View a 1992 television interview, United Methodist Bishop Leontine Kelly spoke about her faith and said, “I am grateful for having been nurtured in a particular faith.” Her father, the Rev. David D. Turpeau, was a Methodist minister who also served in the Ohio House of Representatives. Her mother.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016 OPEN HOUSE & DEDICATION IN MEMORY OF BISHOP LEONTINE T. C. KELLY 950 South Beach Blvd. Waveland, MS
Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly, a daughter and wife of ministers, was the first Afri-can American woman bishop in a major Christian denomination when she was elected as bishop in the United Methodist Church in 1984. She was a friend and mentor to many, and was a social and political activist who supported many issues related to the rights of all people. Bishop Kelly, the mother of Angella Current Felder, a member of the Board of Trustees of the African American Methodist Heritage Center (AAMHC), died on June 28, 2012 at age 92. For ad-ditional information contact Mollie Stewart, President and CEO, Gulfside Asso-ciation at 228-341-0324 (c) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.