From the Rockingham Post-Dispatch, Dec. 22, 1921.
The hearts of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hudson were made sad Sunday morning Dec. 18th,
when they awoke and found that God had sent His death angel and took from them
their darling little three months-old baby.
The baby seemed to be well as usual Saturday night, with the exception of a
cold which it had had for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Hudson live on route five. They came Saturday afternoon to her
brother’s, Mr. John Dunn’s at Ledbetters to spend the night. Sunday morning
when they got up they found the baby dead.
We know it was oh so hard to give up little Bernice, but she has gone to
that sweet home, where neither pain nor sorrow can enter. We know that it is
impossible to ever see her sweet little smiling face in this world again. But
we have the sweet assurance that by the help of our loving Heavenly Father we can
some day by and by meet her in that blessed land beyond the sky, where partings
and farewell tears are not known.
The little body was laid to rest Monday in the Lovia burying ground.
May God’s tenderest blessings rest upon the bereaved ones.
“Safe in the arms of Jesus
Safe on his gentle breast
There by his love o’er shadowed
Sweetly her soul shall rest.”
Written by a friend.