Sarah Elizabeth (Sneed) James

Published 6:43 am Monday, October 23, 2023

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Sarah Elizabeth (Sneed) James, 84, of Mocksville, N.C.passed away on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023.

Sarah was born in Yadkin County, N.C. on Feb. 26, 1939, daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Sneed and Liza Jane (Branock) Sneed.  In addition to her mother and father, Sarah was preceded in death by: a son, Richard James; 3 brothers Paul, Arthur, and Howard Sneed; and 2 sisters, Mary Vanhoy and Karrie Mae Reece.

In life, Sarah graduated from Yadkin High School with the class of 1958. She chose a career in the upholstery industry where she was a professional seamstress for over 50 years, until she finally retired from working with her daughters at Twins Upholstery. She had a four-year commercial art degree and throughout her life made landscapes, portraits, and more come alive in multiple mediums.  She loved to read, cook, tend to her animals, and took care to make sure her family never needed for anything.

Sarah leaves behind to cherish her memory: a son, Jimmy Ray James of Mocksville; 2 daughters, Michelle Lynn Brown (Andrew) of Mocksville, and Lichelle Diana Boose of Mocksville; 2 brothers Floyd (Jane) of Cleveland, NC, and James of Mt. Airy, NC; 3 sisters, Linda of Yadkinville, NC, Pam of Mocksville, and Debbie of Mocksville; 6 grandchildren, Samantha, Jessica, Abigail, Brittany, Beau, and Eric; and 10 great-grandchildren, Preston, Bennett, Henry, Hazel, Addison, Oliver, Theodore, Avery, Audrey, and Adeline.

On Thursday, Oct. 19 a visitation and memorial service was held at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville. Andrew Brown officiated the service.

We, the staff at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville, are honored to serve the family.