1901 - 1978
|Gladys Cupp Davis was born in Bradley, Arkansas in 1901, married John Jackson Davis in 1920, and had one child, LaVerne Davis Mouser. She and her husband served churches in three states. In Louisiana these included Kinder, Merryville, Haughton, Trout, Sicily Island and Stone Avenue in Monroe. This is a remarkable record for one who told her fiancé that she had been born and reared a Baptist and didn’t plan to become a Methodist just because she was marrying a Methodist preacher! Not only did she become a Methodist, she took an active part in each church they served, and was loved especially for her teaching in the Church School.
She was an avid reader, had a tremendous sense of humor, and wrote beautiful poetry. Her love and understanding of people was evident throughout her life, and her greatest joy was when she could help someone who sought prayer and counsel.
Her fervent prayer, from the Scriptures, was that she would be vital in her old age. Her prayer was answered.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1978; p. 175 By Mrs. Pat Kneipp|