|Near the end of the Conference year, Mrs. Victoria Courtney Green was summoned to that “house not made with hands” to be with the Lord through all eternity. She died in West Virginia, her home where she had been living since June 1969, when her husband, Rev. C. 0. Green, retired from the Louisiana Conference and they returned to their farm. He preceded her in death two months later, August 1969.
His ministry started in Flint, Michigan in 1937, and he was received in the Louisiana Conference on October 28, 1944. Victoria and Clarence served Lafon Old Folks Home (as it was named) for the next 25 years - she as a social worker and he as superintendent
During the course of those 25 years they gave pastoral leadership to Shaw Temple United Methodist Church, and both were instrumental in organizing and building Brooks United Methodist Church, which was named after the late Bishop Robert Nathaniel Brooks who brought them to this Conference.
“Asleep in Jesus! Blessed sleep, from which none ever wakes to weep.
A calm and undisturbed repose, Unbroken by the last of foes.”
William B. Bradbury
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1995; p. 263 By Samuel W. Walker, Sr.|