July 26, 1927 - May 1, 1956
|Faye Vinson was born July 26, 1927 at Hattiesburg, Miss. Her parents were Reid and Mertice Vinson. She attended high school in New Orleans and became a member of Gentilly Methodist Church, where she took a great interest and became a leader in M. Y. F. work. Under the guidance of her pastor, the Rev. C. R. Hardy she chose Centenary College as the place to continue her education. Faye was a member of Centenary College Choir and the Methodist Student Movement, which began during her college days. She was also a leader in The Prayer Life Movement on the campus where “Devotional Quests” were held morning and evening.
It was at Centenary College that Faye decided to devote her life to the field of Christian Education. It was also there that she met and married the Rev. Spencer Wren. Faye and Spencer were the first married couple to sing in the college cbçilr. From Centenary she went with her husband to Southern Methodist University where she received her B. A. degree in Education in 1949.
Faye gladly gave of herself and her lovely voice in the work of the choir and in singing the praises of God. She was active in the Womans’ Society of Christian Service and felt deeply the challenge it offered to a finer devotion and consecration of life for the womanhood of the church. An active member of “The Parsonettes” Faye found joy and satisfaction in being part of the parsonage home. A devoted wife and mother, also a never falling source of joy and inspiration to her husband. After a long illness of five weeks in the hospital she quietly slipped away to her heavenly home May 1, 1956. Her husband, the Rev. Spencer Wren spoke beautifully and feelingly at the service and Faye was laid to rest at Lake Lawn Park In New Orleans. This was the passing of a beautiful life.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church, Pages 165, 1956 by N. H. Melbert.|