Thomasville Times Enterprise

December 24, 2012

Sarah Maxwell Babbit


— Follow a brief illness, Sarah Maxwell Babbit, age 95, died on December 20, 2012 with her family by her side.  She was preceded in death by her husband Reverend Harry L. Babbit.  She is survived by her children:  Harry Babbit, Jr. (Mary) of Hoover, AL and David Babbit (Teresa) of Marietta, GA; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Sarah was born in Jacksonville, Florida, attended Jackson High School and graduated from Sullins College.  She worked to support her husband and family while he attended seminary at the University of the South, Sewanee, TN.  For over sixty years Sarah devoted her time and efforts to family and parishes in Jacksonville, Cedar Key, Port St. Joe, FL and Thomasville, GA where she was an active volunteer in church functions and community outreach.  Funeral service and burial will be held in Jacksonville, FL, Thursday, December 27, at 11:00 a.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery and Funeral Home, 4801 San Jose Blvd.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Salvation Army.