Mrs. Emma Norris

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
April 25 , 1878, Page 3
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Death of a Christian Woman.

At 12 o’clock on Tuesday night last, Mrs. EMMA NORRIS, wife of Rev. John T. Norris, departed this life.  The severity of an unusual complication of diseases has for some time precluded any reasonable hope of her recovery, and the fears of her friends were fatally realized by her decease on Tuesday night last.  Mrs. Norris was the daughter of Reid Dejarnette, of Putnam county, Georgia, and belonged to one of the most respectable families of middle Georgia.  A woman of cultivated intellect and finished education, to this she added all those qualities which made her home a charmed circle for husband, children and friends.  To refinement of mind and manner, the delightful graces of a most womanly modesty and dignity were also added the higher virtue of calm religious life.  Side by side she stood with her husband in all his arduous labor as an itinerant minister of the M. E. Church South, and to the children of her heart and love, by precept and example, taught the vivid powers of the truths of the gospel so earnestly and eloquently proclaimed by her husband, herself leading them the way to happiness and heaven.  A warm friend, a tender wife, a loving, faithful mother, and a kind mistress, modest as the sweet flowers she loved so well, true to all the gentler and refined elegancies of a most happy home, unobtrusive in her life, admired and prized by all her friends for all those sterling virtues which make up a true womanhood; a life so pure, so sweet, so true, received its crowning excellence from her faith in God and her immoveable trust in the Savior.  Calm in the midst of her severe and protracted sufferings, prostrate, stricken, oh! How stricken! Wading through the deep and ever deepening waters which at last overwhelmed her in death, her soul was stayed on God, and her hope of immortal life bright and undismayed.  Not a shadow was on her path. Not a fear in her heart.  And so dear to her host of friends, to the blooming children of her sunny home, and doubly dear to her husband “whose house is now left desolate,” for the light of it is gone out, she has passed away to the home of the good, and by precept and example bids them follow her, even as she followed Christ.

And thus another has gone from our midst to join the chorus upon high.  ‘Tis sad, most sad, to think of the bereaved husband, the stricken orphaned little ones, and the house so dark and dreary; but heaven recompenses our grief in the glorious hope that she sleeps in Jesus, and that when He comes, as come he will, God will bring her with Him.  Vain are human sympathies, and vain all proffered consolations of warm-hearted friends, and yet, though poor the offering, we tender them, in all kindly truth to the household circle, the dear little children and the bereaved husband.

Funeral Notice.

The friends and acquaintances of Rev. J. T. Norris and family are invited to attend the funeral service of Mrs. J. T. Norris at their residence at 9 A. M. this (Thursday) morning the 25th inst.


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