Sadie A. Yancey

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On Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, the life of Sadie Adell Yancey unfolded the last chapter in the Book of Life, as she advanced from sweet labor to an everlasting reward. She was born June 14, 1958, daughter of the late John Roberts Sr. and her mother, Agnes Ann Roberts of Warfield, Va., whom is still alive.

She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Cellar Creek Baptist Church. She spent a lot of time at Good Shepherd Baptist with her daughter, but Springhill Baptist Church was her first love and she attended there regularly. She attended Nottoway High School in Nottoway, Va. She also attended Wytheville Community College where she held a 4.0 GPA. She worked at Piedmont Geriatric Hospital for over 22 years as a nurse and she gave back to the community by volunteering on Nottoway County Emergency Squad for 10 years as a Licensed EMT-D. She use to say, "I would rather run calls for the emergency squad than eat."

In her spare time she loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved to cook meals and watch other people eat. She loved going to Wal-Mart walking up and down every aisle for hours talking to everybody she knew and the ones she didn't know. She loved to help and give to all that needed her. She never met a stranger. She loved to talk and talk and talk, that's the kind of person she was, and she loved going to Bump's baseball games. She would scream and shout "Run Bump" when he got a hit and then she would burst out in laughter and say, "good job man, Mommy is so proud of you." She was the shortest one out there only being 5 feet tall but she had the biggest voice on the baseball field. She loved going to Stevie Jr.'s (Bump) activities that he had in school. She was very active as a parent and she valued his education for those of you who know and might not have known, singing was her passion and as her music teacher, Mrs. Cleo Vaughn put it best, she was the best alto that she had ever heard.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Henry Roberts Sr.; sister whom she loved so dearly, Shirley Ann Dodson; and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Hawkes.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Stevie Lee Yancey Sr.; her children, Tanisha Nicole Roberts and Stevie Lee Yancey Jr.; her devoted mother, Agnes Ann Roberts; a stepdaughter, Kanisha Shamaye Sanford; four brothers, John Henry Roberts of Santa Monica, Calif., Oral Roberts (Donna) of Burkeville, Va., Michael Roberts (Vera) of Richmond, Va., Keith Roberts of Warfield, Va.; a sister, Mary Ann Parrish of Richmond, Va.; a sister-in-law, Michelle Wilson (Wayne) of Blackstone, Va.; father-in-law, Lee Yancey (Brenda) of Richmond, Va.,; eight nieces; seven nephews; one great-nephew, Shaquilla Parrish (deceased); one great-niece, Keandra Booker; a host of nieces and nephews, devoted, Amos and Tarsha Ward, Leroy and MaTarsha Parrish; devoted aunts, Lady Roberts, Martha Roberts; devoted cousins, Marvin Roberts and Pastor Alexander Roberts; devoted goddaughter, Tomeka James (Calvin); devoted friends, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Greenhill (Harriett), Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Black (Gail), Juandrika Allen, Sandra Thompson, Nancy Davis, Barbara and Floyd Hardy; devoted sisters-in-law, Michele Wilson (Wayne) and Vera Roberts (Michael).

A celebration of life will be held at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Petersburg, Va.; Pastor Travis Warren, pastor of Springhill Baptist Church, Blackstone, Va., eulogizing. Interment will be in Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia, Va. Visitation will be at W.E. Hawkes and Son Funeral Home, 504 East St., Blackstone, Va., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Family will assemble at the residence in Blackstone, Va., at 10 a.m. on the day of service. Remains rest at Tucker's Funeral Home, 415 Halifax St., Petersburg, Va., the Rev. Antonio A. Tucker Sr., funeral director.
Published in The Progress-Index from Feb. 23 to Feb. 27, 2012