Dear CME Family, Mr. Rudolph Best, the brother of Presiding Bishop Bobby R. Best of the Ninth Episcopal District, passed on Saturday, June 6. in Rocky Mount, NC. He was the husband of Dorethene Best, father of Vanessa (Keith) Tyson of Forestville, MD, and grandfather of Charles DeMarco Best, Daniel Keith Tyson, and Rasaan Jeremiah Best. Mr. Best is survived by three brothers and three sisters: Bishop Bobby R. Best (Jacqueline) of Los Angeles, CA; Clifton Best of Wilson, NC; and Harvester Best (Patricia) of Wilson, NC; Thelma Richardson (Lester) of Wilson, NC; Janice Bridges (Earl) of Durham, NC; and Catherine Huggins (Eddie) of Tarboro, NC. Additionally he is survived by two aunts, Mildred Rowe of Washington, DC and Anna Mae Summerville of Snow Hill, NC; and one uncle, Elijah Best of Baltimore, MD.
Funeral arrangements are as follows. Visitation: Friday, June 12, 2020, 3-7 pm EST 6-7 pm (Family) Stevens Family Funeral Home 1820 MLK Jr. Parkway Wilson, NC 27893 Telephone: 252-991-5843 Fax: 252-991-5849 Service: Saturday, June 13, 2020 12 pm EST Tabernacle Temple of Jesus Christ 1601 Lane Street SE Wilson, NC 27893 Eulogist: Pastor Margaret Spells Note: Everyone who attends the funeral is required to wear a mask. Burial Services: Rest Haven Cemetery 1717 Lane Street SE Wilson, NC 27893 Cards and Condolences may be sent to: Bishop Bobby R. Best 5577 West 63rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90056 Telephone: 424-331-5051 Email Mrs. Dorethene Best 520 Woods Walk Lane Rocky Mount, NC 27804 Please keep Bishop Best, Mrs. Dorethene Best, and the entire Best family in prayer. In the Service of the Lord, Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick Bishop Thomas L Brown, Sr., Chair of the College of Bishops Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, Secretary of the College of Bishops Christian Methodist Episcopal Church