2 former Alabama Baptist Convention presidents die days apart from coronavirus plague and dementia

Former Alabama Baptist Convention presidents, Rev. Dewey Corder 80, (L) and the Rev. Harper Shannon, 89 (R). | Alabama Baptist Convention
Former Alabama Baptist Convention presidents, Rev. Dewey Corder 80, (L) and the Rev. Harper Shannon, 89 (R). | Alabama Baptist Convention

The Alabama Baptist Convention recently lost two former presidents just days apart to complications from the new coronavirus and dementia. The Rev. Harper Shannon was 89 when he passed from progressive dementia Wednesday while the Rev. Dewey Corder was 80 when he died from COVID-19 on Christmas Day.

Rick Lance, state missionary and executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions remembered both men in a statement Thursday.

“Dewey Corder was a true gentleman. He was one of the most cheerful men I have known. Every time I talked to him, he was upbeat as he talked about how the Lord was blessing him and his ministry,” Lance wrote of Corder.

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Source: Christian Post