Sarah Williams Stigall, 92, of DeWitt, VA, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 31, 2020.
She is the daughter of Ernest and Nora Williams and preceded in death by her husband, Howell Stigall, Jr.; and son, H.C. Stigall III.
She is survived by her children, Jerry Stigall (Linda) and Barbara Stigall; three grandchildren, Christopher Stigall (Amber), Melissa Stewart (Travis), and Shannon Skelton (Reid); four great-grandchildren, Mallory Lester, ReeceStigall, Brettley Stigall, and Hudson Sandate; two sisters, Ercelle Wallace and Christine Halland; a sister-in-law, Betty Robertson; and two loving caregivers, Gracie Jolly and Randy Roberts.
Sarah was a pillar of Hawkins Memorial Presbyterian Church. She received a Perfect Attendance award for 55 years and was very proud of it. Sarah taught Sunday School for many years, was the Treasurer of the Presbyterian Women and the founder of the Bible School program. She was one of the founding members of the Little Country Store that provides many funds to support the church.
Sarah was a hard worker and farmer’s wife who helped pull tobacco and was a wonderful cook. She worked at Dinwiddie Oil Co., where she met her lifelong friend, Agnes Ferrell. She cleaned many local neighbors’ homes and nearby churches, up until she was 88-years-old.
Sarah joyfully welcomed friends and family into her home, always greeting everyone with a warm hug and a smile. She enjoyed cutting her grass and planting flowers. Sarah had a successful garden each year and canned vegetables for the winter.
She believed that kindness would take you farther than anything. Sarah was living proof of that and will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Joseph McMillian Funeral Home, 1826 Cox Rd., (Bus. Hwy. 460), Blackstone, VA 23824. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hawkins Memorial Presbyterian Church, 7816 White Oak Road, Ford, VA 23850.