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Services for Sara Ellen Tisdale Golden will be Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Stephens Funeral Home, 2800 Old North Hills Street, Meridian, Miss. Burial will be in Blackwater Cemetery in Kemper County with Stephens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Golden, 76, of Meridian, was born Nov. 2, 1940. But, she swears that the doctor wrote it down wrong and that she was born 10 minutes after midnight on Nov. 3, which is the day she chose to celebrate.
She graduated from Ponta High School in 1958. She passed away peacefully Friday evening from stroke complications at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. with immediate family by her side.
Ms. Golden was a devoted mother of five children, 15 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren who loved to cook and share recipes with family and friends. She was happiest when surrounded by her family and filling their tummies with good ole Mississippi country cooking. She enjoyed laughing and telling stories of the good old days growing up in the country. She also loved to study ancestry and genealogy.
Survivors include her sister Joyce Labelle of Meridian; children Marcus Lomer Golden, Franklin Samuel Golden (Kali) of Hickory, Stacey Joseph Golden (Brenda) of Meridian, Ellen Rebecca Christine Golden Hilliard (Chris) of Key West, Fla., Heather Lynn Golden Wiggins (Tony) of Pensacola, Fla., 15 grandchildren: Cheyenne Golden, Joshua Golden, Jacob Golden, Joey Golden, Samantha Golden, Eden Davis, Addrienne Hilliard, Lane Hilliard, Aubrey Hilliard, Stormy Hilliard, Amelia Hilliard, Addilyn Hilliard, Jessica Wiggins, Tony Wiggins III, and Trevor Wiggins; four great-grandchildren: Mallory Golden, Hartley Golden, Fallon Golden, and Raley Kintz; nephews Michael LaBelle, Alan LaBelle, David LaBelle and niece Angela Moore, along with numerous cousins, family members, and friends. Ms. Golden is also survived by her former husband of 28 years, and father of her children, Samuel H. Golden of Meridian.
She is preceded in death by her parents Lomer and Sara Tisdale.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Golden, Jacob Golden, Michael LaBelle, Alan Labelle, David Labelle, Lamar King, Zane LaBelle, and Chase Moore.
Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family of Sara Golden wishes to thank everyone for their kindness towards Sara during her lifetime. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.stephensfunerals.com.
Published on October 9, 2017
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