Sara Emma Sensing

Sara Emma Sensing, 94, was born February 2, 1925 in White Oak Flatt, TN to Onie and Fred Underhill.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James R. Sensing; children: Fredrick, Billy, Randy and Sherry; brother, Pat; and sisters, Carey and Mary Faye.

Sara Emma is survived by five sons: Jimmy, Pat, Dennis, Clayton, and Roger, and more grandchildren, great grand-children and great-great-grandchildren than can be mentioned.

Sara Emma will be remembered by everyone for her constant and devoted work in the White Oak Flat Community as her hands were rarely still.  Sara Emma was born and raised in the White Oak Flatt community and attended White Oak Flatt Elementary School.

 Sara Emma was saved when she was 16 years old and started on her journey with the Lord. She loved her family and friends dearly and prayed every day for each and everyone until she went home to be with our Lord. Even though her work was hard, her strong faith carried her through each difficult day and she always had time to devote to her children, teaching them her kind, loving ways, patience, and devotion.  She knew the value of fellowship in the church. In her earlier years she would walk the mile and a half to the Lord’s House every Sunday morning, rain, or shine with her children carrying their dress shoes in their hands. Often, she would carry a child on her back, with other children holding her hands as she walked. Fortunately, Sara Emma’s devotion to the Lord never went unnoticed, or taken for granted, as her friends and family could always bear witness that she not only preached the Golden Rule but she also practiced it. 

She never failed to put others first.  Sara Emma never met a stranger and loved everyone, always inviting people she met to go to church with her.  She taught Sunday School for more than 50 years at Greenwood Methodist Church.

Outside the home, she humbly worked each day for the Lord. She wrote the White Oak Flatt News for the Dickson Herald for over 30 years and she worked as a janitor at Charlotte Elementary School after the death of her husband to support her five small children.  She continued to work until age 67 at the Home Medical Services in Waverly, TN

She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. We know the angels in heaven are rejoicing, as she has moved to her eternal home, where she will spend eternity with Jesus and those who have gone on before her.  Sara Emma’s family wished to thank her many friends and church members for their cards, gifts, and expressions of kindness during Momma’s illness.

Sara Emma’s grandsons served as pallbearers.  The service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday November 24, 2019 from the chapel of Spann Funeral Home with Bro. Carl Hubbard and Sister Joan Hubbard officiating. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery. 

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