Necrology,   September 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)

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