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Elder Sarah Blake Bragg,79, of the Riverdale Community of New Bern died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

Her funeral service is 1:00 PM, Friday, May 19, 2017 at Undenominational Pentecostal Holiness Church, James City. The interment is at the Riverdale Community Cemetery.

Her employment career included  Little Hands Nursery for twenty-three years followed by New Bern Country Club and twenty-three years with the Craven County Government. Elder Sarah Blake-Bragg was a member of UPHC, James City and served on the ministerial team.

She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Blake.

The family will receive friends at the residence  of Debby Seymore  2912 Monroe Drive, New Bern.  Viewing hours are 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Thursday at Oscar's Mortuary.

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  • Monday, May 15, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Oscars Mortuary
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    All that knew her, loved her. She will be sorely missed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
    ~ Leone Lewis   New Bern
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.
    ~ M Jones   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    Love and will miss Miss Sarah. Still can't believe it!! May God Bless & comfort your family!! She was a fixture around our office building and a very comforting presence.
    ~ Billy Wilkes   New Bern, NC
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Mrs Sarah was more than just a co-worker to so many of us. She always had a gentle smile, and pleasant attitude. We all enjoyed the little moments we could share with her kind and loving spirit. She showed me grace, loyalty, and faithfulness for more than 20 years as a co-worker. She was not only proud of her faith but comfortable in the decisions she made in it. Sarah will always be remembered fondly in this department and by all who knew her. Our condolences to all the family and may God continue to comfort you in your time of need.
    ~ Steven Creel Craven County Maintenance   New Bern, NC
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Being in Miss Sarah's presence was like becoming aware of a cool breeze on a hot, sweltering day. She had a gift of generous personality that lingered in the air all day after she left the room. How we will get through the days ahead without her, only the Good Lord knows. Thank you, Miss Sarah, for all your kindness, gentleness, your listening ear and your generous availability. You are irreplaceable and how well we will deepen this understanding in the days to come. We miss you here. Rosemary
    ~ Rosemary Osterhus   New Bern, NC
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Mother Blake will surely be missed! She had a heart of Gold and she loved God! Rest in Peace Mother!
    ~ L Franks   New Bern, NC
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Ms. Sarah was not only a co-worker but a friend. It will not be the same without her smiling face every morning telling me to get a skip in my hop and discussing what we each cooker for supper the night before. She was a one of a kind Lady and I will miss her dearly! Your family is my prayers.
    ~ Mailene   New Bern, NC
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    There are not enough words to describe the goodness that was Miss Sarah. I have grown up over the past 8 years with her love and support as the matronly figure that she was. I cherish the time I spent chatting with her about any and everything from the weather, work, life, or our families; or just spending a few silent moments in each other’s presence while taking a break from the trials of the day. As much love as I felt from her as a coworker and friend, I cannot begin to fathom the loss felt by her family. You all will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs…
    ~ Karla Johnson   New Bern, NC
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Sarah was such a dear woman and a woman who loved the Lord with all her heart. I feel so honored to have known her and I look forward to the day we meet again. It was not uncommon to catch her in the break room during lunch reading God's holy word. She will always be loved and never forgotten.
    ~ Debbie Hodges   New Bern, NC
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Mrs. Sarah was not only a co-worker, but more like a Grandmother, giving wisdom and sharing God's love. We talked almost every day for nearly 12 years. She encouraged me in the Lord . We talked often about the Lord, family and shopping. Every morning that I came in to work, she was always there, before every one, and had already been up several hours before that, spending time with the Lord. She loved God and she was never hesitant to share His love with you. I love this lady and will truly miss her!
    ~ Abigail Wilson   Cove City, NC
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Ms. Sarah was such a joy to be around. I loved her smile and her laugh. I will miss swapping cruise stories and sharing our cruise countdowns together. My love and best wishes go out to her daughter and her entire family.
    ~ Amber Parker   New Bern, NC
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Ms. Sarah was such an amazing woman who always made sure you knew she was truly interested in you and what was going on in your life. The world needs more people like her - thoughtful, caring, compassionate just to name a few. I will miss our afternoon talks and even now I smile over the one time in almost 8 years I saw you "less than pleased" over a situation...we sure did laugh over that one! Thank you for the blessing that you were to me, its just not sunk in that I won't hug your neck anymore. Cynthia - your mom will live on in our hearts and memories...may you find comfort in knowing how deeply loved this incredible woman was!
    ~ Grace Barbour   New Bern, NC
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Ms. Sarah will truly be missed, she always had a smile and a kind word when you met her. She was very quite but when she spoke she shared wisdom and encouragement. Blake -Bragg Family I am so sorry for your loss of this wonderful woman.
    ~ Tammy Satchell   Greenville, NC
  • Friday, May 19, 2017
    Ms. Sarah was a very special person and she will be missed dearly. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Zach Chenoweth   New Bern, NC
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017
    My husband and I are truly sorry for your tremendous loss and would like to express our condolences to the entire family. We cannot imagine the great pain and sorrow you are experiencing during this very difficult time. It is our sincere hope you find comfort in knowing that God has promised to "swallow up death forever" (Isaiah 25:8), and that he will resurrect our dear loved ones who have passed away. (John 5:28). May your many great memories help you find peace and comfort as you go through the coming days.
    ~ Naomi lewis
  • Friday, May 19, 2017
    What a treasure Ms. Sarah --- She was at Little Hands with my children and I feel like a friend for so many years since that time! God's Speed to her, a child of God! I think of her and her hats --- she attended a funeral service for one of my relatives and wore a big white hat a lady of fashion!
    ~ Sheila Daniels   New Bern, NE
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Cynthia, Although it's difficult to see beyond sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Sorry for the lost of your mother. She was a pilar in our community during our up bringing. Know you and the family are in our prayers. The Hicks and Gibbs Families.
    ~ Bonnie Hicks Fishet   Virginia Beach, VA
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Cynthia, Although it's difficult to see beyond sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Sorry for the lost of your mother. She was a pilar in our community during our up bringing. Know you and the family are in our prayers. The Hicks and Gibbs Families.
    ~ Bonnie Hicks Fisher   Virginia Beach, VA