Wright Jones

The Free Press Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia

January 19, 1882, Page 3

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Little Wright, age six years, son of Jos. J. and Fannie E. Jones, died suddenly on the 16th inst., of congestion.  He suffered only a few hours, his death was so sudden, so unexpected.  Scarcely did his fond parents realize he was sick, when suddenly he ceased to breathe; then how like a little cherub.  Chiseled out of marble he was, how cold, how still, yet how beautiful, how sweet, so like himself even in death.  Wright was a bright, promising child.  God took him before his innocent spirit was ever tarnished with conscious sin.  Just when he must draw his sword to begin the battle with his soul’s enemies he was stricken in to victory, glorious and eternal.  He is now with God, for he said “of such is the kingdom of heaven.”  Oh, Jesus! We bless Thee for that utterance, for it is the burning lamps that sheds its peaceful rays into the lonely home, to remind us, bereaved and sorrowing as we are of the glorious light of revelation which scatters the gloom of the grave and displays the dawn of a blessed immortality.  God intends these afflictions and losses as only steps in the brightening steep to lift us nearer heaven.  So mote it be.  Amen.—S. P. J.
Cartersville, Ga., Jan. 17th, 1882
“Seventeenth District Items.”


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