Sadie Bailey Renfrow

January 9, 1933February 21, 2019

Sadie Bailey Renfrow, 86, of Wilson, formerly of Kenly, passed away Thursday. Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Moore’s Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 12424 NC Hwy 42 E., Kenly, NC. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Sadie and her late husband, Neb, were well-known both locally and state-wide for their Christmas lights and their pet monkey, BoBo Renfrow.

Surviving are two daughters, Wanda Garner (Bruce) of Wendell and Teresa Corbett (Johnny) of Wilson; three granddaughters, Kyla Garner, Britni Jones (Darrell), and Chyna Corbett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Neb Renfrow; parents, Julius Lunsford and Myrtie Hinnant Bailey; one brother, Henry Wilson Bailey.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to


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Rebecca Raper

March 9, 2019

Ms. Sadie, you and Uncle Neb will be remembered by so many. You made many dresses for my mother Mayvee Renfrow Raper and myself, Becky. Bobo was a delight to everyone and so were the Christmas Lights. You all lit up Christmas Light Road for many years. Rest In Peace.

Kyla Garner

February 23, 2019

Two days ago God looked around his garden and found an empty space. Then he looked down upon this earth, and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. Gods garden must be beautiful, he only takes the very best. The angels came and took my grandmother away, but I could almost hear her say...”My first sweet grandchild, Kyla..I will miss you. You mean so much to me but Jesus called me to his side. In heaven I will be, a place of Gods great beauty..Only peace, joy, and love beyond compare. Remember all the good times and don’t think about the sad. Treasure the moments through the 35 years we had. If you trust in Jesus, I can promise you this and more... you will get a hug from grandma someday..on heavens golden shore. “. We had so many memories I could never name just one. I love you grandma and will miss you more than you will ever know!!!

Dayle Eason

February 23, 2019

Aunt Sadie, even though we hadn't seen each other in a few years, you were always right here in my heart. You and Uncle Neb and Great Grandma and Great Grandpa and Grandaddy Wilson are all together again. You were undoubtedly one of the sweetest and most genuine people anyone could ever want to meet. Your sweet smile and kind spirit and cute little laugh will be missed by so many. Until we see each other again...I love you and Godspeed.....Dayle

Ernestine Canady

February 22, 2019

Ms. Sadie. you will be truly missed at the Wil-med Nursing Care Center. I pray that GOD bless you and your family because she was truly loved by her dear family.