Necrology, December 2021 

 "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 -


Constable Oscar W. Jordan, Jr., the brother of Mrs. Sylvia P. Lett, Consultant of the West Mainline District, Philadelphia Conference, First Episcopal District

Mother Sophie Johnson, 105 years old, chief steward of Grady Chapel AME Church Amsterdam, a life member of the WMS; Mother Sophie played a key role in the formation of the Grady Chapel AME Amsterdam

The Reverend Tamme Samuel Mosupa, an AME church pastor admitted into the itinerant ministry of the AME Church in 2000 and proceeded to the RR Theological Seminary in 2001 receiving his Diaconate and Eldership ordinations is 2004 and in 2006, Nineteenth Episcopal District respectively, he is survived by his wife Mrs. Mmalethabo Kuki Mosupa and one daughter, Nineteenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Mokhele Jeremiah Mokhatsi, an AME church pastor admitted to the itinerant ministry of the AME Church in 1996, he is survived by his wife Mrs.  Magdeline Mokhatsi and three children, Nineteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Doretha E. Minus, mother of Mrs. Darlene Justice, mother in-law of Rev. Dr. J. Stanley Justice, Pastor of Morris Brown AME Church Philadelphia, PA; and sister-in-law of Mrs. Doris Palmer of Mt. Plymouth AME Church Felton, Delaware, First Episcopal District

The Reverend Terah S. Dayewhea, Pastor of R.B. King A.M.E Church, serving at this church for 4 years, Fourteenth Episcopal District

Brother Willie Harold Rogers, Jr., affectionately called, “June Bug”, the beloved brother of First Lady, Sister Denise P. Hannah and the brother-in-love of Reverend Tony O. Hannah, Pastor of St. Peter AME Church, Midway, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

The Reverend Damien Nichols, the husband of Sunshine Nichols, a father, a football coach, a teacher, and mentor, serving in many capacities throughout his community, and he served as Pastor of Wayman Chapel AME Church, Georgetown, Kentucky, Kentucky Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mr. Remus Lee Prather, the father of Reverend Dr. Jimmy Ravenel, Sr., and father-in-love of Reverend Barbara Ravenel serving Rock Hill (Vance) African Methodist Episcopal Church, Midlands District, Central Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church

Mr. Willard D. Howell. Mr. Howell, the father of Sister Donna Howell Black and father-in-love of Reverend Dr. Jon R. Black, Pastor of Campbell Chapel (Bluffton) African Methodist Episcopal Church, Beaufort District, South Carolina Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church

Mrs. Bertie Rankin, the aunt of Mr. Bobby Rankin, Chief of Protocol of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church Finance Department

Mr. Sebron Green, Jr., the beloved brother of First Lady Shirley Green-Brown and brother-in-law of the Reverend John E. Brown, the Servant Leaders of the Saint Paul A.M.E. Church in Windsor, Fl; Sis. Green-Brown also serves as the Lay Representative on the Secretarial Staff for the East Annual Conference, Eleventh Episcopal District

Dr. Sylvia Marie Davis, the daughter of Reverend Samuel L. Davis, Pastor of Historic Mt. Zion AME (Davis Station) African Methodist Episcopal Church, Santee District, Central Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church

Brother Tony Lamar McSwain, the beloved brother of Reverend Gerald W. McSwain, Sr., Pastor of Ford Chapel AME Church, Monticello, Florida, and the brother-in-love of Sister Gloria McSwain, Eleventh Episcopal District

Mrs. Patricia Gail Walker, the beloved sister of District Consultant and sister-in-law of Presiding Elder Henry & Beverly H. Postell. They serve as the Servant Leaders of the North Orlando District, Central Annual Conference, Eleventh Episcopal District

Retired Presiding Elder Felix D Dancy, Fifth Episcopal District

The Reverend Jesse Anderson, Jr.  pastored for many years in the Newberry District the Columbia Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church

Prophetess Doris Johnson, the Senior Pastor of Council of God Ministries in Baton Rouge and in Donaldsonville, Louisiana; the oldest sister to the Reverend T. B. Lamb Sr., a retired minister in the 12th District and a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Little Rock; John Lamb, Sr. of Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church, and the aunt of the Reverend Tameka Lamb Green all of Little Rock, AR

Mr. Jonathan Conley of Louisville, KY, the son of the Rev. Donzella Lee, a former pastor in the Kentucky Annual Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District and currently a ministerial staff member at Greater Taylor Chapel AME Church, Franklin, KY, Rev. Linda Brown-Saffore, pastor 

Mrs. Lucille Daniel, preceded in death by her husband and retired Pastor of the old South Arkansas Conference of the twelfth Episcopal District, the Reverend Ester Joe Daniel

Mrs. Pearl Ann Alexander, (age 99), paternal grandmother of the Reverend Philip Johnson, pastor of St. John AME Church in Greenup, KY, and St. James AME Church in Ashland, KY, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mr. Jaylin Thomas Jones (age 19), grandson of the Reverend Ella Jones, Local Deacon at Quinn Chapel AME Church in Lexington, KY where the Reverend William C. Jenkins is pastor, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Myrna Burgess Walker, the niece of the late General Officer, Rev. Dr. G. H. J. Thibodeaux and Mrs. Melanie J. Thibodeaux, preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Charles Wadsworth Walker, Sr, active members of Grant A.M.E. Church, Los Angeles, CA; she was a  Platinum  member of The Links, Incorporated

Mr. Carl B. Tucker, a member of St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, Detroit, Michigan, and the brother of the Reverend Dr. Donald L. Tucker, Connectional Officer, Consultant - General Board Nominating Committee of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and member of the Board of Trustees of Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce, OH

Sister Elizabeth (Betty) Vaughters of Wilmington, Delaware, the sister of Mrs. Ramona (Reverend Dr. Andrew T., Jr.) Holtz,  pastor of Mount Zion AME Church Battle Creek, Michigan, Fourth Episcopal District and brother of Dr. Ramon H. Bagby, MD

The Reverend David Wesley Briddell of Berlin, Maryland, retired minister in the United Methodist Church; the uncle of Sister Jackie Emerson Weary (Reverend Willie Weary) of the Oklahoma State Annual Conference, Twelfth Episcopal District

The Reverend Thabo Herman Franscis Gow Senatle, Presiding Elder of the Goldfields District, Orangia Conference, the son of Bishop Harold Benjamin Senatle the 102nd Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Supervisor Mother Anna Senatle, husband of Mrs. Maggy Senatle and father of two sons


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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