|Reverend Dan C. Simon ended his journey of life Sunday, August 11, 2002 in a hospital in Lafayette. He was born December 18, 1926 in Jennings, Louisiana to the late Ezeb and Mary Necessary Simon.
He accepted Christ at an early age under the late Dr. G. C. Chaney, pastor of Union Missionary Baptist Church in Jennings, where he remained a member until 1974. He was educated in the public schools of Jeff Davis Parish. After graduation from high school he joined the U. S. Army. After returning from service he attended Southern University and McNeese University where he received a B.S. and a Masters Degree in Education. He taught school a number of years at Jeff Davis High School.
He married the late Clemmie Jones Simon and to this union a set of twins was born, Dan C., Jr. and Danneta, who preceded him in death.
He joined Mallalieu United Methodist Church in 1976. While a member there under the leadership of the late Reverend Willie Sweet, he answered the call to ministry. He completed his two years of studies and became pastor of the Leesville, Mt. Zion-Macedonia Charge. He also served Asbury-Williams Chapel-St. Marks; Fairfield-Jewella; Pleasant Valley-Mt. Zion-Bonchest-St. Matthew; Thomas-St. James-Hahnville-Metro Ministry; St. Peter-Godman; and Wilton-St. Mark’s.
One brother, Joseph L. Simon, and one sister, Zenobia S. Robinson, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives survive him. The light no longer shines but the memories are there for a lifetime. We, your family, shall always cherish them.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference 2003 (Memoirs)|