BURNS, ELIZABETH - Izard County, Arkansas | ELIZABETH BURNS - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Elizabeth BURNS

Roberts Cemetery
Izard County,
Arkansas

May 23, 1816 - May 13, 1877

*Obituary
Melbourne, Arkansas newspaper
June 23, 1877

Died at her residence, near La Crosse, Ark., on the 13th of May 1877, Mrs. Elizabeth Burns, after a painful illness which she bore with patience and resignation. Sister Burns was the daughter of James Tiller and was born May 23rd, 1816. In 1824 she professed religion and joined the church, and in 1840 she was united in matrimony with John F. Burns, with whom she lived a happy and useful life until his death, which accrued in 1850. At the death of her husband, the care of training and providing for six children, revolved entirely on sister Burns, which arduous duty she discharged with the energy and patience which Christian mothers alone can summon. Eleven years before her death she was stricken with blindness, yet she bore this, the saddest of bodily afflictions with Christian fortitude and patience, always exhibiting in an eminent degree, that meekness and resignation which are characteristic of deep (unclear) of heart. Sister Burns became a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at La Crosse, at the organization of that congregation, in the communion of which she lived, discharging her Christian duties as well as her affliction would admit, until her death. Sister burns died at the age of 61 years and 43 years of her life were spent in the service of God. It is no exaggeration to say that she was truly pious—an earnest, consecrated Christian—her life proved her such. She never shrunk from the discharge of any known duty, but always had a word of encouragement for the desponding and tears of sympathy for the suffering. She was ever ready to throw the mantle of charity over the shortcomings of her fellow Christians. She was an affectionate wife, a tender and loving mother, and an ornament to the church and society, and loved by all who knew her. She died as she lived in the strong assurance of a living faith and in the hope of the blessed immortality. Three of her children preceded her to the "better land" while three are left behind. To these we would say, follow in the footsteps of your now sainted mother. "Weep not as those who have no hope," for "While your silent steps are straying lonely through night's deepening shade, Glory's brightest beams are playing ‘round thy happy mother's head.
" D. G. Griffith

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Submitted: 10/31/15 • Approved: 10/31/15 • Last Updated: 11/3/15 • R1106262-G1106262-S3

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