Jan. 21, 1875-Sept. 17, 1929
|Nannie Kent was born Jan. 21, 1875 in Calcasieu Parish, La., and departed this life Sept. 17, 1929, in Franklinton, La. She was the daughter of T. J. Kent and Fannie Heard. These were devout parents. It is not strange that in early life she was happily converted, and united with the Methodist Church in which connection she lived a happy Christian, passing away in the triumph of a Christian’s faith.
On Aug. 81, 1896, she was married to Rev. F. N. Sweeney at Dry Creek. La., by Rev. George Jackson. She entered at once into the duties of an active Christian helpmeet in her husband’s big calling. She was one of earth’ s purest Christian characters, beloved by all who knew her for her heart of love and sweet spirit of helpfulness. A good wife, a good mother, a good neighbor and friend, are titles of appreciation she richly deserved.
Fifteen years ago, when on account of failing health her husband was superannuated, she moved with her family to Franklinton, La., where she became a valuable part of the community life. She was the mother of eight children, two sons and six daughters, and mother to four step-children. Besides her activities in her husband’ s work, she gave devoted care to her children, establishing them in character and training for lives of usefulness. All of these except the youngest were graduated at high school.
With her husband and twelve children, an aged father, four brothers and three sisters are left to mourn, but they sorrow not as those who have no hope. In all her sufferings she was submissive. The testimony she left, in words and deeds, is the comfort of those who are left behind. May it be theirs to greet her again.
J. A. Alford
|Source: Annual of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Pages 124, 1929|