|Birth: ||Sep. 21, 1844|
Prince William County
|Death: ||May 29, 1914|
New York, USA
On Sunday, the 31st of May, the remains of Mary Robinson, a highly respected member of the 19th street Baptist Church of Washington D.C., were laid to rest at Olive Branch Church on Bull Run mountain near Waterfall, the place in which she was born some 70 years ago.
She moved to Washington when quite young and joined the church there. Her faithfulness to the duties of her church, her sweet amiability that was one of the strong traits of her Christian character, endeared her to all who knew her, all who came in contact with her, willing and ready always to do whatever she could to uphold the cause of Christ. She loved the house of God and whether at home or away she sought to be attendant upon the service of the church. She would ofttimes be found there when her physical condition demanded her being at home. Her beautiful Christian life has been as a beacon light in her family and her wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Truly she lived the life and died the death of a saint.
She served in the family of Senator O'Gorman for some thirty-five years and nursed his daughter, Maude, from infancy, by whom she was always called Mammy and who accompanied her remains from Rochester, N.Y., to their final resting place, being joined at Washington by her uncle, Mr. Clark. Mary's father was a servant of the Berkeley family a hundred years ago, some of the members of which attended the funeral.
The funeral sermon, which was a very fine one, was preached by the Rev. Mr. Brook, of Washington, her pastor, and some appropriate remarks were made by the Rev. Mr. Smith, who has been the pastor of Olive Branch for nearly forty years. The floral tributes were very handsome and numerous, and the attendance a very large one. She is survived by two sisters, two brothers and an adopted daughter, a beloved niece, Rosetta Nalls.
Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord for they rest from their labors.
From Prince William County Virginia 1900 - 1930 Obituaries, 1996 p. 292, 293, by Ron Turner
Not lost to memory
nor lost to love
But gone to our Father's
Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery
Prince William County
Created by: Daddys♥Girl
Record added: Oct 26, 2013
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