|Marjorie McBride Lueg was born April 19, 1914 in Dayton, New Mexico, but moved to Jonesboro, Louisiana at an early age. Her parents moved to Bastrop, Louisiana soon after, and Marjorie spent her childhood and youth in that city. The daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J. D. McBride, she was one of five children.
Marjorie was graduated from Bastrop High School and attended Northeast University in Monroe. On October 16, 1933 she was married to Dr. Carl F. Lueg with their lifelong friend, Reverend James B. Grambling officiating. They had three sons, Reverend Carl F. Lueg, Jr. of McAllen, Texas; David Lueg of Shreveport, Louisiana; and Dr. Mark Lueg of New Orleans, Louisiana, and four grandchildren.
Marjorie played a vital part in Carl’s ministry and supported him in his every endeavor. In their years together she played the piano, sang, taught Sunday School classes, led prayer groups, kept a beautiful home and raised a lovely family.
During the twenty months of her serious illness, Marjorie demonstrated the wonderful quality of her spirit. With her body often racked with pain, she maintained a sublime sense of peace and serenity. She enjoyed her friends and appreciated all of the kindness which they showed towards her. Her faith remained firm, and even when her health became hopeless and she could not always remember things, her flashes of memory were filled with the same gentleness and radiance which characterized her life.
On June 30, 1976 the Heavenly Father took her to her Eternal Home. Those who loved her most gave thanks that the struggle was over, but none of those who were close to this scene will ever be the same again. Her body rests beside her loved ones in Jonesboro, but her spirit is a part of the Church Triumphant. Hallelujah!
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference1977, p.175 By Jolly B. Harper|