Mrs. Maria Elizabeth Glass, aged 40 years and three day, died from a long siege of tuberculosis Sunday evening, August 15 at 8 o’clock. Mrs. Glass was born August 12, 1880, and was married to Mr. David N. Glass February 2, 1899. To this union were born six children – three boys and three girls. She leaves a husband, six children and a host of friends to mourn her death. She professed faith in Christ in 1889 and was baptized into the Oak Grove Baptist church. She moved her membership to the Garland Baptist church, where she was a member at the time of her death.
She was a sincere and devoted Christian, in whose piety everybody had unbounded confidence. She was diligent in the search of the Scriptures. When she was too weak to hold her Bible, her little daughter , Lillie May, held her book that she might read. Such a typical student of the Bible, it would be well for everyone to emulate. She was a flower of God’s creation; the earth was enriched by her unselfish exemplary Christian Life. From her life poured a constant stream of deeds of loving service for God and humanity. In her home, church, neighborhood, she was the embodiment of kindness, charity and fidelity to lofty ideals. To know her was to love her. Many will arise in the great day to call her blessed for the deeds which she did. She leaves to her children the heritage of a good name, which is better to be chosen than great riches.
Funeral services were held at Walton graveyard Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock, conducted by trv. J.E. McPeake and W.R. Pockelt in the presence of a large crowd.
(8/12/1880 – 8/15/1920)
[The Covington Leader, August 19, 1920]