|Lillie Wilson House was born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on April 3, 1921. After completing her education, she was employed as a typist abstractor. This employment would see her transferred to Louisiana where she would meet and marry Reverend Edwin H. House, Jr.
It wasn’t hard for Lillie to take on the role of a minister’s wife for she was already committed to Christ and the Church. She could be found actively engaged in all areas of the church... .singing in the choir, a member of the UMW, serving on committees, working in the office. She visited, she cooked, she entertained, and she was there to listen to the joys or sorrows of anyone who needed her. Only recently she had became a certified lay speaker and had filled the pulpit shortly before her death. She had a great storehouse of love and freely gave it to all. Our world is certainly a better place for her having lived among us.
Her life was celebrated Saturday, April 30, 1988, at University United Methodist Church in Lake Charles with Dr. Woodrow Smith and Reverend Angus Carruth officiating.
Lillie is survived by her husband, Reverend Edwin House, Jr. one son, Edwin H. House, III, one grandson, Eddie, and a host of friends. As one of those friends, I shall miss her.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1988, p.188………By Barbara N. Scott|