North Carolina Association of Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows (Interdenominational)

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Welcome to our site!
We are an interdonominational organization of ministers' wives and ministers' widows working together for fellowship, Christian studies, corporate worship and prayer, support toward student scholarships, support and encourage to our pastor and ministers as it relates to our roles as the wives and widows respectively, to unite in a common bond. We render financial support annually to the Central Children's Home Oxford, NC
and other objectives of our state and International Associations.
We invite ministers' wives and ministers' widows of all     Christian denominations to join a local association who is affliated with the North Carolina Association of Ministers'
Wives and Ministers' Widows (Interdenominational).
Please continue to browse this website for LOCAL ASSOCIATION listings in your area. 
If there is not a local organization in your area we invite you to contact us by email: 
or phone 252-373-1347 for further information or assistance in organizing your area local association of ministers' wives and ministers' widows (Interdenominational).
 It is a wonderful opportunity to meet women who share similar experiences as well as be member of the support group that understand your plite. 
We are members of the International Association of Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows (Interdenominational)


State President
Mrs. Ellender W. LeMay
994 NC 98 Hwy East
Bunn, NC 27508
(919) 496-5780 or (252) 373-1347

Mrs. Leola M. Coston
1st Vice President
208 NSmith Street
Burgaw, NC 28452
(910) 259-2621

Mrs. Naomi Lovelace
2nd Vice President
2117 Tee Dee Street
Raleigh, NC 27610
Mrs Magdalene J. Leach
3rd Vice President
627 Berwick Drive
Fayettville, NC 28314

Mrs. Adrienne Johnson
4th Vice President

PO Box 43173

Charlotte, NC 28215

Telephone: 704-782-2727

Dr. Shirley W. Bullock
Recording Secretary
Raleigh and Vicinity Association
Assistant Recording Secretary  
 Sister Mary Edge
Corresponding Secretary
Assistant Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. Leola Richards
Fayetteville & Vicinity Association
Mrs. Tisher Ray
Assistant Treasurer
Fayetteville and Vicinity
Mrs. Mattie Smith
Financial Secretary
Fayetteville & Vicinity Association
Mrs. Elizabeth Steger
Assistant Financial Secretary
Charlotte & Vicinity Association 

Mrs. Betty Ramey
Dean of Education
Vance/Warren Association

Mrs. Frances Davis
Assistant Dean of Education
Edgecombe/Nash Association

Former Presidents
North Carolina Association of
Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows
Mrs. Frances Strassner, 1950-1958.
Mrs. Thelma R. Gordon, Charlotte, 1958-1962;
Dr. Julia Frances Keaton McCormick, Wilmington, 1962-1964;
Mrs. Amaza H. Davis, Tri-County, 1964-1967;
Mrs. Lucille Jones, High Point, 1967-1969;
Mrs. Sarah Elliott, Robeson County, 1969-1970;
Mrs. Dessie M. Whitfield, Gastonia, 1970-1973;
Dr. Luella Verine Dickens Edwards, Fayetteville, 1973-1977;
Mrs. Geneva Rogers Suitt, Person/Granville, 1977-1981;
Mrs. Josephine Daniels, Goldsboro, 1981-1985;
Mrs. Celestia Sanders, Durham, 1985-1987;
Mrs. Katherine Marable, Fayetteville, 1987-1991;
Mrs. Bertha B. Williams, Wilmington, 1991-1995;
Mrs. Doris S. Blackwell, Person/Granville, 1995-1999;
Mrs. Barbara P. Sessoms, Northampton County, 1999-2003;
Mrs. Mildred Davis, Robeson County, 2003-2007;

Dr. Audrey P. Battle, Halifax County, 2007-2011;

Annual Statistical Report 2013
Charter Members__________________________________1
Mrs. Hazel C. Reece
724 Bailey Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610

Local Associations ----------------------------------------------------- 16
Denominations :
AME Zion
Church of God
Church of Christ
Disciples of Christ
Missionary Baptist
 Pentecostal Holiness
   Seventh Day Adventist   
United Holy Church of America

Life Members (IAMWMW) 83



  "Continuing the Journey: Building a Sisterhood,
 Walking In the Light of God's Love, Praying, Communicating, Working and Connecting"
"If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward"
1Corinthians 3:14

"Embracing God's Transforming Power, Raising the Standard of Excellence 
in the lives of Ministers' Wives and Ministers Widows
through: FAITH PRAYER and LOVE
(Romans 12:1,2)