Sarah Harrison White

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
January 10, 1889, Page 7
Transcribed by 2006


Mrs. Sarah White, nee Miss Harrison, was born in Pike county, N. C., Feb. 13th, 1811, was married to Mr. Wm. White in 1831, died at her home in Chattooga county Dec. 6th, 1888.  She joined the Missionary Baptist church at the age of 17, and lived a consistent member until the day of her death.  She was a bright and shining light; one of the salt of the earth.  She was the mother of thirteen children, five of whom preceded her to the better land.  Eight children, eighty-eight grandchildren and one sister survive her.  She lived to see all of her children, and a number of her grandchildren happily converted, and worthy members of the church.  It was at home and among her most intimate friends that she was loved and esteemed most.  In rearing her family she would gather her little ones around the family altar and there invoke Heaven’s richest blessings upon them.  She did her best to train her children for God and now they and their children rise up and call her blessed, and thank God that though they are separated (she had one son living in Bartow county, J. A. White, and one in Floyd) they were permitted to be present during the last few days of her life.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. T. Espy, her former pastor.  He delivered a good and impressive sermon from Matt. 25:23.  He referred in touching words to his pleasant associations with her during his pastoral charge of her church, how she always encouraged him with her presence and prayers.

It was with sad hearts and many bitter tears we saw our precious mother conveyed to the tomb.  We know we shall miss her sweet smiles of approbation, her gentle and loving admonitions.  But we bow with humble submission knowing that God is too wise to err and too good to be unkind.

--Mrs. A. H. White.


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