Meta Nicholson Hogue

Meta Nicholson Hogue departed this life March 30 in Indianola. A graveside service will be held, Saturday, April 1, at Lakewood Memorial Park at 10 a.m.

Born in Greenville, she lived in Jackson since early 1940. Her parents were Louis Meredith Nicholson, of Greenville, born in Livingston, and Pink Millsaps Nicholson of Greenville, born in Copiah County.

Her college work was at the University of Southern Mississippi, Belhaven, Millsaps, and Columbia University, New York City. After starting her secretarial work with Zelma Price, attorney in Greenville, she spent six years in the Mississippi Supreme Court, two years with Congressman Whittington in Washington, and several years as secretary of St. James Episcopal Church in Greenville, and St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Jackson. Most business years were freelance court reporting. She was married in 1970 to the Rev. Paul Hogue, a Methodist minister. After a spiritual awakening in 1965 at a Moral Rearmament Conference in Mackinac Island, Mich., she strived for years to get inspired character education courses into Mississippi’s public schools.

She is survived by a brother, William Timothy Nicholson, and his wife Barbara Lenz Nicholson of Greenville, and their four children: Meta Anthony (Roger) of Indianola, Pink Steed (Chris) of Inverness, William Nicholson (Tina) of Inverness, and Lucie Edwards of Greenville.

Memorials may be made to Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church, to Moral Rearmament, now called Initiatives of Change, 1156 15th St., N.W., Suite 910, Washington, D.C., 20005, or a memorial of choice.

 

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