|Mrs. George F. Fox, born Emma Causey in Ennis, Texas on December 4, 1885. As a very young girl she moved with her family to RFD Bunkie, La., where she lived until she was married. As the second oldest child in the family she did not pursue a college education or an outside vocation but rather helped with the family needs.
In 1922 she married the Reverend George F. Fox, who was then pastor of the Haas Memorial Methodist Church in Bunkie. Several months previous to this his first wife had died in childbirth. Emma served with him in churches in Bunkie, Bastrop, Ferriday, Logansport, Hodge, Mooringsport and Bonita where he died at the age of 63, there having been 15 years of married life. She then moved to Monroe and later to Shreveport living with a son and his family.
Emma Fox was most active in First Methodist Church of Shreveport. She taught a Ladies’ Bible Class for many years as well as participated in all of the activities of the Woman’s Society of Christian Service.
She passed this mortal life on July 2, 1973 at Gowan’s Nursing Home, being more than 87 years old. Memorial services were held at Rose Neath with Dr. D. L. Dykes and the Reverend Porter Caraway officiating. Burial was in Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport.
Mrs. Fox is survived by two sons, the Reverend George A. Fox, an Episcopal minister in Peekskill, New York, and H. Carley Fox of Shreveport.
Emma Causey Fox was a good minister’s wife, mother and Christian lay person. Truly her goods will follow after her.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1974; p.153 By Garland C. Dean, Jr.|