Dear friends, if you have time, please pray for these members of the Southern family on the day they reposed. Many thanks.
But one may ask: ‘What good does it do to pray for the departed?’ An answer is offered here: https://orthochristian.com/130608.html
Harry Hosier and George Liele. (The exact dates of their deaths are not recorded, so the approximation of 1 May is used instead. Thanks to Mr William Federer for mentioning them in one of his history posts.)
Harry Hosier was a slave, born in North Carolina, folks reckon, and after gaining his freedom he became a very talented preacher who rode with Bishop Francis Asbury on his circuits.
George Liele was a slave from Georgia who became a fruitful missionary in Jamaica upon gaining his freedom.
Judah P. Benjamin
A Louisiana lawyer and senator, and later Secretary of State for the Confederacy. He went through hard times with the grace characteristic of the South.
He may have had a hand in planting States’ Rights ideas into the Canadian constitution from his time as a lawyer in England.
Gen Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson
One of the South’s finest men.
John Gould Fletcher
A Pulitzer Prize winning writer. A craftsman of both poetry and prose.
Roger Busbice (2019)
A man from our own time, but a man nevertheless dedicated to Dixie’s well-being. He was a kind mentor to those who asked him for help in learning about Southern ways.
Gen J. E. B. Stuart
One of the South’s best cavalry commanders.
Rev Benjamin Morgan Palmer
An influential pastor in New Orleans both behind and away from the pulpit.
Virginia’s Poet Laureate from 2004-6, amongst many other literary achievements.
Eliza Lucas Pinckney
An enterprising matron in the worlds of business and art.
Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
Anathema to the Union!