Baton Rouge Celebrates Aubrey Fautheree’s 90th Birthday
BATON ROUGE, LA. – On May 19, 1932, Aubrey Fautheree was born into a loving Christian home in Smackover, Ark. and eventually made his way to Baton Rouge, La. Fautheree continues to live a Christ-centered life. Over the years, Fautheree has served our nation in the Army and worked as an industrial electrician by trade for power plants and other businesses. For many years, he has served our Savior at the Baton Rouge Seventh-day Adventist Church, as head elder, head deacon, school board chair and Sabbath school teacher over time. He has been a friend to all, with his fantastic memory serving him well. Bill Wilson recounts a story of them sitting in Sabbath school talking to a lady who was a new believer and Fautheree mentioned her birthdate and year. The lady’s eyes widened, and she didn’t know what to make of him having that knowledge. She learned that Fautheree has a memory unlike most, and he blesses others by reminding them of upcoming family member’s birthdays and anniversaries.
Fautheree was given a 90th birthday party by his wife of 20 years, Joycelyn and their combined five children and more than 30 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Baton Rouge church family and many friends were invited to help celebrate his special milestone. “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.” Proverbs 3:1-2.
By Tracy Francis