautiful Gates Lusaka, Zambia

Diane L.Thomas, the sister of Rev. Karen Myers, pastor of Gaines Chapel AME Church, Elkridge, Maryland-Capital District, Baltimore Conference, 2nd Episcopal District

John O’Neal, 74, the brother of the Rev. Katherine O’Neal a local deacon on staff at Bethel AME Church, Selma NC, North Carolina Conference, Second Episcopal District

The Reverend Paul D. Bauknight, Sr., retired Itinerant Elder, husband of Mrs. Lois P. Bauknight and father of Reverend Terrilisa Durham Bauknight, pastor of Mt. Pisgah-Washington, Newark District, First Episcopal District

Mr. Robert Lemuel Watkin, the son of the Rev. Annie R. Brooks, Retired Pastor; brother of the Rev. Vincent C. Watkins and uncle of Minister Dennis Gary of the North District of the Chicago Annual Conference, Fourth Episcopal District

Mr. Harland Alexander, the brother the Reverend Dr. Floyd W. Alexander, Sr., Administrative Assistant to Senior Bishop McKinley Young and a Former General Officer

Presiding Elder Emeritus Dorothy Morris, 105, the first female Presiding Elder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church serving in Guyana, Sixteenth Episcopal District, and prior to this she served as pastor of several churches in Guyana

The Reverend Mary Edith Moody, a retired Itinerant Elder, in the Eighth Episcopal District, Rev. Moody was the first president of Women In Ministry (WIM) in the Eighth Episcopal District

Mr. Allen L. Williams, brother of Rev. Edna Dingle-Stokes, Pastor of St. Peter (Bonneau) AME Church, Kingstree District, Palmetto Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District

Mr. Derrick L. Gentry, the brother of Reverend Dr. Clarence Luckey, pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Warren, Arkansas, Twelfth Episcopal District

Mrs. Mary Frances McCoy Office, the beloved sister of Rev. Forrest Dickey, Pastor of Stone Springfield African Methodist Church in Stapleton, Georgia, Sixth Episcopal District

Mrs. Rena Dixon Poole, the mother of The Reverend Thomas H. Poole, Jr., pastor of Grace AME Church, The Villages, FL, 11th Episcopal District

Dr. Odessa V. Hardison McNair, former Lay leader in the Fifth and Sixth Episcopal Districts

The Reverend Paul S. Owings, Sr., former pastor in the New York Annual Conference and Chair of the New York Department of Christian Education,  First Episcopal District

Sister Joyce Thomas the sister of Brother Troy Thomas and the sister in law of the Reverend Eileen Thomas, Pastor of Gomez Temple AME Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana,  Fourth Episcopal District

Mrs. Dorothy Mozelle Hill, the mother of Dr. Kenneth H. Hill, Retired General Officer, Pastor -Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church, Franklin, TN

Mr. Willie Jones, the brother of Presiding Elder Mary V. (Mr. Edward) Williams, leaders of the North Little Rock-Ft. Smith District, Arkansas Annual Conference, 12th Episcopal District

The Reverend Dr. Salatheia V. Bryant-Honors, the former pastor of several churches in the Texas Annual Conference and the Chairperson of the Texas Board of Examiners, 10th Episcopal District

Mrs.  Gayle Valeria Ford, mother of Sister Ida Davis & mother-in-law to Rev. Jonathan Davis, pastor of St. Mark A.M.E. Church, Oxon Hill, MD, Washington Conference, 2nd Episcopal District

Sister Patricia A. Owens, the beloved wife of Reverend Garland Owens, Associate Pastor of St Paul AME Church (DC), Washington Conference, 2nd Episcopal District

Mrs. Dorothy Dixon, sister of Mrs. Brenda Booth and sister-in-law to Reverend James Booth, pastor of Shady Grove A.M.E. Church in Elba, Alabama, 9th Episcopal District

The Reverend Daniel Franklin, who retired from the active ministry during the 207 sessions of the East Arkansas Annual Conference,12th Episcopal District

Mr. Willie Damone Johnson, II, son of Reverend W. Damone, Johnson, Sr., Pastor of Greater St. Paul AME Church, Orlando, FL, 11th Episcopal District

The Reverend Deborah Jean Watt, Pastor, who served as the Pittsburgh-West Virginia Annual Conference Assistant Secretary, Co-Chairperson for the Third District Evangelism Commission

Presiding Elder Etta Sherman, the first female presiding elder of the 14th Episcopal District; member of the Central Liberia Annual Conference, 14th Episcopal District

Sister Betty Mills, the mother of the Reverend Tony Mills, Pastor of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church Wilmington, NC, North Carolina Conference, 2nd Episcopal District

Mr. John L. Sands Sr., father of the Reverend Timothy Sands, pastor of Saint Peter AMEC, Camilla, GA, 6th Episcopal District

Sis. Annie P. Wilderthe beloved Wife of Bro. Wilbur Wilder, and the Sister in Law of Presiding Elder J. Bernard Wilder, Eastern District of the Western North Carolina Conference, 2nd Episcopal District

Sister Fredda Foster Bluing mother of Karen Bluing-Osborne, executive assistant to General Officer, Dr. Richard Allen Lewis, Treasuer/CIO AME Church

Presiding Elder Malachi Duncan of the Seventh Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mrs. Wendolyn Mitchell Smith, wife of Rev. Bertram Smith, (former Presiding Elder), pastor of St. Mark AME Church, Atlanta, Georgia, 6th Episcopal District

Mrs. Alice Russell, mother of the Reverend Rose Russell, Pastor of Payne Chapel, Holland, Ohio, 3rd Episcopal District

Evangelist Gladys Brown, the wife of the Late Rev. Wavie Brown, itinerant Elder who pastored churches in the Youngstown District, 3rd Episcopal District

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hood, the mother of the Rev. Juelene Thompson, retired Itinerant Elder and Supply Pastor of New Bethel AME Church, Oakwood Village, OH, 3rd Episcopal District

Ms. Patricia D. Goode, the sister of the Rev. Robert L. Goode of the Western North Carolina Conference, 2nd Episcopal District

The Reverend Samuel A. Etheredge, the husband of Mrs. Betty Etheredge, and the Pastor of St. Peter (Abbeville) A.M.E. Church, Abbeville-Greenwood District, Piedmont Annual Conference of the 7th Episcopal District

Mr. Carl Edward Smith, the only sibling of Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Presiding Prelate of the Tenth Episcopal District and President of the A.M.E. Church General Board

Mrs. Doris Byrd, mother of the Mrs. Yolanda Byrd Snyder, Connectional MCAM Corresponding Secretary and wife of the Reverend Dale B. Snyder, Sr., Pastor of St. James AME Church, Erie, PA, 3rd Episcopal District

Mr. Steve Wright, the son of the Reverend Terrance Slayton, Pastor of Community AME Church, Twinsburg, Ohio and the Reverend Pamela Thomas Slayton, 3rd Episcopal District

Mr. Ozell Collier of Jackson, Mississippi, brother of Reverend Cleophus Collier (pastor of Pleasant Hill AME Church, Benton, AR) and brother-in-law of Mrs. Yvonne Collie, 12th Episcopal District

Sister Mary Ellen Cleare, mother of the Rev. James Cleare, Pastor of Mount Olive AME Church in Jacksonville, Florida, 11th Episcopal District

Mrs. Leevater Calvin, mother of The Reverend Charletta C. Robinson, Pastor of Greater Bethel AME Church, Panama City, Florida on the Pensacola-Panama City District AMEC, 11th Episcopal District

Mr. Lee Raymond Smith, father of The Reverend Claretta Smith, Pastor of New Bethel AME Church, Bonifay, Florida on the Pensacola-Panama City District AMEC, 11th Episcopal District

Mrs. Deloris Evon Cook, sister of The Reverend Claretta Smith, Pastor of New Bethel AME Church Bonifay, Florida on the Pensacola-Panama City District AMEC, 11th Episcopal District

The Reverend Olivia Warren, Chaplain at Roosevelt Island hospital and also affiliated with Morris Brown, AME Church in Queens, New York, 1st Episcopal District

The Reverend Steven Gilchrist, the Pastor of Savannah Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church, Florence-Dillon District, Northeast Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District

Reverend Olivia Warren, a retired Chaplain, serving at Roosevelt Island hospital for over 20 years, and affiliated with Morris Brown AME Church in Queens, New York, 1st Episcopal District

Mrs. Norma Pierce, the sister of Mrs. Wilma Miller, WMS Area Chair and wife of the Reverend Menjou Miller, retired pastor, Tennessee Conference and members of Payne Chapel AME Church, Nashville, TN, 13th Episcopal District