Death of Mrs. Lucy Menefee Timmons

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia

March 31, 1887 Page 3

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Death of Mrs. Lucy Menefee Timmons.

The following beautiful tribute to Mrs. Timmons appeared in the Newnan Advertiser, and was written by Mrs. E. J. Stacy, wife of Rev. James Stacy, D. D., pastor of the Presbyterian church, Newnan Georgia: It is sweet to review the lives of those we love, and to treasure in our memories their deeds of usefulness, which rise, like fragrant incense, before us.

Thus, it is our melancholy privilege to speak of one whom we have known and loved from her early infancy, and who was with us until the dawn of the morning of December 12, 1886, when her gentle spirit suddenly took its flight to her heavenly home.

Mrs. Lucy Menefee Timmons, daughter of the late Major W. P. Menefee, and wife of Rev. B. E. L. Timmons, died at the residence of her mother in Palmetto, Ga., aged thirty-three years. It is not saying too much to call her a model woman. When a child, she was quiet and unobtrusive; when a young lady, gentle and amiable and refined, and when the maturer years of womanhood had settled upon her she was found to be eminently practical, and devotedly pious.

In 1871 she graduated at College Temple, Newnan, Ga., in a class of fourteen bright, intelligent girls, three of whom have preceded her to the better land. Twelve years ago she was married to Rev. Mr. Timmons, of the Methodist church, who, with four interesting little children, survive her.

n all the relations of life she sustained herself without faltering; as a daughter none could have been more loving and obedient; as a sister she was all the affection required; as a wife and a mother she was faithful, fond and self-sacrificing. Possessing a rare executive ability, combined with unusual patience and Christian zeal, she seemed to be eminently qualified for a minister’s wife, being a safe counselor and an earnest co-worker with her husband in the Master’s service, and as he himself said, “She was my inspiration.” Although her departure from earth was sudden and unexpected to her family, yet the assurance is theirs that she was ready. “She fell asleep as calmly as the flowers Close their bright eyes from the parting sun; But not like them, to wake on earth once more— Her work is done. She fell asleep as softly as the winds Die among the violet beds when day is gone; They come again—she has left earth forever, Father! Thy will be done.” ---E. J. S.


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