September 26, 1830 - December 23, 1903
|“Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
“Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.”
Mrs. Elizabeth Upton, wife of Rev. T. J. Upton, was born in Talbot County, Georgia, September 26, 1830; was married December 13, 1849, and passed away in perfect peace from the home of Mr. Gus Rhodes, near Gibbsland, Louisiana, December 23, 1903.
The unbroken married life of Brother and Sister Upton extended over a period of fifty-four years and ten days, and for almost a half-century they shared the joys and trials of the Methodist itinerancy within the bounds of the Louisiana Conference.
Sister Upton was converted in 1855, and was a truly devout Christian up to the hour of her peaceful departure. By the test of her own consciousness of exalted fellowship with Christ, and by the practical test of a rare sweetness of character to be constantly seen by others, she was numbered among the saints of earth, and has now entered upon the inheritance that is “incorruptible, undefiled, and that fadeth not away.”
May God comfort the bereaved family, and deal most tenderly with His faithful servant, as, in loneliness, he goes down the slope of the mountain.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1905; Pages 63-64, by R. H. Wynn|