Jane Dodd

 
The Cartersville American
Cartersville, Georgia
March 16, 1886, page 3
 
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In Memoriam.

Died, near Kingston, Ga., March 10, Mrs. Jane Dodd, wife of Mr. Jesse Dodd and mother of Mr. R. H. Dodd. She was seventy-six years old, and had she lived a few days longer she would have lived with her husband fifty-two years and her death was the second one in the family during that time.  She had been a consistent member of the Baptist Church for many years before her death.  She was an invalid most of her life, but she was never heard to murmur or complain, but was perfectly resigned to the will of God, having long since committed the eternal destinyl of her immortal spirit into the hands of a loving Savior.

Gone to the land of life and light
Her whom you love this fatal year;
Risen to mansions fair and bright,
Dwelling in God’s eternal sight,
Her whom you held so dear, so dear.

What has she left you?  Memories deep –
Memories holy, tender and true.
Yea, were death an endless sleep
These would not slumber, these would keep
Safe from decay the form you knew.

Deathless in God’s divine sphere,
Wrapp’d and serene your loved one dwells,
Complete in the bliss you prayed for her,
No conflicts of soul, no weary cares
In that high life of immortal power.

Shall you demand her return again,
Dear as she was, to the strife once more –
Call her back to the grief and pain,
Back to the toil, the fret, the strain,
Back to the world from that beautiful shore?

No.  With the blessed let her be,
Safe and saved in the Savior’s smile,
Bending to him the adoring knee,
Singing to you from the crystal sea,
“Here with you in a little while.”

M. L. A.

 

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