We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of CRCDS Life Trustee Rev. Archie D. LeMone (Crozer Theological Seminary '65). A man of many gifts and talents, Rev. LeMone was a dedicated pastor, teacher, husband, father and servant. Rev. LeMone made his home in Silver Spring, MD and spent much of his career working in the Washington D. C. area. As some of you are aware, Rev. LeMone had been dealing with some health issues over the last few months and was unable to travel to attend our May Board meeting.
He served as the Associate Director for Public Policy in the Washington Office of the National Council of Churches and was the former Executive Director of the Home Mission Board of the Progressive National Baptist Convention. He served on several committees including the Washington Office on Africa, the National Council of Churches’ General Board, and was a staff member with the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland, where he lived and served for 15 years.
Rev. LeMone was a guest instructor at several Caribbean universities. He also taught public high school and was a consultant with the Alexander Institute, an educational and psychological organization in Washington D.C. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in history from Morgan State University and his Masters of Divinity from Crozer Theological Seminary.
Rev. LeMone was elected to the CRCDS Board of Trustees in 1999, served as Crozer Board Chair and elected as a Life Trustee in March 2011.
As we keep ‘Archie’ and his family in our prayers, if you wish to send a note of condolence to the family or attend the service, please note:
Services will be held on Saturday, July 19
Fraternal Service @ 10:30 a.m.
Memorial Service @ 11:00 a.m.
Location of services:Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 623 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Eulogist: Wm. J. Shaw
Mrs. LeMone’s home address is: 3840 Tremayne Terrace, Silver Spring, MD 20906