Thompson, Cortez


1849 - Jan. 19, 1894
Departed this life at his home, near Cypress, La., September l2, 1893. His funeral was attended by his Presiding Eider, Rev. H. J. Wright, and Rev. Daniel Shelby, pastor at Natchitoches, La. In the death of Rev. Cortez Thompson, a brother of Rev. Reese Thompson, this Conference loses a brother that was well known to all the older members. He joined the Louisiana Conference in 1872. Brother Thompson held some of the most important charges in this Conference: St. James, Shreveport Baton Rouge. White Hall, Washington, Booneville, New Iberia and several others, all of which he served faithfully as a pastor. Bro. Thompson was loved by all that knew him. He was a good preacher, a man of great pulpit power, and a good pastor; and served his church well. He was born at Fort Jessup, La., in 1850. Failing in health, he was granted a supernumerary relation in 1887. He left his Conference and went to farming near Cypress, La., about 10 miles south of Natchitoches. When we sent a preacher in his neighborhood, in the person of Rev. J. F. Fisher, Bro. Thompson thereupon renewed his activities, amid taking hold of Bro. Fisher, he worshipped with him and helped. him in the work. We are told that lie felt that his time was drawing to a close, and he told those around him that he was all right. We shall meet him again.
Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1893

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