Necrology,   July 2019     

          "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)


Reverend Joe Thomas Southhall, Sr., Pastor of St. Phillip AME Church, Nashville, TN, Nashville District, Tennessee Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Janie Mae Neal, mother of Rev. Nathaniel Neal, Presiding Elder of the Savannah Central District of the Georgia Conference, Sixth Episcopal District

Mrs. Gwendolyn Delois Redding Thornton, mother of Reverend Brandon Thornton, Pastor of Saint Paul AME Church, Hurtsboro, Alabama, Ninth Episcopal District

Mr. Robert Earl Jackson, son of Reverend James E. Jackson, Pastor of Greater Mount Calvary Beloit AME Church, Marion Junction, Alabama, Ninth Episcopal District

Mr. Eugene Stephens, the brother of Reverend Larry Story, pastor of St. Luke AME Church, New Orleans, Louisiana, Eighth Episcopal District

Bro. Bernard Young, brother of Mrs. Alfreda Brooks, 1st Vice-President of the Sixth Episcopal District Lay Organization, Sixth Episcopal District

Reverend Pedro Abel Machaieie, Eighteenth Episcopal District Retired Presiding Elder who served in two Presiding Elder Districts in the Mozambique Annual Conference and was the husband of Reverend Maria Esperança Sitoe Machaieie

Rev. Gregory Watson, Sr., who faithfully served churches as pastor in the Northwest and North Texas Conference until his health failed, then becoming a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church - Dallas, Texas, Tenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Dorothy Marie Simons of Bermuda, the beloved grandmother of the Reverend Trevor E. Woolridge, Pastor, Bethel AME Church, Mobile, Alabama, Ninth Episcopal District

Deacon Caleb Harper, the brother of Rev. Remus Harper, Jr., Presiding Elder, Kingstree District, Palmetto Conference, Seventh Episcopal District

Deacon Filmore William Hart, the father of Reverend Jocelyn Hart Lovelace, Presiding Elder, Boston Hartford District, New England Annual Conference, First Episcopal District

Retired Presiding Elder, Rev. Kenneth Brown, of the Susan Brooks AME Church in Monrovia, Liberia, serving both the Bassa and the Tombo Districts of the Fourteenth Episcopal District during his active ministry

Ms. Christine Ann Castro, sister of the Reverend Pedro A. Castro, Jr., Pastor of Grant A.M.E. Church, Boston, MA and was the daughter of the Reverends Pedro A. and Clara Castro of Buffalo, NY, First Episcopal District

Mrs. Barbara I. Cooper, the mother of Reverend Julian LaRosa Cooper, pastor of St. James AME Church, Manalapan, NJ , First Episcopal District

Deacon Leslie Cheatem, brother of Mrs. Hattie Cheatem Huggins and brother-in-law of Retired Presiding Elder Willis Huggins, Sr., Ninth Episcopal District

Kyle Vincent Young, first cousin of the Reverend Alvelyn Sanders Swafford, pastor of St. James AME Church, Avondale/Birmingham, AL, Ninth Episcopal District

The Rev. Dr. Themba Mpikayise Abram Mbambo, Presiding Elder of Khunwana District and Pastor of Bethel A.M.E Church, Mogale City in the Johannesburg District-West Conference, Nineteenth Episcopal District

Deaconess Ivy Messam, the mother of Rev. Dr. Carol Brown-Clarke, pastor of Shiloh AME Church, Jamaica Conference, Sixteenth Episcopal District; the mother of seven daughters and one son and president of the Emmanuel AMEC Women’s Missionary Society

Mrs. Thelma Ruth Butler, mother of the Reverend Ammie L. Davis, Pastor of Zion Chapel AME Church, Hattiesburg, MS, in the Eighth Episcopal District and the Connectional First Vice President of AME WIM and the Executive Liaison for the Endorsed AME Chaplains

Tasha Nichole Benson, granddaughter of Rev. Frances E. Benson, retired Itinerant Elder of the Delaware Annual Conference and the niece of Mrs. Trina Walker, Director of Christian Education of the Delaware Annual Conference, First Episcopal District

Mr. Horace James, the father of Rev. Dr. Lisa Williamson, M.D. Pastor of Calvary Fellowship A.M.E. Church of the New York Annual Conference, Second Episcopal District

Mr. Willie J. Ricks, brother of Presiding Elder Ella Mae Samuels, (retired) originally of the 6th Episcopal District and the Augusta Georgia Annual Conference where she retired from the Augusta-Athens District, currently she is residing in the 2nd Episcopal District where she is a member of St. Paul AME Church, Raleigh, North Carolina