In Memoriam

The entire Hood community joins together in prayer for and offers sincere condolences to the family and friends of:

Hood student Rev. Derrick R. Nichols passed away June 23, 2021.

Hood Alum D.Min'17 Dr. Charles Allen passed away July 2, 2021.

Hood Alum M.Div.'11 Rosa Keeler Slavik passed away July 7. 2021.

Joan Parker Haynes passed away on May 31, 2021.

Edna Coleman passed away on May 31, 2021. Mrs. Coleman served as the Fiscal Office Assistant at Hood to Dr. Regina Dancy.

The passing of Ms. Sarah Lee Vermong, sister of F.A.C.T. member, Dr. Yvonne Tracey.

total of 55 years working at Livingstone and Hood. She retired as Director of Auxiliary
Services at the seminary in 2019.


The passing of alum Karen Lucas. While a staff member at Hood, she taught both
music classes and New Testament Greek.


Please remember Dr. Mbuwayesango and her family in your prayers as her sister-in-law,
Noleen passed away on April 27, 2021. Pray for her brother Bothwell, her
nephew Tatenda, and niece Shingie who is alone in Canada. Please pray for the
Mbuwayesango and Munyandu Families.


Former Hood student Raeford Leon Trotter Jr. passed away on April 24, 2021.


M.Div.'15 Hood Alum Rev. Janet Garner-Mullins' husband, Chuckey Mullins, passed
away.


Student Annette Hoskins-Sattefield's sister, Cynthia Hailey, passed away after a brief
illness.


Mia and Marissa Powell (Monique Banks' daughters) lost their grandmother, Ethel
Powell, recently.


Bishop Michael Frencher's mother Ruth or Rutha Mae has passed away.


We are saddened to inform you of the following F.A.C.T. Family deaths:

Mr. Gordon Patterson, Sr., brother-in-law of Rev. Hezekiah Lawson. Mr. Patterson passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

Ms. Leah Brown, daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Leamon & Beatrice Brown. Ms. Brown passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.


Dr. James David Armstrong passed away January 12, 2021. He is the former Editor of the A.M.E. Zion Quarterly Review. As loyal supporters of HTS, He and his wife established an annual award that is given at Commencement.

Atilla Molenar (Whitney's brother-in-law) and his mother, Eva, at the death of his father and her husband, respectively.

James Hayes and his family at the death of his father, Thomas Hayes, on January 2, 2021

The father of James Hayes, who passed away on January 2, 2021

Ronald Ivey (DMin student) and his family at the passing of his mother, Sis Mary Lillian Ivey.

The passing of the mother-in-law of Cindy Stafford, current student and SGA Vice-President

Howard E. Dantzler Sr., alum of HTS, passed away on December 1, 2020

Dr. Jim Wadford and his family at the death of his niece, (his brother's oldest daughter) Jessica, in a wreck that also injured her husband, Jay Brenza on November 5th.

Hood Security Officer Benjamin Craige, passed away November 9, 2020.

Paul Fisher, husband of Sue Palmer Fisher, passed away on October 30, 2020

Mr. Quentin D. Crenshaw, son of Bishop and Mrs. George D. Crenshaw.

Theodore "Ted" Taylor, uncle of Thomas Grinter and family, who passed away on October 22, 2020, and pray especially for his mother, Lillie Grinter.

Mr. Clarence Logan, father-in-law of Joseph Williams and his wife, Cherie’, passed away on October 4, 2020, after a two-week battle with the coronavirus.

Marcus Melton, brother of LaTanya Pender and family on October 26, 2020

Anthony Foster, brother of Dr. Lamont Foster, passed away October 22, 2020.

Charlin Lamb, mother of Carol Lamb

Clark Boyd and his family at the death of his father, Rev. John D. Boyd (UMC elder) on August 25. 2020.

Dr. Clay Barrow and his family at the death of his brother, Mr. Copel Dureon Barrow, on August 27, 2020

Dr. Sharon Grant and her family at the death of a close family friend, Mr. Gilbert Johnson, on August 20, 2020

Mary Sturdivant and her family at the deaths of her niece, Sherika Monique Little, murdered by her boyfriend on June 6, 2020, just a few days after her 24th birthday, and of her nephew, Michael, murdered on July 9, 2020, less than a month after his 12th birthday. Pray especially for Mary's sister, Carol Pickett-Little, Sherika's mom and Michael's grandmother.

LeeAndre' K. Coltrane passed on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 following complications with pneumonia.

Dr. Joanne Harrison

Dr. Gwendolyn B. Brumfield

Jimmie Schenck Surratt, M.Div.'12

The nephew of Rev. Johnny Sellers, M.Div'18, who passed away the weekend of June 20, 2020.

Rev. Willie Foster who passed away May 2020.

Rev. Xenophone Lutz, Diploma of Christian Ministry '14, whose wife Peggy Coates Lutz passed away on May 21, 2020.

Angela Richardson and her family on the death of her father, Charlie Richardson, on April 3, 2020

Kerri Rigdsbee and her family on the death of her aunt, Joyce Grist, on April 10, 2020

Phillip Bryant, brother of Janice Silver, Hood Donor Relations and Gift Administration.

Reverend Doctor Kenneth Q. James, D.Min.'06

J.W. "Dub" Wadford, Father of Dr. Jim Wadford
February 16, 2020

Mr. Thomas Skinner, Father of Carmen Harper,
January 28, 2020

Trevor Williams, MD, member of President's Advisory Council
January 31, 2020

Sarah Kellogg, member of the President's Advisory Council
January 22, 2020

Mr. Sanford Gibson, Jr., Father of John Everett
December 24th, 2019.

Mrs. Barbara Langford, who passed away on November 19, 2019. Mrs. Langford was a member of the Hood President's Advisory Council, received the Bishop's Award with her husband, Tom, and was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Hood Theological Seminary's oldest alum Rev. Dr. Dora Atlas
Monday, October 14, 2019

Erica Minor and family whose uncle passed away in October.
His funeral was October 19 in Tampa FL. Hood Theological Seminary

Rev. Dr. Cain Hope Felder , October 1, 2019

The death of Vickie Mitchell's brother, Randolph “Bo” Howard

Linwood "Bang" Barrow, Brother of Rev. Dr. Clay L. Barrow
August 22, 2019 Raleigh, NC

Larry Douglas Melton Friend of the Seminary
July 18, 2019 Charlotte, NC

Rev. Dr. Milford Oxendine, D.Min.'07
August 2, 2019

Rev. Gary Stephen Moore, M.Div. '14 cum laude
July 12, 2019
Birmingham, AL

Mrs. Christine Pfarr Resner
Wife of Dr. André Resner
May 23, 2019
Salisbury, NC

Mrs. Chantel Ellouise Grinter
Sister of Rev. Thomas Grinter
June 4, 2019
Louisville, KY

Rev. Dr. James W. Ferree, M.Div. '55
March 26, 2019
Winston-Salem, NC

Mattie P. Price
Sister of John Richardson, M.Div. student
March 23, 2019

Mrs. Lottie Hunter
Mother of Deborah Love, M.Div. student
March 7, 2019

Anita Chislaghi McRacken
Wife of Mark McRacken, HTS student
February 7, 2019
Mt. Ulla, NC

Dr. Resner and his wife, Chris
Who are mourning the death of her sister.

Allen Graves Alston
Uncle of Yolanda Alston Foster, HTS student
October 12, 2018
Henderson, NC

Donna Butler's Father
July 25, 2018, New Orleans, LA

Rev. Albert Carl "A.C." Winfield
Winfield was an Alum of HTS

Jeff Jones
Father of Patrick Jones, MDiv '18
August 13, 2018
West End, NC

George Chavis
Cousin of John Everett, Director of Institutional Advancement and Enrollment Management
August 9, 2018

Leon Deondré "Dré" Carmon
Nephew of Presiding Elder Erlinda Dobson, MDiv '04
July 25, 2018
New Bern, NC


“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:1-4