Obituary for Sarah Blake (Phillips)
Sarah Francis Phillips Blake, age 85, of Clifton Forge, Virginia went to heaven February 26, 2018. She was born in Hinton, West Virginia on November 12, 1932. Sarah was active in the Rebecca’s and Odd Fellows. She was an active member of the First Christian Church for fifty years. She was preceeded by her parents, Robert Pearson Phillips and Mamie Louise Miller Phillips. She was also preceeded in death by the love of her life, her beloved husband, Bernard Blake. Sarah is survived by her 5 children; her eldest son, Robert Ira Ratliff and his wife Susan Hogg Ratliff, eldest daughter, Patricia Dameron Lyons and her husband Charles Patrick Lyons, Mary Ann Dameron and her husband George Schwab, Sallye Louise Kern and her husband Todd Kern, and Sarah Smith Vandiver and husband Darren Vandiver. Sarah is also survived by grandchildren; Mathew Kern, Jake Kern, Brandon Kern, Ryan Ratliff, Johanna Ratliff Nance, Catherine Lawrence and Phillip Smith. Along with these grandchildren are wives and 14 beautiful great grand babies. She had many friends in the community and she will be greatly missed by all. May the Peace of God hold her close and give strength to her children. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Reverend Glenn Clements officiating. Interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park, Low Moor. The grandchildren will be serving as their Maw Maw’s pallbearers. The family will visit with friends from 1:00 PM until the time of service at Nicely Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of floral gifts or contributions to Brian Center’s Activities Department.