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June 1, 1915 June 11, 2010
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Sadie Anna Harris was born in Calvert County, Maryland on June 1, 1915 to the late Sarah Wallace Graham and Howard W. Graham. She departed this life on Friday, June 11, 2010, at the age of 95. She was the final surviving member of five children.

She was educated in the Calvert County Public School System.

She married Josephus Harris, Sr. on April 4, 1933 in the middle of the Great Depression. Their blessed union lasted 70 years and 8 months until Josephus, Sr. departed this life on December 11, 2003. Sadie and Josephus, Sr. were blessed with 10 healthy children.

In her earlier years, Sadie was a faithful member of the Carroll United Methodist Church, which later merged to become Carroll-Western United Methodist Church. She later joined Mt. Olive United Methodist Church. For many years she was a member of the Mt. Olive Church Choir, served as a Communion Steward, was a member of the "Willing Workers", and helped out in the kitchen with church dinners and repasts. She was popular for her delicious sweet potato pies. Sadie would end her day by reading her Bible before going to bed.

Mother Sadie was recognized as the oldest member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church.

Sadie was a devoted homemaker who helped her husband Josephus, Sr. with his tobacco farming chores. Sadie was a loving, generous, doting wife and mother who made each family member feel that they were special and loved.

When she had some spare time, you would often find her working on a variety of puzzles (including jigsaw puzzles) and listening to Orioles baseball games. In her later years, she enjoyed watching wildlife out of her kitchen window. Sadie was great at playing checkers and dominoes until she was over 90 years old.

Her youngest son Page preceded her in death on April 22, 1998. Siblings preceding her in death were sisters: Ethel; Beatrice; Bertha; and brother, Walter Graham.

Sadie leaves to mourn nine children: Ethelene Morsell (Merle); Helen, Melvin (Adelle); Josephus Jr. (Lillie); Herman; Henry (Doraine); Frances (loving companion, Kent Graves); Celestine; and Diane Jordan (Elmer). Other surviving relatives include her only biological nephew, Roosevelt John Freeland, of Brooklyn, New York; devoted cousin, Arthur E. Rice, of Washington, D.C.; brother-in-law, Brooke F. Reynolds; sister-in-law, Bernice Harris; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.


Carroll Western Cemetery Barstow Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 (map/driving directions)


6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on Friday, June 18, 2010 (map/driving directions)
10:00 am to 11:00 am at Mt. Olive UM Church 10 Fairground Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on Saturday, June 19, 2010 (map/driving directions)


11:00 am at Mt. Olive UM Church 10 Fairground Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on Saturday, June 19, 2010 (map/driving directions)
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