Obituary for Sarah Stevens
Sarah Alice Pearce Stevens, 88, of Raleigh formerly of Franklinton passed peacefully early Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was born on July 8, 1928 to the late Richard and Lizzie Perguson Pearce. In addition to her parents, Sarah was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Clyde Battle Stevens, Sr; her brothers, Buddy, Melvin, Dickie, and Lawrence Pearce; and sisters, Ester Weltman, Ella Mae Blackley, Betty Enlow, and Mildred Blackley.
She is survived by her sons, Clyde Stevens Jr. (Sheila) of Raleigh, Bobby Stevens (Alice) of Wendell and Timmy Stevens (Jean) of Raleigh; a sister, Andelia Watkins of Rolesville; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Sarah retired from Dorthea Dix Hospital having worked 22 years as a nurse’s aide. Her joy in life was having family at her home, where she would cook, and she always had a pitcher of very sweet tea.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11:00am Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery, 1245 Mt. Olivet Church Rd. Franklinton, NC 27525 with Rev. Carl Hunter officiating. The family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Arrangements are being handled by Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services.