Watson, Lilly Amelia (1872 -1905)
Transcription of Obituary in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by A. Wood
We are deeply sorry in having to record the loss to our Society at London Road, Kings Lynn, occasioned by the somewhat unexpected death of Miss Watson, the beloved daughter of Mr. J. Watson, a highly respected local preacher of many years’ standing amongst us. Her death took place on March 26th, 1905, her body being interred in the King’s Lynn Cemetery on March 30th, a service being conducted in our London Road Church and at the graveside in the presence of a large number of sorrowing friends, by the writer, who also improved her death on Sunday evening, April 16th, preaching from the text in Isaiah lxvi. 13. She had the unspeakable advantage of being born, on September 7th, 1872, into a Primitive Methodist home. She had attended our Sunday School from her childhood, and become a member of the church at the age of fourteen years. Later, on the death of her mother, being compelled to take over the management of the home, as she could no longer attend the Friday night class, she joined our C.E. Society, and faithfully kept her pledge to Christ and the Church until the day of her death. For her kindness, her happy way of looking on the bright side of darksome circumstances, her conscientiousness, her steady going, regular Christian life, and interest in the work of our church, she will be long remembered. Her unobtrusive goodness and unchanging kindness made for her a large circle of friends both in town and country. Her father especially and her friends will sorely miss her. For them the prayers of numbers of God’s people are made, and towards them our deepest sympathy is extended. Christ gave to her, and has given us a hope and a certainty that we shall meet again in heaven.
“Not good-bye, but goodnight, good-night,
We all shall meet in the morning light.”
Lilly was born to parents John, a general labourer (1881) and hurdle maker (1891), and Charlotte.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1906/326
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