Mouser, Hattie Jackson (Mrs. E.M.)


June 30, 1852 - July 23, 1952
Mrs. Hattie Jackson Mouser, wife of Rev. E. M. Mouser, retired member of the Louisiana Methodist Conference, passed to her reward on July 23, 1952. Her funeral was held in the Grayson Methodist Church on July 24 with the following ministers officiating: Rev. S. P. Emanuel, Rev. W. H. Giles, Rev. Sam Holladay, and Rev. H. L. Johns. Interment was In the Welcome’ Home Cemetery at Grayson.
Mrs. Mouser was born at Shongaloo, Louisiana, Webster Parish, on June 30. 1882. Her parents were Rev, and Mrs. Matthew C. Jackson.
On May 9,1902, HattIe Jackson was united in marriage to Rev. E. M. Mouser. To their union were born six children, three sons and three daughters: Judge V. M. Mouser of Columbia, La., C. M. Mouser of Washington, D. C., Rev. Roy Mouser, pastor of the Cedar Grove Methodist Church of Shreveport, La., Mrs. Floyd Johnston of Grayson, La., Mrs. J. J. Joyce Jr. of Monroe, La., and Mrs. W. C. Stall-cup of Shreveport, La. Survivors also include six granddaughters and six grandsons.
Mrs. Mouser possessed a great faith and lived abundantly. She never grew old; she never lost her zest for life. She adorned the parsonage with a warm, loving, and radiant personality. Her consecrated life, her devotion to her husband and to their children and her love for the Church fitted her so well into the pattern of a minister’s wife. She was constantly strengthening and inspiring her husband, who gave forty-two years of active service to the Church. Her outstanding characteristic in the rearing of her children was one of selfless, sacrificial love. Her magnificent spirit is best expressed in the Christian character of her children. All of them are active in the Church today.
She had the honor of being the daughter, wife and mother of Methodist ministers.
Our memories of her beautiful Christian life will ever Inspire and encourage us. Our lives are richer for her having lived among us.
Today the beautiful spirit of Hattie Jackson Mouser belongs among the living in the Eternal family of God.
True heart and wise, that with Love’s key
Didst open all life’s mystery
And buy life’s treasure at a price
Of Love’s perpetual sacrifice!

The peace that Love finds hid In care;
The strength that love-bourne burdens bear;
Serenely facing life and death!

The blessing that In blessing lies—
These didst thou know, true heart and wise!
Now God hath added, last and best,
The sudden glad surprise of rest!
—Rossitter W. Raymond

Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church, Pages 164-165, 1953 by S. P. Emanuel.

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