September 13, 1893 - November 14, 1957
|Mrs. Lucy Moffett Anders wife of the Rev. Dan F. Anders, died Thursday, November 14, 1957, in a hospital in New Orleans. She had been in poor health for any months and a patient In the hospital for seven weeks before her death. Mrs. Anders was a native of Purvis, Mississippi, born there September 13, 1893. On December 28, 1914 she was married to the Rev. Dan F. Anders. She is survived by her husband and three children: Col. James Anders, Ft. Benning, Georgia; G. D. Anders of Minden, Louisiana; and Mrs. Roy Wade of Los Angeles, California.
Mrs. Anders was affectionately known to many as “Miss Lucy” for she was a person to inspire that sort of intimacy. The Woman’s Society of Christian Service of the Claiborne Methodist Church West Monroe, Louisiana, where her husband is pastor, said in a resolution adopted after her death, “She was a person that one loved at first acquaintance, and as time went on we learned to love her more and more. She went about in her quiet way always thinking of others, saying a kind word or lending a helping hand to those with whom she came in contact.”
All who visited Mrs. Anders during her last illness were inspired by her patience in suffering and in her complete faith in God. She was never heard to complain, even when the suffering was great and always had a smile and a thoughtful word for those who came to see
her. Her triumphant spirit made us all know of a truth that death had lost its sting and that the grave would never know any victory over her.
During her many years as a preacher’s wife Mrs. Anders exerted a wholesome, holy influence on all who knew her. Truly she was a wonderful companion to her husband and a partner in all his works for God. Many rise to call her blessed. The utter devotion of her three fine children during her illness gave evidence to the fact that she was a mother unsurpassed in the love and care she had lavished on those whom God committed to her keeping.
So the influence of “Miss Lucy” lives on in the lives of her husband, her children, and in all those whom she has touched for God through the years.
Her funeral was conducted from Claiborne Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon, November 17, 1957; and she was laid to rest in Arcadia, Louisiana. The ministers participating in the funeral were Rev. James T. Harris, District Superintendent Rev. Jolly B. Harper, Ruston, La., Rev. G. W. Pomeroy, Monroe, La., and Rev. Lloyd Baird, pastor of the Claiborne Baptist Church. In his message at the funeral Rev. Jolly Harper said “Surely when the history of the Methodist Church is written, there will be a large chapter on the contribution that the faithful wives of Methodist preachers have made.” In that chapter there will be a shining page about Mrs. Lucy Moffett Anders.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church, Pages 185-186, 1958 by James T. Harris|