Sarah J. Venters 1932-2019

YOUNGSTOWN — Mrs. Sarah Jane Venters, 87, transcended to her heavenly home on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Sarah was born July 15, 1932 in Macon, Miss., a daughter of Dan and Sallie Richardson Binion.

She worked for the Youngstown City Schools at Jefferson Elementary as a lunch aide.

She was a dedicated member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, where she served as chairperson of the culinary ministry, sang with the Senior Choir, was a member of the Pastors Aide, Deaconess, and Missionary ministries and was a Mother of the Church.

She was an excellent seamstress and cook; she loved her family dearly and reading her Bible, and loved doing word puzzles.

She leaves to cherish her memory and continue her legacy, five children, Robert (Cheryl) Venters of Youngstown, Evonne Rucker of Charlotte, N.C., Willie (Jane) Venters of Liberty, Diane Venters and Frankie Venters, both of Youngstown; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Besides her husband of 36 years, Willie C., whom she married Jan. 2, 1952, and who passed away Sept. 9, 1988, she was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Mary Kathryn; three brothers, Johnnie, Dan and Joshua; three sisters: Margaret Jane, Emmaline and Sallie; great-great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Rucker; and son-in-law, the Reverend Lee T. Rucker.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Zion Hill Baptist Church. Friends may call one hour prior to the services, 9 to 10 a.m., at the church.

Arrangements were entrusted to L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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