Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mrs. Aggie Pettitt

Died at her home in Dallas, Texas, December 19th, 1889. Sister Agnes was the eldest daughter of Bro. and Sister Samuels of Hot Springs, Ark. She was born November 18th, 1867, professed religion early in 1885, and was united with the First Baptist church in Hot Springs and was baptized by our editor at that time the pastor. On the 3rd of July 1886, she was married to T. J. Pettitt, and they located in Dallas where they soon became the center of a large circle of friends. Her death was triumphant, her faith wavering not for a moment. She leaves a little babe only two months old to its fathers tender care.
Agnes was one of the finest vocalists that Arkansas ever had, and after she found the savior her notes of song were wondrously sweet. It seems sad to be called away, in the bright days of womanhood, but our Heavenly Father knows best how to care for his loved and his own.
We pray that husband, father, mother and sisters may so live that they may be citizens of "The new Jerusalem" and there hear Aggie's sweet voice in the heavenly choir.

Arkansas Baptist, January 9, 1890, page 8

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