Necrology, November 2022 - December 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."

In Sequential Order

November 2022

Doris J. Seats Barlow, Ed.D., the Last sibling of A.M.E. Church Connectional Officer Ora L. Seats Easley, Administrator of The Clergy Family Information Center and the Sister-In-Love of Rev. Dr. William Easley, Jr., Presiding Elder, Retired

Deacon John E. Fleming, The Brother of The Reverend Larry Lewis, Pastor of Grace African Methodist Episcopal Church Crosswicks, New Jersey Of The New Jersey Annual Conference of The First Episcopal District

Sis. Mattie Lloyd, The Sister of Bishop Richard F. Norris, and Aunt of Rev. Dr. Marcellus A. Norris (Executive Director of The Department Of Church Growth & Development) & Rev. Richard F. Norris II (Pastor Of Bethel-Hosanna AMEC-Pennsauken, NJ)

Mr. Arlue Moore, Father of Rev. Dr. Byron Moore, Pastor and the Father-In-Law of Rev. Sharon Moore, Executive Pastor Of St. Andrew A.M.E. Church, Memphis, Tennessee, Fifteenth Episcopal District

Superannuated Minister and Presiding Elder Hutchison Tuku, Age 90 Years, Husband an Itinerant Elder For 50 Years in The African Methodist Episcopal Church; Father Of Seven Children, Grandfather, And Great-Grandfather, Fifteenth Episcopal District

Mr. Charles Rose, Beloved Widower of The Late Bernella Knight Rose, Former President of The Ninth Episcopal District AME Church Lay Organization, And Beloved Father Of Ms. Alisia Rose And Mr. Byron Rose

Sis. Twynette Beaman, The Beloved Mother of The Right Reverend Silvester S. Beaman, the 139th Elected And Consecrated Bishop of The African Methodist Episcopal Church, Presiding Prelate of The Fifteenth Episcopal District, And Mother-In-Love Of Episcopal Supervisor Renee Palmore Beaman.

Brother Obediah Brown, The Father of Reverend Latisha Jones (Father-In-Law of Brother Delroy Jones), Pastor of Gregg-Anne AME Church, Bradley, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Maestro’ Minister Mario Stiggers, The Nephew of Retired Presiding Elder Johnny Ray and Rev. De Lois Mitchell of The Greater Fort Worth District, Tenth Episcopal District

Bro. Samuel Emanuel, Sr.  The Brother of Retired Presiding Elder Lawrence Emanuel of The Southwest Texas Conference, Rev. Ray Emanuel Of The North Texas Conference, And Rev. Benjamin Emanuel of The Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Leola Page, The Mother of Lady Gloria Emanuel and Mother-In-Law Of Retired Presiding Elder Lawrence Emanuel Of The Southwest Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Earl "Dean" Banks of Camden, Arkansas, The Oldest Brother To The Reverend Andrew Banks (Ashdown Circuit, West Arkansas Conference, The Reverend Lessly Banks (Whitis Chapel, Camden & Union, Chidester), The Reverend Larry Banks (Bethel, West Memphis) And Michael Banks; The Banks Family Membership Is At St. James AME Church, Stephens, Arkansas

Ms. Jennifer Y. Blake-Pringle, of The Seventh Episcopal District, Beloved Mother Of Hermina G. Mcgirt, And Loving Daughter Of Mrs. Robertann Grant Blake Of Pawleys Island, SC, And Sister Of Ms. Sylvia C. Blake, Connectional WMS Member At Large, And Chaynel Blake-Nichols, 3rd Vice President Of The Ethyel Anderson Area WMS, Western NC Conference, 2nd District

Mrs. Terrye Marie Lacy, The Sister of Pastor Brenda Johnson Of Shiloh AME Church (South Houston District), And Sis. Deborah Kimbrel Of Anderson Chapel AME Church (Paul Quinn District) Of The Tenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Charles Edward Glover, Sr., An Itinerant Elder In The Second Episcopal District And Active Member Of St. John AME Church – Huntsville, Alabama In The Northwest Alabama Annual Conference And The Husband Of The Reverend Vanessa Glover, Also Of The Northwest Alabama Annual Conference, Ninth Episcopal District

The Rev. Dr. Almyra Oveta Fuller, Prominent Virologist, And An AME Itinerant Elder, Fourth Episcopal District

Mr. James Wesley Dennis, II. The Father Of Reverend James Wesley Dennis, III, An Itinerant Elder And Pastor Of Pine Grove (Columbia) AME Church In The Newberry District Of The Columbia South Carolina Annual Conference Of The Seventh Episcopal District Of African Methodist Episcopal Church 

Mrs. Lelia M. Henderson, The Beloved Mother of General Officer,  Mr. Marcus T. Henderson Sr., Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer, African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Reverend Malose Frans Manganye, The Spouse Of Presiding Elder Fredolene Juanita Manganye And A Chaplain In The South African Defence Force, Just Appointed Pastor Of Mareka Memorial, Dobsonville In The West Annual Conference, Nineteenth Episcopal District

Bro. Goitseone Joseph Dithipe, The Son Of The Rev. Dr. Ntshadi Dithipe-Moeti, Dean Of The Board Of Examiners Of The West Conference; He Served As The Polokwane District ACEL President In The Mangena Maake Mokone Conference, Nineteenth And Was A Member Of The John E Hunter AME Church In Seshego

The Reverend Eva Joyce Martin, Retired Itinerant Elder In The Philadelphia Annual Conference Of The First Episcopal District, Was The Wife Of The Reverend Clarence Martin, Sr., Retired Itinerant Elder Also In The Philadelphia Annual Conference, And The Mother Of Bryant And Kevin Martin, And The Mother-In-Law Of Reverend Tiffany Lett Martin, Pastor Of Bethel AME Church, West Chester, Pennsylvania, She Was A Member Of Waters Memorial AME Church


December 2022

Retired Presiding Elder Wendell L. Harewood, Who Served for Many Years in The Dayton District in The South Ohio Annual Conference, 3rd Episcopal District, a member Of Wayman Chapel AME Church In Dayton, OH.

Evangelist Chellette Adair Henderson, Age 71, Served as The Director of Evangelism and Outreach At Campbell Chapel AME Church In Minter, Alabama In The Alabama River Region Conference Of The Ninth Episcopal District

The Reverend Gloria C. Bennett of Marietta, Georgia, A Retired Pastor in The Atlanta North Georgia Annual Conference of The Sixth Episcopal District; She Was A Beloved Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend, And Child Of God

The Reverend Dr. Charles Robert Finch, Presiding Elder Emeritus, Who Gave Ministerial Service in The AME Church For 38 Years with Over 20 Years as The Presiding Elder of The North Memphis District of The Thirteenth Episcopal District until His Retirement; the husband of Mrs. Linda C. Finch, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather

Ms. Ida Pearl Nelson Hogan, The Maternal Grandmother of Reverend Steven A. Cousin, Jr. Pastor Of Bethel AME, New Haven, Connecticut, of the First Episcopal District

First Lady Ethel Shaw Wife of Reverend Billy Shaw, Pastor Of New Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Lake Hamilton, Florida, And The Aunt Of Reverend Dorian Harris, Pastor Of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Lake Alfred, Florida, Lakeland District, West Coast Annual Conference Eleventh Episcopal District A.M.E. Church

Mr. Barrington A. Malcolm Of Silver Spring, Maryland, The Father of Rev. Dianne Mcglenn, A Member Of The Staff At Bethel AME Church, Hampton, Virginia, Second Episcopal District

Mr. Marcellas R. Mcnorton, Jr., The Brother of Rev. Otelia Barksdale-Osahon, Pastor Of New Hope AME Church, Chatham, Virginia, Second Episcopal District

Lady Bobbie "Kay" Emanuel, The Wife of Rev. Ray Emanuel, Pastor Of Rice Chapel A.M.E Church Of The North Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Mr. Sipho William Klaas, 78, The Husband to Mrs. Kome “Pinky” Klaas, The Episcopal 2nd Vice-President of Women’s Missionary Society, and the Father To The Reverend Teboho G. Klaas, The Pastor Of Robinson Temple A.M.E. Church, In Vosloorus, In The East Conference Of The Nineteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Celesta Simpson Wilson, The Mother Of Reverend Dr. Harold O. Wilson, Pastor Of Francis Brown African Methodist Episcopal Church In The Kingstree District Of The Palmetto South Carolina Annual Conference Of The Seventh Episcopal District Of The African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mr. Norman Deas, Past President of The Seventh Episcopal District Lay Organization, He Was Very Active on The Connectional, Episcopal and Local Levels of The Church and Was A Member Of St. Mary (Pawleys Island) African Methodist Episcopal Church, Georgetown District Of The Palmetto Annual Conference, Seventh Episcopal District

Mrs. Effie K. Rice, The Mother of Rev. Mason G. Rice, Jr. Pastor @ St. James AMEC Denton, And Rev. Iona Smith Associate Pastor @ St. James AMEC Denton of The Northwest Texas Conference

Mr. Otha Gatlin, Sr., The Father of The Rev. Dr. Sandra Gatlin Whitley, the Senior Pastor of The Bethel A.M.E Church New Bedford, Massachusetts of The Boston-Hartford District, New England Annual Conference, And The First Episcopal District

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