|On August 10, 2002 Lois Emeline Strozier Corie completed her journey in this life. She was born May 10, 1919 in Trout, Louisiana and remained faithful to the call of God, which came to her early in life. All who knew her know that she is rejoicing with Jesus and those who went on before her. She left behind Finas P. Corie, her husband of 63 years. Finas and Lois faithfully served in Methodist churches all over the State of Louisiana. Those churches served over the years are: Bentley, Dry Prong, Ball, Clear Creek, Spring Hill, Mer Rouge, Hall Summit, Wesley Chapel, East Point, Marion, Quitman, Harrisonburg, Bienville, Clayton, Mill Creek, Strange, Cotton Valley, Lafayette, and Lake Charles. Some were served more than once during their pastorate.
Lois loved the music of the church and those of us who loved her can still hear her strong and melodious voice of praise to our Savior. Her heart was always full of praise and she sang as she completed her household chores, labors in the garden, or leading a congregation. This was her joy as she supported her husband in every way she could. She nurtured their children in the word of God through Scripture and songs so full of love. She leaves that legacy of love to four children, three daughters in-law, one son-in-law, eleven grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. She loved them and she taught them as she did many children in the Louisiana Conference over the years.
Another joy in her life was preparing meals for those who visited in their home or for many “Dinners On The Ground”. Everyone has a favorite dish prepared by Lois from Chicken N’ Dumplings to Banana Pudding. Her famous Tea Cakes were a favorite of the children as she was sure to have one hidden for them. Each dish was prepared with love and a special
joy in making others happy. Lois had a servant’s heart and a merry heart that touched many lives.
The family heritage of Lois included other servants in the Methodist Church. Her father and mother, John Marvin and Hester Emeline Strozier served the Methodist church for a number of years. Other family servants included her brother, John David Stozier, and uncles, James Robert Strozier and C. J. T. Cotton.
To God is the glory for a loving wife and mother and a faithful servant of God in Lois Emeline Strozier Corie.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference 2003 (Memoirs)|