Martin, Louise Brown (Mrs. William D.)


Louise Brown Martin, daughter of the late Newton and Louise Brown, was born December 9, 1897. She was converted during her youthful years and became the wife of a preacher when she and William Dailey Martin pledged their faith each to the other and started their long and difficult trek that lasted for sixty-three years. This devout servant of the church and companion of an humble preacher distinguished herself through her warmth, meekness and humility.
Beyond May 20, 1957, when her husband retired, they returned to New Orleans and became members of Phillips Memorial United Methodist Church. Her faithfulness to her family and kindness to her friends shall ever be a memorial to her beautiful, rich and service-filled life. Death came for her Sunday, November 4, 1973.
“And Jesus took His own hand and wiped away her tears,
And He smoothed the furrows from her face,
And the angels sang a little song,
And Jesus rocked her in His arms,
And kept a-saying
Take your rest,
Take your rest, take your rest.”
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1974; p. 156 By Samuel W. Walker, Sr.