Sadie Ervin Max
September 25, 1933 – April 15, 2021
Mrs. Sadie Ervin Max, 87, transitioned peacefully to eternal rest on April 15, 2021 in Durham, North Carolina. Sadie was born September 25, 1933 to the late William Ervin, Sr. and Lizzie Johnson Ervin in Morganton.
At an early age, she became a member and was baptized at Mission A.M.E. Church. As an adult, Sadie transferred her membership to Gaston Chapel A.M.E. Church. Where she was a member of Women's Missionary Society, Willing Workers Club and a founding member of the L.O. Saunders Gospel Choir.
Sadie possessed a love for cooking and enjoyed preparing food for all occasions and by request. Her specialities included Italian foods, baking cakes and pies. She loved gardening and canning all types of foods. Everyone was welcomed at her table.
Ms. Sadie will be remembered for her sense of style, by her many acts of kindness and her giving spirit.
Sadie was employed in domestics for many years particularly, the former Mayor of Morganton, The Honorable Melvin Cohen's family. Their love for her and for her dedication was demonstrated to her by their many calls, visits, and gifts over the years.
On February 09, 1957 she married Clinton A "Kenny" Max and were the proud parents of the five children Phil, Kenneth, Charlotte, and David.
Along with her husband, and parents Sadie was preceded in death by three sisters: Katherine Davis, Annie Sue Max, and Sophie Jean Pearson, six brothers: Millard Ervin, William Ervin, Jr., Herman Ervin, John Ervin, Carl Ervin, and Charles Ervin.
Those left to cherish her memories are her children; Philip A. Ervin (Diana) of Morganton, Kenneth C Max of Dallas Texas, Katherine A. "Angie" Max of Durham, Charlotte M. Poindexter (Eric), David A. Max, all of Durhman, eleven grandchildren; Philip A. Ervin, Jr., (Denise) of Germany, Amanda Fisher (Jack) of Houston Tx., Danien M. Ervin of Drexel, Carlos M. Max (Catreina) of Creedmoor, Johnathan Bell of Morganton, Charla Poindexter of Durham, Jamora Hawkins of Morganton, Danielle Max, of Morganton, NC, fifteen great-grandchildren; Destiny A. Max of Durham, Amya Ervin of Drexel, Nyiah Tarbron, of Creedmoor, Charlie Ervin of Drexel, A'zaylan, A'yziah Hawkins of Morganton, Jameson Bowe of Durham, Kayla M. Max of Creedmoor, Breeze, Blaze Ervin of Germany, Braxton, Lillian, Roosevelt, James and Bailey, one brother; Harry Ervin, three sisters; Margaret Pearson, Jeanette Norwood of Lenoir, and Connie Caldwell, along with a host of nephews, nieces other relatives church members and friends.
The Max family is deeply grateful for the devoted care of Burke Hospice and Transitions Life
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in the chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home at 1:00p.m.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service time.
Due to COVID-19 masks and social distance will be required.
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
And I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise And find your eyes All filled with tears for me; I know how much you love me, As much as I love you, And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too So when tomorrow starts without me, Don't think we're far apart, For every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart.
The Max family has entrusted Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton with arrangements.
Sadie Ervin Max
April 22, 2021
Family, My prayers are with you at this time of loss. I pray for your Strength and for Peace. Be Blessed.
Love, Cousin Princess M Walden
April 19, 2021
Ms Sadie was such a kind person who cherished her family. She always had a smile on her face and would not hesitate to correct the neighborhood kids if she saw them doing wrong. She will be missed by many. May her soul rest in eternal peace. Much love to this great family.
April 19, 2021
I always thought Sadie had the prettiest and biggest smile. She always greeted me with this same big smile, like she was always happy to see me. I loved her because this was the only Sadie Mae that I ever knew. Always friendly. She always greeted me with a smile and her nickname for me, "Nubby's twin". Rest in Heavenly Peace Sadie and I know you're smiling too. To my cousins, I'm so sorry for your loss and I pray God will bless and comfort each of you.