Necrology,  October 2020  

 "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

The Reverend Mary Mazzalene Blake Smith, 80, a retired nurse and a retired Pastor of the African Methods Episcopal Church, Residing in Beauford, South Carolina, Seventh Episcopal District

Evangelist Ernestine Mosley of Mt. Pleasant African Methodist Episcopal Church, Fruitland Park, FL, the beloved mother of the Reverend Donna Mosley Andrews and the mother-in-love of the Reverend Marvin Andrews, pastor of Bethel, Umatilla, FL, Eleventh Episcopal District

Mr. Richard L. Bowden, Treasurer of the Connectional Lay Organization of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mother Evelyn M. Whitlock, the dear mother of Dr. Mark E. Whitlock, Jr., Pastor of  Reid Temple AME Church, Glenn Dale, Maryland, Washington Conference, Second Episcopal District, sons Bruce Whitlock and Glenn Whitlock, and daughter Reverend Debra A. Whitlock Lax, Pastor of Bethel AMEC - Reno/Sparks, Reno, Nevada

Ms. Glenda Bryant the sister of Rev. Michael W. Sturdivant, Pastor of Trinity AME Church, Philadelphia, PA and Consultant of the South District of the Philadelphia Annual Conference

and the sister-in-law of Presiding Elder Janet Jenkins Sturdivant, Presiding Elder of the South District of the Philadelphia Annual Conference, First Episcopal District and Secretary of the Connectional Presiding Elder’s Council of the AME Church

Sis. Rosie L. Gray, the sister of Reverend Dr. Diane H. Johnson, Pastor of Mount Pleasant AME Church, Potomac District of the Washington Annual Conference, Second Episcopal District

Mrs. LaDonna Williams, the sister of Presiding Elder James H. Giles, Twelfth Episcopal District

Sis. Ollie M. Kirkland, niece of Bishop Theodore Larry Kirkland the 114th Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church 

The Reverend Wilfred D. Lewis, Pastor of St. Mark A.M.E. Church, Cranford, New Jersey Annual Conference, New Brunswick District, Reverend Vernard R. Leak, Presiding Elder; husband of Mrs. Coleen Williams-Lewis and the brother of Reverend C. Victoria Brown, pastor of Bethany A.M.E. Church, Philadelphia, First Episcopal District

Mr. Frederick Chester Ray, former president, Washington Conference MSWAWO + PK'S, former 2nd Vice President Second District M-SWAWO + P.K.'S and husband of Rev. Dr. Lois A. Poag-Ray, former President of the Connectional Women In Ministry (WIM) African Methodist Episcopal Church, and a Retired Pastor in the Washington Annual Conference

The Reverend Fred L. Harris, Jr., Pastor of Allen Temple AME Church Chattanooga, Tennessee, brother of Rev. Dr. Sheila E. Harris, the late Rev. Dr. Sylvia A. Harris, and Deacon R. Roland Harris, Sr., Thirteenth Episcopal District

Mrs. Georgia Blount, mother of Rev. Dr. Reginald Blount, pastor of Arnett Chapel AME Church, Chicago, Illinois,  South District, Fourth Episcopal District

Robert Lee Stevenson, the father of First Lady Sylvia Chifunda and the father-in-law of Rev. Stephen Chifunda, Pastor of St. Paul AME Church, Akron, Ohio Third Episcopal District

Mr. Charles B. Thompson, The brother of the Reverend Edward Lee Thompson, and brother-in-law in-law of Mrs. Maxine Thompson, PhD, Reverend Eddie Lee Thompson, a longtime Itinerant Elder and Pastor in the Thirteenth Episcopal District, on the staff at St. Matthew AME Church, Nashville, Tennessee

Sister Eulah M. Parkinson, the grandmother of Reverend Tamoya Buckley-David, pastor of Bethel (Westbury), New York, Jamaica/Long Island District, Rev. Jo-An L. Owings, Presiding Elder, First Episcopal District

Mrs. Beulah Bruce-Gregory the sister of the Late Reverend Dr. Yale “YB” Bruce, Sr., a former General Officer (Director of Evangelism), African Methodist Episcopal Church and Presiding Elder Eleventh Episcopal District, and the late Reverend Johnny "JB" Bruce

Dr. Herman W. Henning, Jr, husband of Cynthia Curren Henning, father of Rev. Dr. Maria Williams Hawkins, and brother of the Late Bishop C. Garnett Henning (Ernestine),  Mrs. Yvonne Henning Parks (Rev. Walter, deceased), Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield (Ainsley) and brother-in-love of Anna Armita “Mita” Anderson Henning, (widow of  Rev. John Patrick Henning)


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 On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III, 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