Davies, Margaret Thompson (Mrs. S.J.)

12/14/1954

MARGARET THOMPSON (Mrs. S.J.) DAVIES
1868 - December 14, 1954
 
The seraphic soul of Margaret Thompson Davies has joined that invisible Choir ever chanting the song of the Redeemed. For, Mrs. Davies loved music and was for years church organist.
She loved flowers, could talk their language, and they blossomed to her touch and speech!
A well-rounded cultured soul, Mrs. Davies was versatile in interests and activities hence will be a most welcome addition to our Father’s house of the many mansions.
Born in Opelousas in 1868, educated in the public schools there, and later being graduated at Wesleyan Female Institute at Staunton, West Virginia. She was well qualified to be the bride of the Reverend Stephen J. Davies, the scholarly pastor of the church at Opelousas.
For 34 years she was a faithful Itinerant’s helpmeet, sharing Dr. Davies’ victories and defeats as he went up and down pioneer Methodist charges In Louisiana. Varied were his appointments, from strong churches to weak churches; from the pulpit to Centenary College faculty; but always Mrs. Davies was by his side ably assisting and complimenting his labors.
Especially alert and active in Sunday School, Woman’s Society of Christian Service, and every interest of the church, she was one of the best informed -women of Louisiana Methodism.
After Dr. Davies retirement in 1922 he made his home In Shreveport, but he and Mrs. Davies lived all over the world! Every mission field felt their interest and their prayers. In 1937 Dr. Davies entered into heavenly rest while the faithful wife and children carried on.
So long as she was able Mrs. Davies was a faithful, regular attendant upon divine worship at First Methodist Church, Shreveport. Her Interest in worldwide affairs was unabated. No election caught her uninformed or apathetic. She lifted her voice and registered her vote al-ways on the side of “right”. If every Methodist man and woman followed her example the gates of Intemperance would totter and fall tomorrow!
After a lingering illness of two years, Mrs. Davies died at the family home In Shreveport, December 14, 1954. Her weary body was laid to rest in beautiful Forest Park, Dr. Guy M. Hicks and Dean B. B. Smith, officiating.
Surviving are one son, Stephen K. Davies, Shreveport; two daughters, Jane Davies, Shreveport, and Mrs. Mary Davies Spessard, Bartleaville, Oklahoma; one sister, Mrs. Susie T. Stokes of Opeiusas; two grandchildren; and, a devoted cousin, Miss Rosa Mixer who has resided in the family for many years.
Mrs. Davies lived and died in the Christian faith, therefore we shall meet her again in the morning!
Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church, Pages 166-167, 1954 by R. K. Smith.