Lillie Mae Woods Sadler was born on November 26, 1954 to the late Laura Jane June Woods and the late Willie “D” Davis Woods of York, South Carolina. She transitioned peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday; July 1, 2020.
Lillie was a 1973 graduate of Hunter Huss High School and furthered her education at Miller Motte Business College with a degree in Accounting. She had a passion for cooking and she was a great cook. She worked at Hampton Inn Motel and Pa-Ted Springs in Belmont, North Carolina.
She was an active member of Center Baptist Church where she sang with the Worship Choir and was a member of the Women’s Ministry, Senior’s Ministry, Ushers and chairperson of the Carol and Flower Committee-which was her passion:” I believe in giving people their flowers while they can see them.”
She was preceded in death by her father: Willie “D” Davis Woods and her mother: Laura Jane June Woods.
Memories shall forever be cherished by her two daughters: Sonji Sadler and Jaime Sadler; one son: Nathan Manley; grandchildren: De’nandis Meeks, Sonajzsia Meeks, Courtland Sadler, Jahnaria Sadler, Mazzie Chisholm, J’kandula Wingate and Semere Hagos, Mizani Durham and Zayana Crawford; 6 great grandchildren; sisters: Willie Ellis (Willie), Laura Wilson (Albert), Frankie Brazil (Wayne), Frances Woods, and Deborah Woods McCorkle; one brother: John Woods; three special friends: Marilyn Byers, Connie Humphries and Teresa Neal and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She will lie in state at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6-8.
Funeral: Wednesday; July 8, 2020; 2:30 p..; Center Baptist Church
Visitation: thirty minutes before the service at the church
Interment: Armstrong Cemetery, Gastonia
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