|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1868|
|Death: ||Apr. 2, 1919|
GOOD WOMAN WAS BURIED SUNDAY When Mrs. Satterwhite was Laid to Rest; Died Suddenly
While saddened by the news on Thursday afternoon of the death in New York of the soldier son of Mr. and Mrs. O'Neal, this community was still further shocked the evening of the same day by the sudden death of
Mrs. B.E. Satterwhite, who was borne to her reward from her home in this city at eight o'clock. Every feature of her passing from life was tragically sad. She was in her usual health, though not as robust as in former years, and was preparing to go to the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.A. Davison, to attend a social meeting of one of the church circles.
When the gathering dispersed, Mrs. Davison went to the home of her mother and was horrified to find her lying upon the floor, where she had fallen from a stroke of apoplexy. She survived the attack only a few hours. The husband and daughter were prostrated by the blow.
In a short while, after the demise, the only son, Herbert, arrived accompanied by his brother-in-law, Mr. Davison, neither of them aware of the distressing situation at home. The young man had just secured his discharge from the service and was planning a joyful surprise for his mother.
Probably death never entered a more devoted family circle than that found in this home, which was thus so rudely turned into a house of mourning. And few ladies have lived among us who were more beloved than Mrs. Satterwhite. The
universal comment of those who really knew her was that hers was a beautiful character.
The heart of the entire community went out in sympathy and in service to the afflicted when the one they loved was stricken. The home was thronged by those who sought to carry comfort and to minister in any way to those bereft.
The room in which the body rested in a handsome casket while awaiting the hour of interment was a bower of beautiful flowers, made into most exquisite designs.
At two o'clock Sunday afternoon, the remains were borne to the Methodist church, where one of the largest congregations every assembled there had gathered to do honor to the memory of this gentle mother and modest matron, now gone to her final home. Many were present from quite a distance, including friends as well as relatives. The music was consoling. The services were conducted by Dr. Dobbs, a former pastor, who spoke beautiful words of
comfort and inspiration. The interment was made in the family lot in the cemetery in this city, in the presence of a concourse of friends whose tears fell in sympathy with those who watched in deepest grief the form of her they loved, lowered to its final rest.
Hiram David Pearson (1844 - 1911)
Mary Jane Higgins Pearson (1847 - 1893)
Benjamin Elijah Satterwhite (1868 - 1934)
Stella Satterwhite (1890 - 1896)*
Herbert H Satterwhite (1895 - 1932)*
Otie Mae Pearson Satterwhite (1868 - 1919)
Lula Pearson DeLoach (1879 - 1951)*
Benjamin L Pearson (1879 - 1949)*
Hattie Caroline Pearson Neese (1883 - 1961)*
Maintained by: PamSmith
Originally Created by: Norman Satterwhite
Record added: Feb 08, 2009
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