Sacred To the memory of Thomas Hanby Mitchell, Son of Madison Redd Mitchell and Mary Ann Key Mitchell, Born June 7, 1830, Departed this life September 19, 1876. "It is not death to go to heaven, our Father's home."
Farther down young Mitchell's stone is an epitaph partially seen before on this Southern Graves blog. It was on the tombstone for R. W. Clements down in Irwinville, Georgia. Both epitaphs begin with -
Darkness and despair alone.
While Mr. Clements' epitaph continues with a sorrowful tone of
This tomb proclaims thou art gone.
Thomas Mitchell's ends on a hopeful note:
In our Father's home above.
Mary Ann Key was Madison's first wife (and Thomas Hanby Mitchell's mother).