- Jan. 28, 1892
|Reverend Robert J. Thomas was the first to pass from labor to reward after the close of the last session of the Louisiana Conference. Arriving at his home on Friday after the conference, he was taken violent sick with La Grippe the next night, and departed this 1ife in the triumphs of faith on Thursday night, January 28, 1892.
Bro. Thomas joined the Louisiana Conference at Franklin, Louisiana in January, 1882, and was ordained a deacon by Bishop Peek and appointed to the Myrtle Grove Circuit, where he served 1882, ‘83, thence to the plains, 1884, ‘86; Wesley Chapel, Baton Rouge District, 1889,’88; Comite, 1889 ‘90; and Union Chapel, Baton Rouge District, 1891,’92, where he passed from the walks of men to mansions in the skies.
His funeral was attended by Revs. C. M. Angrum, H. B. Hart, H. C. Gair, of our conference and D. C. Powers and Reuben Turner of the Baptist, followed by a great concourse of his members and friends, who join us in condolence with the bereaved widow and family. Peace to his memory.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1893; Page 87|