Mary Louise “Weezie” Hermann Meng departed from this life on September 18, 2021 at the age of ninety. She was a long time resident of Baton Rouge.
She was born in Natchez to John and Mary Hermann. After her mother’s death, she and her two sisters were raised by their father and stepmother, Idella. After returning from college, she married Harry Meng, III. They settled in Baton Rouge and were a loving and inseparable couple until Harry’s death in 2010.
Mary Louise was very easily approachable and full of loving kindness. After her husband, Harry, retired from the LA Dept. of Forestry, the couple began a Christian ministry comprised of teaching, counseling, prayer, intercession, healing, and deliverance. As their reputation and stature grew, many came to them for guidance, prayer, or personal ministry. Among Louise’s powerful spiritual gifts was that of an intense intercessor. She was an active participant in the Voice of Martyrs Ministries and a joyful member of First New Testament Church.
Louise is survived by her daughter Donna Meng Henderson (Michael), son Mark E. Meng (Dawn), grandchildren Marcia Ferguson (Joseph) and Abram Henderson (Juliana), great-granddaughters Aralynn and Avynn Ferguson, and great-grandsons Benjamin and Callan Henderson. Preceded in death by Harry Meng, husband of fifty-eight years, her daughter Joan Meng, her sisters Claire “La-La” Morton and Joan “Nonie” Luckett, parents John Seward and Mary Fore Hermann, stepmother Idella Harrell Hermann, and grandson Wesley Griffith.
Louise’s daily life, itself, was a ministry and focused on the well-being of others. Everyone she met was blessed by her. She never treated anyone as a stranger. She prayed for all of us, all of the time. A reflection on her very nature is a tribute to us all.
Join with family and friends to celebrate this legacy of loving kindness on Monday evening, October 4th. Visitation is at 5 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m. at the First New Testament Church, located at 3235 Aubin Lane, Baton Rouge.