Cassels, Mary Maddie "Molly" (Mrs. W. Paul)


Nov. 10, 1912 - March 6, 2009

Mary Maddie “Molly” Lowe Cassels died Friday, March 6, 2009 in Texarkana , Texas where she had resided for the past year. Prior to that time she lived in Springhill , Louisiana for over 30 years. She was born November 10, 1912 in Waldo , Arkansas to the late Perry Ford and Eunice Jackson Lowe. She grew up in the McIntyre Community near Minden , Louisiana and lived most of her life in Webster Parish. Six siblings preceded her in death: Prentiss Lowe, Lalia Perryman, Eldred Lowe, William Lowe, Herbert Lowe and Rev. Terral Lowe.

She served over 40 years in ministry alongside her husband, Rev. W. Paul Cassels, until his death in 1988. United Methodist Churches served include: Shongaloo, Whitehall , Simsboro, Antioch , Salem , Heflin, Dubberly, Evergreen, Pine Grove, Pleasant Valley and Colquitt. Her church service included leadership roles in United Methodist Women, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School , and special children's programs. She was church pianist in most of the churches they served. Since 1988 she had been an active member of Springhill United Methodist Church

In every community she lived in she taught some adults and many children piano lessons, always with a dream of their becoming church musicians.

She is survived by daughter, Peggy Merritt and husband Hasting, of Springhill; son, William Paul Cassels, Jr. and wife Priscilla of Shreveport; brother, Rev. Winston Lowe and wife Eva of Many; sister, Margaret Dodez and husband Harry of Texarkana, Texas; sister-in-law Evelyn Lowe; grandchildren: Dennis Merritt and wife Natalia of Kenosha, Wisconsin; Laura Johnson and husband Dr. Martin Johnson of Texarkana, Texas; Kim Cassels of Shreveport; Juli Phillips and husband Bo of Bella Vista, Arkansas; Dr. Kristi Michael and husband Dr. Rick Michael of Shreveport; and 17 great grandchildren.

Peggy Merritt

Source: Louisiana Conference Journal, 2009

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