|Wanda Candler Allen served faithfully as the wife of a Methodist minister, rearing her children in parsonages across the state of Louisiana. Despite hardship and health problems in the family, in addition to the normal parsonage life, Wanda carried on in her own beautiful way. She had a quiet,warm, glowing personality through it all. Her competency as a secretary and later as an executive with Sun Oil Company was a stabilizing factor in her life.
Her face radiated a faith that God would be with her and sustain her no matter what burdens life placed upon her. Tragedy and heartbreak were not unknown to Wanda. She knew trial, tribulation, travail, yet there was a power greater than her own which enabled her to continue to be gracious and caring about the needs of others. Nurture, serving and caring concern for the welfare of others were essential ingredients of her personality.
For a quarter of a century it has been my pleasure to know Wanda and on occasion to be available for helping in times of family crises, funerals and grief. Her strength and independence were inspiring to others.
Now it can be said of her, as with St. Paul:
I have kept the faith. Henceforth, there is laid up for
me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the right-
ous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to
me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”
II Timothy 4:7-8
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1986; p. 267-268 By Larry D. Robertson|