Sara W. Hembree, 81, of Virginia Beach, left this earth to be with her Saviour Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.
Born in Lincoln County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Zimiri and Lura Warlick. She was a retired accounting assistant. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and volunteer at the Senior Center.
Sara cherished her childhood being raised on a farm and spoke of it often. Sara was proud to be a military wife. She loved being outside in fresh air and sunshine. She loved gardening and shared flowers and plants with all who would accept them. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
Sara was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Hembree; son, Ray Hembree; two sisters, Carolyn Eaker and Ruth Turner; and brother, John Warlick.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Judy Bodnar, and her husband, Ron; two sisters, Janelle Harrington and Marlene Dover, and her husband, Calvin; nieces and nephews; and close family friends, Cedric Perez and Jeanne Jernee.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 18, at Oak Grove Baptist Church. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. in the church sanctuary with Pastor Chuck Moseley officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church.
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