Innis, Lettie W. (Mrs. A.D.)


Sept. 16, 1917-July 6, 2001
“For I am now ready to be offered,
And the time of my departure is at hand.
I have fought a good fight,
I have finished the course.
and I have kept the faith;

Henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, with the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.”
II Timothy 4:6-8

Mrs. Ennis came to Christ at a very early age, joining St. Luke UMC under the leadership of the late Rev. R. B. Sanford. She attended school in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana and later furthered her education through a correspondence school. Additionally she took arts & crafts courses at Hughes UMC, Fairfield Craft Center, Wesley UMC and Broadmoor Senior Citizen Center, excelling in sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting, and jewelry making
Lettie Williamston Ennis (parents, Edna Taylor and Solomon Williamston, Sr.) was married to The Reverend Ameal D. Ennis on January 31, 1939 and they remained married for 61 years. As a devoted and faithful minister’s wife, she was Communion Stewardess for 29 years, served as Sunday school teacher, class leader, Vacation Bible School teacher, fund raiser and assisted in many areas of the church. Upon her husband’s retirement they joined Wesley UMC where she continued to serve as a Communion Stewardess.
Mrs. Ennis leaves to cherish her memories 3 children, Lillian Ennis Robinson, Rev. Emile Ennis, Sr. (pastor Headland Heights UMC, Atlanta, Georgia), and Tharis E. Lewis; 1 daughter-in-law, Sharon Ennis, 1 son-in-law, Willie D. Lewis, and 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, 3 brothers, 11 sisters-in-law, 4 brothers-in-law, 2 God children and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She will be remembered as a kind and generous person who met no strangers. She believed that “If one had nothing good to say, then say nothing.”

Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 2002, Memoirs

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