Tucker, Minnie Hines (Mrs. R.W.)


1873 - February 22, 1959
Mrs. Minnie Hines Tucker, widow of the late Reverend R. W. Tucker, passed to her heavenly reward on February 22, 1959. She was buried in Ruston, where she had resided since the death of Brother Tucker in 1931. Mrs. Tucker was visiting with her stepdaughter, Mrs. James Plummer, in Covington, Louisiana, when she passed away. She was 86 years old.
She married Rev. R. W. Tucker on January 7, 1913, while Brother Tucker was pastor at Leesville, Louisiana. From this time till the passing of Brother Tucker in 1931, she was his constant companion and helper in the ministry. They served together during their union at the following places: Leesville, Crowley, Homer, Noel Memorial in Shreveport, Bogalusa and Rayville. It was while serving Rayville that Brother Tucker passed away. Mrs. Tucker then moved to Ruston, where she lived till her death. She immediately became a member of Trinity Church in Ruston, where she took an active part. She was a deeply consecrated person and loved the Church and was willing to invest her life in God’s cause.
Mrs. Tucker was a native of Georgia, but came to Louisiana with her parents when only a child. They made their home In Jackson Parish, where Mrs. Tucker received her education, and where she taught school many years.
Mrs. Tucker had many friends in Ruston. Her kind disposition,
motherly spirit and friendliness endeared her to all who came In contact with her. Even though she had no children of her own, she leaves the following stepchildren who mourn her passing:
Reverend 0. L. Tucker, Ruston; Mrs. James Plumnier, Covington; Mrs. Poole Robison, Ruston; and Mrs. Baxter Robison, Lecompte.
Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church, Pages 221-222, 1959 by C. B. White.

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