Jerusha Lewis

The Clarksburg Telegram., July 31, 1896, page 7
Inscription for Jerusha Lewis on Fordyce Family Marker

After a lingering illness of twenty-six years, Mrs. Jerusha Lewis died at Mt. Clare, July 26, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Jas. Davisson, Mrs. Lewis was in her 78th year, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


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The Clarksburg Telegram., August 21, 1896

Death has again visited our community and taken a dear old mother in Israel.” Mrs. Jerusha Lewis, who, on the 26th day of July 1896, passed from earth’s —-ting shadows to the joys of —-less heavenly life.

Wreath of White Lilies and White Roses in honor of Jerusha Lewis

She was born Sept. 13th, 1818, in —-n county, Pa. She had been a sufferer for many years, having been paralyzed in 1870. For years she had not walked a —- and had lain almost as helpless as a little child. But she perfectly resigned to the will of God, who she felt, “doth all things well,”

She was ever kind, patient and always greeted many friends who visited her —- loving smile of welcome. She was a member of the Baptist Church for over 40 years, and, although so long deprived of —h privileges she never forgot her blessed Saviour. Three —- before her death she waved —oor hand that had lain helpless for years, and whispered, —- be at rest.”

Be At Rest

She leaves —- children to mourn the loss —- her. A. G. Fordyce, of Clarksburg, Mrs. James Davisson of Mt. Clare, Mrs. S. A. —ell, of Ironton, Ohio, and —- Lewis, of Elkins, West Va. —-sisters and one brother also survive her.

For many years Jerusha had made her home with her daughter Mrs. Jas. Davisson, —-or over twenty-six years cared for her as only a loving daughter could ; ministering to every want with a tender —-ce and loving solicitude —-uld not be excelled, and is —- equalled. Her heart sor—- because the loving task is —- and there is a great void —- home and life, but she can —- he promise God bestows —- the children who honor their parents, and she looks forward with unswerving faith to a re-union “beyond the river.”

Gates of Heaven

Mother Lewis will be greatly missed by all who knew her, for she was kind and loving to all. But they feel that “God’s sweet promise gave relief,” and for her, indeed, “the evening time was light,” and ended in the blessed radiance of an immortal day. At Clarksburg, in the I. O. O. F. cemetery she lies in her dreamless sleep until the resurrection morn.


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