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Sarah Warfford Knopf

May 21, 1946January 6, 2021

Sarah Wrenn Warfford Knopf departed her earthly body swiftly and peacefully in her home, January 6, 2021 from non COVID related issues. The beautiful light she put into the world daily, and her servant's heart will be missed by a multitude of young and old, near and far. As the proud daughter of Reverand and Mrs. Walter Lee Warfford, Sr., Sarah grew up in Winston-Salem, NC with three older brothers (Walt, George and David), an older sister (Hilda Anne), and younger brother (Forrest). Among them, she is survived by her sister Hilda Anne Underwood of Grandbury, Texas. They enjoyed Monday night conversations without fail for years on end. Sarah was preceeded in death by her former husband (Bill), with whom she raised two children, Pam and Andy. In addition to her sister and children, Sarah is survived by two grandaughters (Taylor and Maddie) and four great grandchildren (Hunter, Cameron, Autumn, and Brynnley). She is also survived by several nieces and nephews across NC and Texas, and an endless list of extended family, friends, neighbors, classmates, church family, and total strangers that have been touched by one of her many random acts of kindess. Sarah attended local schools and graduated from R. J. Reynolds High School and Forsyth Technical Community College. She applied her Associate's Degree in Business Administration to being an ambassador for her hometown through her employment with the Chamber of Commerce, Friedburg Moravian Church, and WFUBMC where she retired. As a minister's daughter, Sarah was raised and lived her entire life as a devoted Christian. She was extrememly proud, boastful at times, of her Father's ministry. There isn't a mission or a church she could not recount in full detail. She enjoyed documenting her heritage and her father's legacy. Other than her relationship with her heavenly Father, there is nothing Sarah loved more than her family and time spent with them. She cherised each and every visit and conversation, often journaling detailed accounts of each of these. As a Sunday School teacher and volunteer across many causes, Sarah molded and shaped countless hearts and lives. In addition to sharing her time, she enjoyed sewing, crafting, thrifting, walking, riding her adult tri-cycle, cooking, and mailing special handwritten notes. She kept the extra in ordinary and turned every event into a celebration. She kept trunks of treasures from her thrifting adventures just in case someone she knew, or didn't know, ever had a need. She gave of herself with no limits, including her final act of donating her body to research at WFUBMC. She was the first to extend love, help, kindess, prayers, or food. Stories continue to surface of all the good deeds she carried out up until the moment she left her earthly home. She spent the last year of her life in that beautiful new home she lovingly shared and referred to as "Our Nest". Her family continues to gather there in love and comfort now and in the days, weeks, and months ahead. A memorial service to celebrate Sarah will be held at College Park Baptist Church on Tuesday, January 19th at 11:00am. To honor their Momma, MawMaw, Grandma, Sister, and Aunt the family requests donations be made directly to the Baptist Children's Home of NC, Samaritan's Purse, NC Second Harvest Food Bank, or Stoner's Grove Baptist Church, Lexington NC. Most importanly, and without fail, give time and love to your family. Make the visit, take the picture, drink the wine, eat dessert.

  • DONATIONS

  • Stoners Grove Baptist Church
  • NC Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Samaritan's Purse
  • Baptist Children's Home of NC

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Memories

Sarah Warfford Knopf

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Lewey & Kathy Alexander

January 19, 2021

Pam & Andy,
Loved your Mom and will miss all the good times we were able to spend with her and your family. She was a Christian that you would know by the fruit of her faith. We were able to join the memorial online. Listened to Pam's eulogy, beautiful, thank you Pam. Your Mom is so proud of you and Andy.

Love you all

Kathy and Lewey

Sid Underwood

January 15, 2021

I have been blessed to have known my precious Aunt Sarah. Her warm smile, compassion and encouragement were always a hugh blessing to me as well as all others that knew her. She was a great woman of faith that loved her family. She was proud of her heritage coming from a home that served Christ while ministering to others on a daily basis. Sarah had a passion to be like Christ. In doing so, she sought out those that were in distress and lived to serve others in their time of need. I will always be grateful for the lifelong friendship and bond that she developed with all of us, especially with my mom, her sister Hilda Underwood. Mom always cherished the weekly conversations that they had which brought a ray of sunshine to her life. I will miss her and look forward to that day we meet again.
Your loving nephew,
Sidney Underwood

Nancy Minor

January 8, 2021

Sarah, was not only my next door neighbor, but my friend. I have known her for only a year, but she made me feel like we had been friends forever when my son and I moved next door to her. We knew right away that she was somebody special. She came to my rescue the day before she became one of God’s Angels. I accidentally locked myself out of my townhouse. I couldn’t locate a locksmith, Sara called a friend, who had a friend who was a locksmith. He came right over and Sara had saved the day. I am so grateful to have known her. She was a blessing to me.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY