Sarah Lee Mudd was born to Chester and Esther (Davis) Reed on December 23, 1926 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She transitioned to her Heavenly home on February 22, 2020 surrounded by loved ones.
Sarah moved to Fort Wayne in 1947 where she met and married John L. Mudd in December 1949. She worked at Fort Wayne State School a number of years and retired from Dana Spicer Division Churubusco, IN.
Serving and trusting the Lord was an essential part of Moma’s life and was evidenced by what she would say when problems or difficulties would arise, she would always say “The Lord will make a way” and He did. Moma joined Pilgrim Baptist Church and was a faithful member for over seventy years. She served as a member of the Gospel Chorus and Senior Choir.
Moma was a strong and independent woman who loved and enjoyed being in the company of others, our home was always an open and welcoming place for anyone. Moma was an avid bowler well into her eighties. She loved to play bid wiz, spades and would play as often as she could get us to play. Family was very important to Moma and she attended every family reunion only missing it twice since 1984. It was regularly her habit to visit friends and family in the hospital or nursing home – she wanted them to know that someone cared about them.
She leaves her children to cherish her memory and continue her legacy of love; Juanita Hester, Carolyn A. Barnett, B. Dwayne (Joyce) Mudd, Brenda S. Mudd, Dennis L. (Vickie) Mudd, James A. (Alice) Mudd, Tonya D. (Jesse) Jackson, step-daughter Marva J. Crawford and her sister, Gertrude Clancy. She leaves 23 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, 11 great, great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Mom was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Esther Reed, husband John L. Mudd, son Lawrence E. Mudd, her granddaughters Stephanie McElroy and MeLena N. Barnett, sisters; Mary Julia Brooks, Ramona Ford and Betty Ann Coleman; brothers, Hezekiah and Isaac Reed.
She will be laid to rest in Lindenwood Cemetery
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