Sarah Brown Sisson, of Leesburg, Fla., and formerly of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died Feb. 9, 2022, of postoperative complications at Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Sarah was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother whose life was dedicated to family, friends, and faith. Her vibrant energy and deep commitment to those she loved and served are unforgettable.
Born in Decatur, Al., in 1930, Sarah grew up in Atlanta. Educated at Anderson University, IN, she received her RN from the University ofGeorgia. Sarah’s distinguished career spans decades in the field of psychiatric nursing, and she retired as Director of Nursing. She was active in national and local nursing organizations and was also a member of the Pilot Club in Chattanooga.
A talented pianist, Sarah loved hymns and gospel music. She loved to read and kept her Bible, The Book of Common Prayer, and her latest novels by her side. Master of crossword puzzles, she worked in ink and rarely missed a word. Sarah’s household skills were aadmired; his expert cooking was appreciated by all. In Chattanooga, Sarah was a parishioner at St. Thaddaeus Episcopal Church. In Leesburg, she was a loyal member of St. James and active in ECW at both.
Sarah was predeceased by her parents William H. and Christine Reeves Best, her devoted husband Paul Trammel Sisson, her daughter Anita Ellen Hamilton.
Surviving are his loving family: son James Edward Rowe, daughters-in-law Gail Robinson, Sandra Lowe (Thomas) and dear family friend Dallas Tillman.
The grandchildren and step-grandchildren are Benjamin Hamilton (Samantha), Nathan Hamilton, Jesse Hamilton, Jordan Hamilton (Brittany), Stacey Rowe, James Taylor Rowe.
The great-grandchildren are Emily and Madison Hamilton, Skylar Hamilton, Summer Hamilton. The step-grandchildren are Brian Batsel (Gail), Paul Batsel (Mike Stickle). The step-great-grandchildren are Ryan Batsel and Sofia Batsel. Sarah also leaves to mourn many nieces, nephews and many friends.
A memorial service at St. James’s Episcopal Church was held March 12, 2022. Memorial contributions can be made at St. James’s Episcopal Church, 204 N. Lee St., Leesburg, Fl., 34748.