Necrology,  May 2018 


"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)

Reverend Vibert White, Sr., retired minister of the West Coast Annual Conference, Eleventh Episcopal District, who served in the St. Petersburg District

Mrs. Mary E. Bailey, mother of the Reverend James C. Bailey, Pastor of Saint Stephen AME Church, Chicago, IL, Fourth Episcopal District

Dr. Samuel Alphine Hunter, member of the General Board of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the 11th Episcopal District; long-time educator and community leader in Gifford Community of Vero Beach, Fl

Rev. James Musonda (Retired) of St. Pauls Chapel, Kabwe, Lusaka North District of the South East Zambia Annual Conference, Seventeenth Episcopal District

Prince Sampa, the nephew to the Rev B C Sampa, Pastor in Charge of St Matthews, Lusaka, Zambia, Lusaka North District of the South East Zambia Annual Conference, Seventeenth Episcopal District

The Reverend, Dr. Michael Jones, retired Sixth Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church pastor

Mrs. Letha M. Hobbs, Life Member of the Woman's Missionary Society; the spouse of retired pastor, Reverend Dr. Antony Hobbs, Sr. of the East Arkansas Conference, Twelfth Episcopal District

Mrs. Ethel Lee Exum, the mother of Mrs. Sherida Collins and the mother-in-law of Rev. Keith Collins, pastor of Allen Chapel AMEC, Ravenna, Ohio, Third Episcopal District

The Reverend William J. McNeilRetired Pastor, husband of Reverend Gwendolyn McNeil, an Itinerant Elder in the Seventh Episcopal District

Mr. Kenneth McGriggs, the father of the Reverend Keith J. Sanders, Pastor of Union Bethel AME Church in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the father-in-law of Mrs. Marlice Sanders, the spouse of Reverend Sanders, Eighth Episcopal District

Mrs. Evelyn B. Davis, the wife of the Reverend James Davis, Sr., Retired Pastor, and the mother of Reverend Richard L. Davis, Pastor of Gaines Chapel AME Church, Forestdale, AL, Ninth Episcopal District

Mrs. Alice Gregg, the sister of Reverend Alberta Jones, Pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Reading Pennsylvania, First Episcopal District

Ms. Samantha Holliday, the sister of Rev. Clay Holliday, Pastor of Whites Chapel AME Church, Memphis, TN and sister-in-law of former West TN Conference Y.P.D. Director, Mrs. Janice Holliday, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Jessie Mae Hysmith, the mother of the Reverend Dwayne Hysmith Sr., Pastor of Greater Garth Chapel AME Church in Dallas Texas, and the mother-in-law of Mrs. Tenner Hysmith, Tenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Lena Tarpley, member of Greater Hayes AME Church, Oakdale, Louisiana and the sister of the late Reverend Richard Allen Leonard, Presiding Elder and the late Reverend Romeo Leonard, pastor and professor at Allen University

The Right Reverend Cornal Garnett Henning, the 112th Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, husband of former Supervisor Ernestine Lee Henning, brother of The Right Reverend E. Ann Henning-Byfield and former Supervisor Yvonne Henning Parks

The Reverend Bernard Ernest, itinerant elder of the Fifteenth Episcopal District after suffering a fatal coronary thrombosis

The Reverend Dr. Clausell Boykin, Jr., Retired minister in the Ninth Episcopal District A.M.E. Church

Mr. Frederico G. “Paparoo” Beevers, the beloved Father of Episcopal Supervisor, Mother Arelis Beevers Davis, Second Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mrs. Julia W. Phillips, mother of Reverend Paul Phillips, Pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, Skipperville, Alabama, Ninth Episcopal District

Mr. Luther Brantley, Jr., the father of the Reverend Virginia B Ware, pastor of Saint James AME Church, Kelly, North Carolina, Second Episcopal District

The Reverend Dovey Roundtree, Esq., Former AME Church General Counsel, pioneering Civil Rights Lawyer and Army veteran who led the vanguard of women in the ministry of the AME Church

Ms. Sheila Musukuma Mulenga, beloved niece of Bishop Paul Mulenga Jones Kawimbe, Presiding Bishop of the 19th Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Reverend Fananyana Frans Moshweu, Superannuate, Nineteenth Episcopal District

Ms. Lister Matome Pheeha, beloved Aunt of Dr. Lister Kawimbe, Episcopal Supervisor, Nineteenth Episcopal District

Mr. Fulton White, the brother of Sister Brenda A. Merrill, Office Manager and Secretary to the Bishop for the First Episcopal District AME Church

Mrs. Mary Lee Herod Jones, the wife of the Reverend Columbus Jones, retired Itinerant Elder, Tennessee Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District