Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, November l0, l92l
When the silent messenger of death came to MRS. LULA W. MCCREADY on October the 24th, l92l, he found her ready for the summons, as she had lived the life of a true Christian.
She was the daughter of the late T.T. CARTHRIGHT and MIRA L. CARTHRIGHT of Lynchburg, Virginia.She was born July 6, l867, in the city of Richmond, Va.
In her early childhood, the family remoeved to Lynchburg where she grew to womanhood.In her fourteenth year she professed faith in Christ and united with the M.E. Church South, remaining a faithful, devoted member until she was called to her reward.
On April 27, l904, she was happily married to T.B. MCCREADY in the city of St. Louis, Mo., coming to Oklahoma, they made their home at Cement for a few years, and from there they moved to Anadarko where they lived happily until she was called home.
She leaves a devoted husband, two sisters, MRS. J.A. WATSON who was with her in her last sickness and at her bedside when she passed away, MRS. L.C. SHANER of Lynchburg, Va., a nephew of St. Albans, W. Va., and another of Logan, W. Va., also a host of friends both in Virginia and Oklahoma to mourn the loss of such a noble Christian woman.
I was her Pastor for three years and found her to be a constant sufferer but always cheerful and pleasant, being filled with hope, never complaining, but did all she chanced to meet.She was devoted to her home and affectionate and kind to her husband, tender and thoughtful toward her neighbors, and to know her was to love her.In our acquaintance of ten years I never heard her speak an unkind word of anyone, rather her words were of Christian consideration.She was a good woman possessing the spirit of her Master.
The past summer she was afforded the privilege of visiting the scenes of her childhood, both in Virginia and W. Virginia, and met many friends of learly life and made many new friends.She was a true friend of God and true to all the principles of truth and righteousness, a truer, better woman I have never known.
Sister MCCREADY had a paralytic stroke, Monday, Oct. l7th, at l2:30, and remained in a coma condition until she passed to her Heavenly reward, in her last hours giving evidence of that sweet peace and assurance of the fulfillment of the promises of God to his children, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee."She will be greatly missed by her many friends but more especially by her devoted husband, and immediate family, but we know where to find her and may God help us to so live that we may meet her just beyond the divide in that land of eternal beauty.
Many were the deeds of love and mercy shown during her sickness and death. The floral offerings were large and beautiful.The funeral services were held in the home in the presence of sorrowing loved ones and friends, conducted by the writer and Pastor, assisted by Reverends J.J. Methvin, W.E. Robinson and M.V. Shook on Oct. 26th, after which we laid her body to rest in the beautiful cemetery of the city of Anadarko, to await the glorious morning of the descent of our Lord from Heaven to call forth his sleeping dead.Peace to her ashes.
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