|Emeline Gober Serex was born September 14, 1899, in Mertines, Texas. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Lowry Gober. . She grew up in Thomaston, Georgia, where she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School.
She was married to Dr. Adrian Maurice Serex, pastor of Belle Chasse Methodist Church on November 29, 1963. She served with him in this church until his death on September 20, 1966. However, he is best remembered in his 43 years of ministry in the Louisiana Conference by his appointments at both First and Second Methodist Churches of New Orleans, Rayne Memorial, and Superintendent of the Shreveport District.
Mrs. Serex worked most of her life until later years. She was residing in Bay Minette, Alabama, until she became ill and was in Foley Nursing Home, in Foley, Alabama, at the time of her death. She involved herself in community activities by becoming a Red Cross Volunteer “Gray Lady” in the local hospitals.
She is remembered by her friends and family as a lady who enjoyed life. Her humorous personality kept those around her smiling and knowing they were loved. Her faith in God bought her through many battles with illness until the Lord called her home in February 1981.
She is survived by her son, Jefferson Calhoun Crawford, Tyler, Texas; her daugh-ters: Hope Crawford Wadsworth, Prattville, Alabama; Jean Crawford Mills, New Orleans, Louisiana; and Doris Crawford Hodgson, Bay Minette, Alabama; three stepchildren: William Serex, Don Serex, and Mary Serex Parker; one sister: Mrs. Martha Johnson; one brother: Mr. Walter Atwater; eleven grandchildren; eight great-children, and a number of other relatives and friends.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1981, p. 184|