Dec. 20, 1896-Aug. 4, 1927
|Margaret Elizabeth Ecker McLellan was born in Leon, Kansas, December 20, 1896. At an early age her family moved to Louisiana and settled in Lake Charles, later moving to Nachitoches. She joined the M. E. Church, South, in her early girlhood. She graduated from the State Normal in 1915. She gave eleven years to the State in public education work. In 1922, in her work in Young People’ s Organization in First Methodist Church, in Shreveport, she met Rev. A. K. McLellan, who was then Assistant Pastor, whom she married in May, 1923. While he was serving his first work as pastor in Rayne, Louisiana, he first met Sister McLellan as her presiding elder, and for four years I was constantly in her home.
As a friend, she was of the very best~ She spared no means that were at her command to give comfort and happiness to others. As a wife, no preacher ever had a truer and better one. She loved her God, and was a bright, sunshiny Christian.
She died in the Baptist Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, on August 4, 1927. in her death the writer has lost a true friend, her husband a good wife, and the church an earnest Christian worker.
She has gone to her reward.
J. B. Williams
|Source: Annual of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Pages 103, 1927|