Sadie Morris Batchelor

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

        Mrs. Sadie Morris Batchelor, departed this life in Washington, D.C. She was born in Powhatan County, Virginia, December 1, 1903, a daughter of the late Willie and Rosilie Mabel Morris.

        At an early age she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized into fellowship of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where her membership remained.

        She was a quiet, humble, sympathetic christian mother who loved everyone. On December 27, 1934 she was married to William Arthur Batchelor. To this union 7 children were born, 3 daughters and four sons. Her husband preceded in death.

        She was a devoted wife and a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She labored hard for the support and comfort of her family.

        For 38 years it was a happy marriage, they made their home and reared their family in Powhatan, Virginia. Sadie attended the public school here and was involved in civic affairs of the community. She was also a member of the Mt. Zion Willing Workers circle.

        She is survived by her children; 4 sons; Milton, William, Roland and Ryland of New Jersey; 3 daughters; Phyllis and Marion of Washington, DC and Geraldine of Maryland; one brother, John Morris of Powhatan, VA; 2 sisters, Mabel Bernice Morris of Baltimore, MD and Lucy Taylor of Powhatan, VA; 8 sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, one daughter-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


There is a plan far greater than the plan you know
There is a landscape broader than the one you see
There is a haven where storm-tossed souls may go
You call it death - we, immortality.
Farewell, dear voyageur - the river winds and turns
The cadence of your song wafts near to us
And now you know the thing that all men learn
There is no death - there's immortality.


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