Nov. 1, 1881-c1931
|Ada Elizabeth Richardson, daughter of Rev, and Mrs. W. B. Richardson, was born at Colfax, La., November 1, 1881. She was converted in early life and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, where she was known as a leader in church work. She met Rev. L. E. Crooks, then in ~is first pastorate, and w3,s married December 7, 1907. To the union ‘were born Paul, Marjorie, Lula Lee, and Lilly, who with their father mourn the departure of their best friend.
1 had the pleasure of being. associated with Mrs. Crooks In my first pastorate. I learned to appreciate her loyalty and worth to the Church, and through the twenty-six years since I have found that my impressions and faith were not misplaced.
When In the year 1910 Brother Crooks entered the ministry of the Louisiana Conference, she followed him into our communion. Since that time she was faithful as a Methodist preacher’ s wife, entering into his joys and sharing his sacrifices. Uncomplainingly she went where she was sent, and sometimes it was to a year of real hardship and self-sacrifice. She did what she could and has received the “well done” of her Master.
While her consecrated husband was seriously 111 in a sanitarium she was taken ill, and after only a short time her spirit had taken its flight to heaven. She will be greatly missed here but her presence before the throne of God will be welcomed. We, the entire Louisiana Conference, express to her sorrowing friends ‘ and loved ones our sincere sympathies and assure them of our prayers.
J. W. Faulk.
|Source: Annual of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Pages 88, 1931|