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For Upcoming Ohio/South Ohio Conference, District and Connectional events listed  for this conference year,
please visit our Home Page!

Contact Brenda Curtis, our Benevolent Chairperson, to have her formally send
get well cards, sympathy cards, flowers,  and to contact the person who does resolutions, etc. 
from our church!

Need Transportation to Sunday School or Worship Service?  

Contact Brother Paul Jones at 740.683.7116 (cell) or 740.452.1844 (home) OR
Brother Kenny Wooten at 740.454.8265

This website is maintained by Dr. Brenda Kay Toler.  Church information to be posted can be sent to:

                                   ST. PAUL A.M.E. CHURCH PRAYER LIST: (Sick, Shut-Ins, and "Special Prayer" Requests)
                                   Please take the time to send cards or make calls to those on this list to shower
                                   them with Christian love and spiritual support! 

Marlon Norris, Delores Nutter, Shirley Stettler, Wanda Stanford
Jill Kullman, Deanna Martin
Jennifer Bullock Moore & Family  
Doug Palmer  at 129 Michael Lane, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223 
Madeline Hunter, David Claypool
Charlotte Kelly, Regina Kelly, Robin Kelly
Matt Angler, Patty Schultz 
Marcus Gaiters, Earnestine Easley, Jacob Mayle 
Nathaniel Womack, Sondra Wooten
Marsha Bishop, Flora Kelly, Chad Dalton
William "Ricky" Daniels, Eldon Viney
Brenda Toler, Bonnie Jordan, Felicia Gilbert
Emily Dickinson, Mark Walker 
JoAnn Spencer, Evan Spencer
Rev. Nathan McDonald, Rev. Robert Palmer
Carin Chmielniak,  Evelyn Wyatt
Edith (Pat) Frenzley
Debbie Smith Fisher, Connie Norman
Michael Cloyd, Denver Norman 
Deirdrea Edwards O'Neal,  Jennifer Edwards
Rev. Clifton Kilpatrick, Edith Henderson
​Florence Fields, Dwight Hudson, Carl Burns 
Mark Mitchell - Willow Haven Care Center - Room 107
Cheryl  France Tate - Willow Haven Care Center - Room # 208  Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Rachel Murphy - Room #2005 Select Specialty Hospital, 2000 Tamarak Road, Newark, Ohio 
JoAnn & Evan Spencer - 4216 Northpointe Drive, Zanesville, Ohio  43701
Janae Hughes Jamison- Newark Care and Rehabilitation, 75 McMillen Dr. Newark, Ohio 43055
Linda Hill - Cedar Hill Care Center - Room #220, 1136 Adair Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Betty Bellamy - The Worthington At Gahanna, Apt. #205, 1201 Riva Ridge Court, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Shirley Johnson - Room # 210  The Oaks at Bethesda, Zanesville, Ohio 43701 
Dorothy (JoAnn) Williams - Room # 312  The Oaks at Northpointe, Zanesville, Ohio 43701

An UPDATED URGENT  Message From the Desk of Rev. Clifton R. Kilpatrick.....
on the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic & Worship Service as of  November 7, 2021.

It was announced at Conference that all 3rd District churches will be permitted to re-open facilities for in-person worship beginning the first Sunday, November 7, 2021. We were asked to share the
 guidelines with our church members.  Should there be a change or additional information, we will be notified. 
The guidelines are as follows:

ONLY FULLY vaccinated persons (Pfizer and Moderna - 2 vaccines and 2 week waiting, or the one shot JJ vaccine with 2 weeks waiting period) are permitted to enter the building. 

Our 3rd District Health Commission indicates that individual attendees only need to check in one time. It can be done with them showing the actual card or electronically showing a photo of the vaccine card on their phones. We will be providing masks  for people who don't bring one. We will be taking temperatures. If someone is ill, we will ask them to please leave and worship virtually. We encourage all who are of approved age to get vaccinated. For those not fully vaccinated, we will ask them to please join virtually to worship. We are announcing  this ahead of time so that there are no misunderstandings at the door. Children who have NOT been vaccinated must wear masks and remain at ALL TIMES with their parents or guardians.  Routine board meetings, bible studies, etc. will be held virtually until we see how this goes.  Congregation size limitations will start small  with the recommended size not to be more than 35 to begin. This applies to worshiping together for one hour which includes funerals, weddings etc.

The threats of this world are real, but we do not stand against such threats alone.  Our Heavenly Father stands with us, and in Him, we can find all we need to face such times. The Lord offers to us a spirit of peace in place of fear and a spirit of hope in place of worry.  The CDC is recommending masks be worn in indoor settings whether or not  you are fully vaccinated.
Government’s motivation is to protect the well being of all individuals and we want to comply, in an
effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus and the variants among our beloved congregants.

Virtual Worship Sermons will continue to be posted to our Church Facebook page LATER in the day on Sunday
IF THERE ARE NO TECHNICAL  DIFFICULTIES or to this ANNOUNCEMENT PAGE BELOW. God doesn’t want us to be filled with fear. He wants us to be filled with faith.  2 Timothy 1:7 states "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind."  The Church is not a's the people. 

Please note that you are still able to support the Church by submitting your tithes and offerings via PayPal by going to 
the church’s website ( and clicking on the GIVING tab on the Home page.
If you do not  feel comfortable donating on line you can take advantage of one of the following options. 

A) Contact a member of the Finance Office
B) Mail your tithes & contributions to St. Paul AME Church, P.O. Box 2152, Zanesville, Ohio 43702. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Be mindful that the health and safety of our
members and all of God’s children are of paramount importance. We are continuing to pray for the
safety of those on the front lines caring for those already impacted by COVID-19. Remember to wash
your hands often and to practice the CDC guidelines to protect yourselves. 

Rev. Clifton R. Kilpatrick

     When you see something that is not right, say something or do something!! Continue to get into
     good trouble until we have a just society. Honor the legacy of John Lewis...VOTE!!



With the Omicron & Delta Covid Varient  on the rise,
it is important to protect yourself by
getting vaccinated.  Don't forget to get
your FLU shot also! Call 740.297.8610
to schedule your vaccine appointment.




Welcome to our new leadership team of the Third Episcopal District of the African Methodist
Episcopal Church, Bishop E. Earl McCloud Jr. and Supervisor Patricia Russell-McCloud!!

Below are the names of church members, community members, relatives and friends that are in care
facilities.  Please take time to place a call, send a card or make a visit.  May God continue to bless
you as you bless others with your  acts of kindness!

The address for The OAKS AT  NORTHPOINTE is 3291 Northpointe Dr. , Zanesville, Ohio 43701 740.452.3000

1. Dorothy (JoAnn) Williams  - Room # 312

The address for ADAMS LANE CARE CENTER is 1856 Adams Lane, Zanesville, Ohio 43701

The address for CAMBRIDGE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER is 1471 Wills Creek Valley Drive, Cambridge, Ohio 43725

The address for WILLOW  HAVEN CARE CENTER  is  1020 Taylor Street,  Zanesville, Ohio  43701

1. Cheryl  France Tate - Willow Haven Center - Room # 208

2. Mark Mitchell - Willow Haven Center - Room # 107

The address for STERLING SUITES at  CEDAR HILL is 1126 Adair Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701 

The address for CEDAR Hill Care Center Residents is 1136 Adair Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701

1. Linda Hill - Cedar Hill Care Center - Room  #220

The address for NEWARK CARE AND REHABILITATION is 75 McMillen Dr. Newark, Ohio 43055

1. Janae Hughes Jamison - Newark Care & Rehabilitation Center

The address for THE  WORTHINGTON  AT  GAHANNA  is 1201 Riva Ridge Court, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(This is an assisted living facility located in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.)

1. Betty Bellamy - Phone 614.656.8651  Apartment # 205

The address for THE OAKS AT BETHESDA is 2971 Maple Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701 740.452.3800

1. Shirley Johnson - The Oaks at Bethesda - Room # 210 

The address for MORRISON HOUSE - Genesis Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Zanesville is
713 Forest Ave. Zanesville, Ohio.

The address for ALTERCARE  ZANESVILLE is 4200 Harrington Drive, Zanesville Ohio 43701  740.452.4351


Birth Announcements:   Congratulations and Blessings to the following families!

1. Brantley James Colman - Parents are Kandice & Eric Coleman, Grandparents are Dr. Keith & Kathy Brantley

2. Analea Lucile Brown - Parent is Ly'Cole Gibbs, Grandparent is Connie Quarles



The family of Robert Ellsworth Brandford, Sr.
The family of Ernest Eugene Bynum, Jr.
The family of John Robert Frenzley,  Jr. 
The family of Edith Louise Hill Smith
The family of Marva Louise Burrell
The family of Donald "Buck" Eugene Mayle, Sr.
The family of Barry Timmons Brown  Jr. 
The family of Tony Howard
The family of Andrew Chandler
The family of Bernice Hudson
The family of Baby Miles Owen Moore
The family of Harold Curtis
The family of  Leroy Redman Alexander


              WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOURTH SUNDAY                                                                                                     JANUARY 23, 2022                                 

Don't forget to mark your calendars with important dates for this entire 2021-2022 Ohio
South Ohio Conference Year! 
They will be listed on the homepage of this website after November.  

1.  "Recycle for Sight program" by donating your old used eye glasses. 
These glasses will be sent all over our country and around the world to 
those in need. Help made a difference!

2. Attention parents and students!! Stay aware of scholarship opportunities ALL 
YEAR long by copying and pasting  the Muskingum County Community Foundation
Scholarship Central  link below into your browser address bar:

You may also learn about workshops, events and projects by copying and
pasting the website address below into your browser address bar:

3.  To pay your tithes or make a donation to St. Paul AME Church Zanesville                                                      
please click on the GIVING TAB above, and you can make your monetary
donations there. You do not have to have a PayPal account to make your donation.
All major credit cards are accepted. Thank you for your contributions and donations. 


5. URGENT NOTICE!!!  In-Person Worship Services will resume on First Sunday, November 7, 2021. Please refer to the
guidelines the Third District Conference has given us to follow. They are listed above in the message of Rev. Kilpatrick.

Although we never stopped being the “Church” during the Covid-19 pandemic, 
we look forward to PHYSICALLY being back in our Church building to 
offer In-Person Worship Services once the Covid cases decline again. We were re-opened from July 4, to August 8, 2021
until cases started critically  increasing. 
Stay safe. Wear you mask and get vaccinated!!!
We will continue to offer Virtual Worship Services on our Church Website and our Facebook page! 🙏🏽🙌🏽✝️

6.  Congratulations to Matthew Baldwin (left) and RaShaun Merriman, 
a pair of seniors, who both earned a spot on the OMEA East Central Ohio
regional orchestra! Matthew was placed fourth chair viola, and is 1st Alternate
to the All-State orchestra. RaShaun is second chair bass in the regional 
ensemble, and was also selected as the first ZHS strings student to make the 
All-State orchestra in many years. The All-State orchestra 
will perform Friday, February 4, 2022, at the Huntington Convention 
Center in downtown Cleveland. RaShaun is a youth member at St. Paul
AME Church Zanesville. Your church family is so proud of RaShaun!

7. This year there will NOT be an In-Person 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund Prayer Breakfast Event.  Mark your calendars for the 28th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., VIRTUAL Prayer Breakfast. The TV Program will be brought to you by The Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholarship Fund Committee. Due to the COVID-19 virus, the pre-taped television program will air on WHIZ  TV on Monday, January 17, at 12:30pm. The MLK Prayer Breakfast TV Program will celebrate 20 high achieving college-bound seniors by rewarding them with a $500 book scholarship. The MLK Prayer Breakfast Program will honor Transitions Women's Shelter. Transitions has been a shelter for women who are victims of domestic violence in Muskingum county since 1979.

Regarding the annual community FOOD DRIVE, once again  the MLK Committee Members have collaborated with the Hunger Network and are encouraging everyone to lend a helping hand by having a Food Drive and delivering canned goods to Christ's Table located at 28 S. 6th Street Zanesville, OH 43701.
The Food Drive will end on Monday, January 31, 2022. Donations can be dropped off Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. and on Fridays 7 a.m. -  2 p.m. Thank you for helping The Hunger Network.


Third District President -  Sharon Smith Banks
Ohio South Ohio President - Ruby Kilpatrick
St. Paul AME Grace Palmer Missionary Society - Costella Haley

1. Please remember to pay your  $25.00 WMS dues for the new Conference year.

2. The Ohio-South Ohio Conference  WMS "Birthday Celebration Fundraiser"
will take place again throughout the year. Those who participate in this
fundraiser should send their $50.00 donation to Chairperson
Mrs. Adrienne A. Morris at 327 Washington Ave.
Wyoming, Ohio 45215.                                                                                                                                    



The Young Peoples' Division of St. Paul A.M.E. Zanesville...."YPD Bulletin Board News Corner"

The YPD Virtual Leadership Retreat is January 8, 2022
Mark your calendars young people!      


Conference Year 2020 - 2021 Lay Organization Officers

    Dr. Lenora Brogdon -  Third District  Lay President
    Dr. Willie C. Glover - Third District Lay President Emeritus
    Mr. Marvin Harris - Ohio South Ohio Conference President
    Mrs. Becky Palmer - St. Paul AME Zanesville Local President

Death Announcements:


Zanesville: Leroy Redman Alexander, Jr., age 62, earned his wings on Sunday, October 10, 2021 
after living his life the best way he knew how, making others smile. Lovingly known as Lee,
aka Uncle Lees, aka Unc aka Roy Zander, he was born on March 25, 1959 in Zanesville, Ohio to
Janet (Payton) Alexander Miller and Leroy Alexander Sr. Lee grew up in Zanesville, 
OH by way of Oxford, Ohio(Junior and high school years). Later in life Lee followed his love,
Cindy Norris, to St. Petersburg, Florida for a few years before they returned to Zanesville, 
Ohio, where they spent the rest of their lives until Ms. Norris passed. Lee then moved
in with his niece, Barbara Frank, where he lived his last days.

Lee was a brother to six siblings: James Alexander, Debra (Alexander) Wallace, Maria Alexander,
Margo (Alexander) Al-Saffat, Heather (Miller) Booker, and Mickey Alexander. He was uncle to
26 nieces and nephews: Barbara (Wallace) Frank, John and Otto Wallace Jr., Tiffany Kennedy;
Kemen and Jayme Alexander; Anthony Booker; Rahimah, Saddeeq, Hudhaifa, Usamah, 
Shurqran, Barakah, Zayd, Hassan, Akbar and Nafisa Al-Saffat; Jahala, Emaria, Brekayha, 
Ivy’Aughna, Amber, Tiffany and Mickey Alexander Jr., Brady Tanner and Bailey Bowers. He also
had 16 great nieces and nephews and one on the way. It is important to note this, because Lee
loved the children! He was the best with the little ones and they gave him life. Lee had numerous 
aunts, uncles, and cousins that he was loved by as well. Lee was preceded in death by his 
mother, Janet Miller and father, Leroy Alexander Sr., as well as both sets of grandparents,
and his love, Cindy Norris.  

Lee was known for his playfulness and enjoyment of life. Lee did his best to digest every bit
of happiness he could out of his life. He made so many smile, whether it was by tickling
them until they screamed, rooting for his Kansas City Chiefs, hiding their grocery cart in the
store, telling them he put the clouds in the sky, telling jokes to lighten hard situations, flirting
with the ladies just to embarrass his mother, and the list goes on. Lee enjoyed the outdoors
and working in landscaping and lawn care, despite being allergic to bees. Lee also enjoyed
serving at the Eastside Community Ministries. Like his mother, he enjoyed music; everything
from anything Motown to the Gap Band, George Clinton and the Funkadelics, etc. He was so 
fun and loving and had such big heart. Everyone has a funny story to tell about their
interactions with him, and everyone will have a smile on their face when they remember him.  

The family will have a remembrance ceremony on March 25, 2022, which would have been his
63rd birthday. This celebration of life will be held at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, located at 
561 Pine Street in Zanesville, OH, where his maternal family are life-long members. The
celebration will begin at 1 p.m. The family would love to hear any loving stories you may
have of Lee, so come prepared. In lieu of flowers or cards, the family requests that any 
donations, no matter how small or large), be directed to Hillis, Combs, & Nestor Funeral
Home (935 Forest Ave. Zanesville, OH 43701; to help assist with
the cost of final arrangements, and whom we thank for their loving care of our
brother/family member.


Zanesville: Harold Edwin Curtis, 88, of Zanesville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021.
Harold was born May 4, 1933 to the late Denver Curtis and Geraldine Mayle. In addition
to his parents, Harold is also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gwendylon Elain Curtis;
and his brothers, Marlin Guy and Richard Norris.

Harold leaves to cherish his memory, his sons Jeff (Patricia) Curtis,
Harold Timothy (Shannon) Curtis and Eric (Michelle) Curtis; his daughters, 
Anita (Michael) Camp, Susan (Jeff) Harris and Esther Curtis; 
grandchildren, Carletta, Casey, Dominique, Alexus, Destiny, Elektra, Eric and Ercasia;
7 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Harold was a United States Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He went on to dedicate
many years of employment to McGraw-Edison, and also tended land as a farmer. In his
free-time, Harold enjoyed his Sunday afternoons spent amongst his family, surrounding their
fire-pit. He also enjoyed sitting on his front porch each day, having conversations with Mike. 
Harold will be missed by many.

You may call on the family Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., with
funeral service to follow at 12 p.m., at Burrell Funeral Services, in Zanesville.
Minister Nehemiah Gaiters officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
BURRELL FUNERAL SERVICES is serving the family.


Zanesville:  Marva Louise Burrell, 76, of Zanesville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2021. 
Marva was born August 28, 1945 to the late Jesse and Beulah (Barnett) McDade, Sr.  In addition to her
parents, Marva is also preceded in death by her first husband, Eldon Viney, Sr.; second husband, 
Richard Burrell; and siblings, Marilyn Lee, Donna Jean, Leroy, Amanda, Raymond Eugene,
Joy and Jesse, Jr.

Marva is survived by her children, Eldon (Amy) Viney, Jr. and family, Dora Viney and
Kimberly Bishop; sister, Charlotte Lavender; special cousin, Veronica Barnett; roommate,
David; caretakers and staff of Genesis Hospice through the Morrison House, along with
RHDD, Zanesville for the excellent, dedicated care they provided to Marva, Eric, Jason, 
Bev, Jules, Johnesa, Laura, and Paul, her SSA; as well as other relatives and friends.

Marva dedicated over 24 years of service to The Old Market House Inn where she worked as
a kitchen aide. She went on to be employed by RHDD. Marva was a hard working woman, who 
worked until her health no longer permitted. She was an active member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church 
Zanesville as well as The Anchor Church throughout her life. In her free time, Marva enjoyed 
coloring, making various crafts and needle pointing. She and her roommate, David, were 
always on the go, and stayed involved in many  activities. Marva will be missed by those
who had the pleasure of knowing her.

You may call on the family Monday, December 13, 2021 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m.  The funeral 
service will  follow at 12 p.m. at Burrell Funeral Home. Reverend Clifton Kilpatrick will
be officiating.  Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. BURRELL FUNERAL SERVICES
is serving the family. 


Zanesville:  John Robert Frenzley Jr. 84 a well-known local area Zanesville businessman 
passed away at his residence Thursday December 23, 2021 with his loving wife by his side.
John was born on June 23, 1937 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late John Jasper and
Mary Elizabeth Frenzley. He was a 1955 Graduate of Zanesville High School. A true man of 
God, he was a former member of Union Baptist Church where he served as an Deacon. He is
a current member of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church where he was a Steward. 

John was a long time employee of the city of Zanesville where he retired as Superintendent 
of the Street and Sanitation  Department .  John never let the fact that he lost his leg in an
accident  slow him down. He went on to form the Suburban Disposal Company and quickly
became one of the largest Disposal Companies in Southeastern Ohio. His love of people will 
never be forgotten. Each year during the Holidays he and his friend Tom would spend time 
delivering hams, candy, and fruit baskets to those in need. John served our Country and
protected our Freedom by serving in The United States Army as a Military Policeman.

He is survived by his loving wife Edith Patricia “Pat” Harris Frenzley whom he married 
October 26, 1957, and dear friends Phil (Becky) Palmer, Sarah Ward, Tom Cromwell, 
Jessica Singh, and Josh Snouffer.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Robert Walter Frenzley.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, December 29 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at THE SNOUFFER 
FUNERAL HOME 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD ZANESVILLE. Funeral service will be at 
11am on Thursday in The Snouffer Chapel with Rev. Clifton R Kilpatrick officiating.
Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery with full Military Honors by V.F.W. Post 1058
and American Legion Post 28. To send a note of condolence visit


Zanesville: Earnest "Fireman Ernie" Eugene Bynum, Jr., age 83 of Zanesville,  passed away
peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family, on Sunday, January 2, 2022. He was born
Sunday, July 17, 1938, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the son of Ernest Eugene Bynum, Sr., 
and Kathleen (Williams) Bynum. He was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church Zanesville.

After graduation Ernie joined the United States Air Force. Following service to his country, he
returned to Zanesville to carve out a living in the community in which he was raised. He married 
Shirley (Norman) Bynum and they began raising a family.

After holding several jobs, Ernie joined the Zanesville Fire Department and retired in 1993 
following many years of service. During this time he became a Fire Arson Investigator, an 
Ohio State Fire Safety Instructor, IAFF Local 88 President of the Zanesville Fire Department, 
and Fire Safety Inspector.

Ernie was many things to many people in Zanesville. He was an entrepreneur with Bynum 
Trucking, and Computer Lifeline, Inc. Ernie was a mentor to many young men and women 
in the community. He coached South Rebels Biddy League Football for 12 years, and also 
coached men’s basketball teams. Following retirement from the Fire Department, Ernie 
served as the City of Zanesville Parks and Recreation Director for twenty years. Ernie served 
his local community through many organizations and boards. He served as President of the
Rambo Health Center, President of Starlight Industries, President of Zanesville Civic League, 
Founder of The Minority Business Resource Network, Golden Rule Lodge # 30, Free & Accepted 
Masons Prince Hall, N.A.A.C.P., Muskingum Valley Officials Association, Founder of the African 
American Community Fund, Ohio High School Official Training Committee and Community 
of Voices.

Ernie is survived by his wife, Shirley Bynum; two children: Lisa Bynum and Tony (Cheryl) Bynum
both of Zanesville; grandchildren: Cory, Lionel, Amalia, Ashley and Allison; great grandchildren: 
Ashton, Jordyn, Chloe and Kash; one sister: Joyce Dickerson of Columbus, and several nieces 
and nephews. Ernie was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, JoAnn Dickinson.

Friends may call Wednesday, January 5, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. at the Hillis, Combs
& Nestor Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue, Zanesville, where funeral services will follow at
1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with the United States Air Force, VFW Post 1058,
and American Legion Post 29 conducting full military honors. To sign the online register book or to
send a personal condolence note please visit


Zanesville:  Robert Ellsworth Brandford, Sr., was born June 16, 1937 in Zanesville, Ohio. He
gained his Heavenly wings on Monday, January 10, 2022 at The Oaks at Bethesda following 
a short illness. Robert retried from the Zanesville Police Department September 30, 1994 after
27 years of service. He also worked as a Fair Housing Coordinator and from 2000-2012, he 
was Zanesville's Director of Public Safety. He was a faithful member of Morning Star COGIC, 
where he served as a Deacon. Robert was also a United States Veteran, having served in 
the U.S. Air Force.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Richard W. and Bertha L. (Cameron) Brandford; 
brothers and sisters; the love of his life, his wife, Mary Brandford; and sons, Robert, Jr. and Craig.

Robert leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Carolyn (Wayne) Bediako, of Columbus, Ohio; 
son, Jeffrey (Sue) Brandford, of Zanesville, Ohio; brother, Walter James Rogers, of Zanesville, 
Ohio; daughter-in-love, Sarah Beth Reid, of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Clarissa Brandford, 
Joseph Norris, Jr., Eboni Brandford, Staci (Travis) Craig, DeAndre Brandford and 
Joshua (Mackenzie) Brandford; 10 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Teresa Barnett Ayres; 
special friend who was like a son, David Walls; his "sweet Roz", Minister Roslyn Haines, of 
Akron, Ohio; and a host of family and friends, too numerous to list.

You may call on the family Friday, January 14, 2022 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., with the funeral
service to follow at 1 p.m., at Burrell Funeral Services in Zanesville. Elder Mayle of 
Morning Star COGIC will be officiating. Following services, Robert will be laid to rest alongside 
his wife in Woodlawn Cemetery. BURRELL FUNERAL SERVICES is serving the family.