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November 12, 2013

Mattilynn Grace Chaffin

Little Angels

When God calls little children

To dwell with him above,

We mortals sometimes question

the wisdom of His Love.

For no heartache compares with

the death of one small child

Who does so much to make our world

seem wonderful and mild.

Perhaps God tires of calling

the aged to His fold,

So He picks a rosebud

before it can grow old.

God knows how much we need them,

and so he takes but few

To make the land of Heaven

more beautiful to view.

Believing this is difficult

still somehow we must try,

The saddest word mankind knows

will always be “Goodbye”.

So when a little child departs, 

we who are left behind

Must realize God loves children,

Angels are hard to find.

Services for Mattilynn Grace Chaffin will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at Southside Baptist Church with Woody Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at the Chaffin Family Cemetery under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Mattilynn Grace Chaffin was born an angel to Matthew and Nikki Chaffin on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, where she was surrounded by family who had loved her and prayed for her from the moment they knew of her.

This little angel is survived by her parents; and her grandparents, Steve and Tammy Norris and Lawrence and Paula Chaffin.

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