AUSBON, Priscilla N. (d. 1900)
Mrs. Priscilla N. AUSBON was born January 24, 184? and died at her home in Plymouth, N.C., March 1, 1900.
For many years she was a worthy and consistent member of the M.E. Church, South, being at the time of her death one of the oldest members on the church roll. So long as her health would permit she was always a <…> attendant upon the ordinances of her church , and showed a willingness to make any sacrifice to advance the cause of Christ.
She was indeed a devoted and sweet spirited Christian, and those who were intimate with her felt uplifted by the influence of her godly life.
Her latter days were times of great suffering, but while she knew that death could not be far off she was still patient in her afflictions, for she “endured as seeing him who is invisible.” The Death Messenger found her ready and willing to obey the summons hence, and the tradition from this world of suffering to that of peace and joy was for her a happy change.
“Therefore are they before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” Rev. 7: 15-17.
Among the surviving loved ones are an aged sister and two sons. Her husband, Mr. W.J. AUSBON, who was a brave soldier in the civil war, preceded her to the other shore just 30 years.
A large concourse of friends attended the funeral services held by her pastor from the church of her communion, and then her mortal remains were carried to the grave to await the hour “in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice and shall come forth, they that have done good unto the resurrection of life.” — J.L. Romley
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 2 Mar 1900