Lee, Lena Merritt


Edward Young once said: “The course of nature is the art of God.” Nature has decreed that man must die to a larger existence prepared by God for those who love Him.
On June 16, 1907, Lena Merritt Lee entered the larger circle of the church triumphant at the age of eighty-six. For twenty-seven years she walked and served beside her husband in dif-ferent pastorates across the state of Louisiana.
Mrs. Lee was a dedicated wife, a devoted mother, a compassionate friend, and an under-standing Christian in good times and stressful times.
Her two daughters, Helen and Ruth, were her pride and joy. She and Helen lived to-gether for many years in Shreveport, and only a few months later, Helen joined her in death. Ruth Cooksey of Olla, La., survives her.
A beautiful flower garden brought Lena great happiness. She was also a patient, devout fisherman, and possessed a gentle humor that brought chagrin to short-tempered bait throwers.
This shall be her epitaph:
“And you, from Time’s slow torments free,
Shall pass from strength to strength
And scale the steeps of immortality.”
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1971; p. 198 By B. C. Taylor

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