January 2019

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"


(Listed in sequential order)

Reverend Pierre Abraham, Itinerant Elder, First Episcopal District, member of the ministerial staff of Bethel AME Church Reading, Pennsylvania for over 46 years

Reverend Leroy Wayman Sneed, Presiding Elder (Retired) Eleventh Episcopal District, retiring from the Gainesville District where he served faithfully until retirement

Ms. Lela Walker Barrow, the dear aunt of Sister Nikki Walker Lyons, First Lady of Mt. Zion AME Church, Hillsborough, NC, Dr. Steven L. Lyons, Pastor and President of the WNC Conference WMS Conference Branch

The Reverend Simon Arthur Perkins, Jr., Ret. Itinerant Elder who served in both the Fourth and the Third Episcopal Districts; pastorate in the Third District included St. Paul, Akron, Ohio, Greater Allen, Dayton and Allen Temple, Cincinnati, Ohio

Sister Earnestine O. Dixson, mother of Reverend Eleanor Dixson-Hobbs, Itinerant Elder in the New York Annual Conference, First Episcopal District  

Zachary Morris, the son of the Reverend Sylvia Morris, former pastor of Bethel AME Church, Mt. Union, PA and current Chaplain at the State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon, PA

The Reverend William David Lewis, Jr., Local Elder and Supply Pastor of St. James AME Church, Cadiz, Ohio, Third Episcopal District

Sis. Kimberly Benton, the sister of Reverend Joe Benton, pastor of St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church in Opelika, Al and the aunt of Miss Roberta Benton, Connectional Assistant Recording Secretary of the AME Church YPD

Bro. Douglas Spencer, uncle of the Reverend Joe Benton, the Pastor of St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church in Opelika, Al and uncle of Miss Roberta Benton, Connectional Assistant Recording Secretary of the AME Church YPD

Reverend Pauline Frances Wilson, local Elder at Greater Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church, Clarksville, TN and served as a supply pastor in the Tennessee Annual Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Shirley Vaughn Collins the mother of Mrs. Sheila Williams and the mother-in-law of the Reverend Troy A. Williams, Pastor of Payne Memorial AME Church in New Orleans, Louisiana, Eighth Episcopal District 

Mrs. Doris Elmore Jackson, the grandmother of the Reverend Dr. Lorenzo Neal, Pastor of New Bethel AME Church in Jackson, Mississippi, Eighth Episcopal District

Bishop McKinley Young, the 109th Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Senior Bishop and Presiding Prelate, Third Episcopal District

The Most Reverend David Craig Wallace, the brother of Reverend Jeaninne D. Wallace, Pastor of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Manhattan District of the New York Annual Conference, First Episcopal District

Marquis Don'te Williams, the grandson of the Reverend & Mrs. Chestine Sims (pastor and 1st lady of Union AM.E. Church, Little Rock, AR, Twelfth Episcopal District

Coach Kenneth Carter, the father of the Rev. Kennetta Carter, Pastor of Roberts Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church, Suwannee-North District, East Annual Conference of the Eleventh Episcopal District

Mrs. Gloria H. Parker, was the wife of the late Rev. Lawrence A. Parker, Sr – who served churches in the 1st and 5th Episcopal Districts, a WMS Life Member, relocating to Louisville, KY becoming an active member of Quinn Chapel Louisville, KY, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Reverend Dawid Moses, Presiding Elder of the Montagu District in the Cape Annual Conference, Fifteenth Episcopal District

Sister Sharon Danita Betts Thomas, the mother of Reverend Paul J. Thomas, Pastor of A.M.E. Union Church, Philadelphia District of the Philadelphia Annual Conference, First Episcopal District

The Reverend Frank Griffin, who served the Church for more than 53 years of pastoral ministry in the 11th Episcopal District, the father of the Reverend Leo Griffin, pastor of Wesley AME Church in Houston, Texas, 10th Episcopal District

Mrs. Elsie Douglas Weir, 95, of Broadhurst Kent, England, maternal aunt of Mrs. Vivienne L. Anderson, Episcopal Supervisor retired

Mr. Henry Ray Hudson, brother of Reverend Dr. David B. Rhone Jr., Presiding Elder of The Atlanta South District of the Atlanta North Georgia Conference, Sixth Episcopal District and the son of Retired Pastor, Reverend David B. Rhone Sr.

Mrs. Eleanor Worthy, the mother of the Reverend Richard H. Worthy, Presiding Elder, Wilmington District of the Delaware Annual Conference, First Episcopal District

Mr. Benjamin Roosevelt Booker, Jr., the son of The Late Presiding Elder Benjamin R. Booker, Sr. of the Thirteenth Episcopal District, the brother and brother in law of Rev. Dr. Spencer Lamar Booker and Lady Gail G. Booker, Fifth Episcopal District

Mr. John Emerson, father of Mrs. Jackie Weary (Rev. Willie Weary, pastor of Peters Chapel, Muskogee, OK) and grandfather of Johnathan Weary, the Nominating Committee Chair for the Connectional YPD

Mrs. Gracie K. Young, the mother of the Reverend Birdie Parker and the mother-in-law of the Reverend Joseph Parker, Pastor of Turner Chapel AME Church in Greenwood, Mississippi, Eighth Episcopal District