|Celia Roundtree Atchison|
|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1836|
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 1900|
The Randolph Leader May 1900
NEWSPAPER ABSTRACTS FROM "THE RANDOLPH LEADER", Roanoke, Randolph County,
Alabama for MAY 1900
NEWSPAPER issue of Wednesday, May 2, 1900
OBITUARY OF MRS. CELIA ATCHISON
Mrs. Celia Atchison (nee Roundtree) was born in Fayette County, Georgia September 25, 1836 and died in Randolph County, Alabama March 25, 1900 being sixty four years and six months old at the time of her death. She joined the Baptist church in early life and was a consistent member until 1880, when she joined the M.E. Church, South, in which church she remained an active and useful member until her death.
In 1859 she married John Meggs, who died, leaving her one heir, a daughter. On November 6th, 1869 she married T.W. Atchison. To them were born seven children. Her second husband, her daughter by her first husband, and two
daughters by her second husband survive her.
Sister Atchison died of an internal cancer. The writer treated her consecutively for two years. She was a lady of fine intellect and strong will power. She was the most confiding, hopeful and uncomplaining patient I ever attended during a long period of suffering and confinement. I never heard from her an expression that could be criticized from a christian standpoint.
During the nine years she lived among us she was noted for the prompt and faithful attention to the sick of her community, and the attentions of her neighbors during her long sickness attested their appreciation of her. Her desire to live and her tenacity for life were strong but when the end was near and she realized the fact, her long and consistent life and devotion to the master and his cause culminated in an experience so happy and resignation to his will so complete that it almost seemed to terminate her suffering, and she lived several days in perpetual joy and estacy. During this period she repeatedly called her family and attendants around her, while she prayed for them and her neighbors and their children, the church and its interests and for all the world, every time ending in joy and praise.
During my last visit with her she called me to her bedside and said "doctor, you have done all you could to to relieve my sufferings. I now want you to pray for me." I bowed with the family and attendants and as I led the prayer she gave repeated emphasis. As the prayer ended with hands uplifted and eyes turned heavenward, she said "glory, glory, glory, I am going home, heaven is my home."
While her husband and children, relatives and friends in the midst of their grief find so much comfort in the facts stated above, may they each imitate her example and have a like happy experience in the trying hour and a happier
reunion in heaven, when the trials of life are over.
Joseph R. Hood,
Wedowee, Ala., April 25, 1900
Created by: Jayanna Dotson
Record added: Mar 10, 2013
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