Flowers, Agatha (Mrs. Ira W.)


Agatha Brewer Flowers was born in LeCompte, Louisiana on May 7, 1905. She died at Live Oak Retirement Community Center in Shreveport, Louisiana on March 31, 1993.
Agatha’s involvement with the United Methodist Church started early in the LeCompte United Methodist Church where her grandparents were charter members. Later in her college years (Mansfield Female College) and after, she was very active in Epworth League work. It was there that she met a young preacher named Ira Flowers. They were married on November 16, 1931, and served as a “team” in the Louisiana Conference for 41 years. They served pastorates in Belcher, Covington, Gilbert, Franklinton, Hammond, Minden (First), Shreveport (Mangum Memorial), Baton Rouge (Istrouma) and Monroe (Memorial). One of Agatha’s special contributions was starting or improving a number of church libraries and in the process motivating many people to read good books that literally changed their lives. Besides libraries and talking to people, she loved to cook and many people—even bishops—didn’t think it was Christmas without her fruitcake.
Her beloved Ira preceded her in death and she is survived by her son Jack Flowers of Alexandria, VA; her daughter Jean Clarke of Phoenix, AZ; their spouses Beck and Dick and two grandchildren, Ron Clark of Phoenix and Laura Clarke Harrald of Seattle.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1993; p. 230 By Jean Clarke

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