In Memoriam

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

Simms Family and Tammy Wheeler's congregations at the passing of Sara Simms, a member of Tammy's congregation
Derrick Scurry and his family at the unexpected death of his 25-year-old nephew.
Alum Rev. Harold Jordan, who received a Certificate in Christian Ministry in 2003, passed away on May 13, 2022.
Bishop Mildred B. Hines, Presiding Prelate of the South Atlantic Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Zion Church.

Coker Stewart and his family at the passing of his cousin, Raymond Coker, in New Jersey.

Simms Family and Tammy Wheeler's congregations at the passing of Sara Simms, a member of Tammy's congregation.

Sharon Robinson and her family at the death of the father of her children, Roger Caruthers, April 22, 2022

Tjay Wharton (Linda Harrington Wharton's son) whose fiancé died and pray also for her parents Dr. and Mrs. White.

Derrick Scurry and his family at the unexpected death of his 25-year-old nephew.

Marviene Johnson and her family at the death of her cousin on March 22 and of the daughter of her close childhood (mother of 5 children, ranging in age 5-19) and her mother who has been given less than 30 days to live due to cancer.


Rev. Thomas Eugene Conder, Jr., M.Div'05, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2022.


The Foundation Church Family (Raphael Gadson's congregation) mourning the death of a member.


Rev. David McClean at the passing of his brother Dr. Michael McClean, DMin'08


Yvette Turner, Rev. Kimberly Clarke Turner's sister-in-law who passed away on February 3, 2022.


Coker Stewart and his family at the passing of his last and oldest brother, Leroy Stewart, February 6, 2022 in Reston, Virginia.


Brown and Reid Families whose 26 year old family member just died (Church members of Tammy Wheeler).


James Hayes' mother, Mrs. Tiny Hayes, died on December 6, 2021, succumbing to injuries from a car accident.

Russell Alexander (Hood alumnus) and his family, his son, Omari Alexander who was a Lenoir-Rhyne football player was killed in Hickory.

Dr. Albert J.D. Aymer, President Emeritus of Hood Theological Seminary, passed away on November 5, 2021. You can also read an article about Dr. Aymer from the Western North Carolina United Methodist Conference HERE.

Michele Shadden's mother, Lillie Griffin Johnson passed away on October 23 and her celebration of life was October 30th.

Robin Allen's (Debra Pickens' co-worker) 16-year old recently passed away.

Patrick Tate's grandmother recently passed away.

Brenda Bulger Walker (DMIN student) and her family for her beloved mother, Elvira Bernice Bulger, who died on November 16 in Detroit, Michigan.

Hood student Mark McRacken and family at the passing of his mother Sandra F. McRacken.

The passing of Joy R. Powell Lattimore, wife of Hood President Vergel Lattimore on October 21st.

Tyquan Alston and family at the death of his stepfather in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday, October 20th.

Nancy Stanback, a supporter of Hood, passed away July 29, 2021.

Sherman Warner passed away August 1, 2021.

Hood student and Resident Director 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


“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