MRS. MINNS S. ROBERTSON
August 29, 1914-September 10, 1963
Dorothy Louise Galloway was born August 29, 1914 in the city of New Orleans, La., the daughter of Dr. James Hervey Galloway and Nettie Louise Williams. Her parents moved to the country during her childhood and she attended the elementary public schools in Pleasant Hill, La.
During a revival conducted by the Rev. Dan Kelly in Pleasant Hill, Dorothy was impressed and was led by the Holy Spirit to commit her life to Christ and to his church at an early age. The commitment abided throughout her life.
The family later moved to Baton Rouge, La., and there she attended and was graduated from high school. She then enrolled in the Louisiana State University.
It was there that the fruition of her dedication was realized. While a student at L.S.U. she met another student, Minns S. Robertson, who was committed to the Christian Ministry and was in preparation for his life’s work. The two were united in the holy bonds of matrimony May 20, 1934 in Keener Memorial Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, La. To them were born six children: Dorothy Ann, married to Jim Brown, Metairie, La.; Minns S. and James Wallace, both teaching in Port Sulphur High School; Floriene married to Paul Stewart, Starksville, Miss., who is studying space aerodynamics; Paul, a student in Northeast State College, working for a construction company in New Orleans during the summer; and Mary Catherine, at home with the father in Columbia, La.
Her mother survives and is living in New Orleans, La. Also surviving are two brothers, Rev. B. A. Galloway, pastor of Rayne Memorial Methodist Church, New Orleans, La. and Dr. Jim Galloway in South Carolina, and a sister Nettie.
Her body was laid away in the “SEEGERS PLOT” in Columbia Hill Cemetery. Dorothy gave herself unselfishly to her husband and children. She shared with him all the joys and problems of the pastorate. She was ever mindful of the honor and privilege of being the wife and mother in the parsonage home. He devotion to the family was beautiful to behold.
Dorothy’s devotion to the church and the cause of Christ was pronounced to the end of her life. When the grim reaper was swinging the cycle and the harvest days were drawing to a close, she would repeatedly say to her husband, ”Do not neglect you work on my account. Do not disappoint the people. Go on with your church program.” That is still a challenge to him.
During her well years she was happy to give of her time and talents to the church through the programs of the Woman’s Society of Christian Service, the Wesleyan Service Guild, and the Church School. She was an ardent member and officer of the Order of the Eastern Star. She loved people and was pleased to extend her God-given abilities, which were many, for their benefit.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1964; p. 262 By S. W. Seegers
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