Sarah Smith Windley
April 28, 1933 - December 17, 2019
Sarah Smith Windley, age 86, of Belhaven, passed away at her home on December 17, 2019
She was born on April 28, 1933 to Justice and Irene Smith. Sarah graduated from John A. Wilkerson High School in 1951. She was married to her husband Darrell Windley, Sr. on February 20, 1952 and to this marriage was born five children. Sarah was a member of the Free Union Free Will Baptist Church and was very active in all aspects of the church. She was a choir member and soloist as well. She worked along side her husband as a secretary and bookkeeper for their wholesale meat distributing business. Sarah loved everyone and was a very selfless lady.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Irene Jackson Smith, father, Justice Smith, Sr., husband, Darrell M Windley, Sr.,sister, Jean Smith Verdin, brothers, J.G. Smith, Jr. and Bobby Smith, daughters-in-laws, Phyllis Harris Windley and Joanne Tilton Windley and grandson, Richard Tilton
Sarah is survived by two daughters, Angela Gue and her husband Rudy of Chocowinity, Lisa Woolard and her husband Jeffrey of Washington; three sons, Ricky Windley, Jr. and his wife Ginger of Belhaven, Jeffrey Windley and his wife Pamela of Greenville and Paul Windley of Chocowinity; brother, Joseph Smith of Swan Quarter. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
The family will receive friends on the evening of Friday December 20, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Free Union Free Will Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Free Union Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Parrish and Rev. Harold Swinson, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Union Free Will Baptist Church, Youth Program, 4961 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown, NC 27865.
The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to mom's caretakers, Barbara, Lyn, Robin and Karen. Without them Sarah would not have been able to stay at home. Also the family would like to thank AseraCare Hospice of Greenville.