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 all ministers' wives and ministers' widows (not just pastors wives) of all Christian denominations to join a local association who is affiliated with the North Carolina Association of Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows (Interdenominational).
Please continue to browse this website for "LOCAL ASSOCIATION" listings which may be in your area. 
If there is not a local organization in your area we invite you to contact us via email:   for further information or assistance in organizing in 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. Leola Mays Coston
208 N Smith Street
Burgaw, North Carolina 28452
(910) 259-2621

Elected Officers

Mrs. Naomi Lovelace
1st Vice President
2117 Tee Dee Street
Raleigh, NC 27610

Mrs Magdalene J. Leach
2nd Vice President
627 Berwick Drive
Fayettville, NC 28314
Mrs. Deborah Battle
3rd Vice President
100 Granite Falls Court
Rocky Mount. NC 27804

Mrs. Evelyn Goodine

4th Vice President   

95 Woodcreek Lane

Clayton, NC 27520

Telephone: 919--934-2045 

Recording Secretary
Mrs. Mary Edge
Assistant Recording Secretary  
Mrs. Esther High
Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. Maepaul Boone 
Assistant Corresponding Secretary
Minister Tonia Bonner
 Mrs. Cassandra Burney
Assistant Treasurer
Mrs. Elizabeth Steger

Financial Secretary
 Mrs. Barbara Sessoms
North Hampton
Assistant Financial Secretary
Dr. Shirley Bullock
Dean of Education
Mrs. Bettie Ramey 
Vance/Warren Association

Assistant Dean of Education

Mrs. Frances Davis

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; 

 Mrs. Ellender W. LeMay, Franklin County, 2012-2015

Annual Statistical Report 2013
Charter Member ________________________0

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



IAMWMW THEME: Great Is Thy Faithfulness
 Lamentations: Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

Demonstrating God's Love Through Ministry  
Ephesians 5:1-2: Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.