Mrs. Lou Burns
Submitted by Terry Jackson
The Southern Democrat
In Memory of Mrs. Lou Burns
This community is over-shadowed in deep sorrow over the death of
Burns. She has been sick for two weeks of heart trouble and pneumonia.
She passed away Saturday morning, May 6th, at 10:30.
She was such a patient sufferer. So kind and sweet. All was well with
her. She was one of the sweetest women, possessed with one of the most
beautiful characters, a consecrated Christian and such a dear loving
mother. She loved her children and grandchildren so very dearly. But
you have such a sweet consolation of seeing Mother again some sweet day, after awhile in a beautiful home not made with hands. Then there will be no more sad heartaches. It was so hard for the dear ones to give up their dear sainted mother. There is another link in Heaven. It is so sad you can not come to see mother any more, and get no more sweet letters from her own dear hands.
To know Grandma was to love her. She was so kind and friendly. She had
that sweet, humble Christian spirit. The home-tie is broken and that
vacancy will always be in your heart. Without a mother to stand behind
you, and to see mother go, is something terrible. But God never puts
more on us than we can stand. Comfort comes from God. He is ever ready
to share our sorrows.
Grandma Burns was about 69 years of age and a member of the Methodist
Church. She ws buried at the Hood Cemetery. The funeral was conducted
at the Methodist Church by her former pastor, Rev. W.L. Hendrix, of
Cleveland, with prayer by Dr. T.B. Nation, of Oneonta. The grandsons
were pallbearers. Granddaughters and nieces were the flower girls.
She leaves to mourn her passing four sons, Columbus Hood, of Hendrix,
Andrew Hood of Birmingham, Joe Hood, of Jay, Fla., and Jan Hood, of New
York; one daughter Mrs. Etta Bellenger; one brother, Matt Brown, of
Miss.; three half-brothers, George, Walter and Charley Brown; one
half-sister, Mrs. Eliza Hughes and other relatives and friends.
This community deeply sympathizes with them in their loss of this, our
May God's richest blessings be with each of you in this sad and trying
hour. Sweet Peace to her memory.