February 25, 1903
A Tribute of Love
“O Death, where is thy sting?
O Grave, where is thy victory”
On the morning of December 4th, 1902, Freddie E. Green, wife of Willie Green, of Lourtre community, made her exit from this low ground of sorrow to try the realities of an unknown world. God saw fit to visit the home and take from us one so dear by ties of nature. She was a kind wife and daughter, and led a true christian life as a member of Mount Olive church. She dearly loved God and her Bible, and we feel assured that she is now parading the golden streets of the New Jerusalem with the angels and singing the sweet songs of Zion, where we hope some day to meet her and meet to part no more. None knew our dear Freddie but to love her. It is wrong for us to grieve for loved ones who have been called away, when we feel assured that they have gone to rest; but it is natural for us to do so, and God can heal our sorrows. Sleep on, dear Freddie, beneath the cold clay; thou art taking thy rest; ’twas God who called thee home. She leaves a husband, mother, two sisters, three brothers and a host of friends to mourn her departure; but our loss is her eternal gain.
In the grave so cold and low;
Thou no more will join our number,
Thou no more our songs will know.
Dearest Freddie, thou hast left us;
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But ’tis God that hath bereft us;
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet we hope again to meet thee,
When the day of life has fled,
There in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.