Necrology,  November 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                           2 Corinthians 5:1 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. Matthew Smith, the brother of Reverend Jerry W. Smith, Pastor of Bailey Springs AME Church, Saint Florian, Alabama, and the brother-in-law of Reverend Lasagne Smith, Pastor of Greater Saint Paul AME Church and Matthews Chapel AME Church, Ninth Episcopal District

The Reverend Gregory L. McCollins, pastor of Galilee African Methodist Episcopal Church of Memphis, Tennessee of the West Tennessee Annual Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District

Presiding Elder, Emeritus, Irwin Wendell (I.W.) Knight, Sr., of the Virginia Conference, Second Episcopal District who also served as the District Accountant for many years, the husband of the Reverend Martha Knight

The Reverend Ricardo Bright, retired Itinerant Elder of the East Annual Conference, 11th Episcopal District, AME Church

Sister Bertha Mae Moore, Sister of Presiding Elder Ernest L. Montague, Sr., Baltimore Conference Second Episcopal District, sister-in-law to Mrs. Irene P. Montague; great Aunt to Rev. Brandon L. Montague.

The Rev. Dr. Lemora Dobbs, Sixth Episcopal District

 The Rev. Dr. Gloria Jean, (Smith) Clark (age 59), pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Fourth Episcopal District

Sister Eula Belle Douglas, the dear Mother of Rev. Dr. Falecia D. Williams, Pastor of Hurst Chapel AME Church, Orlando, Florida, Eleventh Episcopal District

Andy Cleo Lewter, III, the nephew of Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III and Episcopal Supervisor Marlaa Meshon Hall Reid, Third Episcopal District Leadership Team, and the son of Bishop Reid's sister Vanessa Reid Lewter and brother-in-love, Bishop Andy Cleo Lewter, Jr.

Mr. Lester McKenly Langston, III, age 37, of Windsor Mill, MD, the son of the Rev. C. Michelle Langston, Pastor of Mt Pisgah AME Church, Columbia, Md, Second Episcopal District

Mrs. Shemeka Quickley, the spouse of Mr. William Quickley II, and the daughter-in-love of Reverend Dr. William Quickley I and 1st Lady Mrs. Adrienne Evans Quickley, Tenth Episcopal District

Rev. Dr. Homer Littlefield McCall who served the congregation of St. John AME Church for 41 years and was an Instructor and Chaplain at Alabama A&M University; a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Ninth Episcopal District

Robert Elton Uzzel, the son of Rev. Robert and Debra Uzzel, Pastor and First Lady of Bethel A.M.E. Church - Corsicana in the Northwest Texas Conference, Tenth Episcopal District

Retired Residing Elder Louis Toney, who served as presiding elder of the Milwaukee District-Chicago Conference, Fourth Episcopal District for several years, after which he was appointed to the North District where he served until he retired in 2011 

Mrs. Callie O. Harper, Widow of the late Presiding Elder, Rev. Dr. T. E Harper, beloved mother, Former Connectional WMS Officer, WMS Life Member, Retired Educator, member of the NJ Education Association (NJEA), National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), World Federation of Methodist Women (WFMW) and NAACP Life member

Ms. Alice Gayle Garrett Magee, the sister of Mrs. Brenda G. Hurst, 8th Episcopal District WMS President, past Connectional Officer of Conn-M-SWAWO Plus PK’s and sister-in-love of the Reverend Mack Hurst (retired pastor); also,  the aunt of Rev. Dr. Aimee Hurst Anderson and the aunt in-love of Judge Derek H. Anderson

Mr. Van Roosevelt Smith, age 62, the brother of Presiding Elder James (Renee) Smith, members of Saint John AME Church, Frankfort, KY where the Reverend Jermaine L Wilson is the pastor, Thirteenth Episcopal District


On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III; Director/Consultant Social Action Commission, Mrs. Jacquelyn DuPont-Walker;  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."