|The Reverend William J. L. Jarrell passed on Wednesday, April 27, 1977 in Baton Rouge General Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Clinton, Louisiana on October 15, 1886 to the late Sandy and Mary Jarrell. He was married to the late Mrs. Rosetta Jarrell. To this union four daughters and three sons were born.
William Jarrell accepted Christ at a very early age. He became an Elder in Full Connection of the Louisiana Conference in 1919 and his first pastorate was at New Roads. From 1919 until his retirement in 1946 from the active ministry he served some 18 charges. After his retirement from the active ministry he placed his Charge Conference relationship with St. Mark United Methodist Church and rendered excellent service under several ministers.
He leaves to mourn three daughters: Mrs. Ophelia George and Mrs. Mary Alice Quiett of Baton Rouge, La., and Mrs. Ruth Milton of Port Allen, La.; three sons, Matthew Jarrell of Baton Rouge, La., and Herbert Jarrell and David Jarrell of Chicago, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference 1977, p. 169|