Necrology,  April 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)

The Reverend Newton Earle Dixon, husband of Corine and father of the Reverend Newton Dixon, Pastor of St. John AME Church, Clarendon, Jamaica, Sixteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Aluísio Rodrigues da Silva, Itinerant Deacon of the Dominican Republic Annual Conference, age 49, leaves a wife, Fatima de Figueirdo da Silva and three children, Jessica, Rafaela, and Joao of the Sixteenth Episcopal District

Reverend James Highsmith, pastor of the Princeton Circuit, Hot Springs/Arkadelphia District, West Arkansas Annual Conference, spouse of the Reverend Cheryle Highsmith, pastor of St. Andrew A.M.E. Church, Pine Bluff, AR, Twelfth Episcopal District

Mrs. Annie Armatha (Mooring) Ross, the mother of the Reverend Virginia Ann Ford (widow of Retired Presiding Elder James W. Ford) and grandmother of Latresa Michelle Davis, Monica Moss (Rev. Fred Moss) and Terrance Ford. Annie Armatha, Tenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Marnella Earsikleen Christopher, beloved mother of the Reverend Dr. Wendell O. Christopher, (Karen), pastor of Faith A.M.E. Church, Laurel, Maryland, Washington Conference Second Episcopal District

Sister Minnie Gilbert, the beloved grandmother of Reverend Laurice R. Martin, pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Campbellsville, Kentucky, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mr. Al-Mone Shamar Sweat, the brother of Alfuquan R. Sweat and the brother-in law of the Reverend Benessa K. Sweat, Pastor of Burks Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Paducah, KY, Thirteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend James Washington, Sr., retired First Episcopal District pastor; his pastorage included Trinity AME, New York and St. Stephen AME, Whitesboro, New Jersey

Brother James Matale, the regional coordinator of the Council of Churches in Zambia and the husband to the Reverend Suzanne M Matale, the Pastor in charge of Bethel AME Church Lusaka, Zambia

Alphonse Allen, Sr., father of the Reverend Dr. Alphonse Allen, Jr., pastor of Allen Temple AMEC in Cincinnati, Ohio, Third Episcopal District

Mrs. Catherine Howard, the aunt of Reverend & Mrs. James M. Redding, Pastor and First Lady of Saint Peter AME Church, Headland, Alabama, Ninth Episcopal District

Frances “Frankie” Elizabeth Miller Wilson, daughter of the late Rev. Isaac Alfonso and Elizabeth E. Miller, former pastor and first lady in the Baltimore and Washington Conferences of the Second Episcopal District A.M.E. Church

Sister Helen Morgan Hobson, mother of Kainan Hobson and mother in love of Rev. Dawn Lockett Hobson, Pastor of Richard Allen Church, London, England, Sixteenth Episcopal District

Tyler Grimes (12 years of age), the son of the Reverend Troy (Mrs. Tracye) Grimes of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pastor of Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, Louisiana Annual Conference, Eighth Episcopal District

Mrs. Cormell Green, the sister of Reverend Warren David Anderson and the sister-in-law of Mrs. Claudia Anderson. Reverend Warren D. Anderson is the Pastor of Greater Bethel AME Church, Brundidge, Alabama, Nineth Episcopal District

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Anderson, the mother of Reverend Altin DeVonta Anderson, a member of New Pisgah AME Church in Florence, AL, Ninth Episcopal District

Mrs. Flossie Mae Johnson Edmond, the mother of Rev. Alonzo Edmond, pastor of Smith Chapel A.M.E. Church, Rosenberg, Texas, Tenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Romiltia Shelton, an Itinerant Elder (Superannuated) of the Lexington District of the Kentucky Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District; the mother of Vada Shelton and Mary Cecil

Brother Clay S. Gloster, Sr, the father of the Rev. Dr. Clay Gloster, Jr., Associate Dean of the College of Science & Technology at NC A&T State University and the father-in-law of the Rev. Bridgette Gloster, pastor of St. John AMEC, Nebo, NC, Second Episcopal District

The Reverend Vivian Smith, former pastor of Saint Matthew AME Church - East Thomas, Birmingham, Alabama, Ninth Episcopal District

Kary Williams, Sr., father of the Reverend Kary Williams, Jr., pastor of Young Chapel AME Church in Huntington, West Virginia, Third Episcopal District

The Reverend, Dr. James Hal Cone, 79, an AME itinerant elder, renowned founder of Black Liberation Theology, award-winning author and Bill & Judith Moyers Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York

The Reverend Saul Yamba retired itinerant elder, member of Bethel A.M.E. Church Lusaka in the Lusaka North District, South East Zambia Annual Conference of the 17th Episcopal District

Clarence Ndesaula, first born son of the Rev. Christopher Ndesaula of the 17th Episcopal District, South East Zambia Annual Conference, Lusaka North District

Memorine K Chama, the sister to the Reverend Martin C Chama, Presiding Elder, Lusaka North District of the South East Zambia Annual Conference, Seventh Episcopal District