|Mrs. Lou Anna Jones was born on April 1, 1898, in Colfax, Louisiana, the second oldest in a family of eleven children. At the age of 19 she married the Reverend James A. Jones, who was then the pastor of what is now the Montgomery United Methodist Church.
Thirty-seven years of her married life was spent in the parsonage. Mrs. Jones was continually at her husband’s side and as she willingly devoted her time to the work of God through the Sunday School and the U.M.W. She served with her husband at Wheeling, Ville Platte, Glenmora, Lecompte, Sterlington, West Monroe, Olla, and Gibsland. Reverend and Mrs. James A. Jones retired in Gibsland in 1964.
Mrs. Jones was a dedicated companion to her husband for 57 years, 2 months, and 6 days. She died on November 27, 1974, with her husband and Reverend Steven M. Spurlock officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery near Gibsland, Louisiana.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, Reverend J. A. Jones and five children: Reverend J. Wesley Jones, Mrs. Dorothy Moore, Mrs. Bertha Marbut, Mrs. Inez Dick, and Mr. Frank Jones. She will always be remembered for her dedication and love for the church and home. In the words of her husband, “Lou Anna Jones was a good wife, a good mother, a good neighbor, an outstanding Christian, and a loyal Methodist.”
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1975; p. 188 By Stephen Spurlock|