Louise Revelle

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 13, 2010

Louise McGlohon Revelle was born June 13, 1919 in St. John, North Carolina to the late Charlie Press and Sarah Lena Watson McGlohon. God called her home after a brief illness in Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, New Jersey on March 9, 2010.
After attending what was then C.S. Brown School in Winton, Louise followed her dream and enrolled in cosmetology school in Memphis, Tennessee where she earned her beautician’s license. Later, she returned to Ahoskie where she worked as a hair stylist on Main Street for many years in one of the town’s first beauty salons.
She was married to the late William Revelle of Ahoskie. To this union, five children were born. One son, Lawrence Oliver Revelle, preceded her in death.
At an early age, Louise joined St. John Baptist Church. After marriage she moved her membership to Elm Grove Baptist Church. She was devoted to her church and embraced the opportunity for Christian service as a Deaconess and Adult Sunday School Class teacher. She also served in many church organizations including the Willing Workers Club, Pastor’s Aide Society and Missionary Club. For many years, she served on the planning committees for the church’s annual Women’s Day, Missionary Day and Youth Day services. Louise frequently visited sick and elderly church members who enjoyed her company and warm conversation. Her love for Jesus would always show through her constant outreach to help others.
She was very involved in her community. Louise often drove neighbors and friends to the polls to vote on Election Day. A strong supporter of children, Louise was a volunteer leader and sponsor of the Elm Grove 4-H Club and a parent volunteer in the Hertford County school system. A former PTA member, Louise also assisted with many school functions, programs and field trips.
Louise could often be heard around home singing one of her favorite hymns, I Must Tell Jesus. A pillar of strength in the family, she would lead the family devotion of prayer and scripture reading at home every Sunday morning. Her family was the light of her life.
She leaves to mourn and to cherish her memories four children: William of Tulsa, OK; Robert (Linda) of Trenton, NJ; Iris (Carl) of East Orange, NJ and Larry (Bernice) of Durham, N.C., one stepdaughter, Charlotte Person of Raleigh, N.C.; four grandchildren: Justin, Victoria, Alex and Morgan, one sister, Viola Solomon of Ahoskie and one sister-in-law, Legolia P. McGlohon also of Ahoskie. She also leaves to mourn her passing many cherished nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, March 13, at 1 p.m. at Elm Grove Baptist Church.