Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sallie Olive Thomas

Sallie Olive Thomas, youngest daughter of W. J. and Sarah M. Kennedy and wife of James O. Thomas was born in Cherokee County, Ala. on the 27th day of Jan. 1859. She made a profession of faith in Christ at Gum Spring, St. Clair County, Ala. in her 14th year and was baptized into New Hope Church immediately afterwards. She maintained her Christian character to the last as a bright and shining light, She was ever a close Bible reader, feasting her soul on the manna found in God's word.She had read it all through this present year. The Sabbath school was the favored instrument in bringing her to a knowledge of the truth and it was ever her delight, often going in much weakness as she was in feeble health a long time before her death. She was marrid to James O. Thomas on the 23rd day of December 1877. After years of declining health and some weeks of painful affliction she calmly passed away without a struggle in the triumphs of living faith at about 3 o'clock pm of Oct. 23, 1882. Our sister is at rest. The glorious promised rest of heaven. She is with our other dear ones. Our family circle keeps growing larger. Soon we will be called to join them. Out Master says " Be ye also ready"
"When loosed from earthy trials,
THe spirit takes its flight.'I will dwell in realms of glory,
Where Jesus is the light"
Her brother,
J. E. Kennedy
Arkansas Evangel, December 7, 1882

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