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Sara Russell Whitt

August 15, 1953 — February 14, 2023

Nashville, NC

Sara Russell Whitt


Sara Jane Russell Whitt, 69, of Nashville, NC, passed away on February 14, 2023, in Roanoke, VA with her battle overcoming respiratory distress. 

A Memorial Service will be held at the home of Sara and Mike Whitt, on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, between 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for those local to the Nashville/Rocky Mount area.

Visitation will be held at Pugh Funeral Home, the evening prior to the funeral on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 6:00pm. Funeral service will be held at New Hope United Methodist Church in Denton, NC, on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 1pm with Preacher Claudie Harrison officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope United Methodist Cemetery, Denton, NC. Pugh Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.

Sara Whitt was born in Randolph County to Judd and Marry Russell on August 15, 1953. She went to high school at Randolph High and graduated in 1971. She went on to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing from Randolph County Community College. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 48 years. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She received Employee of the Month multiple times and Division Hero for BAYADA home health nursing in 2022. 

Sara is survived by; her husband, Gordon Whitt, of Nashville, NC, her son, John Whitt of Raleigh, NC, her daughter, Melissa Manley of Conroe, TX, her step-daughter Chrystal Donovan of Tallahassee, FL, as well as her sisters Nancy Hughes, Kathy Overcash and Teresa Mabe, her brother Joe Russell and her grandchildren Hayden Whitt (10), David Manley (3), Lexi Attaway (21), Isabella Castro (15), Ava Castro (18), and Aaron Castro (21). She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Russell, and father, Judd Russell.

Memorial donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all family and friends for their condolences and support through this time. 

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