April 2023 Necrology 

 "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-

Mrs.  Lula Shaw Cleckley, the immediate past President of the Connectional Ministers’ Spouses, Widows and Widowers Organization, Plus P.K.’S and Life Member of the Women’s Missionary Society

Brother Willie J. WhiteSr., father of The Reverend Willie White, Jr., Pastor of Johns Chapel AME Church in Enterprise, Alabama in the Southeast Alabama Conference of the Ninth Episcopal District

Mother Lillian Canty, died on her 85th birthday,  she was the mother of the Reverend Vivian Canty, pastor of St. James AME Church, Dickson, Tennessee, Thirteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Charles Cloy, Itinerant Elder in the New England Annual Conference of the First Episcopal District, the pastor of St. James A.M.E. Church in Danbury, CT, and the husband of Mrs. Cherita Cloy

Deacon David “Junior” Myers, Jr., age 85 of Swansea, South Carolina, the brother in love/law of Bishop Harry L. and Supervisor Sherita Moon Seawright

Mrs. Madge Daniels of Bermuda, the sister of Mrs. Vivienne Anderson, Episcopal Supervisor Retired, widow of Late Right Reverend Vinton R. Anderson

Sis. Joan D. Gantt, of Norfolk, VA, the beloved sister of the Reverend Kevin Wilson, Pastor of St. Paul AME Church, Winchester, Virginia, and sister-in-law to First Lady Priscilla Wilson; Portsmouth Richmond Roanoke District, Virginia Conference of the Second Episcopal District

The Reverend George W. Brown, Jr. Retired Itinerant Elder, his last pastoral assignment was St. Luke (Sumter) African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sumter District, Northeast Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church

Brother Montraze Slater of Mobile, Alabama, the son of The Reverend Willie Burns, Pastor of Greater Ruth AME Church in Mobile, Alabama in the Southwest Alabama Conference of the Ninth Episcopal District

Dr. Elizabeth Dwomo Fokuo, the wife of Dr. Yaw Fokuo, Presiding Elder of the Ashanti District and Pastor of Episcopal Worship Centre, she was the 14th Episcopal District President of the Women's Missionary Society and also served on the board of trustee of the African Methodist Episcopal University

Mrs. Joe Ann Hoffman, the widow of Rev. William Hoffman who pastored in the Northwest Texas Conference, a WMS Life Member and former Connectional PME Director serving from 1991-1999

Dr. John Q. Owens, who served with distinction for many years as the Director of the Commission on Social Action of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; the spouse of Dr. Dorothy Owens, Founding President of the Connectional Minister’s Spouses, Widows and Widowers Organization of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Reverend Emmanuel Vaughn, Sr, spouse of the love of his life, Sis. Mary Vaughn who served as pastor to five churches in the Fourth Episcopal District,  Bethel AME, Seymore, IN, Spruce Street AME, Terre Haute, IN, Allen Chapel AME, Marion, IN, First AME, Gary, IN and Grant Memorial AME, Chicago, I1

The Reverend Francine McDaniel, a Local Elder of Bailey Springs AME Church, St. Florian, Alabama in the Northwest Alabama Annual Conference of the Ninth Episcopal District and she is the sister-in-law of Reverend James H. (Jacklyn) Barnett, Pastor of Gaines Chapel AME Church in Anniston, Alabama

The Reverend Davie “Billy” Brown, an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the spouse of Mrs. Lisa Brown, and the pastor of Magnolia Stateline (Hamer) African Methodist Episcopal Church, Florence-Dillon District, Northeast Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church

Sister Shirley E. White of Charleston, South Carolina, grandmother of the Rev. Tashara S. Void, pastor of Campbell’s Chapel AME Church, VA Beach, Virginia, Second Episcopal District

For inquires concerning the Necrology Listing email: OEasleyL@amecfic.net.

On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield and Dr. Jacquelyn DuPont Walker, Director, Social Action Commission, we extend profound sympathy to all bereaved families. "We wish them the peace that comes from knowing God Is There and pray that He will keep you in His Promised, Gentle Care."

In Sympathy and Prayer,

Ora L. Easley, International Administrator