Roy, Maggie Dopson (Mrs. John R.)


February 8, 1864 - March 10, 1951
Mrs. Maggie Dopson Roy, wife of Rev. John Russell Roy, deceased Methodist Minister in the Louisiana conference whose ministry extended over a period of forty years, was born February 8, 1864 at Warren, Arkansas. Her marriage to Rev. J. H. Roy occurred March 17, 1881.
She died March 10, 1951 at her home in Shreveport, Louisiana at the age of 87 years. Her survivors are one daughter and three sons: Mrs. F. I. Girod of Hebert, Louisiana J. R. Roy, Jr., of San Antonio, Texas; M. S. Roy and H. W. Roy of Houston, Texas.
Mrs. Roy was an ideal minister’s wife. She was faithful to the church. She never missed a service unless she was providentially hindered. Ill health and age prevented her from going to church as much as she would want to go several years before she passed on to her eternal reward.
She was devoted to her husband and looked after his every interest and comfort as long as he lived. She loved her home and was a devoted mother. Next to her husband, her children came first. Their needs and desires were cared fox with a patient and sacrificial mother’s love. Surely her husband and children will rise up and call her blessed.
It was a real pleasure to visit with her because there was a hearty welcome and a cordial atmosphere. To know Mrs. Roy was to love her. She had many beautiful traits of character, but her constant cheerful optimism shone brightest. She looked on the bright side of life and never com-plained, but was happy in the spirit of her Lord which recalls the scripture that says: “Favour is deceitful and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own woks praise her in the gates.”—Proverbs 31:80-31.
Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church, Pages 179-180, 1951 by B. D. Watson.

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