|Mrs. Enola Harper Watson Hinds was born November 9, 1891, in Saline, Louisiana. After a first marriage that ended in divorce, she met the Reverend Bennett D. Watson, a widower, and they were united in marriage October 19, 1950, in the Park Avenue Methodist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana. Reverend and Mrs. Watson were one of the first retired couples to move into the Methodist Retirement Duplex in Ruston, Louisiana, April 25, 1958.
Reverend Mr. Watson preceded Mrs. Enola in death on April 17, 1962. At the time of Brother Watson’s death they were living in one of the Methodist Retirement Homes at 3726 Judson Street, Shreveport, Louisiana. Mrs. Enola Watson Hinds died December 4, 1984, in the Natchitoches Parish Nursing Home, in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She loved the Church and was devoted to it to the very end of her days. Her greatest joy was to talk about the Church, and the goodness and mercy of God. She kept her Bible by her bedside and always asked me to read some scripture and pray each time I visited. She and her son, J. T. Adams, studied the weekly Sunday School lesson together regularly up until the last few weeks of her life. She is remembered by those who knew her best for her faithfulness.
Mrs. Enola was survived by one son: John Thomas Adams, Natchitoches, Louisiana; two daughters: Mrs. Mary Ellen Jaggars, Wetumka, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Enola Nicolaou, Charlotte, Michigan, eleven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1985; p. 247-248 By Abe M. Conerly|