|Mrs. Velma Mims was born August 15, 1909, in Marthaville, Louisiana, Natchitoches Parish. After she and Cecil Mims had been married for a few years, Brother Mims felt called to the ministry, and in June 1955 was appointed to the Pioneer-Forrest Charge in the Monroe District of the Methodist Church.
It was at Pioneer, Louisiana, that I first met Mrs. Velma. One of the first things I noticed was how immaculate and orderly she kept the parsonage. Everything was in its place, clean and spotless. Across the years I learned that her life was just as clean and spotless as her home. Velma and Cecil served churches across the Louisiana Conference, and she was always a gracious hostess and constant helpmate to Brother Mims wherever they served.
Velma died as she lived; her life was clean and spotless as she served her church and her Lord to her last day: February 6, 1990. Brother Mims brought her back home for burial in the Beulah Methodist Cemetery, Marthaville, Louisiana, where she now rests from her labor.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1990; p. 229………………By Abe M. Conerly|