Sarah Chappell Futrell

April 7, 1922 - March 29, 2024

04/07/1922 - 03/29/2024

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Visitation
Thursday April 04, 2024
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rich Square Baptist Church
116 West Jackson Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
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Memorial
Thursday April 04, 2024
12:00 pm
Rich Square Baptist Church
116 West Jackson Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
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RICH SQUARE, NC – Sarah Chappell Futrell, a beloved member of the community, passed away on March 29, 2024, in Suffolk, Virginia. She was born on April 7, 1922, in Northampton County, NC. Sarah was 101 years old at the time of her passing.

Sarah dedicated much of her life to working as a Seamstress at Jernigan’s Cleaners. Her passion for crocheting brought joy to those around her, and she was known for her skillful creations. Sarah was a longtime member of Rich Square Baptist Church, where she found solace and community.

She is preceded in death by her father, James Edgar Chappell; mother, Celia Cash Chappell; husband, Iven Elwood Futrell; son, James Elwood Futrell; daughter, Sandra Maude Futrell; sister, Jessie Chappell Johnson; sister, Peggy Chappell Strickland; brother, James Edgar Chappell, Jr.; and grandson, Shane Nall.

Sarah is survived by her daughter, Lillie Futrell (Rick Lee) Riddick of Suffolk, VA; sister, Mary Lou Faircloth of Burgaw, NC; grandson, Jamie (Betsy) Futrell of Leicester, NC; two granddaughters, April (Jerry) Pulliam of Lasker, NC, and Beth Long of Suffolk, VA; three great-granddaughters, Heather (Walter) Whitfield of Leicester, NC, Samantha Pulliam of Wilmington, NC, and Trinity Long of Richmond, VA; three great-grandsons, Zach Pulliam of Wilmington, NC, Blake Long of Suffolk, VA, and Nolan Long of Suffolk, VA; one great-great-grandson, Nathan Whitfield, and two great-great-granddaughters, Aaliyah Whitfield and Arianna Whitfield all of Leicester, NC.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 11:00 am at Rich Square Baptist Church, followed by a memorial service at 12:00 noon at Rich Square Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. John Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to Rich Square Baptist Church, P.O. Box 589, Rich Square, NC, 27869; or you may donate online by clicking here

Sarah Chappell Futrell will be remembered for her kind heart, dedication to her craft, and unwavering faith. May she rest in peace.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral service, Rich Square Chapel is handling arrangements for the Futrell Family and online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com

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Nancy D. Jenkins
11 days ago

Lillie, I remember your Mom and her kind, sweet smile; she used to come in my daddy and uncles store in Rich Square and remember her working at Joyner’s cleaners for many years. Sincere condolences to you and your family.

Janet Thomas
11 days ago

Sincere condolences to Sarah’s family and friends. Sarah was a member of my quilting group for several years before she moved to Suffolk several years ago to be with family members. I will always remember her as kind and outgoing and her enjoyment of life.

Margaret Aston
15 days ago

Lillie, so sorry to hear about your Mom. I remember her coming to the Sr. Center in Jackson. She was such a sweet lady. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Margaret Lassiter Aston

Anita Conner Blythe
15 days ago

Lillie and Family – I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She graduated with my father and was my mother’s best friend. They talked for hours on the phone and enjoyed going to the Senior Center in Jackson. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.