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May 4, 1939 - Oct 9, 2012
Bishop William H. Foeman was born on May 4, 1939 to the parents of William H. Foeman, Sr. and Julia Foeman in New York City. He and his older sister Yvonne (deceased) grew up in a loving home with friends and extended family nearby. Bishop Foeman completed New York City Public primary and secondary school. Soon after graduation from George Washington High School he entered the Navy. Following his honorable discharge he returned to New York. Christened in the AME church, Bishop Foeman's spiritual demeanor was noticed at an early age. In 1963 he joined the First Church of Deliverance in the Bronx, NY. Serving in various capacities, he was a dutiful and dependable member. In July 1968, while attending the National Congress of Metropolitan Spiritual Churches of Christ, he received the call to the ministry. He received his license to preach and was ordained by the late Reverend Clarence Cobbs and Reverend Roy Johnson on June 23, 1970. In 1972, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Theology from the Manhattan Bible Institute. In 1974, Bishop Foeman received a divine call to missionary duties in Africa. He subsequently served in Liberia and Ghana for ten years. In Ghana, Bishop Foeman was installed as King Nana Obu-Obi Anash IV. Upon his return to the states he was called to pastor Mount Calvary Community Church (Omaha, NE) and was installed on November 6, 1983. In November, 1996 he was consecrated to the office of Bishop of the 1st and 10th District of Western Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska, as well as for Ghana and Liberia. Bishop Foeman dedicated his entire life to sharing the gift of joy bestowed upon him by God. He leaves to cherish his memory his nephew, Steven B. Skinner; niece, Sheila Beverly-Skinner; great-nephew, Malcolm Skinner; and great-niece, Niani Skinner. He will always be lovingly remembered by life-long friends and adopted sisters, Rose Hunt, Elaine Copeland, and Audrey Hassell. He will also be dearly missed by his Ghanaian family including Frank Bruce, Samuel Quartey, Bill Quartey, and Seth Quartey. Indeed the list of friends and colleagues who will miss his presence, ever-ready smile, sense of humor, ability to consistently "take the high road," and willingness to always provide a helping hand is simply too long to enumerate. His spirit shall remain in our hearts for the rest of our days.
VISITATION 3-7pm Friday at church with CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE at 7pm. FUNERAL SERVICE 11am Saturday October 20, 2012 at Mount Calvary Community Church, 5112 Ames Ave, Omaha, NE. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Monday 10am. ROEDER MORTUARY - Ames Chapel
4932 Ames Ave. 402-453-5600
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2012