Sadie Lee Purvis

December 22, 1922 - November 7, 2021
Sadie Lee Purvis

Sadie Lee Purvis left the bonds of this earth on November 7,2021 to be joyfully reunited with family members who went before her. Sadie (or Lee to some)is survived by her children John(ny)and wife Evelyn; Bill (Bro) and wife Nancy; Bruce and wife Pat; David (Deceased) Daughter Penny; Paul and husband Marshall. and her four-legged companion Pretty girl also survives her.

Sadie was an extraordinarily attractive person all her life, known for her eye for color and ability to match outfits.

She was a southern lady to the core. She had not one but two green thumbs, able toe grow any kind of flower or bush anywhere, under any condition.

Sadie never met a stranger, and would talk to anyone, anywhere (at times to the great embarrassment of her more reserved family members)

Her passion for reading, which lasted until the end, was not stopped by her failing eyesight as long as she could find a magnifying glass strong enough.

Sadie made sure her children acquired that same love for the written word by keeping their bookshelves stocked from the moment each one learned to read.

She will be missed, but will never be forgotten.in lieu of a funeral, Mama has chosen to be cremated.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Pilot Club of Tarboro. Box 71, Tarboro, NC 27886

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  • November 09, 2021
    Ginger DeBerry says:
    My heartfelt condolences to all the family but especially to Penny and Paul.

  • November 09, 2021
    MOLLIE H BAGGETT says:
    I met Sadie through Pilot Club and we remained friends until she moved from Tarboro. I well remember her beautiful home and yard on St, Andrew St. She was the perfect host. Blessings to her family during this time.

  • November 09, 2021
    Steve and Kay Cummings says:
    Bro and Johnny— So sorry my friends. She is in a better place. Our prayers for you and the rest of your family. Love you guys

  • November 10, 2021
    Gwen Hale says:
    Sadie was an extraordinary, lovely woman. Prayers up to the entire family❤️

  • November 10, 2021
    Gail Tucker lit a candle:
    Lit since November 10, 2021 at 11:12:26 PM