Category Archives: Angels

Message in Glass

In this stained glass window in a mausoleum in the Westview Cemetery at Atlanta, Georgia, and angel holds two Christian symbols. The torch in her right hand represents life.  The torch is also seen as an instrument that illuminates the … Continue reading

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War in Heaven

Archangel Michael is the only named Archangel that appears in all three sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Often referred to as St. Michael, Michael is actually an Archangel meaning that he is above all other angels in rank. … Continue reading

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Angel at the Door

WILLIAM TALBIRD CRENSHAW AUG. 2 1858 – MAY 4, 1911 NANNIE RUCKER CRENSHAW MARCH 23, 1861 – DEC. 1, 1940 She hath done what she could.   The Crenshaw Family Monument in the Westview Cemetery at Atlanta, Georgia, was built … Continue reading

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Weeping Angel

William Wetmore Story (February 12, 1819 – October 7, 1895), the son of Joseph Story—Supreme Court Justice from 1811—1845, was a multitalented Renaissance man. Story was an editor, poet, art critic, and an incredible sculptor. Though trained as a lawyer … Continue reading

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Cherubs

FRANK F. JR. BELOVED SON OF FRANK F. & IRMA H. JONES AUG. 5, 1916 – SEPT. 12, 1919 Sculptures of cherubs often adorn the graves of children. Here, two examples are found in the Elmwood Cemetery at Charlotte, North … Continue reading

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Mother and Infant

HARRIET JOSEPHINE DAUGHTER OF JAMES & M.A. ABLAKE WIFE OF J.S.M. DAVIDSON BORN DECEMBER 19TH 1836 MARRIED OCT. 23RD 1856 & DIED OCT. 22ND 1861 YEA THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH I FEAR NO … Continue reading

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The Soul Takes Flight

The limestone gravestone in the Mt. Elliott Cemetery at Detroit, Michigan of “Louie” is faded, erosion has taken a toll. The scroll below the cherub is hard to read—but it clearly says that Louie was the son of John and Annie.  The … Continue reading

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