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, October 2018 

 (Listed in sequential order)


Angela C. Miller, mother of Reverend Aisha C. Johnson, Pastor of LaPlata AME Church, LaPlata, MD, Second Episcopal District

Mrs. Gladys Lee Ross Nettles, mother of Rev. Gregory C. Nettles (Gladys), pastor of Bethel AMEC, Camden, AR, Twelfth Episcopal District AMEC and Rev. Nicholas E. Nettles, (Wanquita) Associate Minister, First Baptist MB Church Little Rock, AR

The Reverend Carrie Nobles, Itinerant Elder of the New York Annual Conference, First Episcopal District

The Reverend James R. Glover, Jr., Retired Presiding Elder in the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Sister Gussie Lee Ferguson, the devoted mother of Rev. David L. Ferguson, the pastor of First AME Church, Orlando, of the Orlando District, Eleventh Episcopal District

Mrs. Earthalee Rogers, mother of Mrs. Dorothy Hayward, mother in-law of Rev. Keith Heyward, first lady and pastor of Bethel AME Church, Copiague, NY, First Episcopal District

Mrs. Velma A. Magee, 102 years of age, a member of Payne Memorial A.M.E. Church, New Orleans, Louisiana and grandmother of the Reverend Shelton Myers, Pastor of St. James AME Church in Hammond, Louisiana, Eighth Episcopal District

The Reverend George Champion, Jr., 50, of Brookhaven, GA, son of the late Dr. George Champion, Sr., retired General Officer, African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Reverend Clarence Reynolds, a retired presiding elder in the West Arkansas Annual Conference, Twelfth Episcopal District

The Reverend Patricia Carter, Twelfth Episcopal District AME Church minister; services were held at Historic Vernon A.M.E. Church

Rev. Ozzie Bolero Edwards, of First Bethel AME Church, New York, New York, First Episcopal District

Sis. Gussie Faye Lott, sister of the Reverend Dr. Helen C. Burton, Pastor of St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church, Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, Third Episcopal District

Former Episcopal Supervisor, Mrs. Geraldine S. Murph, widow of the Right Reverend Henry Wendell Murph, 86th Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Reverend M. S. "Karl" Colquittretired presiding elder of the Central District, Southwest Georgia Annual Conference, Sixth Episcopal District

Brother Marquis Richburg, son of Reverend Bernard Richburg, an Itinerant Elder in the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Sister Audrey Gibbs, the former first lady and wife of the Reverend Rudolph Gibbs, retired Itinerant Elder and former pastor for 30 years of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Rahway, NJ, First Episcopal District

Mrs. Vera Massey, mother of the Reverend Belinda Slater, pastor of St. Paul AME Church, Pine Bluff, Arkansas and mother-in-love of Bro. Charles Slater, Twelfth Episcopal District

Rev. Dr. Oscar Walden, Jr., a long-time clergy member of the Fourth Episcopal District, former pastor of Emmanuel Temple AME Church-Chicago and St. Matthews AME Church-Argo, Illinois; “Oscar Walden Jr. Exonerated 50 years after tortured confession””

Lorraine Burroughs, sister of Mrs. Kathleen Reid, Commissioner, Tanner Turner Memorial, Connectional WMS, and The Reverend Wesley I. Reid, Pastor of Lee Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, Cleveland, OH

Mrs. Cleo Parks, mother of Reverend Lana Parks Miller and the mother-in-law of Reverend Dr. James F. Miller, pastor of DuPage AME Church, Lisle, IL, Fourth Episcopal District

Mrs. Sarah C. Leonard, widow of the late Reverend R. A. Leonard, presiding elder of the Kingstree District, Seventh Episcopal District, a former 2nd vice president of the connectional Women’s Missionary Society & WMS Life Member

Sister Bennia Mitchell, mother of Rev. Allen Mitchell, mother in law of Rev. Tammy Mitchell, pastor of Remnant A.M.E. Church, Toms River, New Jersey, First Episcopal District

Mrs. Mayrose Evangeline Goodman Murray Moon, the mother of Reverend James E. Murray, Jr., retired Itinerant Elder, North Ohio Conference and Mrs. Yuolanda Murray, Scholarship Chair, CONN-M-SWAWO+PKS

Dr. Margaret Louise Cotton Olorunda, sister of Rev. Dr. Iola E. Williams, pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Milton Delaware, First Episcopal District

The Reverend Joseph McKibbins, Sr., a retired Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and former pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, Calhoun, Georgia, Sixth Episcopal District

Kevin Boyd, son of the Reverend Reuben Boyd and First Lady Sonja Boyd of Third Street Bethel AME Church, Richmond, Virginia, Second Episcopal District

Mr. Lawrence James, brother of the Reverend Jerry A. James, Pastor of Friendship A.M.E. Church, Clarksdale, Mississippi, brother-in-law of Mrs. Eloria James, president, Eighth District Clergy Family Organization (M-SWAWO Plus PK's)

Regina Tolefree, niece of the Reverends Truman and Bettie Tolefree's (pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Little Rock, AR) Twelfth Episcopal District

Presiding Elder, The Reverend Abram Noge Tsimane, Presiding Elder of the Lichtenburg District and Pastor of Robinson Temple A.M.E Church in the Johannesburg District, West Conference, Nineteenth Episcopal District