Necrology, October 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 -

Mrs. Georgia S. Reff, mother of retired Presiding Elder Alphonse Reff of the Chicago Conference, Minneapolis-St. Paul District, Fourth Episcopal District

Sister LaTosha Dennard, the granddaughter of Reverend Gloria J. Houser, Pastor of Ball Chapel AME Church, St. Cloud, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

The Reverend Jack D. Fields Sr., Senior Pastor of Visitors Chapel AME Church, El Paso, Texas, in the Greater Forth Worth District of the Northwest Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Joe Robbins, Sr., retired Pastor in the Greater Dallas District of the North Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

The Reverend Charles A. Wood, Jr, a retired Itinerant Elder in the Philadelphia Annual Conference of the First Episcopal District; a former pastor of the following churches: Campbell AME Church, Media, St. Paul AME Church, Coatesville, St. Paul AME Church, Malvern, St. Paul AME Church, Elmwood, Bethel AME Church, Downingtown, Bethel AME Church Bristol, Disney AME Church, all of the Philadelphia Annual Conference

The Reverend  John C. Tate, Sixth Episcopal District AME Church

Mrs. Pamela Newton, the spouse of the Reverend Louis Newton, pastor of Free Hope A.M.E. Church, Strong, Arkansas, West Arkansas Conference of the Twelfth Episcopal District AME Church

The Reverend Andrew Adams II, the Pastor of Mt. Zion (North Santee Community) African Methodist Episcopal Church, Georgetown District, Palmetto Annual Conference of the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, husband of Sister Lakesha L. Gladden Adams, Seventh Episcopal District President of M-SWAWO+PK’s and father of Tyran C. Speights, Makaila R. Jenkins, Andrew R. "Tre" Adams, III, Micah E. Adams, and Eli Adams

Mrs. Wanda Thompson Merrick, wife of the Reverend Willie L. Merrick, a member of the Florida Annual Conference of the Eleventh Episcopal District and serves as the Pastor of the Flipper Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Tallahassee, Florida

Mr. Joe Joseph Lewis, the brother of Reverend Ernest L. Montague, Sr., Presiding Elder, Baltimore District-Baltimore Conference, Second Episcopal District

Longtime educator, Dr. Herman B. Smith, Jr., former President, Morris Brown College

Mr. Justin Lamar Porter, the beloved grandson of Rev. Willie Mae Joma, retired minister of St. Paul AME Church, Apopka, he was at an early age

committed in serving in the YPD at St. Paul AME Church, served as an usher, sung in the choir, attended Sunday School faithfully and participated in RAM’s Ministry (Richard Allen Men) and was overall faithful in serving his church in different auxiliaries until he left to attend Morehouse College

Bro. Steven Collins,  the father of  Licentiate Raquel Moore, Bethel AME Church, Little Rock, Arkansas, Twelfth Episcopal District

Sister Mildred L. White, the sister of First Gentleman, Gregg Brown, Sr. and the sister-in-law of Reverend Phyllis Rose Brown, Pastor of Grant Chapel AME Church, Oviedo, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Ms. Linda Louise King, beloved sister of the Reverend Richard E. King, esteemed pastor stationed at St. James AME Church, Eustis, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Brother Walter Dismute the brother Sister Linda F. Alexander, wife of the Rev. R.W. Alexander, Sr., Pastor of Mt. Pleasant African Methodist Episcopal Church, Pine Bluff, AR, Twelft Episcopal District

Mrs. Samantha Kendall, age 99, and a 70-year member of Wayman Temple AME Church in St. Louis, the mother of Jean Kendall (St. John A.M. E. St. Louis), Rev. Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingram (Retired Supervisor) and mother in love to Bishop Gregory G.M. Ingram (Retired Bishop)

Mr. Joseph James Murphy, III, the son of The Rev. Elaine Gordon, Presiding Elder of the South District, Indiana Conference, Fourth Episcopal District

Mrs. Ida J. Hill, the mother-in-law of Chaplain Reverend Gregory Ball, Sr., and mother of Althea Ball, Second Episcopal District

Mr. Al (Tom) Jennings Jacobs, the brother of the Reverend Cathy Jacobs, pastor of Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Church in Monticello, Kentucky,Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mr. Isaac John Miller, Jr a proud 4th generation member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, a PK (Preacher’s Kid), former member of the family church, Turner Memorial AME Church, Hyattsville, MD serving God and the community as a dedicated member of the Connectional Lay Organization, The Men’s Choir and on the Steward Board

Mr. Augustus Bosley of Washington DC, father of the Reverend Doretha Sanders, pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Campbellsville, KY, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Mary Lee Mohammed-Chambers, the mother of Rev. James S. Chambers, pastor of New Bethel AME Church, Port St. Joe, FL, Marianna District, Eleventh Episcopal District

Presiding Elder Barbara A. Butler, who was appointed Presiding Elder of the Little Rock District along with Pastor of Moody Chapel A.M.E. Church during Fall Convocation and Planning Meeting 2021, Twelfth Episcopal District

Sister Estelle Lemons, the sister of the late Presiding Elder LaNell Ross, Little Rock-Jonesboro District, Arkansas Annual Conference, Twelfth Episcopal District

Mrs. Ruthie Mae Love, mother of Sis. Carla Gipson and mother-in-law of the Reverend Thomas Gipson, Jr., Pastor and First Lady of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Stuttgart, AR, East Arkansas Annual Conference, Twelfth 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