Necrology,   August  2017                    

"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)

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