R. M. Dobbs

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
October 24, 1889, page 7
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In Memoriam.

Our beloved sister, R. M. Dobbs, nee Matthews, “is not dead but sleepeth.” Yet we mourn her loss to the church, missionary society and community. Truly she was one of “the salt of the earth.” After a lingering illness, characterized by patience, Meekness and submission to the Divine Will, peacefully she entered that rest which remaineth to the people of God, August 4, 1889. During her life, and especially her last sickness, it was her delight to converse with her pastor, her family and friends on subjects pertaining to the Masters Kingdom, exhorting, encouraging and inspiring all to greater diligence and faithfulness. She was a cheerful giver, thus honoring the Lord with her substance as often as an opportunity was presented. Her last offering was, we think, to aid us in purchasing a new bible for the pulpit. She always seemed to give gladly. Her message to the church through our pastor was, “Brethren, be more faithful; don’t wait till life is almost gone before you begin to do the work of the Lord; visit the sick, and don’t wait till they are nearly dead, etc., etc.” If in anything she was impatient, it was in anticipation of the messenger saying, “Come up higher.” Often she repeated,
“Jesus lover of my soul,
Let me to they bosom fly.”

Resolved, first, That, in this dispensation, our Heavenly Father, in His unquestionable wisdom, has removed one of our most faithful and zealous members; a mother in Israel; a wise, prudent and efficient worker in the Lord’s vineyard.

Second, That, while in grief we bow in humility, we pray, Thy will be done in us; consecrate us anew unto Thy service; give us grace that we may emulate our sister’s virtues, and follow her sweet example as she followed Christ Jesus.

Third, That a copy of this memorial be transcribed upon a page of our book, and consecrated to her memory, that a copy be forwarded to the bereaved family with our tenderest sympathies; a copy be furnished with request of publication, the Courant American, Cartersville. By order of Womans’ Missionary Society, Baptist church, Cartersville, Ga.

Mrs. F. C. Memler, Pres’t
Mrs. J. G. M. Montgomery, Sec’y.
Mrs. Mattie B. Milam
Mrs. R. R. Godfrey
Oct. 1, 1889---Committee.


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