Daisy Belle Johnson
Daisy Belle, daughter of William H. and Nancy A. Johnson, was
born Sept. 26, 1878, and died Nov. 15, 1899, aged 21 years, 1
month and 19 days.
She was very studious and planned to fit herself for teaching,
and had received a teacher license, when she was stricken with
that fatal disease, consumption. She fought bravely against
the disease, and would ride out in the buggy only a few days
before her death.
She was converted and joined the M.E. Church at Pleasant Grove
in December, 1891 under the labors of Rev. W. D. McIntosh. She
was faithful to the services of the church and walked in the ways
of righteousness. She was perfectly resigned to her lot, and said
to her pastor, "It is all right; I am willing to go or stay, just
as God wills." And to her friends, in the hour of death, she said,
"I am so happy, I will soon be with Jesus," and then calmly told
all present good-by, and with the last audible word was praising
God. Her death was one of great victory.
The funeral services were conducted at Hopewell Friday, Nov. 17, at
11 o'clock, by her pastor, the writer, and a great congregation of
weeping relatives and friends followed her to the cemetery, where
she was laid to rest.
J. C. Kinison
Submitted by: Ken Richardson