Sarah Belle Dickens, 81 of Northview in Blacksburg departed this life at her home where she was found May 8, 2010. Born in Connorsville, Pennsylvania on January 25, 1929 she was a daughter of the late Robert Mersiowkey and Sarah M. Davis. She had been employed in the mail room at Virginia Tech and spent a lot of her time volunteering at The Red Cross and for hospice services. A grandson, Jamison Nathan Cooley, and a sister, Grace Livingston preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter and son-in-law Cheryl Cooley Newman and Sandy Newman of Newport; her granddaughters Harmony Newman of Newport and Christy Sparks and her husband William Sparks of Tazewell; her great-grandchildren Ashley Sparks, Amber Sparks, Brienna Sparks, and Hayleigh Abbott; her sons Darrel J. Davis of Bloomington, Indiana and Steven N. Davis of Bastian, VA; her Half-sister June of Crozet, VA.
Memorial services will be conducted Friday, May 14, 2010 at 2:00 PM in Godís House, Hoges Chapel Community, Pembroke, with Pastor Wayman Creger officiating. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the services. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to The American Red Cross, 712 N Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is serving the Dickens family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.