SHELBY-Mrs. Sadie Francis Roberts Huntley of 1033 Washburn Switch Road, Shelby, departed this earthly life on Monday, March 25, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center at the age of 80.
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She was born in Cleveland County on Dec. 7, 1932, the only daughter of the late Arthur and Sadie (Jeter) Roberts.
A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and caregiver, she endeared her life at a very early age to Jesus Christ. She was lovingly known for her unselfish and giving spirit. A retired seamstress and homemaker, she answered and lived out her personal calling to the fullest as the consummate provider to any and everyone she came in contact with and as an effortless volunteer and faithful servant.
Like her mother and father before her, she joined Eskridge Grove Missionary Baptist Church many years ago, serving tirelessly and unconditionally as a Deaconess, member of the Mary Wilson Missionary Circle, the WMU, and the Kitchen Committee. She consistently placed God first and foremost in her life, living by His word, putting everyone's needs before her own. She loved music, reading, gardening and most importantly, caring for others.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Will Frank Huntley Sr.; and two brothers, William Roberts and Roger Roberts.
She leaves to celebrate her well-lived life and fond memories, three sons, Warren Anthony Huntley, Marcus Dale Huntley and wife Jennifer, both of Atlanta, Ga., and Frederic Gerard and wife Angela of Dubuque, Iowa; two step-daughters, Velma Kay Strong and husband Rick of Phoenix, Ariz., and Oveta Ann Moses and husband James of Shelby; two step-sons, Eric Lynn Huntley and wife Kathy of Gastonia, and Will Frank Huntley Jr. of Lone, Calif.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Betty Roberts of Front Royal, Va., Madge Roberts of Shelby, and Minnie Huntley of Charlotte; and a rich and supportive host of devoted friends and a very special church family.
A very deserving angel has rightfully earned her wings and is now at peaceful rest.
Visitation: The family will receive friends immediately following the interment, in the church fellowship hall.
Going Home Service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Eskridge Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Huntley will be placed in the church for viewing at 11 a.m.
Officiated By: The Rev. Strickland Maddox
Burial: Church cemetery
Funeral Home: Enloe Mortuary is serving the family
Online Condolences: www.enloes.net
231 North. Lafayette Street Shelby, NC 28150
Published in Shelby Star on Mar. 29, 2013