Eugenia Roberson

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Obituary of Eugenia B. Roberson

Wednesday, August 28, 1878

Obituary---Died at the Craighead House in Jasper, Marion County, Tenn., on Thursday, July 18th, Eugenia B. Roberson, aged 15 years, 9 months and 18days. For some time prior to her removal from Maryville, she was confined to her room, and much of the time to her bed. It was in the hope that a change of air and surroundings would prove beneficial to her that induced her parents to take her to her former home; but her system was so weakened by disease that she was unable to proceed further than Jasper. Her last moments were peaceful and happy, and she passed away from earth to bloom afresh in her Father's Kingdom. During her sickness she exhibited a firm reliance in the promise of Christ, and was submissive to His will. Joining New Providence Church during the revival conducted by Mr. Bachman, she lived a consistent Christian life, and for one so young seemed in an unusual degree to realize her own weakness and her need of a Savior, and had frequently expressed a desire to friends to do something for Him who had done so much for her. Being the only child, the bereavement is a crushing blow to her fond parents, who lived but for their darling child. But God has taken her to Himself for his eternal gail and his glory. Eugenia was a regular attendant in her Sabbath School class, and always interested in the study of the Scripture. She has gone to join her classmate who proceded her but a few days, to enjoy forever the presence of her Savior, and to mingle her voice with the redeemed in singing the "Song of Moses and the Lamb." Her parents have the sympathy of friends here, who can only committ them to the care of Him who says, "Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest."

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