January 8, 1869 - June 17, 1940
|Mrs. Mamie Alice Coburn was born January 8, 1869, at Atchison, Kansas. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winterringer.
She became the wife of A. J. Coburn about 1892. Soon after this happy marriage, A. J. Coburn entered the Methodist ministry and these two faithful servants of God served their Lord in the ministry for thirty-five years, first in Kansas, then in West Virginia, and completed their ministry in Louisiana, where they served for the longest period of time.
Two children were born to Brother and Sister Coburn, one of whom died in infancy, and the other, William Joseph Coburn, lives in the State of Arkansas. A stepson, James B. Coburn, and a daughter-in-law, live in Ponchatoula, La. Also surviving Mrs. Coburn are six grandchildren and two sisters.
Having been the pastor of Sister Coburn for nearly four years, I can say truthfully, that no pastor ever bad a finer and more consecrated helper than I had in this beautiful Christian character.
She was very active in many different ways in the church and the community until several weeks before her death, June 17, 1940. Her happy smile and victorious Christian life will always be greatly missed by her beloved family, the Church she loved so devotedly, and her community.
A few weeks before her death she told me that she believed her work was done, and was anxious to go to meet her loved ones and her Lord.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church, Pages 95, 1940 by Ashley T. Law.|