Marriott, Sarah Ann (nee Chapman) (1838-1910)
Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by W.D. Cox
Mrs. Marriott passed to the Father’s House on Monday, June 13th, at the age of 72 years, after a long and distressing illness. Through a long life she has served her Master and the Primitive Methodist Church. She, with her husband, did noble service both at Worksop and Ranskill, and in later days at Malton. It was at the latter place that the present writer made her acquaintance, and what a bright vivacious spirit she was.
She was in those days of strong determined will, of dauntless purpose, of unflinching loyalty, of ardent enthusiasm in all that pertained to the church and Kingdom of Jesus. A woman born to lead and rule, she never saw difficulties—they did not exist for her—things could, ought, must be done. She attended all the religious services of God’s house. Her power in prayer was remarkable. She entertained ministers and local preachers with a lavish hand, and many a poor heart was made rich and glad by her angel ministry. Troubles fell upon her thick and fast, her nephew and niece whom she had brought up faded away out of life when approaching manhood and womanhood, leaving a great blank, and nine years ago her beloved husband, a model of a man and a Christian, died.
From that time her ardent spirit drooped and gradually flickered away. She was one of God’s best gifts to the home and the church. She has entered into her rest, and we know she is happy and satisfied with the vision of her Saviour’s life. Our friend, who for some years had made her home with her sister, Mrs. Sykes, in Balfour Road, was laid to rest in Heeley Parish Churchyard, on Thursday, June 16th, by the Rev. W.D. Cox, in the presence of many personal friends and relatives.
“O, happy soul, departed
In God’s most holy fear.”
Sarah was born abt1838 at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
She married William Marriott (1823-1899), a brewer, in early 1866 at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
Sarah died on 13 June 1910 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1910/912
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