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 Bettie Belle <I>Smith</I> Jarvis

Bettie Belle Smith Jarvis

Davie County, North Carolina, USA
Death 19 Feb 1891 (aged 38)
North Carolina, USA
Burial Farmington, Davie County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 68515245 · View Source
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JARVIS - Bettie Belle Jarvis, oldest daughter of Wm. O. and Rachel M. Smith, and wife of S. A. Jarvis, was born Dec. 31st, 1852, and died of pneumonia, after la grippe, Feb. 19th, 1891.

She was converted and received into the Methodist Church at Olive Branch, under the ministry of Rev. J. E. Mann, at the early age of 15 years and lived a faithful and consecrated life till the day of her release.

Sister Jarvis was a very modest woman, retiring and reserved, but not weak. She shunned no duty, not jealous or preferment or prominence she undertook whatever work in the church was assigned her. She was a member of the Woman's Missionary Society, a teach in the Sunday-school, and was always in her place at church.

She was a model woman; with such a one in every home all "strife would cease and perfect peace would triumph." To her, death was not a surprise, nor a shock, Faithful, in strength, to God, he did not forsake her in weakness. Her dying message to her sister was "Tell her I'm almost in the promised land, just a touch and I'll be over."

"Tell brother I'm happy and running over." When asked what else? she replied: "Isn't that enough?" She said to her mother: "You'll soon meet me over there. It won't be long." She called her husband and two daughters and exhorted them to be good and left on them the benedictions of a loving heart. When too feable to say more she laid her hand in her husband's and said: "oh, isn't this sweet?" and repeated the lines:

"Jesus can make a dying bed
Feel soft as downy pillows are,
While on his breast I lean my head,
And breathe my life out sweetly there"

and said: "He has made mine so." She said I feel like I would love to fly all over the land and warn every body to live better. She called for her physician and blessed him, and sent for her pastor to pray with her, though she said she did not need any one to pray with her then.

A large concourse of friends attended her funeral. Let us thank God for so glorious a life, and that when our friends must die they can die so well. May God's comforting grace be given to the bereaved husband and sadly afflicted daughters.

P. L. Groome

Raleigh Christian Advocate (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Wed Mar. 18, 1891





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