|Mrs. Mabel Law, wife of the late Rev. H. M. Law, died on August 22, 1975, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 89 years. The Rev. and Mrs. Law were parents of four children, three of whom survive them: John of Jacksonville, Florida, Mrs. Mary Evans of San Antonio, Texas, and a daughter, John’s twin, who lives in New Mexico.
During the early years of marriage the Rev. and Mrs. Law lived in New Mexico, where they served several churches in that area. They moved to Texas, serving a number of charges in that state, and then moving to Dallas, where, along with his ministerial duties, the Rev. Law also served on the faculty of Southern Methodist University. During their last years of ministry the Laws lived in Louisiana, and Oil City was their last charge. After her husband’s death, Mrs. Law lived in Oil City until she moved to San Antonio to be near her daughter, where she spent the last two years of her life.
Mrs. Law was gracious and kind. Her soft voice and quiet manner, her deep Christian faith, her devotion to her church and her family, bespoke a life lived for others, and for her God. She was a true helpmate to her husband. Her unselfish, outgoing nature, her caring heart, drew people to her. She was an understanding, compassionate friend. Through adversity she was strong. She was generous, sympathetic, and ready to work in whatever capacity she was needed. Her love of music, her appreciation of simple things, her gentle acceptance of things she could not change, made her an inspiration of quiet courage.
Mrs. Law has left an influence that enriches those who knew her and an example that challenges and inspires. Memorial services were held in the Cochran Chapel in Dallas. Burial was in the Merril Cemetery of that city. .
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference 1976, p.139 By Mrs. Robert Kemper|