Louise Inez True, age 99, made her transition into eternity on September 26, 2012, at the Episcopal Homes in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was born June 30, 1913, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Gertrude Banham-Brooks. She was preceded in death by her mother, grandparents and dear friend, Kenneth Baldridge.
Louise True, lovingly known as Mama Louise, was a lifelong and highly respected resident of Minneapolis. She attended the Minneapolis Public Schools and from there attended beauty school, becoming a licensed cosmetologist. She was later employed by Honeywell, where she remained for more than two decades until her retirement.
Mama Louise loved the Lord. She was a devoted member of Glendale Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She was actively involved in a number of ministries, including a leadership role as a Deaconess.
Her hobbies included baking, golf, bowling, reading, desktop publishing, computer Scrabble and Wii. During her late eighties, while many her age would have slowed down, Mama Louise instead acquired computer skills and began designing her own full-color greeting cards and playing Wii bowling — she was declared a Wii bowling champion.
God blessed her with a very long life! Mama Louise, we will miss you here on this earth.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Phillip L. True, Sr. (Marcia); grandchildren, Phillip L. True, Jr. (Barbara), Rex True, Sr., Sheila True, and Felecia Cuff; 13 great grandchildren; 19 great-great grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.
Services will be held at Glendale Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1138 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN on Friday, October 5, 2012 with visitation from 9-11 am and service at 11 am.