Holladay, Laura (Mrs. S.S.)

2/5/1928

Mrs. LAURA HOLLADAY
Dec. 24, 1854-Feb. 5, 1928
 
Sister Holladay was born in Simpson County, Mississippi, December 24, 1854, and departed this life on February 5, 1928, in her home at Pelican, Louisiana. She was seventy-three years old. She was happily married to Rev. S. S. Holladay (one of the honored superannuates of the Louisiana Conference) November 9, 1870. Sister Holladay was gloriously converted in early childhood, and joined the Methodist Church and lived a consistent Christian life to the day of her death.
She was a most faithful mother .of eight children, four Sons and four daughters, all of whom survive her but one. Sister Holladay was one of the most faithful companions that it has ever been my pleasure to know. She was a model preacher’ s wife; much of the success of the splendid ministry of her beloved husband was due to her untiring faithfulness to him, and the home, while he was out doing the Lord’ s work. No preacher ever had a more noble and faithful companion. She was a mother in every sense of the word. Her life in her home was like unto a sun that never goes down. She was as cheerful as the birds in springtime her smiles gladdened the home like the rainbow in the sparkling dewdrops.
She is gone but not forever; when He that said: “I am the resurrection and the life” shall come again at the last day and all the dead in Christ shall come forth, she will be in that procession. It doth not yet appear what she will be, but she will be like Him, and that will be enough, exalted to the highest realm of life, in the likeness of her Master and Lord. Let not the loved ones weep as those who have no hope, for in the sweet by and by they will be reunited with her in a realm where there is no death.
J. C. Price
Source: Annual of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Pages 110-111, 1927