Bishop Leontine Kelly
Bishop Leontine Kelly was the first African-American clergywoman elected a bishop in The United Methodist Church.
From United Methodist News Service:
Bishop Leontine Kelly has died in Oakland, California at the age of 92. UMNS will look back at her life, and have reaction from her friends like Bishop Judith Craig, who was elected to the episcopacy with Kelly in 1984. Bishop Craig says: "She was audacious all her life. She never ran from a challenge or controversy and she stood fast by her convictions. But she was always humble and authentic, and she was a reminder to me that I needed to be that way too. She will never leave us. I know she died in peace with the Lord she served her whole life."