Gertie Duke Obit (29 Jun 1893 Henderson Gold Leaf)
Obituary. Died, nea-r Knsom, Vance county, X. C, on the morning of the 23rd June, ISO ?, little Gertie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hat Duke, aaed one year and (! months. Our blessed Lord has, in hi- own wise Providence, seen fit to reclaim three of the five precious jewels, he had given to these dear parents! God's chastenings sometimes seem very severe; and could we not believe that our babes were safe with Jesus, these bereavements would indeed be hard to bear. Rut "the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away," therefore, Ictus not wish to. withhold from Him that which is His own. Father, mother, think not of little Gertie as dead, but as .a. bright ami shining angel, 'a living attendant on the Great White Throne, in the kingdom of little children forever and forever. She had only to taste the sting of death, and the debt was paid. Never will she be exposed to the trials, troubles and temptations that await the two left behind. Gertie is at rest, waiting to welcome father, mother, sister and brother, when " Soon or late they reach the coast O'er life's rough ocean driven, May they rejoice, no loved one lost, A family in Heaven." M. F D.