Sarah Patricia Carmichael-White was born December 31, 1945 in Dillon, South Carolina to the late Eva M. Murrill and William F. Carmichael. Sarah Departed this Life April 21, 2020 at Saint Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, NJ.
Sarah’s early educational journey started in the Dillon, SC School System. At age twelve, Sarah moved with her parents to Newport News, Virginia where she continued her education and graduated from GWGH School in 1965 as majorette. Sarah accomplished many goals: Gospel Songtress, Actress, Stage Manager, and a member of the “Go and Tell Gospel Singers,” just to name a few. Sarah was passionate about all her accomplishments.
In 1971 Sarah moved to Newark, NJ where she continued to be a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friends throughout the years to all. She also met her Common Law husband, Willie Daniels during this time. Later in life Sarah joined New Ephesus Baptist Church in East Orange, NJ. Sarah was employed at University Hospital in Newark, NJ where she retired from after working 20 plus years as a valued and dedicated Nurse’s Assistant. Sarah taught herself how to become a Nursing Assistant before certification was ever needed. This was another amazing accomplishment by a phenomenal, African American woman.
Sarah leaves to cherish her memories three lifelines: Charmaine Morton of Charleston, SC, Pamela White of Newark, NJ, and Walid White of Carry, NC; eight amazing grandchildren, Patricia Morton (Tiana) of Moncks Corner of SC, Quadasha of Newark, NJ, Ta’siah of Delaware, Znariah of Newark, NJ, Ta-Tionna, Trinity, and Tahrionna of Carry, NC, and Tylisha of NJ; three beautiful great-grandchildren, Sa’Don of Delaware, and Braylen of Moncks Corner, SC, and Sophia of New Jersey; three sisters, Alice Carmichael (MD), Linda Carmichael (SC), Myrdis Carmichael (MD), and three brothers, Karl Abrams, Jimmy Carmichael, and Gregory Carmichael all of Maryland. Sarah is also survived by three Goddaughters, Shantey Melton, Catherine Washington, and Tammy Wilson; daughter-in-law, Salamise White of Carry, NC and son-in-law, Maurice Howard of Newark, NJ; three brothers-in-law, Isaac Daniels of NC, Bobby Carmichael of SC, and Robert Smith of MD; one sister-in-law, Martha Smith of NC and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends. Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Daniels; mother, Eva Murrill; and both fathers, William Foster Carmichael, Jr. & Colonel L. Murrill; and one brother, William Foster Carmichael.
Lovingly Submitted, The Family
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