Milton Sadler

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

        Milton Sadler, born September 27, 1918, departed this life on March 14, 2006. He was one of five children born to the late Reverend John and Sadie Sadler.

        At an early age, Milton was baptized and joined the fellowship of the Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. Later on, he was united into the fellowship of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Powhatan, Virginia. He joined the Willing Workers Club where he served the people in the community for many years. He attended public school in Richmond, Virginia.

        While in his teens, he decided to move to New York City. There he held various positions, but his favorites were as a bellhop in luxury hotels and as a driver of big rigs. He found his niche driving semi's for a large trucking firm. He retired from this firm, after working there for many years. Also while in New York City, he met and married his true love, the late Virginia Morris. They were married for fifty-seven years.

        After retirement, Milton and Virginia moved to Powhatan, Virginia. There he continued to do one of his favorite things, driving. He drove cars, buses, and trucks. He carried people, mail, logs, trees, and just about anything that needed to be transported from one place to another. He drove until illness overcame him and he was unable to drive.

        He leaves to mourn their loss: three children, Lewis Johnson, Ann Jacqueline Sadler and Sharon Allen; two grandson, George and Jevon; four brothers-in-law, Carl, Elton, and Earl Morris and Albert Royal; one sister-in-law, Helen Morris; two devoted nieces, Kay Wilson and Linda Conover, one devoted nephew, Webster Roy Morris; three dutiful cousins, Freddie Morris, Waverly Taylor and Dorothea Taylor; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The Day God Called You Home

God looked around his Garden and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon His earth and saw your loving face.
He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest.
His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain.
And knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw your path was difficult, He closed your tired eyes,
He whispered to you "Peace be Thine" and gave you wings to fly.
When we saw you sleeping so calm and free of pain,
We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again.
You've left us precious memories, your love will be our guide,
You live on through your family, you're always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you on the day God called you home.
-Author Unknown-

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