Celebrating the life of Sadie M. Eppes
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Deaconess Sadie Johnson Eppes was born in the Camp Pickett area, Dinwiddie, Virginia on August 10, 1922 to the late Creed and Rachael Tee Johnson. The family circle has been reconnected as she was the last of her siblings. She has also been reunited with her husband, Deacon George Eppes; daughter, Colene Johnson; son, George Jr., grandson Sam, and great granddaughter, DeJanee.
Mrs. Sadie accepted Christ as her Savior at a young age. She joined the Eleven Oaks Baptist Church and later became a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church, Blackstone. She was very active at Shiloh. She was a member of the Deaconess Board and the Usher Board.
Mrs. Sadie received her education in the public schools. As a young adult, she travelled out of state doing domestic work. Upon returning home, she met and married the love of her life, Mr. George Eppes. To this union, two children were born, George, Jr. and Wanda.
Mrs. Sadie has always been a hard worker. She is retired from Heritage Hall. Her loving heart and quiet spirit allowed her to care for many. She loved being a homemaker. She loved to dress, always keeping her hair done, wearing her heels, and jewelry on!
She was a loyal member of the Order of Easter Star, PHA for over 64 years.
Mrs. Sadie leaves to cherish fond memories her devoted daughters, Bessie Coleman of New Jersey, Gloria Cates (Tommie) of North Carolina, and Wanda Eppes of Blackstone, 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren, 3 children she helped to raise, Sondra Johnson, Matthew Bagley, and Shamika Bassfield. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Blackstone. Interment Greenview Cemetery, Blackstone.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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