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 Lucy Jane <I>Hendrix</I> Colley

Lucy Jane Hendrix Colley

Humphreys County, Tennessee, USA
Death 10 Jul 1909 (aged 72)
Weakley County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Weakley County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 61912495 · View Source
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Sister Lucy Jane Colley was born on July 27, 1836; was married to Brother John J. Colley in 1861, who preceded her to the grave nearly twelve years.

Sister Colley obeyed the gospel in Henry County, Tenn., and became a Christian, in which faith she lived till the evening of July 10, 1909. Sister Colley had been an untiring worker in her Master's vineyard for a number of years.

She was the mother of six sons and one daughter. She lived to see her daughter and five of her sons obey the gospel and put on the name "Christian," which she delighted and felt honored to wear.

The Colley family has been a power for good works in helping to develop true Christian faith in West Tennessee. Sister Colley was the mother of Brother A. O. Colley, whose work and labors have been so highly appreciated throughout West Tennessee and West Kentucky; and he has answered many calls from other States to carry out the great commission. Brother Colley has met a number of the most able debaters of the sectarian world, and has won a wide reputation as a debater.

We realize that his home has been made sad, and that the neighbors and friends have lost a friend indeed, and that the church of which she was a member has lost a strong stay; but, in the face of all this, let us say, as did Job of old: "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." While "Mother" cannot come back to us, we have the promise that if we live faithful till death we will make our abode in that heavenly home where there will be no more bitter pains or sad good-byes. To the ones who are left sorrowing here I would say: "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."

Funeral services were conducted by the writer at Mount Moriah, after which the body of Sister Colley was laid to rest, to await the resurrection morn. L. A. Winstead., Latham, Tenn. - Gospel Advocate, July 29, 1909, page 951.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 61912495
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lucy Jane Hendrix Colley (27 Jul 1836–10 Jul 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61912495, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by mike smyth (contributor 47204918) .