Rains Co TX Obits

Submitted by Elaine Nall Baye

Rains County Leader

February 12, 1926

In Memory of Mother

In loving memory of our dear mother. At eleven o’clock, February 6th, 1926, the death angel visited the home of A.T. Jaggers and wafted above on wings of love the soul of Mary Penina Jaggers, nee Toler. Mother was borned October 26th, 1864 in Hale county, Alabama, and was converted at the age of 16 joining the Baptist church shortly afterwards, and lived a consistent Christian life up to the end of her death. Her membership being with the Prospect church at the time of her death. She had been in bad health for some time, but took her bed on Thursday, January 286h, and lingered with patience until the end. All was done that loving hands could do, and loved ones prayed God to stay the hand of death and restore her health once more, but it was not his will, and the Lord said, “Come ye blessed of my Father inherit the kingdom prepared for you.” She leaves a husband and seven children, and fourteen grandchildren to mourn her loss. Two sons having gone on before. All of the children were present before the end came. She was a devoted wife, a tender and loving mother. To know her was to love her. Never more will we see the loved face again and hear the sweet voice which has been hushed in the cold embrace of death. We realize our loss is great, but our loss is her eternal gain. It is a wonderful thing a mother. Other folks can love you, but only your mother can understand. She works for you, looks after you, loves you, understands you, and then the only thing sad she ever does to you is to die and leave you. Her body was laid to rest Sunday evening, February 7, in Prospect cemetery to await the resurrection. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C.M. Martin in the presence of a large crowd of relatives and friends.

Written by a daughter, Fannie Mae Jaggers