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Martha M. (Morris) Norvell

1832 - 1909

Source:  Burnet Bulletin, 10 June 1909
transcribed by JoAnn Myers, Sept. 2006

Another precious mother has passed away.

Grandma Norvell, 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 say goodbye.

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 known.

"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.

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