OBITUARY

Mr. Sedgie Weldon Sartin

January 27, 1926January 16, 2015

On January 16, 2015, Sedgie Weldon Sartin, 88, left his earthly home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Funeral services are at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home on Clinton Boulevard in Jackson, Mississippi. Visitation will proceed the service at 1:00 PM. Interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Sedgie was born to Reginald E. Sartin and Hettie Gertrude Sartin, on January 27, 1926, and grew up in Tylertown, MS. He was one of five brothers and sisters living during the great depression.

During WWII he began working at Camp Shelby in Mississippi followed by service in welding Liberty Ships at St. Simon's Island, Georgia. He served in the US Army and participated in the final defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.

He served with the 95th Chemical Mortar Battalion under the First Army and the defeat of Field Marshall Model in the Northern Industrial Ruhr Area of Germany. They were then assigned to General George Patton's Third Army to complete the defeat the Nazi's in the South. He participated in the liberation of a Prison of War Camp in Eichstadt that relieved 15,000 allied prisoners of war. He also participated in the protection and retrieval of 16,000 paintings hiddenin the copper mine of Siegen, Germany popularized by the movie Monuments Men.

After the war, Sedgie married his sweetheart Bennie Jean Brantley on June 15, 1946. They began their Sentimental Journey in Jackson, Mississippi and for sixty-eight years they walked together.

He was a master carpenter for Shepard Homes and worked with James Boone and Bill's Institutional Commissary for many years. Sedgie and Bonnie raised their three children in the Broadmoor section of Jackson before moving to Cleary, Mississippi. Retirement from Mississippi Valley Foods found them moving to Carthage, Mississippi and eventually Texas to be near family.

They attended Broadmoor Baptist Church, Cleary Heights Baptist Church, and finally First Baptist Church of Celina, Texas. They were deeply loved by all who knew them. He served his church and our Lord by building cabinets, expansions, and various projects in many of their churches they attended. There are very few homes in the Jackson area who did not benefit from his skill and quality workmanship.

He is survived by his bride, Bonnie, sons Ralph Sartin of Prosper, Texas; Danny Sartin (Cathy) of Bartlett, Tennessee; Jerry Sartin (Terri) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family would invite you to donate to the National Alzheimer's Association or American Parkinson Disease Association.

Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 20, 2015
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 20, 2015
REMEMBERING

Mr. Sedgie Weldon Sartin

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Ajith Fernando

February 15, 2015

Travelling in Peru in South America and out of touch with the internet I missed the sad news of the home-going of a choice servant of God and Youth for Christ Colleague. I rejoice in his faithfulness to Christ to the end and for the immense impact he had in the lives of many, many people during his many years of ministry.
Ajith Fernando, Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka

LaNell Lucius

January 22, 2015

Growing up as good friends with Danny at Broadmoor Baptist, my brother Tommy and I feel more like family. Danny, please know that you, your mother, and the rest of your family are in our prayers. We wish the Lord's peace and comfort for you in dealing with your loss....LaNell and Tommy Lucius

Beth R Thompson

January 19, 2015

I knew Sedgie through my brother-in-law Kevin Brantley and thought a lot of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bonnie and the rest of the family.

Beth & Don Thompson

Jeffery Jones

January 19, 2015

Aunt Bonnie,
My heart is breaking for you. I can't imagine the loss you are feeling. You and Uncle Sedgie mean more to mean than words could ever adequately express. You have stood by each others side for so long, and you are the example of what a Godly marriage s intended to be I love you very much and will see you at the service. Thanks to both of you for always loving me and my family unconditionally.
-Jeffery Jones

Susan Laney

January 19, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers go with your family during this time. We feel your sadness since both mother and father passed away recently but we know that they are in God's hands celebrating eternal life.

January 19, 2015

May the God of comfort give you comfort

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY