Mrs. J. T. Jolly

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
May 26, 1892, page 6
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Tribute of Respect.

The angel of death entered the house of our brother, J. T. Jolly, on the morning of the 13th of April, 1892, and carried the sweet spirit of his wife to “the God who gave it” to be united with loved ones who are waiting and watching.

Our sister was born December 2nd, 1867, and was married December 8th, 1886. She had been sorely afflicted for several months, yet she bore it cheerfully and was hopeful. She was the daughter of the late John S. Owens, and his genial nature and liberality were some of her many noble attributes. She was a devoted wife and mother—and the thought that God looked after the sparrows made her feel sure that her three little boys would not be forgotten. A few days before she died she sang a stanza of “The Old Ship of Zion, She has landed many thousands and can land as many more.” Her funeral was largely attended, Rev. J. E. England officiating. The sweet spring flowers were placed upon her grave by loving hands, and were so suggestive of the resurrection morn and ought to remind us that Lord Lytton was right when he said:

“There is no death! The leaves may fall,
The flowers may fade and pass away;
They only wait through wintry hours
The coming of the May.

“There is no death! The dust we tread
Shall change beneath the summer’s showers
To golden grain or mellow fruit,
Or rainbow tinted flowers.

“There is no death! An angel form
Walks o’er the earth with silent tread;
He bears our best loved things away,
And then we call them dead.”

A friend writes; “Your brother has suffered earth’s greatest loss.” We know that is true, but we think our pious Couper has it when he says:

“No traveler ever reached that blest abode,
Who found not thorns and briars on the road.”

Oak Grove, Ga., May 16th, 1892. -- E. K. V.


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