|If one could bring up to the twentieth century the household duties and loving deeds which describe the ideal wife, one could read in Proverbs 31:10 an almost perfect description of Lucille Kellogg.
Naomi Lucille Cary Kellogg was born March 22, 1909, at White Sulphur Springs. She was the eldest of four sisters and one brother. Her life blessed the lives of countless children as she taught in the public schools of Pollock and Dry Prong for several years.
It was on the sixth day of June in 1938, that she and John Kellogg were married in the Baptist Church of Bentley, Louisiana. To this union were born four beautiful children – Fredrick, George, Jenelle and Ileen. They were later blessed with four grandchildren – Christopher, Richard, Mark and Eddie.
Ever true to her kind and Christian nature, when John felt the call to enter the full-time ministry of the Louisiana Annual Conference, she joined wholeheartedly in the full-time work of being the ideal minister’s wife, supporting John with such devotion that their work became a blessing to all those whom they served in the various appointments to which they were assigned, a devotion that continued even after John’s untimely death. We need not hesitate to use our strongest words of affection and praise as we speak of her qualities of concern and devotion to and for her family and the church she so deeply loved.
Lucille was a truly beautiful person, always ready with a soft voice and winning smile. Her gentleness was matched with an inner strength of faith and grace that expressed itself in good will to all who knew her. Lucille went home to heaven on the fourteenth day of August 1988. However, her Christ-like spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. Indeed, those who were fortunate enough to know her and to count her as a friend shall “Rise up and call her blessed.”
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1990; p. 226…………….By Fred S. Flurry|