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Sarah Lou Moon
June 28, 1927 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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On June 28, 1927, Sarah Lou Moon (Sake) was born to the late Martin and Mariah Shell Moon. She was born to parents who had come into their marriage with five children each. Eventually her parents had thirteen more children together and Sarah was the youngest daughter of that set of children.
Born and raised in the Mount Mordecai agrarian community of Owings, South Carolina, Sarah, and her siblings were taught the value of hard work. They worked as farmers to raise cotton, corn, and other subsistence crops.
Sarah was a member of New Durbin Baptist Church in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. She continued her Christian journey in Hartford, Connecticut at the Northside Church of Christ.
Sarah Lou Moon was educated in the Laurens County Public Schools. With a desire to further her education, she attended Benedict College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.
As an educator, Sarah worked in the Hartford, Connecticut Schools. She was part of the Hartford National Education Association and was elected as Rawlinson Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Sarah taught elementary students for forty plus years. Her genuine desire to educate and serve her community impacted many students and families.
Sarah enjoyed baking, traveling, reading, and quilting. As an accomplished quilter, she received the Hartford 20th Anniversary Quilting Award. She also enjoyed serving the community through organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Council of Negro Women, the Palmetto Club, and many others.
Sarah entered eternal rest on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at Magnolia Manor of Greenwood, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents and several siblings.
Sarah leaves to cherish her memories one brother, Jasper Moon of Simpsonville, South Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends who will miss her dearly.