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 Mary J <I>Wilson</I> Heath

Mary J Wilson Heath

Death 4 Apr 1892 (aged 36)
Burial Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Section M
Memorial ID 59007338 · View Source
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Death of Mrs. Heath.

Death has again entered the home of Mr. B.D. Heath, one of Charlotte's most beloved citizens, this time in its brawny clutches has robbed this household of its purest light. Just two weeks ago this family were called upon to bury their youngest child, and today they weep over the bier of the mother. Mrs. Heath died at her residence on College street at five o'clock this morning, after a lingering illness of a month. During her illness, her sufferings at intervals were of the most excruciating character, but not a word of complaint was ever heard to fall from her lips. All was borne with that Christian fortitude that has always been a marked characteristic in this woman's life. Mrs. Heath was born in Union County, South Carolina, on August 3rd, 1855. She was a daughter of the late Hugh Wilson of that State. After the death of her father in 1863 she resided with her uncle, Dr. J.N. Nesbit, of Lancaster county. She was married in her seventeenth year and was at the time of her death in her thirty-seventh year. Mrs. Heath has two brothers who reside in Texas, and a son who is at college in Waco, Texas, was telegraphed for yesterday afternoon and left for home immediately. A devoted husband, eight children and a host of friends mourn the loss of this good lady. The funeral services will be conducted from the residence tomorrow afternoon at half past three o'clock, by Rev. W.S. Creasy, of Tryon street Methodist church, of which church the deceased was a devoted member. The body will be buried in Elmwood cemetery.

Charlotte News

After Weeks of Suffering She Passes Quietly Away Yesterday Morning.

Mrs. B.D. Heath died at her residence on East Trade street yesterday morning at 5 o'clock, after an illness of several weeks. Her condition had been serious for some days, and her death, although a shock, was not unexpected. Sunday at 10 o'clock a change for the worse came on, and she sank rapidly from that time. Mrs. Heath was a native os South Carolina. She was a daughter of the late Hugh Wilson, and was in her 36th year. She was married at 17 years of age. Her husband and eight children survive her. Her infant child died several weeks ago. Mrs. Heath was a member of the Methodist church, and a lovely Christian character. She was noted for her good works, and in her death the poor have lost a good friend.

The funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at half past 3 o'clock, from the residence, by Rev. Dr. Creasy. The pall-bearers will be: Messrs. J.S. Spencer, E.B. Springs, G.A. Howell, W.M. Wilson, Jos. McLaughlin, Walter Brem, B.R. Smith and T.T. Smith.

Charlotte Observer


The Funeral of Mrs. B.D. Heath - Laid to Rest in Elmwood.

The funeral services over the remains of the late Mrs. B.D. Heath were conducted yesterday afternoon at 3 30 o'clock from her late residence on East Trade street. The house was filled with relatives and friends of the deceased, and in the large gathering there was scarcely a dry eye to be seen. Alll mourned the death of one so generally beloved, and one who will be so sadly missed from her home, chuch, and social circle. After the hymn "Asleep in Jesus," Rev. Dr. Creasy recited the 13th verse of the 14th chapter of Revelation. "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, write from henceforth blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, yes, saith the Spirit, for they do rest from their labors, and their works, do follow them." Dr. Creasy's remarks were a beautiful eulogy on the character of the deceased. He dwelt tenderly on the "rest" that had come to her - rest from care and solicitude as a mother. That mother's spirit looking out from her new bright home, knows she has done her duty and God will take care of her little ones. Her beautiful acts of charity and good works will be duplicated in her children. "Let us thank God," concluded the preacher, "for the life of our beloved sister, and take comfort in the blessed knowledge that she is at rest with God."

After the hymn "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," the remains were borne to Elmwood and interred. The floral offerings were exquisite. There were two beautiful pillows made of white hyacinths, and the word "Rest" in purply hyacinths; a beautiful wreath of japonicas and hyacinths, and numerous other designs in Marechal Neil roses and other flowers.

Charlotte Observer

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary J Wilson Heath (3 Aug 1855–4 Apr 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59007338, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by DSM (contributor 46945108) .