Sadie Bell Nation Penick, 90, of Orange, passed away May 12, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00am, Friday, May 15, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Ray McDowell of First Church of The Nazarene. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.
Visitation will be from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm, Thursday, May 14, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Starks, Sept. 25, 1924, she was the daughter of Pete Nation and Annie Mae Howard. Sadie was a resident of Orange for 70 years, worked at Equitable Bag for 40 years as well as working for Jones Nursing Home as a nurse’s aide. She was a member of First Church of The Nazarene, had a great work ethic and enjoyed working in her garden and crocheting. Sadie sacrificed a lot for her family and had a great love for people. She was known for her delicious Sunday meals of roast, rice and gravy, beans, potato salad, and banana pudding. She will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved her.
Sadie was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, John David Penick and her siblings, Pete Nation, Jr., Fred Nation, Jane Stevenson, Bell Lawson, Ned Nation and Kenneth Ray Nation.
She is survived by her children, Tess Carter and husband Dr. John, of Tulsa, OK, Linda Taft, of Orange, Martha Foreman and husband Charles, of Lafayette, LA, Jerry Penick and wife Carolyn, of Orange and Tammy Foust, of Orange; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.