Obituary Resolutions

Bascom Chapel, S.S., Aug 8 1875 – After opening services the regular order was dispensed with and the following preamble and resolutions were adopted:

WHEREAS, On the 20th of July, 1875, our beloved sister, Alice MCCLELLAND, is the flower and beauty of youthful womanhood, was taken from the fond embrace of parents, relatives and friends; and, 

WHEREAS, By the death of said sister our Sabbath School has again, in the short space of a few months, been robbed of another one of its brightest jewels; therefore, be it

Resolved, That while we bow in humble submission to this severe stroke of a Divine Providence, yet our hearts are pained at so sad a loss. 

Resolved, That in the death of dear Alice, this school has sustained a loss not easily repaired.  With a form so divinely symmetrical, cheeks like the blush of the morning rose, thy voice so melodious in song, the ring of thy merry laugh giving life to every social circle, crowned with all the virtues that adorn your sex, Oh! Alice, how can we not miss thee?

Resolved, That this school, especially the youth, may profit by the sad lesson taught them in the death of our dear Alice; her virtues emulate, her faults, if any, forgive, and endeavor to meet her at the throne of God, where she shall mingle her sweet alto voice with the angelic choir in the Paradise of God.  

Resolved, That each member of this school wear the usual badge of mourning for 30 days. 

Resolved, That a copy of these proceedings be furnished the Jackson Sun, for publication, and that a copy of the paper be sent to the family of the deceased. 

Source: Jackson Son, 27 Aug 1875, pg. 3

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