The Rev. Rebecca M. Glover, 99, assistant pastor of the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington since 1948 and a longtime Washington resident, died Monday at Howard University Hospital. She had congestive heart failure and cancer.
Mrs. Glover had been a member of the Metropolitan AME Zion Church since 1913 and was named assistant pastor of the church after she was ordained in 1948.
She was an evangelist, and over the years she visited the sick in area hospitals and prisoners in jails. She had been active in the AME missionary organization from the 1930s to the late 1970s. She also taught Sunday school.
Mrs. Glover had been active in the civil rights movement in Washington, taking part in sit-ins and other demonstrations, especially during the 1940s, when the Metropolitan AME Zion Church was a headquarters for many civil rights efforts.
Mrs. Glover was born in South Carolina and came to Washington as a child. She attended public schools and the Cortez Business College here and was a 1925 graduate of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
During the 1930s and 1940s, she was a clerk with the Census Bureau here.
Her husband, William Glover, died in the 1940s. Mrs. Glover leaves no immediate survivors.