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Lulie M. Grizzard
Wife of Dr. L. A. Grizzard
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Sherman Daily Democrat
30 June 1886
 DIED

The sad intelligence of the death of Mrs. L.M.Grizzard, nee Lulu Brown, at Abilene, reached this city this morning, and has cast a gloom over her many friends in this city.  It was here that the deceased passed her girlhood days, and it was here where she became the wife of he who has always been a kind and loving husband.  Her father and mother, Capt. T.J.Brown  and wife, were with her at the last moment, and she passed away in the presence of those who loved her best, although no one knew her but to respect and admire.  Her remains will be brought to this city tomorrow and on th following day will be laid away in the quiet city of the dead. The Register offers its sympathies to the bereaved parents and relatives in this, 
their hour of sorrow.

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Sherman Daily Democrat
5 July 1886

Mrs. Lula Grizzard, wife of Dr. Grizzard, and daughter of T.J.Brown and wife of this city, departed this life at her home in Abilene, Texas, on the morning of the 3rd of June 1886.  Lula was born in McKinney, Texas, Sept. 13th 1852, and it has been my privilege to know her from infancy on to the time of her departure a few days since. As a child she was loving and obedient, always anxious to please her  parents, teachers, sisters and schoolmates; she became a general favorite.  At the early age of thirteen and a half years she made up her mind to live for the Savior, and obeyed his command by being baptized, making a profession of religion under Elder Sweeney's preaching.  How well she has kept her vows to her God, more than one can testify.  It was a pleasure for her to find the destitute and ________ to their wants, to visit the sick and relieve their sufferings, and to do good wherever she could; always ready when called upon to assist the poor.  Five years ago last November, she became the wife of her now sorrowing and almost heart broken husband, who, with his lonely little boy, are left to mourn the loss of 
a devoted wife and mother, one that was always watchful and tender.  But, kind husband, what is your loss is her gain, for now that body that was so racked with pain and suffering is entirely free and at rest by the dear spirit with God, who gave it.  Be steadfast in the faith and you will meet in the sweet bye and bye.  Dear father and mother, her place cannot be filled in your aching hearts, but you have the consolation of feeling that you did your duty in her early training and your rewards, "Heaven is her home."  What more can you ask, only that God give you strength to bear the separation.  Sisters, tender, loving and kind, your sisterly bond is broken to your angel sister, leaving your devoted circle and joining the loved ones gone before her to that happy home. 
Elder Dimmitt, who baptized our departed sister, and united her in marriage, also  officiated her funeral.  His remarks were most excellent and his emotion so great that at times he could not speak for we all loved her deeply.  But she has gone from our ___________________________.

She was ready and willing, for she had said to me, "Mother will care for my baby boy.  I know my dear husband loves me deeply, but he can get along, for oh, I suffer so much, death will be preferable."  All that loving friends and devotion counted was done but death loves a shining mark.  Let us, one and all, that loved her so well, strive the more to meet her in her happy home.
Rest, then dear one, in peace from suffering and from sin. July 5th, 1886

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FUNERAL NOTICE

The remains of Mrs. L. M.Grizzard arrived from Abilene this afternoon, and were carried to the residence of her father, Capt. T. J. Brown on South Crocket street.  The funeral services will take place from the family residence, at 8:30 in the morning.
 BURIAL

The funeral services of Mrs. L. A. Grizzard took place today at 9 a.m., from the residence of her father, Capt. T. J. Brown.  The funeral ____ were conducted by Rev. W. C. Dimmit, of the First Christian church.  The remains were followed to their last resting place by a large concource of friends.

 
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