Goodwyn, Amanda F. (Mrs. Philo)


January 5, 1837 - February 21, 1921
The subject of this sketch, Mrs. Amanda F. Goodwyn, was born at Vicksburg Miss., January 5, 1837; was converted and joined the M. E. Church under the preaching of Rev. Harp, in 1853. She was first married to Alexander C. Morse, June 5, 1862. To this union three children were born, Annie S. Morse, now Mrs. W. H. Hicks; H. G. Morse and A. V. Morse. Mr. Morse died Nov.. 15, 1867, and in December, 1870, she was united in marriage to Rev. Philo M. Goodwyn, then a charter member of the Louisiana Conference of the M. H. Church, South. To this marriage three children were born, Elizabeth L., Philo E. and Marvin M. Goodwyn. Of the six children born to Mrs. Goodwyn four of them survive her, while the other two, with her last husband, Rev. Philo Goodwyn, long since passed to their reward in full triumphs of a living faith. On February 21, 1921, she joined them in the glory world, the writer officiating at her funeral. She was laid to rest in the family graveyard of her son-in-law, W. B. Hicks, near Ponchatoula, La., there to await the glorious call of the resurrection.
Sister Goodwyn was a consecrated Christian, a benediction to all who came incontact with her, and is mourned not only by her children, but by a host of friends because of her useful life. May her kind be multiplied in all the earth.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1921, page 78, by A. J. Coburn

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