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Nelson Grover Merry

Nelson Grover Merry

Male 1824 - 1884

 

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Tombstone: Nelson Grover Merry

Front inscription: PSALM XXIII.6/ SURELY GOODNESS MERCY/ SHALL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS/ OF MY LIFE AND I WILL/ DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE/ LORD FOREVER./ REV NELSON GROVER MERRY/ BORN JULY 10 1824/ FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS/ JULY 14 1884/ HE WAS THE FOUNDER OF/ SPRUCE ST. BAPTIST CHURCH./ SERVED AS IT'S PASTOR 31 YEARS/ DURING WHICH TIME HE FAITHFULLY DISCHARGED/ HIS PASTOR ADDING THREE THOUSAND/ MEMBERS TO THE CHURCH/ MERRY

Side inscription: ERECTED/ BY THE LADIES OF THE/ NELSON MERRY/ MEMMORIAL ASSOCIATION/ OF THE SPRUCE ST. BAPTIST CHURCH/ MRS. M. J. STRONG PRES./ MISS J. FRANKIE SECY./ MRS. SAMUELA WORKS/ EMMA BROWNLOW/ MARY BUSH

Side inscription: BLESSED ARE THEY THAT DIE IN THE LORD/ OUR FATHER MERRY FAITHFUL GUIDE/ IS HAPPY NOW AT JESUS SIDE/ IN CHRIST'S DEAR LOVE HE SHALL ABIDE/ SWEET WERE HIS WORDS OF TRUTH AND GRACE/ AND WE AGAIN SHALL SEE HIS FACE/ AND REST WITH HIM IN THAT HIGH PLACE. (http://davidsoncocemeterysurvey.com/Cemeteries/M/mt_ararat_historic_cemetery.htm)


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