|There was never a lovelier Christian lady than Clarice Reeves Flurry, who passed from this life on May 7, 2003 in Houston, Texas. Her gracious and genuine spirit was a source of inspiration for those who knew her.
Born in George County, Mississippi in 1913, Clarice was an active member of the Methodist Church as she served alongside her late husband, the Reverend Fred Flurry. She supported him faithfully as they served throughout the Louisiana Conference. They spent their retirement years in Alexandria and continued to minister through the First United Methodist Church.
Clarice was well known for her volunteerism. She was active in the United Methodist Women’s organization as well as a variety of other church and community interests. The Friendship House (Adult Day Care Center in Alexandria) benefited greatly from her service as one of the founders. Clarice was also an avid gardener, a bird watcher, and a member of the church’s needlepoint club.
She is survived by sister Vivian Holloway of Van Cleave, Mississippi; daughter Gloria Flurry Normann and husband Robert of New Orleans; daughter Joan Flurry Callaway and husband Charles of Houston, Texas; son Fred R. Flurry, Sr. and wife Conner of Winnfield, Louisiana. Nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren also survive Mrs. Flurry.
A memorial service was held in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, Alexandria on May 10, 2003 with Drs. Roy James. Ray Branton, Henry Blount and Tim Lawson participating. Owen Brown sang How Great Thou Art and In The Garden.
Clarice Reeves Flurry will be remembered as a very kind and gracious person who met no stranger. Someone said: “She never said an unkind word about anybody.”
“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”
Henry C. Blount, Jr.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference 2003 (Memoirs)|