Rest well, Miss Mattie

Rest well, Miss Mattie (HM2X1)

Location: Marietta, GA 30060 Cobb County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 56.724', W 84° 32.94'

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Mattie Harris Lyon, 97, the "Mother of Marietta," was known for her years of zealous and affectionate service in religious, civic, welfare and patriotic activities. Her life was dedicated to the service of people of all races. A true humanitarian, she gave unselfishly through religious and social service work.

Through her inspiration, the Cobb County Welfare Department, the Cobb County Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Community Chest and other humanitarian agencies were founded. She was President of the Women's Missionary Society at the First Methodist Church, active in the Women's Christian Temperance Union, President of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Ladies Confederate Memorial Association. Other association included the Civic League of Marietta - which later became the Woman's Club -, A charter membership in the Flower Garden Club and an honorary membership of Marietta County Club. She took the lead in marking the graves of the dead in the Confederate Cemetery, adjacent to the City Cemetery.

? ? ? ? ? It was said of Mattie Harris Lyon?

"A city comes in time to have a personality and therefore a heart, and in the very center of Marietta's heart Mattie Harris Lyon is enshrined. She was a princess of the golden pen for the letters of good cheer she wrote; a veritable Dorcas of good deeds to the poor and needy; a Mary to sit at the feet of her Lord and learn of His spirt; and a Martha to translate His truth into blessed doing. She was a great teacher, for she taught Marietta to have a heart and a mighty love."
? ? ? ? ? - Reverend Marvin Williams
She was a living example that old age can be beautiful and meaningful. Her life answered her prayer:
"Let me die working,
? ? ? still tackling plans unfinished and undone;
Clean to its end may my race be run,
? ? ? no lagging steps, no faltering, no shrinking;
Let me die working."

? ? ? ? ? Rest well, Miss Mattie.
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HM NumberHM2X1
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 6:09pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 726515 N 3758808
Decimal Degrees33.94540000, -84.54900000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 56.724', W 84° 32.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 56' 43.44" N, 84° 32' 56.40" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 336-364 West Atlanta St SE, Marietta GA 30060, US
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