|Another precious mother has passed away.
living in the Providence neighborhood, where she had resided for many
years, and was one of the early settlers, died May 21st, 1909.
She was seventy-seven years old.
For twelve months she had been so afflicted that she could not walk
without help, only in her room. She bore her suffering with
patience, and said she was only waiting for God to call her home.
On Friday morning a little after 6 o'clock, May 21st, 1909 at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Kirk, she fell asleep in the arms of Jesus.
She leaves two daughters, three sons, quite a number of grandchildren and many friends to mourn her death.
We are assured that being parted from us, she has joined her loved ones
with Jesus, in that home that knows no sorrow, parting or death.
Life is uncertain, but death is sure. May we so live that when we
are called to go, we will be prepared to meet her where we will never
Grandma Norvell united with the Christian Church at the age of fifteen
years, and lived a consistent Christian life sixty-two years.
Althought she is gone from us, yet her life will live on in the hearts
of those who knew her, and should inspire us to live nobler Christian
lives. She was laid to rest beside her husband, Robert Norvell, in the Shady Grove Cemetery.
Grandma Norvell, formally Martha M. Morris,
was born in Augusta, Ga., April 15, 1832. Her parents moved to
Alabama when she was small, and at the age of twelve, they moved to
Tennessee. October 23, 1848, Robert Norvell and Martha M. Morris were united in marriage. To this union, were born ten children. They came to Texas in the year 1874.
May the peace of God rest upon the bereaved ones left behind, and new
purposes be formed in each heart to strive for Heaven where we shall
some day meet our darling mother and grandmother where sickness is not
"We shall sleep but not forever,
There will be a glorious dawn;
We shall meet to part no, never,
On the Resurrection morn."
Her loving Granddaughters.