The Passing of Bishop Vinton Randolph Anderson

The Passing of Bishop Vinton Randolph Anderson

Expressions of Sympathy

bishopAndersonExpressions of sympathy may be sent to the church, the mortuary or the Family:

Mrs. Vivienne L Anderson
22 West Sherwood Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63114

Telephone: (314) 427-2711

Sons: Vinton, Jr, Jeffrey, Carlton, and Kenneth
Foster Brother ­ Retired Presiding Elder Malcolm Eve of Bermuda

Submitted by: Mrs. Jackie DuPont Walker, Director, Commission on Social Action), Family Friend The Rev. Spencer Lamar Booker, Pastor, St. Paul AME Church

Note:  For anyone sending an email condolence who may have used the email address, please re-send or

Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Viewing: 9:00 a.m.  – 10:45 a.m.
Celebration of Life Service: 11:00 a.m.

St. Paul AME Church
1260 Hamilton St. Louis MO 63112

Telephone: 314-385-8900 Fax: 314-385-5367

The Rev. Spencer Lamar Booker, Pastor
The Rev. Edmund Lowe, Presiding Elder St Louis- Cape Girardeau District
Bishop Theodore Larry Kirkland, Sr – Presiding Prelate, 5th Episcopal District

Live Streaming:
Please see the information below for viewing the Celebration of Life for Bishop Anderson on tomorrow.

We recommend that each viewer sign-in at least 15 minutes prior to the 11 AM (Central Daylight Saving Time – DST) services.

Go to: 

Note: The site will not be active until services begin.

Services are entrusted to:

Austin-Layne Mortuary
7239 W Florissant Ave
St Louis, MO 63136
314-381-6900 – phone

Special Hotel Accommodations:

Crowne Plaza Airport
11228 Lane Eagle Dr (Highway 70 at Lindbergh)
St. Louis, MO 63044

Telephone: 314-291-6700

$109.00  (plus tax) per night (single, double)

Airport Shuttle available from the airport

Group Code: Bishop Anderson AME

(For any problems, contact Errol Colvin @ 314-302-7789)

A Message From the Council of Bishops

The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church mourns the transition of Bishop Vinton Randolph Anderson, the 92nd Bishop, on 9 July 2014.  Bishop Anderson, elected to the episcopacy in 1972, was a distinguished pastor, writer, ecumenist, liturgist and leader in African Methodism and throughout the world.

Tributes and accolades will follow in due season.  We now assume the place of quiet and prayer where faith ministers to us with grace as we reflect on our colleague, friend, father and mentor.  We solicit the prayers of the Church for Mrs. Vivienne Anderson and Family.

Trusting in the promised comfort of God, we look beyond the horizon of mortality and bid peace to one of the fathers of our Zion as he has stepped into eternity.

Bishop Vinton Randolph Anderson Remembered

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