Necrology      May 2018- May 2019

“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 by month-year)

- AME Church General Board Reporting Period -

Reverend Vibert White, Sr., retired minister of the St. Petersburg District - West Coast Annual Conference, Eleventh Episcopal 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. McNeil, Retired 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 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 PA, 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 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, 9th 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 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

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

JUNE 2018

Sister Bobbie J. Owens, WMS Hall of Fame Member and spouse of Retired Itinerant Elder, Reverend Artis Lee Owens, Sr, Twelfth Episcopal District

Mr. Kenneth Ray Brown, the brother of the Rev. Randy Brown, pastor of Ebenezer AME Church, Nashville, TN and brother-in-law of Mrs. Virginia Brown, President 13th Episcopal District M-SWAWO plus PK's.

The Reverend Albert Lee Hezekiah Hyche, Presiding Elder of the South Birmingham-Huntsville-Bessemer District and the husband of Atty. Ida Tyree Hyche, International Editor, The Missionary Magazine of the Women's Missionary Society

Mrs. Ernest Ferdinand, mother of the Reverend Marcson Despas, Pastor of Bethel AME Church in Cabaret, Haiti; the Reverend Casimir Ferdinand, former Pastor of Bethel AME Church, and the Reverend Sauveur Bristol, former AME Pastor; Sixteenth Episcopal District

Sis. Margaret Leaks Simmons, devoted wife of the Reverend Robert Simmons, Sr., Pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church, Hernando, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Mr. Dennis E. Laffoon, Sr., father of The Reverend Dennis Laffoon, Jr., the pastor of Bethel AME Church, Saginaw, Michigan, Fourth Episcopal District

Mrs. Ruth Dill, the wife of Mr. Howard L. T. Dill, mother of Presiding Elder Howard Dill and the mother-in-law of Rev. Dr. Emilygail Dill, Bermuda Conference, First Episcopal District. Mrs. Dill was a member of Vernon Temple A.M.E. Church in Bermuda

The Reverend Frederick L. Fields, an Itinerant Elder, in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Eighth Episcopal District., last serving as pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in New Orleans, LA

Mrs. Jennie Louise Witherspoon Lemons, a member of St. John AME Church, Nashville, Tennessee and the daughter of the Reverend Lee Daniel Witherspoon, a former Director of the AME Church Pension Department

The Reverend Dr. E. E. Coates, age 96, Pastor Emeritus of the historic Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas where he served for 37 years from 1965-2002, Tenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Victor Goodman, Pastor of Wayman Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Columbia, Tennessee, Thirteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Louis Sidney Parham, Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, Indiana, Fourth Episcopal District

Sister Nyanda Dutch-Malik, wife of the Reverend Tsaka Dutch-Malik, members of Union Bethel AMEC Church Brandywine, MD, who worked beside her husband in the Community Outreach and Street Ministries, the Disability Ministry and the Food Pantry, Second Episcopal District

Mrs. Bernice Johnson, sister of the Reverend Beverly Cofield, Third Episcopal District Music Ministry Director/MCAM Chair and Minister of Music for St. Paul AME Church, Cleveland, Ohio

Retired Presiding Elder Henry R. Griffin, Jr., who presided with grace and integrity from 1998-2000 over Quincy/Monticello District; 2000-2004 Gadsden County District and 2004-2005 Quincy District in the Florida Conference before retiring in 2005, Eleventh Episcopal District

Mother Helen C. Gray, the mother of the Reverend Madonna Gray, Pastor of Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Third Episcopal District

Sister Cleta Jane Tolbert, wife of the Reverend I. V. Tolbert, retired former pastor of Emmanuel AME Church in San Antonio, Texas, Tenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Lea Etta East, the mother of Rev. Etta East Anderson, pastor of St. Paul AME Church, Rockwall Texax, Tenth Episcopal District

Mr. Du'Juan Mandell Dowdy, son of Dr. Janie Dowdy-Dandridge, Connectional AME WIM Herstiographer and Pastor of Brown Chapel AME Church Union City, TN and Dr. John Dandridge, Pastor of Quinn Chapel AME Church Paris, TN, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Reverend Leslie T. Pezi, retired Emeritus Presiding Elder and a former pastor in the Worchester District, Cape Conference of the Fifteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Emma Johnson, the sister of the Rev. Dr. Marshall Hobbs, Sr., Ret. Presiding Elder, Paul Quinn District, Tenth District

Reverend Gaylyn Harris Skeets Wilson, the Sister-in-Law of Reverend Melvin E. Wilson, Pastor of Saint Matthew AME Church, Orange, NJ, First Episcopal District

Trent Kendall, the nephew; youngest son of the late brother of the Reverend Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingram, Episcopal Supervisor of the First Episcopal District

 
 

The Reverend Harry Leonard Dawkins Sr, the husband of Mrs. Clatties Hill Dawkins, was the Senior Pastor of New Bethel AME Church, Jacksonville, FL. He had served the AMEC with distinction with more than 49 years of pastoral ministry in the Eleventh Episcopal District

Mrs. Marcella A. Waltz, the grandmother of the Reverend James C. Simmons, pastor of Baber A.M.E. Church in Rochester, NY, First Episcopal District

JULY 2018

Mrs. Janice Elizabeth Burns Jacobs, member of Saint Paul A. M. E. Church - Ocala, FL., Eleventh Episcopal District, the sister of former Connectional Lay Organization President, Mr. Jesse L. Burns, Jr.

Jeffrey Hanibal Montaque, nephew of Rev. Dr. Barbara Simmons, Pastor of Bethel AME Church Plymouth, MA; and the cousin of Rev. Darryl Malden, Pastor of Bethel AME Church. Fall River, MA, First Episcopal District

The Reverend W. Damone Johnson, Sr., 69, pastor of Greater St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Orlando, Florida, Nurturing” North Orlando District, Eleventh Episcopal District; he had pastored several churches in the Central Annual Conference

Presiding Elder Henry John Legolie, 104-years of age; one month and a few days short of his 105th birthday; receiving his last appointment in 2004 at the age of 91, officially retiring from the Fifteenth Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2005

The Reverend John K. Holiday, a retired presiding elder in the Eighth Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church; the husband of Mrs. Leonia Holiday, last serving as presiding elder of the Central New Orleans-Bogalusa District in the Louisiana Annual Conference

The Reverend Marlette Tramain Ford Gilbert, 67, retired itinerant elder from the Eleventh Episcopal District who pastored in the

Sixth Episcopal District and returned to Orlando, FL upon her retirement to be closer to family joining the ministerial staff at Mt. Zion AME Church-Oakland, FL

Keith D. Hill, Brother of Dr. Kenneth H. Hill, Retired General Officer and Pastor of Shorter Chapel AME Church, Franklin, Tennessee

Reverend Melvin Coleman, Retired Pastor and husband of the Reverend Rosalyn G. Coleman, Presiding Elder, Columbia District, Columbia Annual Conference, Seventh Episcopal District

Sister Alice Yvonne Griffin Thompson, the Aunt of The Reverend Dr. Elvin J. Parker III, Pastor of Hurst Chapel AMEC, Riviera Beach, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Deacon Clifton Joseph Gay, Jr., of Lexington, Kentucky, the Father of The Reverend Sherry (William) Gay Green, Pastor of Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Manchester, Kentucky, Kentucky Annual Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Brother Kenneth L. White, husband of the Reverend Natasha Burley-White, Associate Minister at Asbury Chapel A.M.E. Church, Louisville, Kentucky, the Reverend Wallace L. Gunn, Sr., Pastor, Kentucky Annual Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Percy Thornton, Local Elder of the West Tennessee Conference and Ministerial Staff member of Avery Chapel A.M.E. Church, Memphis, TN, the Reverend Lula Martin Sanderson, Pastor, West Tennessee Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Elizabeth M. Scott, retired Itinerant Elder, serving in the Pittsburgh and Ohio Conferences; three times pursued the office of Bishop in the AME Church; the mother of the Reverend Edward A. Scott, pastor, Allen Chapel AMEC in Staunton, VA/mother-in-law of Pastor Andrea Cornett-Scott, Christ Our Redeemer AMEC Staunton, VA

Mr. James E. Lyons, Sr. of Cameron, NC, the father of Dr. Steven L. Lyons, Pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church, Hillsborough, NC and the father-in-law of Sister Nikki W. Lyons, First Lady of Mt. Zion and the Western North Carolina Conference Branch WMS President

Ms. Virginia Singletary Powell, great-aunt of the Reverend Garland F. Pierce, Executive Director, AME Church Department of Christian Education

Ms. Martha Tulu Ndawo Qokela, Mother of Presiding Elder Qokela, Presiding Elder of the Potchefstroom District, Nineteenth Episcopal District AME Church

Ms. Emma Jean Howard, the mother of Sister Gwen Bivens and mother in law of the Rev. Albert Bivens, Jr. pastor, Greater New Bethel AME Church, Live Oak, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Mr. Alvin Daniels, the brother of Bishop David Rwhynica Daniels, Jr., the 124th Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Presiding Prelate of the Fifteenth Episcopal District

AUGUST 2018

Ms. Gail Bell, sister of the Reverend Artis Fletcher, Pastor of Mt Holly Circuit - New Union AME Church, Stephens, Arkansas & Union AME Church, Mt Holly, Arkansas, and sister-in-law of Dr. Sharon Fletcher, Twelfth Episcopal District AMEC

The Reverend Derrick M. Farmer, Sr., age 40, of Tabor City, North Carolina, Southern District, North Carolina Conference, 2nd Episcopal District

   

Mr. Charlie Goldsby, the 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, the 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, Rev. J. Bernard Wilder of the Eastern District of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference, Second Episcopal District

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, the 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., the 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, the Pastor of Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church, Kingstree District, Palmetto Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church

October 2018

Angela C. Miller, the 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, FL, Orlando District, Eleventh Episcopal District

Mrs. Earthalee Rogers, the mother of Mrs. Dorothy Hayward, the 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 the 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 whose services were held at Historic Vernon A.M.E. Church

Rev. Ozzie Bolero Edwards of First Bethel AME Church, New York, Ny, 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" Colquitt, Retired Presiding Elder of the Central District of the Southwest Georgia Annual Conference, Sixth Episcopal District

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

 

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

The Reverend Simon Arthur Perkins, Jr., retired 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, the Pastor of St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church in Opelika, Alabama and the aunt of Miss Roberta Benton, Connectional Assistant Recording Secretary of the AME Church YPD

Bro. Douglas Spencer, the uncle of the Reverend Joe Benton, the Pastor of St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church in Opelika, Alabama 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

**The Right Reverend 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, 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, 13th 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 13th Episcopal District, the brother and brother in law of Rev. Dr. Spencer Lamar Booker and Lady Gail G. Booker, Fifth Episcopal District

FEBRUARY 2019

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

Mrs. Elizabeth Fletcher Frazier, the mother of the Reverend Artis Fletcher (Dr. Sharon Fletcher), pastor of the Mt. Holly Circuit, West Arkansas Annual Conference, Twelfth Episcopal District

Rev. Scottie Swinney, pastor of St. Philip AME Church, Savannah, GA, Sixth Episcopal District

Mr. Bernard Monteiro. grandfather of Rev. Dr. Lanel D. Guyton, Presiding Elder of the Brooklyn/West Chester District, NY Annual Conference and Rev. M. Lloyd (Malcolm) Guyton, pastor of St. Paul AME Church, Philadelphia Annual Conference, 1st District

 
 

Mrs. Mozelle Williams Myers, the spouse of Retired Presiding Elder Samuel L. Myers, Seventh Episcopal District

Mrs. Annie M. Huckaby, the mother of Dr. Roberta Hill, wife of General Officer Retired, Dr. Kenneth Hill

Mrs. Marlene Wilson, paternal grandmother of the Reverend Jermaine L Wilson, (Reverend Duwanna K. Wilson) pastor of Saint John AME Church in Frankfort, Kentucky, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Patricia "Pat" Nettles-Allen, the sister of Rev. Gregory C. Nettles, pastor of Bethel, Camden and 12th Episcopal District Sons of Allen Coordinator, and sister-in-law to Gladys F. Nettles, WAC MSWAWO+Pk’s president

Mrs. Mineola Gardner Moss, the mother of the Rev. Fred Moss, pastor of Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church, Sherman TX, and mother- in-law of Lady Monica Moss of the North Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Mr. Oscar M. Smith, father of Dr. Jan Clayton, father-in-law of Rev. Kevin Clayton, Sr., Pastor of Greater St. John AME, Tulsa, OK, Twelfth Episcopal District

Mr. Gordon Ruffin, son of The Reverend Cheryl Ruffin, Pastor of St. Paul AME Church, Pittsburgh, PA, Third Episcopal District

Mr. David F. Richards Jr., father of Rev. David Richards III, pastor of New Hope AME Church, Atlanta, GA, Sixth Episcopal District

The Reverend Gary Michael Hearst, I, Retired Itinerant Elder, Third Episcopal District

Mrs. Minerva Olivia Green, faithful member of Mt. Olive AME Church-Orlando, sister of Bishop Samuel L. Green, Sr, sister-in-law of Supervisor Phyllis Green, mother of Rev. Marcus R. Green, mother-in-law, sibling to Ret. Master Serg. Paul Green and the Reverend Drs. Henry, John and David Green and a beloved grandmother

Mrs. Rose M. Woody, age 82, the Aunt of Rev. Troy I. Thomas and in-law to Rev. Dr. Maxine L. Thomas, Pastor and Assistant Pastor of Quinn Chapel AME Church in Louisville, KY, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mr. Eugene Davis, Jr., brother of Supervisor Christy Davis Jackson, Esq. and brother in law of Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, Presiding Prelate, Sixth Episcopal District, President, Council of Bishops

Presiding Elder Gregory L. Edmond, Presiding Elder of the Northern District of the North Carolina Conference, Second Episcopal District and a member of the General Board of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mother Earnestine Paskel Broughton, the mother of Presiding Elder Kent J. Broughton of the Camden - El Dorado District, West Arkansas Annual Conference

Mrs. Lee Dora Wilkes Berry, the mother of the Reverend Sherman Berry, pastor of Union Chapel AME Church in Kentwood, Louisiana, Eighth Episcopal District and the mother-in-law of the Reverend Velma Berry

Presiding Elder Emeritus Edward C. Wilson, Baltimore Conference, Second Episcopal District

Mrs. Alhelmina Cole LaMondue, mother of the Rev. John E. Cager III, Pastor of Ward AME Church, Los Angeles, CA, Mother-In- Love of Mrs. Kinette K. Cager, Connectional Conn-M-Swawo+PK's Financial Secretary, Fifth Episcopal District

Sister Cynthia A. Wiggins, sister of Reverend Lasagne Smith, Pastor of Greater Saint Paul AME Church in Scottsboro, Al and Matthews Chapel in Stevenson, Al, and sister-in-law of Reverend Jerry W. Smith, Pastor of Bailey Springs AME Church in Florence, Al, Ninth Episcopal District

Mrs. Deborah A. Avie, the sister of Rev. Robert Green, pastor of Jones AME Praise & Worship Center, Houston, TX in the Texas Annual Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Lettie Mae Ferguson, the mother of Rev. Arthur Ferguson, pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, West Columbia TX in the Texas Annual Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Brother Clifton L. Washington II, the spouse of Mrs. Eddie Mae Williams Washington, daughter of the late Presiding Elder E. D. Williams and Mrs. Nettie Gray Williams, Eighth Episcopal District

Mrs. Barbara "BJ" H. Wells, Former First Lady of Flipper Temple AME Church, Atlanta, GA, Sixth Episcopal District

Mrs. Barbara Mosby, the Mother of Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler and the Mother-In-Love of the Reverend Dr. Timothy E. Tyler, the Pastor of Shorter Community African Methodist Episcopal Church in Denver, Colorado and the son of Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry, Retired

Mr. James L. Williams, a former Connectional and Eleventh Episcopal District Lay Organization President, recognized as President Emeritus at both the Connectional and Episcopal levels of the Lay Organization

Mr. Keith A. London, the brother of the Reverend Wanda London, Pastor of Payne Memoria AME Church, Jessup, Maryland, Second Episcopal District

Rev. Victoria G. Wlue, of the Eliza Turner Memorial AME Church in Monrovia, Liberia, Fourteenth Episcopal District

Rev. Tarkolo A. Miller, Pastor of the Mt. Ashton AME Church, Camp Palmas District, Liberia Annual Conference, Fourteenth Episcopal District

Rev. Frank Satchel, a retired pastor in the Eleventh Episcopal District.

Glenn W. West, husband of Licentiate Deia N. West, son-in-Law of Rev. Dr. Cecelia Williams, Supply Pastor, Greater Bethel – 3rd

MARCH 2019

Sis. Andrea Demarest the daughter of Rev. James Franklin, Pastor Mt. Pisgah AME Church, Webster Florida, Orlando District -Central Conference, Eleventh Episcopal District

 

Mrs. Joyce Day is the sister of the late Dr. Joseph Lee Joiner, (Secretary-Treasurer, Pension Department), Retired General Officer, African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mr. Charles E. Harris, oldest member of Olive Light AME Church and father of Licentiate Charlene Harris of Smackover, AR, Twelfth Episcopal District

Albert D. Ray, Jr, the brother of the Reverend Robert A. Ray, pastor of Wayman AME Church, Frederick, Maryland, Second Episcopal District

Ms. Patricia Moye, the niece of Rev. Mary Newton of the Washington Conference, Second Episcopal District

**The Right Reverend Frederick Hilborn Talbot, Ninetieth Elected and Consecrated Bishop, African Methodist Episcopal Church, husband of Dr. Sylvia Ross Talbot, Episcopal Supervisor Retired

Sister Sandra Jenkins, the mother of Rev. Erica Bennett, Associate Minister, LaPlata AME Church, Washington Conference, 2nd Episcopal District

Sharone A. Lee, the sister of Reverend Darryl Lee, Pastor of Mt. Nebo (Hollywood) AME Church, Edisto District, South Carolina Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District

Sister Massilee Anderson, the sister of Reverend Warren David Anderson, Pastor of Greater Bethel AME Church, Brundidge, Alabama and sister-in-law of Mrs. Claudia Anderson, 1st Vice President of the M-SWAWO+PK’s, Ninth Episcopal District

Mrs. Annie Lee Magee, the mother of Reverend Mary M. Lucas and mother-in-law of the Reverend Larry Lucas, Sr., Pastor and First Lady of Leonard Chapel AME Church, Independence, Louisiana, Eighth Episcopal District

Mrs. Billye Joyce Wright, the wife of Retired Presiding Elder E. L. Wright, II. of the Greater Dallas District of the North Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Georgia M. Raglin (93 years of age), mother of Mr. Mark Raglin, spouse of the Reverend Stephanie M. Raglin, pastor of Embry Chapel A.M.E. Church, Elizabethtown, KY, Thirteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Kenneth Wayne Kelley, Itinerant Elder and former pastor in the Third Episcopal District, the husband of The Reverend Stephanie Ransom Kelley, former pastor in the Third District and the great granddaughter of Bishop Reveredy C. Ransom

MAY 2019

Sis. Joanne M. Gross, the mother of the Reverend Stephanie M. Atkins, Pastor of Elevation Chapel AME Church of the Baltimore Conference, Second Episcopal District

Rev. James Coaxum, Jr, retired Itinerate Elder in the Seventh Episcopal District and the father of Rev. Dr. James Coaxum, III, pastor of St. James AME Church in Atlantic City, New Jersey, First Episcopal District

The Reverend Joetta Davis, Local Elder at Warren AME Church, Toledo, Ohio and wife of Mr. Samuel Davis, Third Episcopal District

Mr. Spencer R. Fairley, brother of The Reverend Thomas Fant, pastor of Park Place AME Church, Homestead, PA, Third Episcopal District

The Reverend Nancy Marita Williams Charley, the daughter of the late Rev. A. Lewis Williams, Former Editor of The Christian Recorder, sister-in-law of Mrs. Delores Kennedy-Williams, Fifth Connectional President of the Women’s Missionary Society.

The Reverend Albertha Merriman, local lder and associate minister at St. Paul AME Church, Cambridge, MA, Reverend Ellis I. Washington, Pastor, First Episcopal District

Mr. Willie A. Gholston, Sr, a stalwart, longtime layperson in the Fourth Episcopal District, husband of Mrs. Pearla Gholston, the father of Rev. Willie A. Gholston, Jr, pastor of First Community AMEC Grand Rapids and Rev. Precious Gholston

Mrs. Blanchie Mosbey Dobson, the daughter of the late Rev. Lee Edgar Mosbey, a Pastor and Presiding Elder in the Thirteenth Episcopal District and the late Mrs. Ruby Harris Mosbey, a past Tennessee Conference WMS President and Episcopal District YPD Director

Reverend Gloria Maddox, the sister of Rev. Fred Blackwell of the East Tennessee Conference, 13th Episcopal District AME Church and was a faithful Pastor in the 13th Episcopal District over 22 years

The Reverend William F. Dancy, Retired Pastor, Fifth Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mrs. Ruthie Biggs, the mother of Sister Charolett B. Martin (Presiding Elder Randolph W Martin, Sr, of the Hot Springs-Arkadelphia District, West Arkansas Annual Conference, Twelfth Episcopal District

Mrs. Paulette Bailey Burris, the sister of the Rev. Cedric J. Bailey Sr., Pastor of Saint Luke AME Church, Erin, TN, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mr. William "Bill" Ford, Jr., last living uncle of District Consultant Beverly H. Postell (Presiding Elder Henry), North Orlando District, Central Conference, Eleventh Episcopal District

Reverend Denise Rogers, human rights activist, Fifth Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mr. William C. Collins, Jr., the father of Reverend Keith Lawrence Collins, Pastor of Allen Chapel, Ravenna, Ohio, Third District

 

Sis. Bettye D. Bryant, Eleventh Episcopal District Women's Missionary Society President

The Reverend John H. Burns, II, pastor of First AME Church (FAME) of Farmington Hills, Michigan, Fourth Episcopal District

Dr. Julia Wade, wife of Dr. James M. Wade, Executive Director, Department of Church Growth and Development, African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The Reverend Mary Dawson Myrick, a retired Itinerant Elder in the AMEC and member of the Florida Annual Conference in the Eleventh Episcopal District

Mr. Frederick Bell, the brother of the Rev. Larry J. Bell, pastor of Vernon Chapel-Detroit, Michigan, President of the SE Ministerial AME Alliance and member of the General Board representing the 4th Episcopal District AMEC

Elder Vernon Ogilvie, brother of the Rev. Dr. Trent Ogilvie, Pastor of Bethel Chapel AME Church, Columbia, TN and the brother-in-law of Rev. Sharon Ogilvie of Wayman Chapel AME Church, Columbia, TN, Thirteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Dr. Waymon T. Dixon, an Itinerant Elder in the AMEC and member of the South Annual Conference in the Eleventh Episcopal District.

Sister Cordelia Bennett, widow of The Reverend Hugh Bennett, and mother of Harriet Bennett-Cooper (James); she was a renowned musician, Educator and former 12th Episcopal District YPD Director

Lishara Janae Mosby, the niece of Reverend Anna E. Mosby, Senior Pastor, St. Jude AME Church and President of the Second Episcopal District Women in Ministry (WIM)