Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday's Child: Mabel Lee Kincheloe

Manassas Journal
October 24, 1913


Mabel Lee, little daughter of Willie and Ruth Kincheloe, died at her home in Dumfries, October 5, 1913, after a few days' illness.  She was six years, eleven months and five days old.  Little Mabel was a bright, loving little girl, and loved by all who knew her.  She leaves father, mother, one sister and brother, and many other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.  But we feel sure that our loss is her eternal gain, and that she is now resting in the dear Saviour's arms, who said "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven."  "The Lord gaveth and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord."  We know that she is better off, but oh! we did hate to give our darling up.  Her little body was laid to rest on Tuesday evening in the burying-ground at the Episcopal church, Dumfries, Va., to await the resurrection mourn.

Parents, weep not for your darling,
  Mabel is supremely blest,
Jesus Christ, the faithful Shepherd
  Folds her gently to His breast.

Written by her aunts,
Nannie and Lucy

[Mabel Lee Kincheloe was born October 20, 1906 and died October 6, 1913.  She is buried in the Dumfries Public Cemetery.  Her memorial on Find A Grave can be found here.]

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