The spirit of Sadie Jean Lasyone Velotta passed to the peace and healing of Heaven on Feb. 4, 2020, while surrounded by her husband and two daughters after a long fight with congestive heart failure and vascular dementia.
Born in Alexandria, Louisiana on May 12, 1944, Sadie was 75.
Sadie and her husband, Charles, were married 52 years, only a week shy of their 53rd wedding anniversary on Feb. 11, 2020. During those five decades together, they enjoyed a full life – three children, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and 10 homes in five states. They mostly lived in Louisiana and Alabama but enjoyed a couple of exciting detours exploring Mississippi and New Jersey. In early 2019, they relocated to Milton, Georgia, a northern suburb of Atlanta.
Sadie was a strong woman – a woman of dignity and grace, a loving wife, mother, Mimi and Great Mimi. She was a committed Christian. She taught Sunday School and Royal Ambassadors and, until her health made it difficult, she remained active in the life of Calvary Baptist Church which was her home church for nearly 30 years.
She was an avid reader, a follower of politics, a patriot, a vocal proponent of women’s rights, an advocate for workers and unions. She had a strong work ethic as a cosmetologist, cashier and certified pharmacy technician, and she was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary as well.
She loved life and to have fun, especially watching Andre Agassi play tennis, NASCAR with Jeff Gordon, pro football with the Saints and college games with LSU and Auburn. She was an enthusiastic Scrabble player.
She enjoyed making homemade jelly with her husband and giving it away at Christmas. She loved big family gatherings with food and laughter. Mostly, she loved her family and Her Lord, and she lived a life of faith with a servant’s heart.
She was the cherished spouse of Charles Velotta; the loving mother of Sonya (Kem), Maria (John) and Christian “Nick” (Kristy); the adored Mimi of Charlea, John-Warren (Candie), Jesse, Caleb, Alzada, John III, Gianna-Maria, Grant and Carter and the Great-Mimi of Connor, Jessa, Beaux, Hunter and Forrest.
A private family memorial service was held on Feb. 5, 2020 in Georgia.
Condolences and cards of continued support can be mailed to Charles Velotta at 13943 Highway 9 North, Suite 354, Milton, GA 30004.
A celebration of Sadie’s life will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Scottsboro on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 2-5 p.m.
While her family and friends miss her terribly, we know she is singing with the Heavenly Choir and rejoicing with those who were waiting for her.