Reverend Lawrence Leroy Talbot Sr.

Reverend Lawrence Leroy Talbot Sr., 73, died Sunday, Dec. 6. He was born on Sept. 8, 1947, in Elkton, Md., to the late Leon and Edith Talbot of Oxford.

Reverend Talbot attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He retired from Elwyn Institute in Media, as a computer IT specialist.

Lawrence Leroy Talbot Sr

Over the years during his ministry in the African Union Methodist Protestant Church and Connection under the leadership of the Most Reverend Dr. Delbert L. Jackson, Presiding Prelate, Reverend Talbot pastored several churches: Saint James AUMP Church, Wilmington; Hosanna AUMP Church, Lincoln University; and Saint Paul AUMP Church, Lancaster; and assistant pastor at Star of Bethlehem AUMP Church, Wilmington. He held the offices of a conference assistant treasurer, conference trustee, and later retired from pastoring.

Reverend Talbot was a devoted lifetime member of Trinity African Union Methodist Protestant Church in Zion, Md., where he served as a trustee, Sunday school teacher, and member of The Methodist Men’s Club.

Reverend Talbot was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His favorite scripture was Psalms 23. His favorite hymns were “Pass Me Not” and “At the Cross.” He loved being with his family, loved reading the Bible, and enjoyed building a variety of items, large and small.

Reverend Talbot leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife of 33 years, Praying Evangelist Joanne Talbot; three sons: Lawrence Talbot Jr., (Daisy), Reading; Mark Talbot (Brenda), Reading; and Keith Talbot, Florida; one daughter, Kim Talbot, Reading; Keith Talbot and Daneasha Talbot were raised under the guidance of Reverend Lawrence and Evangelist Joanne Talbot; four brothers: (Leon Talbot preceded him in death (Juanita)); Marvin Talbot (Shirley), Oxford; Neil Talbot (Mary), Newark; Shelton Talbot (Gwen), New Jersey; three sisters: Bonnie Moulden, Harleyville; Calva Queenan, Wilmington; and Joan Barnett, Jennersville; brothers-in-law: Lawrence Dickinson, Jr.; Leonard Dickinson (Alice); Joseph Dickinson (Ruby); Richard Dickinson (Patricia); and Clarence Dickinson; sister-in-law: Reverend A. Elaine Hammond; nine grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Reverend Talbot was a man who had a humble spirit. He was kind, compassionate, and a man of few words. He loved God, church and his sunshine (his wife, Joanne). He was a man of great character and integrity. Reverend Talbot was a man after God’s own heart. He was a faithful member. He was steadfast and unmovable in the works of the Lord.

You are invited to visit with Reverend Talbot’s family and friends from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 11, at the Trinity African Union Methodist Protestant Church, 174 Trinity Church Road, Zion, Md. (Use North East, Md. for GPS). Please wear a face mask and observe social distancing. Due to the COVID 19 restrictions, his funeral service and burial will be private, for the immediate family only.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Trinity AUMP Church, P.O. Box 110, Childs, MD 21916

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home, Wet Grove.

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