Mary A. Dwight

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
May 15, 1868, Page 2
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“Asleep In Jesus.”

Mrs. Mary A. Dwight, departed this life April 12th, 1868, at Hopedale, Murry county, Ga., in the 68th year of her age.  It is seldom we have to record so sudden and melancholy a death.  Though deceased was afflicted for many years and looked forward with Christian faith to the hour when her pure spirit should pass from earth to join the glorified in Heaven, yet so sudden did death tear her from our presence, that we feel she is not dead but sleepeth.  Her life hath left a surviving love, a wealth of sweet and tender emotions, an example which breathed less of earth than Heaven. – Most nobly did she fulfill her mission here on earth.  She was an affectionate wife, a tender and devoted mother, a loving sister, a warm and sincere friend.

For many years she was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church, delighting in the service of her Redeemer.  Her Christian virtues endeared her to a large circle of friends.  Her patient resignation to God’s afflicting hand, submission to His holy Will, her firm reliance upon His promises, and childlike trust in His grace, teach us the purity of her heart.  Her sweet and gentle disposition, confiding friendship, disinterested affection, her charity and benevolence to the poor, are symbols to that pure life to which she has passed.  She has left them to us as amulets of life and love, they breathe of bright prophecies, traced in lines of gold, and impress upon our hearts a character of beauty from which we can read, look up, look heavenward.

She is not dead, but “Asleep in Jesus.”

A Friend.


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