Sarah Adeline Boling Broadnax passed into eternity May 8, 2013, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice having fought a courageous battle against cancer.
Born on July 5, 1930, in Taylors, S.C., Adeline graduated from Taylors High School and then completed the nursing program at Greenville General Hospital. In 1951 she married John Calvin Broadnax Sr., and they enjoyed 62 years of marriage.
Both Greenville General Hospital and St. Francis Hospital benefitted from her skilled and compassionate nursing skills prior to the time she devoted her full attention to raising her precious family: her daughter, Janet Black (JB) of Tallahassee, Fla.; and two sons, John Calvin Jr. of Easley and David Alan Broadnax of Taylors, S.C. As a family, they especially enjoyed the spring and autumn trips to the mountains and summer trips to the beach with the aunts, uncles and cousins creating family memories. After her children were grown, Adeline returned to work at the Piedmont Orthopedic Clinic where she served for 23 years.
She and John retired to Holden Beach where they spent time in her flower garden, gathering shells and building sandcastles with their grandchildren, and taking long walks on the beach making memories and enjoying living at the coast. Early on, she and John were volunteers for the Turtle Watch program and were always active in Holden Beach Chapel, accumulating dear friends and neighbors. Adeline also volunteered for the Holden Beach Chapel Ladies.
Adeline was preceded in death by her parents, Mitchell A. and Florence Boling, two brothers, James Ariail and Raymond Mitchell. She has two surviving sisters, Betty Boling Lancaster of Williamsport, Pa., and Edith Boling Lee of Taylors, S.C.; and a sister-in-law, Catherine Pridmore Boling of Greenville, S.C. Her dear grandchildren, who will miss her kind encouragement and love, are Alan Broadnax, Jared Black, Travis Black, Anna Broadnax and Joshua Broadnax. To each of her family and friends she will be remembered as a woman of faith, beauty, strength and possessing a kindness that knew no limits.
A memorial service was conducted at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Holden Beach Chapel. A private family service will be at a later date at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Greenville, S.C.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Holden Beach Chapel Building Fund, 107 Rothschild St., Holden Beach, NC 28462 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.