Sadie Mae Head Snipes Burton

Published 1:33 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2022

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Mrs. Sadie Mae Head Snipes Burton, 90, formerly of Hobson Drive, Mocksville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.

She was born on July 5, 1932, in Davie County, to the late Robert Lester and Mary Belle Barnes Head.

Mrs. Burton had a heart for people, often insisting that her guests eat and eat more. She enjoyed spending time with family, especially during birthdays and holidays, and wanted them to call her daily. Mrs. Burton loved country and gospel music, frequented the Grand Ole Opry, and loved Elvis. Christmas was her favorite holiday and could often be seen watching Christmas and Hallmark movies. In earlier days, she enjoyed camping and attending concerts. She loved the color red and red roses.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her first husband, Worth Alexander Snipes; her second husband, Don Burton; 3 brothers, Johnny Head (Frances), James Head (Roxie), Bobby Head (Carol); and a son-in-law, Elton Cranfill.

Survivors include: her 4 children, Marquietta Goforth, Sheila Renee Young (Kim), Trina Cranfill, and Regina Allen (Mike); 9 grandchildren, Angela Potts, Marquietta Braverman, Jeremy Young (Susan), Jaime Wilkie (Keith), Julie Shinault (Timmy), Sabrina Norman (Carlos), Greg Cranfill (Carrie), Jody Dillard (Jamie), and Logan Allen; 18 great-grandchildren, Alexandria Nutting, Justin Potts, Tyler Potts, Gabriel Young, Matthew Young, Gavin Gauntt, Kaleb Gauntt, Collin Wilkie, Alyssa Thomasson, Riley Shinault, Braydon Shinault, Adrian Cranfill, Domenyk Wilkes, Adysen Norman, Eve Norman, Zachary Cranfill, Haley Riddle, and Christian Hart;  7 great-great-grandchildren, Alaina Nutting, Isabella Nutting, Elijah Potts, Liam Potts, Noah Potts, Paxton Fletemier, and Elijah LaMott; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Ward officiating. Interment will follow in Legion Memorial Park in Cooleemee. The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Well Care Hospice, Meals on Wheels, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, and Amelia Craver, P.A. for the wonderful care Mrs. Burton received in her final days.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be considered for Well Care Hospice, 5380 US-158 Suite 210, Advance, NC 27006.

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