Fannie J. Patton

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
August 18, 1887, page 3
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Mrs. J. E. Patton’s Death.

Mrs. J. E. Patton, nee Miss Fannie Jackson, of LaFayette, Ga., died at her home on last Thursday morning after a brief illness.

The deceased was the only daughter of Mr. Zimri W. Jackson, of this county.  She was esteemed and loved by all who knew her, and by her true nobility of character she won hosts of friends.  She was the affectionate and obedient daughter, the model young wife, the gentle and devoted mother.  Her life was that of the beautiful Christian, constant and loyal to her church and its teachings.

The announcement of her death will be sad intelligence to her many friends in this county.  Her remains were interred at the cemetery in LaFayette last Friday.


August 25, 1887
Page 3

“Loved By All.”
A Tribute to the Memory of Mrs. J. E. Patton.

The Walker county Messenger, under the above caption, prints the following concerning the death of Mrs. J. E. Patton nee Miss Fannie Jackson:

The “saddest death” often occurs in this world –when one, young, loved and cherished passes into the silent land.  Such a death was that of Mrs. Fannie Jackson Patton, the wife of Mr. J. E. Patton who after a week’s painful illness and inexpressible suffering, died on the morning of the 12th, calm, happy, and triumphant in the faith that her earnest Christian life had ever exemplified.

Few have witnessed such an end – a death more beautiful.  “She was so patient and thoughtful of everything, and so grateful for every little kindness,” say those who watched her bedside.

Nothing was forgotten by her.  In her own brave, firm way, she faced the inevitable.  No one ever passed from life with all duties so completely fulfilled.

Husband, father, mother, brothers will keep as a life long possession the precious memory of her dying words of love and tender thoughtfulness.  An only daughter, a sister so loved by devoted brothers, and with an equal place in the affections of her husband’s family, the keen loss to both cannot be realized, irreparable as it is to the two motherless little girls who survive her.  Upon the happy home that her presence made so bright, a shadow of deepest grief and desolation has fallen.

For the four years that Mrs. Patton has made LaFayette her home by her bright cheerful disposition, kindness of heart, sincerity and true lovable womanliness, she had won an enviable place in the hearts and estimation of its people.  In the church and society she will be sadly missed.

The long procession, and the crowded congregation, that on Saturday morning filled the Methodist church, and listened in tears to the sermon by her pastor Mr. Thomas from the singularly appropriate text; “What I do now, ye know not, but shall know in the hereafter,” and to a touching personal tribute by Dr. Fariss, and later followed the body to its last home in the town cemetery, attested silently to a grief and sympathy that was universal over the death of this noble woman.


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