Sara Lee Couey McBride

Published 4:56 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sara Lee Couey McBride, 96, was the second child of Lennie and Theus Couey. She grew up in the Georgiana area and moved to Greenville after secondary school.

She was born on Dec. 14, 1919 and entered into the presence of the Lord on Friday, April 15. A celebration of life service was scheduled at Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home on Monday, April 18, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul McLendon officiating and Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home of Greenville, Ala., directing. Burial followed at Magnolia Cemetery. The family received friends from 10 a.m. until time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Carey McBride, and eldest daughter, Patricia Ann McBride Sansone. She is survived by her four children, Rosalind McBride Mitchell, Linda McBride Snow (Cholly), Charles Carey McBride (Sharon) and Martha Lee McBride; 10 grandchildren, Michael Sansone, Leigh Sansone, Peter Maury Mitchell (Pamela), Wendelyn Mitchell Ahrendt (Scott), Shelly Mitchell Sowell (Steven), Meredith McBride Miller (Wesley), Matthew McBride (Monique), Blair McBride (Nicole), Jason Butts (Rebecca) and Whitney Butts Wright (Dale); 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Rev. Charles Jonathan Couey; and sister, Virginia Couey Anderson. Pallbearers were Blair McBride, Jason Butts, Matthew McBride, Maury Mitchell, Scott Ahrendt and Holt Mitchell. The family would like to express their appreciation to the team from Comfort Care Hospice that assisted with the care of Mrs. McBride.

Mrs. McBride lived most of her life in Greenville, Ala., and attended the First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and sang in the church choir.  She was a member of the Camellia City Garden Club, where she served a term as president of that organization.  She later moved to Montgomery.

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Mrs. McBride was an avid gardener of flowers and always kept a fresh cut bouquet on the dining room table. Perhaps she is best known for her cooking from her garden vegetables and the beautiful clothes she lovingly sewed for her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a favorite charity in her memory.

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