Sanford, Gertrude (Mrs. Spencer J.)

5/31/1976

Mrs. SPENCER J. (GERTRUDE) SANFORD
-1976
 
The beloved widow of Rev. Spencer Pearl Sanford departed this life on May 31, 1976 in New Orleans, La. Though Mrs. Sanford’s health had faltered, she never failed in her zeal to do the work of the church. For many years she traveled the southwest portion of Louisiana caring for the sick, the poor, the blind, and the lost.
She was the mother of two children: Samuel Sanford and Elma Sanford Hollins; grandmother of Elaine H. Howard, Lydia S. Johnson, Trudie S. Bernard, Spencer P. Sanford, Jr. and Leroy Samuel Sanford, Jr. We have learned so much about life and the acceptance of its trials from watching this person grow. Her growth in the Lord is essence of our faith. With the human instrument of God’s word Mrs. Sanford touched so many that those she touched have set a torch on fire that will never die. A message from this light bids all of us to hold on to God’s unchanging hands. Rest on, dear one, your labors are ended, your battle is won, wait for the victory cry when we shall crown him Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference1977, p.174 By J. C. Bibbons