Gussye Register

Gussye Register is my paternal grandmother. She was a leader in WMU as far back as I can remember.

When her pastor decided that they would no longer have WMU in her church, she stood her ground and as long as she was alive, they had WMU.

When she was 80 years old, she traveled to Richmond with a car full of women many decades younger for the Centennial Celebration —and she recounted every moment of that trip as we sat in her backyard later that summer.

After she died, I asked if I could have her Bible. When I got it, her Royal Service was turned to Prayer Patterns for the last day she was at home.

She was a faithful pray-er for missions and missionaries to the end.

South Carolina WMU executive director Laurie Register, in memory of her grandmother, Gussye Register