November 13, 1922 - January 25, 2021
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will aware to me on that day - and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing." II Timothy 4:7-8 God in His infinite wisdom bid His child, the gracious and efficient Episcopal Supervisor Retired Dr. Theressa Gregg James to come home for her eternal rest on Monday, January 25, 2021. The wife of The Right Reverend Frederick Calhoun James, the Ninety-Third Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Dr. James celebrated seventy-six years of wedded bliss on December 30, 2020. Born November 13, 1922, in Marion, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Grant and Lillie Legette Johnson Gregg. Her educational experience included graduating Cum Laude from Allen University's Kittrell College with a Bachelors of Arts degree in History, a Masters of Arts degree from the Teachers College of Columbia University and an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree from Monrovia College in Liberia, West Africa. Professionally, she worked as a public school educator and administrator. Civically, she was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and a Life Member and Legacy Life Member of the National Council of Negro Women. Her church work included the Women's Missionary Society, Church Women United, World Federation of Methodist Women, the Bishops' Spouses Council, Governing Board of the National Council of Churches of America, Church World Service Committee, and the National Council of Churches. She was also a Life Member of the Women's Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Along with Bishop James, she served the Fifteenth District (South Africa and South West Africa), the Eighteenth District (Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, and Mozambique) the Twelfth District (Oklahoma and Arkansas) the Seventh District (South Carolina), the Ecumenical and Urban Affairs Office of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Second District (Washington, DC, North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland). She was also the author of An Historical Review of Missions in South Africa. She leaves to cherish precious memories, her loving and devoted husband, the Right Reverend Frederick Calhoun James; nieces and nephews; the many women she mentored along her journey; and countless parishioners who will miss her dearly. Memorials may be made to needy students at Allen University 1530 Harden Street Columbia, SC 29204. To view the livestream of the service, go to Facebook, search for Palmer Memorial Chapel, like the page, and you will be able to view the livestream beginning at 11:45AM on the day of the service.
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