May 15, 1936-Jan. 5, 2022
Homegoing services will be Saturday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. at Winnfield Funeral Home in Natchitoches with the Rev. Jerald Danzell officiating.
“But those that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings
like eagles; They shall run and not be weary; They shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Sarah Elizabeth Redden was born to the Rev. Adolphus Redden and Mary Williams Redden Friday,
May 15, 1936. She was baptized at an early age. She joined Gaines Chapel AME Church and later united with Asbury United Methodist Church where she remained a faithful member until her death.
Sarah was a proud graduate of Central High School. She earned a Bachelors of Science Degree from Grambling College in 1962; Masters of Education from Northwestern State College in 1968; and a Master’s Degree plus 30 graduate hours in 1976.
Sarah was a Master Teacher who was beloved by her students. She taught at North Natchitoches
Elementary School, the Junior High Center and the Northwestern Lab School.
Her community and civic involvement included Natchitoches Alumni Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.; 30 years with W.L. Carroll Chapter No.4, Order of the Eastern Star, PHA in Natchitoches; tutoring students and writing letters on behalf of incarcerated individuals; Office of Elections, the Census Bureau;
Consultant to the late Jimmy Long; Asbury United Methodist Church Choir; Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher; The renowned Gospel-retts singing group; and was a recipient of the Legends Award- Agape Love Center.
Sarah was a loving mother and was affectionately known as “Granny” to her grandchildren and
She was preceded in death by Booker Thomas Rollins and Christie Anita Williams.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Edlena Faye (Terry) Gordon, James (Pearl) Rollens
III and Sandra (Terrence) Robinson; cousins, Elcener Dale Williams Helaire and Clarence Wilbur Trabers; nieces, nephews and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Sadiki J. Gordon, Frank D. Watson, Joshua D. Robinson, Dink T. Watson, James Rollens IV and Christopher Scott.
The family thanks Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Courtyard and the Natchitoches Regional Hospital staff.