Mrs. Malinda A. Stepp

Mrs. Malinda A. Stepp Obituary
Newspaper not known
March 1892

"Mrs. Malinda A. Stepp, daughter of E. L. and M. A. Carnes, was born March 10th, 1865, in Attala County, Miss., and died March 20th, 1892, at Pratts Mines, Ala., in her twenty-seventh year, leaving a husband and four sweet little girls. Her remains were brought to Sallis, Miss., and quietly laid to rest, after the usual funeral services at the Methodist Church, conducted by the writer.

The death of this saintly woman marks the terminus of untold suffering and opens to her the gates of health and sweet relief. The wintry gales of this life were too severe for a flower so tender, she fully realized it; God saw it and said, "It is enough; come up higher, and I will care for thy loved ones."

Sister Stepp gave her heart to God at an early age, and ever lived a true and consistent Christian, in the bosom of the Methodist Church.

She was married Dec. 21st, 1881, to V. M. Stepp, who still survives, to cherish with warm devotion, her sacred memory. The little girls are at the homes of loved relatives, papa having no one to keep house for them in mamma's absence. What a trial this to a father's heart, "Nothing but the blood of Jesus" can heal such a wound. Oh, God, let thy tender love abound.

An obedient child, a true daughter, a faithful wife, a precious mother, a devoted Christian, and withal - a great sufferer. The beautiful characteristics of her life are treasured up in hearts below and in heaven above. Her suffering is ended, and she is at rest:

"O, how sweet it will be in that beautiful land, So free from all sorrow and pain, With songs on our lips and with harps in our hands, To meet one another again."

                                                       R. M. Evans

The obituary of Mrs. Malinda Stepp was submitted by Marian Miller


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