January 2024 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."

Mr. Edward Cole, father of Reverend Helen Crosby, pastor of Quinn Chapel AME Church, Lexington, Mississippi, Eighth Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mrs. Frankie Mae Collier, the mother and mother-in-law of Brother Alfred and Rev. Dr. Anese Collier, Trustee Pro Tem and Pastor of Miller Chapel AME Christ Centered Ministries; she was a pillar in her family, the church, and community, Fourth Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church

Sis. Bwalya Shula Musa, Miss Area 1 YPD'ER,  the daughter to Reverend Dr. Charles Musa, Seventeenth Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Rev. Dr. Steven Allen Jackson, a Retired Itinerant Elder from the Pittsburgh/West Virginia Conference, Third Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Reverend Maggie J. Patterson,(Retired) an Itinerant Elder and former Pastor of Wesley Chapel AME Church in Grenada MS, Eighth Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church

Sis. Doris Mae Pinkney Lewis, the mother of the Reverend Richelle Lewis-Castine, Pastor, Zion Chapel AME Church, Patterson, LA, Central North Louisiana Conference and the Reverend Kecia A. Lewis, Itinerant Elder, Louisiana Annual Conference, Eighth Episcopal District, and the grandmother of the Reverend Ritney A. Castine, Pastor, Mt. Pisgah AME Church Jersey City, NJ, First Episcopal District

The Rev. Dr. Dudley Trotman, an Itinerant Elder and Pastor of Allen Temple AME Church in Barbados, Sixteenth Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mrs. Gloria Lee Grant Horne, mother of the Rev. Dr. George G. Hartsfield Sr. (Rev. Dr. Cynthia), pastor of New Fountain Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, FL, Eleventh Episcopal District

The Reverend Carolyn Johnson, Itinerant Elder and former pastor in the Eighth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Sister Leatrice Jones, the mother of The Reverend Charles F. Flowers (Bettie), the pastor of Friendship AME Church Chattahoochee, FL, Florida Conference of the Eleventh Episcopal District

Mrs. Mildred Smith, the mother of Reverend Dr. Stanley G. Smith, Presiding Elder of the Philadelphia District, of the Philadelphia Annual Conference of the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mrs. Emma Jewel Stevens, the mother of Reverend Dr. Pamela Rivera, Presiding Elder of the Austin Capital District, Southwest Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Mrs. M. Faye Moore, the sister of Reverend Dr. Deborah McCaffity, pastor of St. George African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lewis, Delaware in the First Episcopal District

Mrs. Clara Barbara, the wife of retired General Officer, Dr. Johnny Barbour Jr., former President/Publisher of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday School Union

The Reverend Robert C. Sherrod, Sr., age 47, a lifelong member of Quinn Chapel AME Church, Louisville, Kentucky, elected and ordained a Deacon in the AME Church in 2022, he was the pastor of Ward Chapel AME in Scottsville, Kentucky and had been a supply pastor of Waymen Chapel AME in Georgetown Kentucky, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Ms. Shenika Weaver, the daughter of Bro. John Weaver who is the husband of Reverend Elizabeth Shaw-Weaver, Associate Minister at Providence AME Church, Memphis, Tennessee, West Tennessee Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Sister Gertrude Long White, mother of Rev. Dovie Lewis, pastor of Pleasant Grove AME Church, Marianna, FL, Eleventh Episcopal District

Presiding Elder T. W. Adair (Retired), the former Presiding Elder for the Magnolia District of the West Arkansas Conference of the Twelfth Episcopal District

The Reverend Mari Darrough served as an Itinerant Deacon in the Greater Dallas District, serving as Pastor (supply) at Evening Chapel AME Church and then as the appointed Pastor of Greater Allen Temple AME Church both in Grand Prairie, Texas, Tenth Episcopal District

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On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield, Mrs. 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