|Mrs. Sadie H. David Fletcher, the second child of four siblings, was born in Sumter, South Carolina to the union of Daniel and Maria Haile. Her earthly portals were crossed on June 24, 1972 in Shreveport, La., where final rites were held on June 28. Reverend A. E. Davis and other ministers officiating at St. Paul United Methodist Church.
A lifelong, devoted and dedicated member of the Methodist faith, Mrs. Fletcher was also a loving wife, mother, sister and friend. An outstanding educator in Louisiana where she served as teacher and General Supervisor for nearly three decades, her untiring and sincere devotion to her chosen profession brought esteem and love from all with whom she came in contact. She retired as General Supervisor in Caddo Parish, a position she held for some 23 years, in 1969, because of illness.
Mrs. Fletcher was formerly married to the late Rev. J. D. David, a minister and District Superintendent of the Methodist Church for some 30 or more years. In this capacity as his wife, she served faithfully and zealously until his death parted them. However, she continued this work until God called her to eternal rest. Some of her more recent activities as a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church included Commission chairmanships, General Chairman of the Annual Harvest Tea and numerous other roles where she followed, as well as led.
In 1962, she was united in marriage to Mr. Milton A. Fletcher, former Executive Secretary of Carver Branch Y.M.C.A. Here again, her energies were devoted to working with him until her death.
Surviving her are her husband Mr. Fletcher, one daughter, Mrs. Ramona David Harbor, one son, Mr. Jesse D. David, Jr., two sons-in-law, Mr. James Hubbard and Major Richelieu Johnson three step-daughters, Carol, Mrs. Alice Johnson and Mrs. Willa Hubbard, one sister, Mrs. Elease Bush, a cousin. Mrs. Merceda Collins, ten grandchildren, and a number of other loving relatives and friends.
Having lived her earthly career with calmness, courage and confidence, she had no misgivings on the last mile of the way.
“0 city, dreamed in earthly youth
O City, loved till day was late
No purer pilgrim of the truth
Has entered through their shining gate.”
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1973; p. 136|