January 19, 1870 - December 15, 1956
|Mrs. Della Brown Hearne, the wife of the late Rev. J. C. Hearne, was born January 19, 1870, in Fairburn, Georgia.
She united with Stone Avenue Methodist Church January 19, 1933. She died December 15, 1956, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. L.E. Burton, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
“Sister Della” was well known throughout North Louisiana. She was the mother of nine children, six sons and three daughters. Josh, the eldest son died in service during World War I. Lester preceded his mother in death some two years. Surviving are Arthur and Morris of Monroe, Louisiana, and Roy and Dwight of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The three daughters are Mrs. Owen Griffith, Mrs. L. E. Burton, both of Baton Rouge; and Mrs. Hazel Duck, of Bunkie, Louisiana.
In Mrs. Hearne’s earlier years, she was active In the work of the Church, being the wife and companion of an active and ambitions Pastor-evangelist.
Mrs. Hearne was a shut-in during her last years. She was confined to her room and roIling-chair. She suffered much, but did so patiently, as she awaited the end.
The greatest consolation we have—we who knew and loved her—is to know that she truly could say:
The toils of the road will seem nothing,
When I get to the end of the way.
On the fifteenth day of December in 1956, she closed her eyes to things material, to awake in the Eternal Dawn, in the presence of her Christ, whom she loved.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church, Pages 175-176, 1957 by I. L. Yeger.|