Sadie Newbern Castello

January 30, 1928 - December 8, 2022

01/30/1928 - 12/08/2022

Past Services

Sunday December 11, 2022
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Sunday December 11, 2022
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Funeral Service
Sunday December 11, 2022
2:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

POWELLSVILLE, NC – Sadie Newbern Castello, age 94, passed away on December 8, 2022, at the Gates House Assisted Living of Gatesville, NC, with her family by her side.

Mrs. Castello was born in Bertie County, NC, on January 30, 1928, a daughter of the late Joseph James and Blonnie Fairless Newbern. Sadie was an active faithful member of Powellsville Baptist Church as long as her health permitted. She worked as a seamstress for Blue Bell Manufacturing in Ahoskie for many years until their closure. Sadie loved gardening, collecting antiques and cooking, being well known for her delicious cakes.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Carl Ray Castello, her sisters, Forrise N. “Blue” Fairless, and Betty Rae Castellow, her brothers, Kenneth Wayne Newbern, and Frank Dupree Newbern, a grandson-in-law, Larry Stevenson Hoggard, Jr., and granddaughter-in-law, Karen Levinson.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Cheryl C. Levinson and husband, Stanley of Norfolk, VA, and Julia C. Godwin and husband, Wallace of Ahoskie, NC; her grandchildren, Tanya Levinson, Samuel Levinson, Carla Godwin, and Stacey Hoggard; great grandchildren, Michael Hoggard, Gavin Levinson and Andrew Levinson; and her sister, Faye Newbern Cobb of Murfreesboro, NC.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, on Sunday, December 11, 2022, from 1:00 pm until 1:45 pm prior to services.

A celebration of life service will be held at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service Chapel in Ahoskie, on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made directly to Albemarle Homecare & Hospice, 1507 N. Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or online by clicking here; or directly to Gates House Assisted Living, 11 Commerce Dr., Gatesville, NC, 27938 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Castello family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Roland and Donna Farless
1 year ago

Prayers and comfort to each of you. Be blessed in the days a head with all the wonderful memory of your mother, grandmother and extended family.

Tina Liverman
1 year ago

Ms. Sadie was a tough lady! I loved watching her work in her yard while I completed my daily walk. I loved how she kept her husband’s truck in the yard. Heaven is celebrating!!! Sending extra big hugs and prayers of comfort, strength and peace. ✝️?

Nancy Coley
1 year ago

I’m so sorry for the loss of a sweet lady! I know she will be missed ! Sending prayers and hugs to you all !

Dianne Smith
1 year ago

Cheryl, Julia and family I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Sadie will truly be missed. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding bring you and your family comfort, peace,wisdom and strength during this difficult time in Jesus name Amen and Amen.

Venita Griffin
1 year ago

I’m going to miss you Mrs. Sadie love you forever ❤️?

Michael Cotten
1 year ago

Our prayers and thoughts are with this family during the home-going and transition of their loved one.