Mrs. Sadie Reese Cox, 90, of Colonial Heights, VA, passed into glory on Friday, January 8, 2021. She was surrounded by her family in her home of sixty-six years where she was known to be a friendly and caring neighbor. She was born in Petersburg as the daughter of William Vinson and Susie Hatchell Reese. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Milton Ray Cox; sisters Mary Reese and Sarah Belcher; brother Jimmie Reese, and nephew Donnie Belcher. Sadie received Christ at a young age and, after working a few years at Titmus Optical in Petersburg, she devoted her years to being a wife, mother, and home maker. She enjoyed RV traveling, an occasional casino visit, country music, and all things Elvis. She was enjoying Elvis Christmas tunes during her illness until her passing on his birthday. She was a talented crafter to include embroidery, ceramics, and folk-art. Sadie was a feisty read head with strong convictions and when she pointed her finger it was time to take note. She especially loved children and was a trusted childcare provider for family members and friends. In her last days, a calm and gentle expression would cross her face as she chatted softly with children from her memories. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Martha Small (Buddy); cherished granddaughter, April Ross Kennedy; her precious great grandchildren, Aleah, and Robert Troy Kennedy, all Colonial Heights; a dearly loved sister and late life companion, Sue Sharpe; and Buddy’s daughter, Marty Griffin (Chris) and her children, Jason Nicely Jr. (sons Bradley and Bentley, and Blake and Laci Nicely, all of Roanoke Rapids, NC. She also leaves to cherish her memory nephews Raymond and Keith (Karen) Belcher; great nephews Brandon, Chris, Robbie (Cathy), Aaron, and Zachary Belcher; great nieces Valerie Daniels (Patrick) and Amanda Warren (Wesley); great-great nephews Adam, Ryan, and Aiden Belcher; Owen and Nolan Daniels; Levi Warren; and great-great niece Caroline Belcher. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021 in Southlawn Memorial Park, 1911 Birdsong Road, S. Prince George, Virginia 23805.
Her remains will rest on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
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