July 28, 1900 - April 12, 1978
|On April 12, 1978 God spoke gently to one of His humble servants, Mrs. Velma Virginia “Ginny” Hearne, born July 28, 1900 in Chatham, Louisiana to Sarah and Frank Cox, and said “Well done good and faithful servant—enter into the joys of the Lord.”
Ginny, as she was affectionately known, was married December 15, 1916 to Robert H. Hearne, and to this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Crawford and Mrs. Yvonne Jordan.
“Ginny” brought to us and leaves us with the lamp of faith assuring us that death has no sting because Jesus has gone to make a place for us and that there we too can see Him face to face. She brought to us and leaves with us the light of truth and honesty. We could well compare her life to salt, light, and water in our world—her life has left its impact on all of those who knew her. She leaves us hope. So often she said, “The end is near—I’m not afraid—I know in whom I have believed; I know He is able to keep secure the life I’ve given to Him—I’ve fought a good fight—I’m ready to go—I want to be with ‘Mr. Bob’.” She leaves the light of compas-sion and love. In her own way she knew how to love—to care—to laugh—to plant a fruitful thought as she eased the tensions of life. Her love for God enabled her to always stand firm in her faith and be for the things that were good regardless of the cost to her. “Ginny” left the world a richer place—her works do follow her!
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1978; p. 177 By Lea Joyner|