Lizzie P. Anderson
The Brunswick News
January 9, 1914
Estimable Woman passed Away Yesterday After a Short Illness.
The city was saddened yesterday morning by the tidings of the death of Mrs. Lizzie Pearson Anderson, one of its best-known, best-beloved and most prominent women.
Mrs. Anderson was stricken suddenly on New Year's evening with general peritonitis, her attendant physicians immediately warning the family that there was little hope of her recovery, and for a week she has lingered at the point of death, suffering greatly, yet bearing her affliction with Christian patience, until the end yesterday morning, when death brought relief.
Mrs. Anderson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Osgood and has lived in Brunswick all her life. She was married in this city to Mr. Wm. A.O. Anderson, a prominent merchant and from the union sprang an interesting family of children, who have become useful citizens.
A delightful wife, mother and homemaker, Mrs. Anderson was never too busy nor too engrossed in her own and her family's interests and cares, to take her part in all that meant the welfare of her city or its people, nor to help others in their need. With a happy suite and a tender word of encouraging sympathy for friend, neighbor or for the stranger at the door, she was as a cooling spring in the desert, and brought refreshment to many who were weak of heart and mind and soul. In her church work particularly were her inspiring energy, her unwearying [sic] zeal and her untiring labors most fruitful of results; and even when on her deathbed, suffering sharp pangs of physical pain, she sent for one of her co-laborers, and delivering up her books and papers, charged her to continue the work she had helped to establish.
Every act of her life was in conformity to some text and she carried out all her work with the truly beautiful humility which characterized the earnest worker in the vineyard of the Lord.
Mrs. Anderson was very interested in the cause of temperance, and wrote many effective articles on the subject for local and other papers. In this, as in everything else, she served faithfully, but with modesty and humility, asking no recognition of her efforts, but striving for the elevation of mankind.
So, after a long life of consecrated devotion to duty, she has gone home; gone while her days were still useful and pleasant, and before old age had laid its withering hand upon her, to put an end to her great deeds. She has completed and laid aside the garment of life, and put on the mantle of immortality. With the term of human existence that God allotted her she did her best, and made very moment county. And now she has simply gone back; for, after all
"Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting;
The soul that rises with us, our life's star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting, and cometh from afar;
Not in entire forgetfulness, nor yet in utter nakedness;
But trailing clouds of glory do we come,
From God, who is our home."
Mrs. Anderson is survived by five children, Messrs. A.O. and Wm. C. Anderson; Mrs. J.C. Garfield of Savannah; Miss Bessie Anderson and Mrs. S.W. Baker of this city; and several grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Cora Rowe.
To the bereaved family The News tenders a sincere personal sympathy.
The funeral will occur this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Methodist church, Rev. C.A. Jackson officiating. The interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery. The following gentlemen will act as pallbearers: Dr. D.D. Atkinson, E.L. Stephens, J.J. Lott, B.F. Mann, Dr. H.M. Branham and W.H. Wood.