Jones, Pearey (d1837)
Died, December 3,1837, in the Moreton circuit, Mr. Pearey Jones, of Badsey. His removal from the church militant to the church triumphant, was sudden and unexpected. In the morning he heard a sermon; and during the singing of the seventy-third hymn, in the large book, his soul appeared to anticipate the joys above.
In the afternoon he felt a pain in his stomach; but this subsiding, he purposed to attend the house of God again. But his pain returning he hastened up stairs, and the person at whose house he resided immediately followed him, to whom he said, “What a blessing that the blood of Christ cleanseth from all sin!” “Yes,” said the friend, “only believe, and yours is heaven.” He replied, “I do believe.” He had related a similar experience three weeks before, at Badsey lovefeast.
After this and other pious discourse had dropt from his dying lips, (before medical aid could be procured), his redeemed soul entered into heaven, there to celebrate, in songs of transport, redeeming love and mercy.
I preached his funeral sermon to a large, respectable, and deeply affected congregation, from, “Arise ye, and depart, for this is not your rest; because it is polluted.”
Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1838. Page 469.