Necrology, September 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 -


Presiding Elder John Madison, Superannuated of the West Tennessee Conference, Thirteenth Episcopal District, who served faithfully and relentlessly as the Presiding Elder on the South Memphis District for over 15 years, and pastored several churches including his last charge New Tyler AME Church in Memphis, TN

Mother Lucy Ree Watts Marshall, the mother of Presiding Elder Dr. Willie Eugene Marshall of the Ozark Troy District in the Southeast Alabama Conference of the Ninth Episcopal District

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Culver Phillips, the wife of Reverend Paul Phillips, retired pastor from Allen Chapel AME Church in Skipperville, Alabama in the Southeast Alabama Conference, Ninth Episcopal District

The Late Honorable Mother Francine Coleman-Postell, the cherished and sainted mother and mother-in-love of Presiding Elder and District Consultant, the Reverend Henry L. Postell II and Mrs. Beverly H. Postell, Eleventh Episcopal District

Miss Annie Seales, sister of The Rev. Dr. Esther L. Seales, Pastor of Tyree A.M.E. Church, Philadelphia, PA, First Episcopal District

Mr. Edwin L. Swan (09/07/1993 – 09/06/2022), son of Monica Swan-Giles and Rev. James H. Giles, Sr. Presiding Elder of the Hot Springs/Arkadelphia District, West Arkansas Conference, Twelfth Episcopal District

Presiding Elder, the Rev. Mokete Gladman Ramatong, a retired Presiding Elder of the Goldfields District of the Orangia Annual Conference, Nineteenth Episcopal District, and the husband of Mrs. Faith Keelole Ramatong; father of Pogisho Chakalane, Keatlegile Ramatong, Kelebogile Ramatong (deceased) Keatlaretse Ramatong, Keitumetse Ramatong and Keleagile Ramatong 

Brother Cornelius Alexander Kennard who grew up in Bethel AME Church in Batesville, Arkansas and was a faithful member who answered the call to preach and received his License to Preach from Presiding Elder Angela Brewster of the Little Rock/Jonesboro District, Twelfth Episcopal District

The Rev. Lummie L. Spann, Sr., Local Minister, St. Matthew AME Church, Raleigh, North Carolina, Western North Carolina Conference, Second Episcopal District

Mrs. Florence J. Warren, Secretary of the Episcopal Committee for the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Quadrennials, and the Director of Lay Activities of the Connectional Lay Organization African Methodist Episcopal Church

Sister Frances Harris Cofield, former Connectional WMS Historiographer-Statistician and WMS Life Member, and the mother of The Rev. Swayne A. Cofield, M.D., Pastor of Rose of Sharon AMEC, Norwalk, CA, Fifth Episcopal District

The Reverend Clifford H. McKinney, Sr., an AME pastor that served churches in Perrine, FL before retirement and the brother of The Reverend Dr. Hazel Linton (superannuated pastor in the East Arkansas Conference) and brother-in-law of Mr. Henri Linton, Twelfth Episcopal District

The Reverend Dr. Barbara Yvonne Glenn, retired pastor of First AME Church-Gaithersburg Maryland, Washington Conference., Second Episcopal District

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On behalf of Social Action Commission Chair, Bishop E. Anne Henning Byfield, Dr. Jacquelyn DuPont Walker, Director, Social Action Commission, we extend profound sympathy to all bereaved families. "We wish them the peace that comes from knowing God Is There and pray that He will keep them in His Promised, Gentle Care."

In Sympathy and Prayer,

Ora L. Easley, International Administrator