|Mrs. Selma Cox Hearne, wife of the Reverend Falcon Luther Hearne, died November 25, 1974 in Glenwood Hospital in West Monroe, Louisiana. Selma was born near Chatham, Louisiana, February 17, 1903, the daughter of Frank and Sarah Cox. The youngest of twelve children, she attended elementary and high school in Chatham. On September 28, 1924, she and Falcon Hearne were married in Jonesboro, Louisiana.
Her life was enriching and useful. She was involved in many community activities, but most of all in every phase of church work. Her great love for God and the church found expression in constant self-giving in Christian service. She was faithful in fulfilling her responsibility as a minister’s wife and was a tower of strength to her husband, sharing his difficulties and joys, encouraging him in all of his experiences.
Selma was a friendly person and a channel of light and hope to many. One felt at home and at ease in her presence. She had a way of letting others know she cared for them: the rich and the poor, the children and youth, as well as adults. She had an unusual appreciation for the little things in life and saw value and beauty in the ordinary and familiar. Her good sense of humor and cheerful attitude enabled her to find some extra joy in life and to face difficult experiences without giving way to bitterness and defeat. She brought much sunshine and cheer to others. Selma’s strong faith gave her strength and assurance throughout the journey of life. In her last moments just she died, she said “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.”
She is survived by her husband and a large number of relatives and friends. She has left an influence that enriches, an example that challenges and an afterglow that inspires. She sought to do the will of God and “He that doeth the will of God abideth forever.”
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1975; p. 188 By Robert L. Peyton|