Funeral Arrangements for Mr. Rudolph Best, the Brother of Presiding Bishop Bobby R. Best

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


  1. Carolyn Y. Hicks on June 7, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Condolence from Mrs. Carolyn Y.Hicks&Family
    Vice President of The Northern California Region,
    Stewardess Ministry.✝️

  2. Mildred Thomas on June 7, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    Praying for Bishop Best and his family. May God continue to give them strength in the days ahead.πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

  3. Emma Burrus on June 8, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    With deepest condolences to our Presiding Bishop Bobby R. Best and First family from the Southern California Ministerial Alliance! Rev. Emma Burrus, President

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