Miami Union
March 8, 1879
COLLINS, MRS. MILLIE - On Sabbath morning, Feb. 23d, Mrs. Millie E. Collins, wife of our fellow townsman William H. Collins, Esq., departed this life and entered into "that rest which remaineth for the people of God".  When on assembling in the Sabbath School and later in the day for the public worship of the sanctuary, the knowledge of the event was communicated from one to another of the members of the First Presbyterian Church, the church to which she belonged, it awakened a feeling of unfeigned sorrow in the hearts of all who heard it.  All felt that the church had met with a sad bereavement, and many that they had lost a dear personal friend.  Just six years ago she came among us as a bride; the first occasion on which she joined in our public worship being our February communion service--and on the anniversary of that service she departed, to take her place at a table of closer, more blessed communion with her Lord.  A woman of rare intelligence, of finished education, and of a warm Christian heart, she had secured for herself a place in the esteem and affections of those who knew her which had made her death an occasion of sorrow, not "sorrow as of others which have not hope", yet of sorrow not soon to be forgotten.  To her immediate family the loss is indeed a sad one; and in their bereavement they have the sympathy and prayers of all who knew the wife and mother that has been taken from them.  Did we not know that "all power in Heaven and on earth has been given into the hands" of Christ Jesus, our sympathizing, loving Savior, the event would be shrouded in utter darkness.  As it is, an unquestioning faith in Christ can enable us to say, "The Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord".                 A.

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