Sarah Elizabeth Whittington

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Sarah Whittington, 81 of Asheville went to be with her Lord Jesus peacefully at her home on Friday, April 28, 2017. A native of Rockingham County, she is survived by her son Tom Whittington (Sherri) of Greenville SC, her sister's husband James Dillard of Williamsburg VA, plus numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late Tom and Anice Smothers. Sarah loved her flowers, birds and sending cards to everyone she knew. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and her memorial service will be held in their Chapel on Sunday, May 7 at 2:30 PM. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to either the Ladies Ministry at Trinity Baptist Church, 216 Shelburne Road, Asheville, NC 28806 or her beloved 106.9/The Light radio station where she was an avid fundraiser. Their address is PO Box 159, Black Mountain, NC 28711. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. I worked with Sarah at Wal-Mart and loved her dearly. she will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with the family

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Ms. Sarah had such a sweet spirit and she will be missed! Her smile would light up the room.

  3. Aunt Sarah was so special to us at The Light! She was such a faithful volunteer and we were so grateful to have her as a part of the team. We are praying for you during this time but rejoicing that she is with the Lord and that we will see her again!

  4. I’m so sorry to hear of Aunt Sarah’s passing. She was a wonderful Christian lady who loved us all, here at 106.9 the Light. We appreciated her very much when she would come to the station to answer the phones during our fundraisers. We will deeply miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. May God put His loving arms around you and give you all comfort and peace.

  5. Precious Aunt Sarah… I’m trying hard to rejoice over your Homegoing, but oh mercy, am I going to miss you. What a treasure you were… I’ve spent the afternoon looking through the many, many cards you’ve sent to me throughout the years, rereading all those loving messages. Each time my birthday or a holiday approached, I knew I’d open my mailbox to find a card from you. Everyone needs someone in their life who expresses complete, unconditional love, and you were that person for me. You were much more than just a volunteer at the radio station… you were family to us.
    My prayers are with each person who loved Sarah, asking God’s comforting presence.

  6. My deepest Sympathy to the Whittington Family , Sarah was in my Sunday
    school class in Trinty Baptist Church .. Barbara Alexander

  7. I became friends with sara in walmart , a sweeter ladie you will never find , became pen pals with my 93 year old mother and loved her smile .may the lord take her by the hand in heaven.

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