Hampton, Thomas Anthony

12/25/1938

THOMAS ANTHONY HAMPTON
Nov. 10, 1872 - 1938
 
The late Reverend Thomas Anthony Hampton was born to the late Reverend Wade, Sr., and Julia Hampton on November 10, 1872 while pastor at Village Charge, Pineville, Louisiana.
He attended the public schools at Avoca Louisiana and pursued further courses at New Orleans College.
He was always a loving and devoted son and a brother beloved. From a child he was loved by all who came in contact with him. When in early life he accepted Christ and the call to preach the Gospel he joined the church at Village, the old homestead under the pastorate of the late Rev. J. J. Obee.
He joined the Louisiana Conference in the year 1913 and ably served through many years. He was a fine leader, great pastor and an excellent preacher. In the year 1937 he was stricken with a stroke which retarded his general activity. He fought hard but the struggle seemed to have been in vain. He continued his work and was appointed to Alexandria, Wilton Church and while serving his first year on Christmas Eve, God called him home.
To him was born one son who passed away while he was pastor of Mt. Zion Church. He leaves to mourn his loss, five sisters an three brothers, a host of relatives and friends.

“His toils are past, his work is done,
And he is fully blest.
He fought the fight, the victory won,
And entered into rest.
Then let our sorrows cease to flow,
God has recalled his own.
But let our hearts in every woe,
Still say, “Thy Will Be Done.”

Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1939, page 54, by Arthur Robinson.