Avant, Lola Watson (Mrs. Nathan)

5/24/1981

LOLA WATSON (Mrs. Nathan) AVANT
- May 24, 1981
 
Lola was one of seven children born to Edward and Hollie Watson of Lake Charles, La., where she lived all of her life except for the last year. She married Frank W. Rosfeld and bore four children for him. Frank died July 4, 1968.
On May 24, 1980 she became wife to Reverend Nathan Avant and moved to Church Point, La. where she enjoyed the parsonage. Their first wedding anniversary was celebrated on Sunday, May 24, 1981 and the following Thursday she went to be with her Lord.
In addition to her husband, Lola is survived by four children: Robert Rosfeld of Ragley, la.; Mrs. Dolly Noel of Tyler, Texas; Richard Rosfeld and Mrs. Frank Whiddon of Lake Charles, La.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Treaster of Port Arthur, Texas; and Mrs. Minnie Trouard of Lake Charles, La.; three brothers: Harry Watson of Lake Charles, La.; Robert Watson of Springhill, La.; and J. W. “Bill” Watson of Jennings, La.; ten grandchildren, seven step-children, ten step-grandchildren, and a host of friends.
If ever a person reflected the “light” that Jesus came to bring, Lola did. As much as she loved her family, she loved Jesus even more. This was evident in all she did. She supported her church with active participation and love. Oh, how she enjoyed Camp Meeting held annual at the Lake Charles District Camp, LeBlanc, La.
Lola was a constant companion to her husband in ministry. It mattered not whether hos-pital, home visits, home prayer group, or mortuary, she was always supportive in a gentle, lov-able way, never seeking recognition but always giving it. Her contribution through music and song will also be remembered. Her motto was “Life will soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.”
Lola was laid to rest beside her first husband following memorial services from the chapel of Johnson’s Funeral Home, Lake Charles, La. on May 30, 1981. She is missed by loved ones and friends. But, our comfort lies in the fact that our loss is heaven’s gain.
Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church,, Pages 163, by Nathan T. Avant, Jr.