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Grace Allen Payne Sadler

February 2, 1926 - September 23, 2022

Grace Allen Payne Sadler, 96, slipped away peacefully early Friday morning, September 23, 2022, at Lynchburg General Hospital.

She was born on February 2, 1926, to the late Kate Payne (Witcher) and Ennis Monroe in Altavista, VA.

She was the wife of the late Robert Theodore Sadler, with whom she shared 51 wonderful and happy years.

Preceded in death by her sister Pauline Payne and brother Isaac Payne, Jr; she leaves to celebrate her life and mourn her passing, one sister, Virgie P. Jones of Lynchburg, a devote niece and great-nephew, Sheila Jones and Jalil Bowles, both of Lynchburg, VA, a very special great-niece, Nicole Payne of Rustburg, VA, very special and devoted friends, Shirley Bradley, Louise Townsend and Geraldine Clark, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Grace loved the Lord and accepted the gift of salvation at an early age, attending First Baptist Church South Lynchburg in her child and early adulthood. Upon returning to Lynchburg after living in Washington, DC for many years, she returned to her home church where she served faithfully in the Deaconess and Missionary Ministries until the declining of her health.

She was a feisty and independent woman who made an impact on the community and all those who knew her. She loved cooking and eating good food, and it was her joy to entertain guest in her home. The door was always open, and she always had an open hand; willing to help anyone in need.

A service will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 1:00 P.M., at Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, 220 Breezewood Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Condolences to the family! Trusting the Lord continues to keep you in His care!

Posted by Cynthia Coles on October 1, 2022

May God give your family peace knowing that Grace Sadler is now in Paradise with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and her heavenly family. Sheila and Jalil, I am sure your Aunt is telling Jesus how well you both took care of her when she could not take care of herself. Truly servants of God

Posted by Theresa Godbold on October 1, 2022

We were neighbors to Robert and Grace for many years. I got to know Grace better in her later years. I always enjoyed our visits and talks. She was a woman of great faith and a real inspiration to me. She is missed.

Posted by Richard and Jill Torrence on September 25, 2022

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