Necrology, March 2022

 "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 -


Mr. Carl B. Tucker, father of the Reverend Eric D. Tucker, Pastor of St. Luke AME Church, Highland Park, MI, Fourth Episcopal District

Dr. Chiquita Fye, Medical Director of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Connectional Health Commission (1988-2000)

The Reverend Mardell Ermaleen Stout-Johnson, the mother of Dr. Jewell Stout, Jr., also the sister of Bishop Robert Vaughn Webster, Ret., 110th Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the A.M.E. Church; Dr. Gladys D.W. Motley, and Mrs. Alma Jean Johnson

The Reverend Pleasant L. Hailey, Jr. a retired itinerant elder in the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, a former president of the Connectional Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the father of Rev. Micah C. T. Sims, Pastor, Greater Grant Memorial AME Church, Eleventh Episcopal District and Christopher Hailey

Retired Presiding Elder Alonzo Middleton, who retired from the Mt. Pleasant District, Palmetto Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Reverend Kenneth Lee Aiken was the pastor of Greater Howard Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Mt. Pleasant District, Palmetto Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mr. Michael Vann Jones, brother of Sis. Sandra Smith, and his fiancé Ms. Jane Davenport;  Sis. Smith is the wife of Rev. Quinten Smith, Sr., Pastor of Greater Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church, Memphis, Tennessee, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Gwendolyn Denise Rakestraw Owens, wife of The Rev. Dr. Ronald L. Owens, Pastor of Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church, Annapolis, Maryland, Washington Annual Conference of the Second Episcopal District 

Sister Winnie Ruth Davis Jennings, wife of Retired Presiding Elder Johnny E. Jennings of the North and South Houston District in the Texas Conference of the Tenth Episcopal District; serving many years as First Lady of the Presiding Elder  District and was a Life Member of the Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Rev. Marvin Transue Glenn Jr., the loving husband of the Rev. Dr. Barbara Glenn (Retired Itinerant Elder) former pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland where the Rev. Marvin Transue Glenn Jr, served as the associate pastor; Washington Annual Conference, Second Episcopal District AME Church

Mrs. Lillie Mae Franklin, mother of the Rev. Dorothy Hightower and mother-in-love of the  Rev. Vincent Hightower, pastor of St. Mary-Bethlehem A. M. E. Church, Sweeny, TX in the Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District, she was an active member of Shiloh AMEC in Galveston, Texas and a Life Member of the Women’s Missionary Society of the AMEC

The Reverend William H. Alston,  a retired Pastor of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; also he had retired as a Human Resources/Personnel Officer at the Charleston Naval Shipyard and served as the 1st Mayor of Awendaw from 1992-2009; he was a member of Union (Awendaw) African Methodist Episcopal Church, Mt. Pleasant District, Palmetto Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District

Mr. Anthony Powe,  the father of the Reverend Ronald Jackson, Itinerant Elder, and Associate at New Greater Bethel AME Church, Jackson, TN, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Sis Jerolene Brown  Mosley, the wife of the late Rev. Dr. Archibald Mosley who served as a Presiding Elder and as pastor of several churches in the Fourth Episcopal District District; she was an educator in the Detroit public schools for over 20-years and was accomplished pianist and organist

Mrs. Sharonda Nathan Miller, the daughter of The Reverend Priscilla Wilson, Pastor of Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church in Seale, Alabama in the Northeast Alabama Annual Conference, the Ninth Episcopal District

Mrs. Ira Lee Williams Vasser, mother of the Reverend Delphine L. Vasser, pastor of Lee Chapel A. M. E. Church, Dallas TX in the North Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Mr. George F. Sydnor, father of Consultant Wanda Smith and father-in-law of Presiding Elder Stanley G. Smith and cousin of Rev. Dr. Calvin H. Sydnor III, retired 20th Editor of The Christian Recorder; Mr. George Sydnor was a member of Bethel AME Church, Bryn Mawr, PA, First Episcopal District

The Reverend Margaret McCready, Local Elder at Bethel AME Church Norwalk, Connecticut, the Reverend Dr. Richard Wesley Clarke, Pastor, First Episcopal District

Brother “John” Samuel Holloway, Sr, the beloved father of the Reverend Calvin E. Holloway, Pastor of Mt. Olive AME Church, Monticello, Florida, of the Eleventh Episcopal District, and the father-in-love of First Lady, Sister Patricia Holloway

Little Miss Ashanti Oshorn the beloved first great granddaughter of Reverend Willie J. Brown, Pastor and First Lady Reverend Susan J. Brown of Hopewell AME Church, Havana, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Ms. Jacqueline L. (Smith) Robinson, daughter of the late Presiding Elder Richard D. Smith, Sr., Illinois Conference-North District and Mrs. Reatha L. Smith, Illinois Conference WMS Life Member and the sister of Ms. Ileta F. Smith, Illinois Conference WMS President, Fourth Episcopal District

Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Irvin, mother of The Reverend Carolyn Elizabeth Irvin Brailsford, Episcopal Supervisor of the Nineteenth District and mother-in-love of The  Right Reverend Ronnie Elijah Brailsford Sr., Presiding Prelate, Nineteenth Episcopal District; Mother Irvin, as she was affectionately called, was a beloved church mother, grandmother, and great grandmother as well as an incredible Mother to 7 children

Mrs. Dorothy H. Doctor, the mother of Reverend Harvey Doctor, Pastor of Pine Grove (Manning) African Methodist Episcopal Church, Santee District, Central Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the AME Church

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