Sadie Elizabeth Milton Blackwell
  • 102 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 27, 1913
  • Date of passing: Sep 30, 2015
Let the memory of Sadie be with us forever

Sadie Elizabeth Milton Blackwell, 102, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Universal Healthcare in Oxford.

A native of Granville County, the daughter of the late Willie and Manie Blackwell Milton. She was the oldest living member of Mt. Creek Baptist Church and retired as a seamstress at Outdoor Supply.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Mt. Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Johnny Richards. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

Surviving are her daughter, Rose Blackwell Wilson (John), daughter-in-law, Nell Howard Blackwell, grandchildren; Karen Rose Wilson Strickland (Bruce), John Samuel Wilson, Warren Harold Wright (Tammy), Vivian (Beth) Elizabeth Wright Hayes (Jamie), Deborah Carol Wright Daniel (Leonard), George Robert (Robbie) Wright (Angela), Jayne Elizabeth Coats, Michael Howard Blackwell (Angie), great grandchildren; Bruce Brandon Strickland (Meghan), Kristi Lee Strickland Hendericks (Jon), Christopher Samuel Wilson (Melissa), Amy Elizabeth Wilson Kish (Billy), Benjamin Davis Wilson, Lily Elizabeth Hayes, Anna Gray Hayes, Kirby Ryan Daniel, Kyle Nathan Daniel, Jacob Harrison Daniel, Emily Grace Wright, Grace Amanda Wright, Tiffany Hunt Livengood, Jennifer Hope Blackwell, great-great grandchildren; Ryan Skylar Strickland and Hailey Marie Wilson, three sisters; Daisy Milton Frazier, Catherine Milton Johnson and Florence Milton Gupton, a brother, Russel Milton and sister-in-law, Joyce Milton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Samuel Blackwell, two daughers; Violet Blackwell Coats and Lucy Blackwell Wright, a son, Bradsher Blackwell, two son-in-laws; Pou Coats and Lonnie Wright, four sisters; Mae Parham, Lena Blackwell, Letty Grace Holder, Elsie Ray Puckett, two brothers; Blackwell Milton and Roy Milton.

Visitation will be held Saturday October 3, 2015 from 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. at Mt. Creek Baptist Church and at other times at the home of John and Rose Wilson.

Flowers accepted or memorials can be made to the Mt. Creek Baptist Church Youth Fund or Jerome and Dora Lee Faulkner Scholarship Fund, % Mt. Creek Baptist Church, P.O. Box 668, Oxford, N.C. 27565.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by manie currin on 30th September 2016

"So many fond memories that they almost get confused in my mind.  I love you, Aunt Sadie, and all your siblings, beginning with my mom, your oldest sister.  Rest peacefully in the arms of God.  I'm sure Mother and Daddy are!!!"

This tribute was added by Pauline Faucette on 30th September 2016

"I also grew up next door to Sadie and her family. What a wonderful Christian Lady. She and Sam was always good to my family. We all grew up poor, but we didn't know we were poor. I thought everybody was the same. She never let me forget that she helped deliver me when I was born. Loved her very much and I still miss her so much. See you one day Sadie {my second mom) Keep watching over us. Love, Pauline Faucette"

This tribute was added by Ellen Robertson on 27th February 2016

"Love you and miss you Mrs. Sadie!! Love, Ellen"

This tribute was added by J Vaughn on 15th October 2015

"To Miss Sadie's Family,
So very sorry to learn of the loss of your loved one. It is always a crushing blow. May Miss Sadie sleep until the day when Jehovah will call and she will answer in resurrection Job 14:14. in time may he bind and heal your broken hearts Ps 34:8"

This tribute was added by Dorothy Little on 3rd October 2015

"I enjoyed being Miss Sadie's care-giver, she was so sweet and I loved her very much. I will always have fond memories of her."

This tribute was added by S Hill on 3rd October 2015

"I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May Jehovah, the God of all comfort, help your family during this difficult time.

2 Corinthians 1: 3-4 "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.""

This tribute was added by Pauline Faucette on 2nd October 2015

"If you didn't know Sadie, you missed a real treat. I grew up with her and her family. Their farm joined my family's farm. I think of Sadie as my second mom. She was with my mom when I was born and she was proud to let everybody know that. She lived her life as a very Christian lady and it showed in everything she said and done. I'll always remember you Sadie for all you done for me as I was growing up. I know you are now with the Lord and I will see you one day along with my parents and my son. Love and special prayers for your family. Love Pauline & Steve Faucette"

This tribute was added by Jan Hart on 2nd October 2015

"Sadie was my great grandmother's best friend - Mama Hart, you know her as Hettie Hart.  Sadie and Mama Hart quilted together.  I remember as a little girl watching them finish a quilt by hand on a large wooden rack.  I still have quilts Sadie and Mama Hart made."

This tribute was added by manie currin on 2nd October 2015

"Knowing and loving my Mother's sister has consumed a generous portion of my growing up and adulthood.  Almost every time I visited with my parents, Mother would relate another story of her and her sisters, Lena, Sadie and Daisy having a quilting party...and what gorgeous creations our family has become heir to.  Aunt Sadie was also a wonderful cook, and yet worked full time on the farm.  It was a great event to visit with her at home or in the skilled care facility, because she always had news and family stories to tell, and not a word published in the local papers escaped her perusal.  I weep only because I shall miss her so, but she is now brightening heaven even more brilliantly and has probably already started another quilting party with her family."

This tribute was added by Claudius May-Parker on 2nd October 2015

"I had the honor to administer Physical Therapy to Ms. Sadie Blackwell.  She had a magnetic personality and was very motivated in everything she did.  Instead of me inspiring her she inspired me!  I often think about her when I'm having difficulty completing a task, knowing how hard Sadie worked at therapy at a 102 years old.  She was a true woman of GOD and loved her family and everybody she came into contact with. You will be truly missed. Enjoyed our times together.  Love and prayers."

This tribute was added by Karen Strickland on 1st October 2015

"Knowing Grandma Sadie meant knowing there was always room for you and your friends at the table or for the night. Staying the night meant hearing her read the Bible out LOUD and praying a prayer that included you. Meant homemade biscuits and pear preserves. Meant cooking a full country meal before the Rooster crowed so she could help fill the tobacco barn. Meant chicken houses, picking up eggs, and beating snakes to death with the baseball bat. Meant church every Sunday and a Sunday lunch with the pastor, friends, and family invited. Meant every Christmas Day afternoon at her house. Meant an Easter Hunt for years in her yard. Meant never using the front porch or front door but wearing out the side porch and side door. Meant hearing how wonderful her husband Sam was and how much he loved his children and grandchildren. Meant hearing the stories of old, connecting you with your heritage. Meant being surrounded by her ten brothers and sisters and the entire extended family. Meant an afghan or quilt to all her children, grandchildren, and married great grandchildren and others.  Meant every picture you ever gave her was on the wall or dresser. Meant time with you was the best time of her day. Meant her reading her Bible everyday, at the end with a bright light, large print, and a magnifying glass. Meant her memorizing your birthday and anniversary, and the birthday and anniversary of every member of your family. Meant her living to 102 and still contributing to your day by valuing you for who you were. Meant everyone deserved to hear the words "I love you"."

Grandma, we will do our best to pass it on."

This tribute was added by Ellen Robertson on 1st October 2015

"I have had the honor of being the Social Worker for Mrs. Sadie for the last 4 and one half years at Universal Health Care.  I truly loved her and her family and enjoyed every moment that I had the opportunity to spend with this fascinating and lovely lady She was an expert historian and a wonderful story teller but most of all she was a beautiful Christian spirit! I know that she is with the Lord and I pray for peace and comfort for her family. Love and Prayers!!"

This tribute was added by Jane Robinson on 30th September 2015

"I grew up in the Mt. Creek community, and the Hart family and the Blackwell family were good friends. I have a quilt made by Ms. Sadie that I cherish. Love Ms. Sadie and her family. Many fond memories of this family.
Love, Jane Kathryn Hart Robinson"

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