friends, if you have time, please pray for these members of the Southern family
on the day they reposed. Many thanks.
one may ask: ‘What good does it do to
pray for the departed?’ An answer is
offered here: https://orthochristian.com/130608.html
with prayers and hymns for the departed:
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
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.
Liele was a slave from Georgia who became a fruitful missionary in Jamaica upon
gaining his freedom.
head of the School of Music at the Tuskegee Institute. A noted composer and conductor of
diplomat, historian.’ A native of South
Carolina who wrote an important short essay titled ‘The Position and Course of
Louisiana lawyer and senator, and later Secretary of State for the Confederacy. He went through hard times with the grace
characteristic of the South.
may have had a hand in planting States’ Rights ideas into the Canadian
constitution from his time as a lawyer in England.
Jane Evans Wilson
Jane Evans Wilson (1835-1909) was one of the most popular American novelists of
the nineteenth century and certainly the most successful Alabama writer
of her time. Her literary fame made her a prominent citizen of Mobile,
where she spent most of her life. . . .
She published nine novels, of which Beulah and St.
Elmo are the best-known.’
Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson
of the South’s finest men.
Pulitzer Prize winning writer. A
craftsman of both poetry and prose.
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.
J. E. B. Stuart
of the South’s best cavalry commanders.
Breedlove (Madam C. J. Walker). ‘This
child of sharecroppers transformed herself from an uneducated farm laborer and
laundress into one of the twentieth century’s most successful, self-made women
Benjamin Morgan Palmer
influential pastor in New Orleans both behind and away from the pulpit.
Poet Laureate from 2004-6, amongst many other literary achievements.
enterprising matron in the worlds of business and art.
to celebrate some of the saints of May from the South’s Christian inheritance
of various lands, follow this link on over:
Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
to the Union!