Sunday, July 19, 2009

Death Angel took Dear Granny


Fulton News Beacon
April 1933

The death angel visited the home of Mrs. Joe Blake the 25th of February and claimed as its victim, Mrs. Blake's mother. She made her stay on earth 81 yrs, three months and four days. Had been in feeble health for several years with paralysis. She leaves three daughters and four sons, also a host of relatives and grandchildren to mourn her going. But I say to them, mourn not for her, for I feel assured she is at rest. She was a true and faithful wife and mother, and was loved by everybody who knew her. She united with the Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. The funeral service was conducted by Bro. Rogers of near Amory, and he spoke many comforting words to the relatives and friends. She was laid to rest at Carolina Cemetery under a beautiful mound of flowers.

'Tis hard to give up the ones we love so well and need the most, but God knows best, and we must be submissive to His will.

Rest in peace Dear Granny, your memory shall never fade. We think of you in silence, no eyes can see us weep. Many a tear we shed, while others are asleep. Sleep on Dear Granny, and take thy rest, we all loved you, but God loved you best.

She is gone but not forgotten, for her memory will always linger around the grave where she rests.

Written by a friend,
Sally Burdine

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Sally Burdine was the wife of John Burdine and the daughter of George T. Wamble. In the 1930 census, she was living with her husband and children very close to the Sloan and Blake families in Peaceful Valley. Sally's brother-in-law, Ben Burdine, was married to Melissa's daughter, India.