TERRAL T. LOWE
JANUARY 11, 1927 – OCTOBER 22, 2006
Affectionately known in later years as “Brother T”, Terral was born at Route 4, Minden, Louisiana, on January 11, 1927. He went home to be with his Lord, Sunday evening, October 22, 2006, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Terral and Evelyn were married December 24, 1947. They had two children, a daughter, Terrie (Lowe) Westbrook, and a son, Timothy. A graduate of Centenary College, Terral was a full-time Methodist minister in the Ruston, Monroe, and Alexandria districts, pastoring 16 churches (some of them more than once) over a period of 40 years. After his retirement, he and Evelyn managed Caney Conference Center in Minden for 12 years until his second retirement in 2001. He then became pastor of Whitehall United Methodist Church in Claiborne Parish where he was appointed for his fourth year in June of 2006.
Terral was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Eunice Lowe; brothers Prentiss, William, Herbert, Eldred, and sister Lalia Perryman.
Remaining to cherish his memory are his loving wife of over 58 years, Evelyn Cox Lowe; daughter, Terrie and husband Ben Westbrook; son, Timothy and wife Martha; and grandchildren Leslie Westbrook and wife Laura; Seanna and Aaron Lowe. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Cassels; Margaret and husband Harry Dodez; brother Winston and wife Eva, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
In 1937, Evelyn remembers her father coming home and telling the family that Mr. Perry Lowe (Terral’s father) was killed by a train. After the accident, a ten-year-old Terral promised God that if he would just take care of him and the family he would never give his mother any trouble, and he kept that vow.
People who knew him would agree that he was a faithful minister of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, and they appreciated his love for people and his wonderful sense of humor.
J. Roddy Taylor
Source: Louisiana Conference Journal, 2007; p. 258.
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