|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1892|
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 1919|
Sandersville Progress - Mrs. Arrie Brooks died January 25, 1919 on a Saturday morning at her home from an attack of influenza. She was sick only one week. Her husband was also very sick with flu and was unable to attend the funeral.
Sandersville Progress - April 30, 1919 - On Saturday morning, January 25th, at eight o'clock, the death angel knocked on the door of Mr. Silas Brooks and silently in and took the sweet spirit of his wife, Mrs. Arrie Brooks. She was sick only a few days with flu, and pneumonia, but she had been in delicate health for a good while, and unable to stand this terrible disease, she fell asleep in Jesus. She was just in the bloom of womanhood and was loved by all who knew her, and will ever be missed in her community. She was a pure girl from her childhood; always kind and her desires were to live right in the sight of God and man.
She united with the church when quite young and always tried to serve God as best she could. She will not only be missed in her community, but in the church, and most of all in her home.
She leaves a heartbroken husband, one little boy, a father and three brothers, and four sisters. But weep not, fond loved ones. She is resting in heaven, where she longed to go to meet her little girl, Ruby Nell, who passed over the river one year ago, and a mother and other loved ones who had gone on to rest.
Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Bro. Mosley on Sunday afternoon at Tabernacle, where her body was laid to rest. A large company of sorrowing relatives and friends were present to pay their last respects to one they knew and loved. The bereaved family have our tenderest sympathy. May God bless them in this dispensation.
Dearest Arrie how we miss thee
Thy footsteps have passed away
But we hope to meet thee
In that happy home one day.
Thy precious voice is hushed
Thy pure heart beats no more
Thy happy smiling face
Will smile on heaven's shore.
We know that you are resting
Out of sorrow, grief and pain
Lest we strive to meet thee
We can't see thy face again.
----Written by One Who Loved Her----
Silas Francis Brooks (1890 - 1975)*
Created by: Mary Esther Lord Smith
Record added: Oct 08, 2011
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