Sadie B-Drew StineyMarch 12, 1923 ~ September 2, 2020 (age 97)
For my Sweet Mother!
Just before the sun set, on the evening of Wednesday, September 2, 2020, the love of my life, Sadie "Drew" Stiney age 97, of Hardeeville,SC transitioned from earth,and watched her first sunrise from Heaven. I had the privilege of holding her hand, as she was lulled into eternity. Thank you so much for praying for my mother and family. She lived as long as God allowed her. God has been so kind to give me more time to make wonderful memories. While we know the coming days will be challenging, right now we are grateful for the life and love of a woman who planted seeds that will bear fruit for generations to come.
"May the work I've done speak for me
Sadie Drew Stiney, daughter of the late Mr. Ollie and Mrs. Pearl Drew was born March, 12,1923 in Covington, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents and Eleven brothers and sisters. At an early age she joined Pine Street Baptist Church in Covington, Virginia. Upon relocating to Hardeeville, SC, she joined St. Phillip Baptist Church, where she was a member for over 70 years.
She attended Allegheny County School system where she graduated. As a teenager she worked various jobs around Covington, VA. Upon graduation from high school, she decided to seek a career in the health field. She attended Burkeville School of Nursing where she obtain her Registered Nursing Degree at North Carolina Central University, in Durham, NC. Sadie also obtain her South Carolina Funeral Director's License.
After graduating from North Carolina Center University,she utilized her nursing knowledge at the Veterans Administration Hospitals in Cleveland,OH and Philadelphia,PA. Sadie always wanting to broaden her horizon,she moved to Savannah,GA where she was employed at Charity Hospital which was the first black Hospital in Savannah,GA that trained African-American doctors and nurses. Charity Hospital later became Harris Nursing Home. She worked private duty nursing for various families in Savannah,GA. She was very much involved in Stiney's Ambulance Service as well as Stiney's Funeral Home. After working years in Savannah,GA she took a position at Hilton Head Nursing Home on Hilton Head Island,SC as the Head Register Nurse for several years. Upon leaving Hilton Head Nursing Home,she worked at Comprehensive Health in Beaufort-Jasper County.
While spear-heading Comprehensive Health, Sadie fought diligently for free and inexpensive health care for the citizens of Jasper and Beaufort County. She worked with Vista Volunteers to provide free legal aid and home repairs to the residents of the Low Country. Along with others reached out to generous and benevolent organizations to provide food and clothing for the residents and to eliminate inequities in the Welfare System.
Sadie was joined in holy matrimony to the Late Mr. Ramson M. Stiney in 1957, to that union five children were born only one survived. On Wednesday,September 2, 2020 she was called by the Master to her eternal rest. She leaves to cherish her precious memories, a loving and devoted son: Rodney (Ruth) Stiney of Hardeeville,Sc,: two grandsons: Nicholas and Aaron Stiney, both of Atlanta Ga: A special life long friend Mrs Johnnie Mae Dopson. Two conscientious caregivers: Ms.Barbara Ann Ford and Mrs. Janett Taylor and special gratitude to Rev. Williams Bowers Jr. of Fisher Chapel UMC. And several nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held on Wednesday September 9, 2020 from 5:pm until 7:pm at Stiney's Funeral Home at 70 Stiney Road Hardeeville, SC
Committal, Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Covington, Virginia
Thank you for your continuous prayers for our family as we grieve, and also for your patience as we finalize our plans to honor mother's life. Mr. Rodney K. Stiney and Family.
The family of the late Sadie "Drew" Stiney wishes to thank all those who shared and supported us throughout mother's life time. Rodney Stiney and family~