July 14, 1855 - Oct. 6, 1898
|Rev. A. J. Pickett was born in Franklin, La., St. Mary Parish, July 14, 1855. Died at Washington, La. Oct. 6, 1898.
For 17 years he was a traveling minister. He sang and prayed as long as he was able to speak. He said, ”I have a building not made with hands but eternal in the heavens,” again he said, “I am not accountable for every thing I say, but make my past life as my testimony. As long as I live continue to pray for me.”
He was admitted into the Louisiana Conference Jan 29, 1885 at Franklin, Bishop J. T. Peck, presiding. He belonged to the same class, and was admitted and ordained a deacon with H. C. Armstrong, H. J. Wright, Ephraim Harris, Ernest Lyon, Thomas McCary and 19 others, many of whom have distinguished themselves in the service of the Lord. He was ordained an Elder Feb. 3, 1884 at New Orleans by Bishop Wiley. He served at New Iberia 1885-86, Winsted 1887. Schriever ’88-89, Laharpe 1890- 93, Washington 1894-98, from which place he laid aside his weapons and went home to heaven in triumph.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1898.|