Mary Holt Little's Obituary

From the 1953 Minutes of the New Salem Old Regular Baptist

With a broken heart I write an obituary of my dear Mother, Mary Little. She was born March 8, 1867, being 86 years old at time of her death.

She was married to Marion Little and unto this union were born twelve children. Her husband and two children preceded her in death, ten are yet living. She joined the Old Regular Baptist Church about 5(1 years ago and lived a good and faithful life until February 4, 1953, when the Death Angel came to my house and took her away. She lived with me about four years. Oh, how I enjoyed visiting with her and how I loved her.

Three days before she died she called me to her bed and said, "Marion has come after me." Mother had been down and couldn't walk for four years and six months. She sure was a good mother and a good wife to her husband. Oh how I miss her. She bore her sickness with patience, and believed in the old time doctrine and the old fashion. ways. Three of her children followed her and joined the Old Regular Baptist Church. We believe her Soul is at rest today.

Written by her daughter and sister in hope, LIZA JANE JONES

Accessed online: 07/07/07