Necrology, October 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 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