Necrology, March 2024 

 "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. Edith Chandler Kennedy, the mother of our former District Consultant, Sister Deborah Davis, and mother-in-law of Retired Presiding Elder James H. Davis of the Miraculous Marianna Presiding Elder District of the Ninth Episcopal District

Mrs. Juliana Lorett Mayes, age 64, the beloved wife of Dr. Terence L. Mayes Sr., the Pastor of St. Paul AME Church, Chattanooga, TN, Thirteenth Episcopal District; mother of three including Reverend Terence Mayes Jr, pastor of Gates Chapel AME Church, Crossett, Arkansas; a grandmother; sister-in-law of Dr. Keith Mayes, Pastor of Vernon Chapel, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and she was president of the East Tennessee Conference M-SWAWO Plus PK’s

Sister Lurena Muse, widow of the late Reverend Columbus Muse, life member of the Women's Missionary Society of the AME Church and former President of the Louisiana Annual Conference Women's Missionary Society of the Eighth Episcopal District

Sis. Mary Louise Jenkins, age 72, the daughter of the deceased Reverend Charles Edward Jenkins, Sr., and Mrs. Lula Mae Reynolds Jenkins, long-time pastor and first lady in the Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Dorris Young, the mother of Reverend Courtney Martin, Pastor of Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Church, Fort Worth, TX in the Northwest Texas Conference of the Tenth Episcopal District

Dr. Virginia Mae Manning, (age 90), the beloved wife of Rev. George A. Manning, Retired Presiding Elder, Washington Conference, Second Episcopal District, who alongside Presiding Elder George Manning, for many years led the Potomac District of the Washington Conference with love and dedication

Ms. Vanessa Leonard, the sister of the Reverend Irvin Leonard, Pastor of St. Paul AME Church in Tuscumbia, Alabama and New Bethel AME Church, Sheffield, Alabama, Ninth Episcopal District

Mrs. Earline Stanford Lewis, a member of Hopewell AME Church, St. Florian, Alabama. Mrs. Lewis is the mother of the Reverend Sandra E. Cole, Pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church in Rhodesville, Alabama, and the aunt of the Reverend Michael E. Stanford, Pastor of Hopewell AME Church, St. Florian, Alabama and Nichols Chapel AME Church in Florence, Alabama, Ninth Episcopal District

Mrs. Theola Blount Pompey, widow of Reverend Franklin Pompey, and grandmother of Reverend S. Gerrard Lindsey, Pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church (On the Glade), Havana, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Sister Mary Haynes Collins, a member of Zion Chapel AME Church, Sun, LA, the widow of former Presiding Elder Rev. Clarence Collins, 8th Episcopal District; a Life Member of the Women's Missionary Society, functioning on all levels in leadership roles as committee chair and president; a member of CONN-M-SWAWO Plus PK’S at all levels, and the Lay Organization

The Reverend Clinton J. Hall, Jr., an Itinerant Elder in the AME Church, his last pastoral assignment was New Hope AME Church (St. George) African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston District, South Carolina Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church.

Sis. Willie B. Perry Hampton, the beloved Mother of Sis. Barbara P Hampton and Mother-in-Love of Rev. Dennis J Hampton, Pastor of Bethel AME Church, Claremore, OK, Twelfth Episcopal District

Mrs. Mary Ann Dansby, the sister of The Reverend Shirley Renix, pastor of New Bethel A.M.E. Church, Waldo, Arkansas, and The Reverend Ruthie Murphy, pastor of Good Hope AME Church, Chidester, Arkansas; she was married to Brother Clifton Dansby, the brother of The Reverend Curtis Dansby, a superannuated minister in the West Arkansas Conference

Mr. James M. Detherage, the father of Reverend Kimberly L. Detherage, Esq., pastor of Saint Mark A.M.E Church, New York, New York Annual Conference of the First Episcopal District

Ms. Connie Brooks, the sister of Reverend Dr. Deborah Brooks, pastor of Saint Mark A.M.E. Church, Cranford, New Jesey, New Jersey Annual Conference of the First Episcopal District

Ms. Shirley D. Jacobs, the sister of The Reverend Cathy Jacobs, Pastor of St. John A.M.E. Church, Monticello, KY, Lexington District - Kentucky Conference of the Thirteenth Episcopal District

Ms. Larrenda Gail Dunn, beloved daughter of The Reverend Evelyn G. Dunn, Presiding Elder, Brother Larry Dunn, Southern District of the North Carolina Conference, Second Episcopal District

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On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield and Dr. Jacquelyn DuPont-Walker, Director/Consultant-Social Action Commission, we extend profound sympathy to all bereaved families. "We wish you 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