Memorial Service Arrangements

Bishop Frederick Hilborn Talbot
The 90th Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

April 18, 2019

The Council of Bishops announces the following arrangements for Bishop Frederick Hilborn Talbot, the 90th Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

A Memorial Service for Bishop Frederick Hilborn Talbot will be held on Tuesday, May 14th at Bethel AME Church, 1300 South St., Nashville, TN. Family Hour will be at 11 AM and the Memorial Service will be at 12 Noon. Bethel AME Church (615) 256-1509.

Presiding Elder Earle Ifill, Worship Leader
Bishop John R. Bryant, Eulogist
The Rev. Walter W. Reid, Jr., Pastor

Hotel reservations may be made at the Marriott Airport Hotel, 600 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN. Telephone (800) 228-9290 or (615) 889-9300. Block name “Greater Bethel Group.” Reservations must be made by May 1st. Room rate for Monday, May 13th is $209.00.

Please continue to lift Supervisor, Dr. Sylvia Ross Talbot and family in our prayers.


Dear Members: Please find below service arrangements for the late Bishop Frederick H. Talbot:

Council of Bishops
African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Right Reverend Frederick Hilborn Talbot
Ninetieth Elected and Consecrated Bishop
African Methodist Episcopal Church
(1927-2019)

Service arrangements for The Right Reverend Frederick Hilborn Talbot are as follows:  

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Visitation: 11:00 am
Memorial Service: 12 noon

Greater Bethel AME Church
1300 South Street
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 256-1509
gbamec@aol.com
Rev. Walter W. Reid, Jr., Pastor

Services provided by:
Lewis & Wright Funeral Directors
2500 Clarksville Highway
Nashville, TN 37208-1060
Phone: 615-255-2371
FAX: 615-255-4926

Bishop Jeffrey Nathaniel Leath, Presiding Prelate
Thirteenth Episcopal District
500 8th Avenue South, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 242-6814
(615) 242-2496 (FAX)
bishop@ame13.org
http://www.ame13.org


Council of Bishops

African Methodist Episcopal Church

April 12, 2019

With sorrow on his passing, and with thanksgiving for his life, service and witness the Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church announces that on Thursday, April 11, 2019 God called our brother and colleague, Bishop Frederick Hilborn Talbot from the church militant to the church triumphant. Bishop Talbot, the 90th elected and consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was elected in 1972 in Dallas, Texas, from Guyana. He had a distinguished career as a pastor, as representative from Guyana to the United Nations and was a strong ecumenist. As a bishop he served the 16th, 6th, 12th and 13th Episcopal Districts. Bishop Talbot was an author and writer of music, and loved to sing. 

“Servant of God well done, Rest from your loved employ

The battle fought, the victory won, now enter your master’s joy”

We ask the connectional church to join with us in lifting his spouse, retired supervisor Dr. Sylvia Ross Talbot, and members of the family in your prayers.

Final arrangements are pending.