2 Corinthians 5:1  "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"


Necrology, September 2018 

 (Listed in sequential order)

The Reverend Dr. Donald Williamspastor of Sulphur Springs AME Church, Cunningham, TN Tennessee Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Mary L. Goggins, mother of the Reverend Etoria V. Goggins, Pastor, of First AME Church, Manassas, Virginia Washington Conference, Second Episcopal District

Mrs. Mamie Bennett Tolefree, sister in law of The Reverend Truman Tolefree, Pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Little Rock, AR, Twelfth Episcopal District

Carol D. Willis, II, a member of Bethel AMEC N. Little Rock, Arkansas, Twelfth Episcopal District former law student and long-time aide to former President Bill Clinton; a key person in black-voter efforts; an AME PK and manager of the family’s funeral home in McGehee, AR

Mr. Robert L. Singletary, Sr., SFC (retired), US Army, uncle of the Reverend Garland F. Pierce, Executive Director, AME Church Department of Christian Education

Mr. Calvin F. Cole, Sr., father of the Reverend Victor (Maria) Cole, Pastor, of Mount Zion AME Church, Jacksonville, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Mr. Charlie Goldsby, father of the Reverend Allison Howell (Reverend Daryell), pastor of St. Phillip A.M.E. Church, Magnolia, Arkansas, Twelfth Episcopal District

The Reverend Artis Lee Owens, Sr., retired Itinerant Elder in the East Arkansas Conference, 12th Episcopal District

Mr. Simon Potlaki Thebe, father of the Reverend Beatrice Motokoa, pastor of Agnes Ball Temple AME Church in Maseru, Lesotho, Eighteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Odell Meadough, Supernumerary of the Arkansas Conference, Twelfth Episcopal District

Mr. Romulus Bernard Sims, brother of Reverend Marcus Sims, Pastor of White Oak AME Church and brother-in-law of Mrs. Penny Sims, First Lady of White Oak AME Church, Eufaula, Alabama, Ninth Episcopal District

Retired Presiding Elder, The Rev. J. Bernard Wilder of the Eastern District of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference, Second Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church

Sister Frances Tunnell, aunt of Reverend Jerome Morris, pastor of Siloam A.M.E. Church, Lincoln, Delaware, First Episcopal District

The Reverend Dr. Robert Louis Jefferies, retired Itinerant Elder, Tenth Episcopal District

Sister Annette Fears Dumas, spouse of Rev. Charles W. Dumas Sr., pastor of St. Luke AME Church in Forsyth, GA and mother of Rev. Charles W. Dumas Jr., pastor of Townsley Chapel AME Church, Savannah, GA, Sixth Episcopal District

The Reverend Donald Spiller, Local Elder, St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Milton, Pennsylvania, Third Episcopal District

Mrs.  Mattie B. Snyder, mother of the Reverend Dale Snyder, Pastor of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Erie, Pennsylvania and Mrs. Yolanda Byrd Snyder, Corresponding Secretary, Connectional MCAM

Bro. William J. “Bill” Long, Jr., brother of the Reverend A. J. Holman, Sr., pastor of Bethel A. M. E. Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Thirteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Caleb Ngoma, Presiding Elder, Retired, Lusaka North District, South East Zambia Annual Conference, Seventeenth Episcopal District, who served as the General Administrator to Nine Bishops

The Reverend Samuel L. Dennis, Pastor of Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church, Kingstree District, Palmetto Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church

The Reverend Lee M. Seward, Retired Presiding Elder of the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, having served as the Presiding Elder of the Columbia, Kingstree, Spartanburg and Georgetown Districts; his last assignment was the Lancaster District, retiring in 2014

Mr. Bruce Elliot Hannahbrother of Mrs. Brenda Hannah Moss, wife of Reverend Tan C. Moss, pastor at Greater Grant Memorial AME Church, Jacksonville, FL, Eleventh Episcopal District

Ms. Hattie Mae Mullins, mother of Mrs. Marcenia Dawson, the wife of The Reverend David Dawson, Supply Pastor of Spelman Chapel, Kent, OH, Third Episcopal District