|We are here but for a moment and time passes on. What we identify with determines what people think of our life. Brother Lynch identified with the church and the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Forty-three and one-half years he served in the active ministry.
Brother Lynch served churches in Haynesville, Logansport, Jonesboro, Jena, Oak Grove, Blackwater and Park Avenue. He also served Elmo Station in Alabama. He was a fifty-year Mason and a veteran of World War I. He loved to visit his parishioners, to travel, to camp and to build churches. His ministerial dedication helped him to meet, with love, difficult situations. Josie, his wife, was always an inspiration to this ministry.
Wesley O. Lynch, Sr., was born in Opelika, Alabama on December 12, 1898 and died in Shreveport, Louisiana, September 15, 1976. He is survived by his widow, Josie Lynch of Shreveport; two sons, the Rev. W. O. Lynch, Jr., of Lafayette and Joseph Lynch of Tupelo, Mississippi; a daughter, Mrs. C. E. Gingles of Shreveport; two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Williams of Venice, Florida and Mrs. F. H. Alverdes of Seattle, Washington; twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Brother Lynch left a foundation of Christian service whereby future generations may continue to build the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. His work is continued by his children who love the church.
Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past,
The battle’s fought, the race is won
And thou art crowned at last.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference 1977, p. 171 By William E. Nolan|