May 25, 1867 - February 21, 1939
|Susan Octavia Power, wife of the late Reverend F. R. Power, and daughter of the late James David Morgan and Susie Lane Morgan, was born at Mount Halley, Arkansas, May 25, 1876. When a small child she moved with her parents to Minden, La., where she grew to young womanhood. Later the family moved to Many, La.
On May 8, 1989, she was united in marriage to F. B. Power at Hornbeck, La., the ceremony being performed by the Reverend John Franklin. To this union were born the following children: Hazel Christeen, James Roland, Chester Morgan, Fred Frater, Annymae, and Edith Elizabeth, all of whom are living except the latter who died in infancy.
At the time of her marriage Mrs. Power was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Brother Power was a member of the Baptist church. Some years after their marriage they both united with the Methodist church and in the fall of the year 1908 Brother Power entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. During the years of his services as a minister Mrs. Power faithfully endeavored to fill her place as the wife of an itinerant Methodist preacher, giving herself unstintedly to the work of the church in addition to the responsibility of caring for a large family.
During the latter years of her life she resided in Shreveport, La., and was a member of the Mangum Memorial Methodist church. Ill health for a number of years prevented her from taking an active part in the work of the church.
Mrs. Power was a faithful, loyal and loving wife and devoted mother. She passed to her eternal reward on February 21, 1939.
When the names of the uncrowned heroines of earth are revealed in heaven, we shall undoubtedly find her name included in that long roll of unselfish spirits who have served God, the church and humanity as the wives of humble Methodist preachers.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Pages 114, 1939, by Benj. F. Rogers|