- April 14, 1892
|Another of the honored superannuated fathers of the Louisiana Conference passed to his reward Thursday, April 14, 1892, from his home at Mandeville, Louisiana. Reverend Levi Johnson and. Father Ross were both introduced into the heavenly world on the same day, and both buried on Good Friday. Father Johnson was well stricken in years and had been in declining health for some weeks. He joined the Mississippi Mission Conference in 1867. He was ordained deacon by Bishop Ames, and appointed to Mandeville, Louisiana, where he served three years. From there he served Camp Parapet and Kenner one year; was ordained an elder in 1871 by Bishop James and appointed to Indian Village and Bayou LaComb, where he served two years. He served Plaquemine the year 1874, and Mandeville again in 1875-78; Shady Grove and Pearl River, 1879-80. In 1881 he was granted a superannuated relation, which he honorably sustained until called to his reward in Heaven.
He was buried at Mandeville where lie died, followed by many friends and relatives. Who’ll be the next we know not. But-we do not know that if, like them, we are faithful until death, we shall triumph over death, and go up through the shining ranks to meet them, and to wear the crown of life, which is reserved in heaven for those who love the appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Lord helps us to be faithful unto death!
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1893; Page 87|