Sadie Mae Boone

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Sadie was born to Johnnie and Katie Owens Pipkins on October 28, 1948 in Birmingham, AL. She was raised in Mansfield, Ohio graduating from Mansfield Senior High in 1966 and went on to marry Ronald Boone in 1967, who preceded her in death.

Sadie later moved to Columbus, Ohio where she was a babysitter for parents as well as her niece and nephews. She was always willing to help anyone who needed it. She then started her career at the Ohio Dept. of Taxation. She made many friends and memories over her 30 plus years of service, leading to her retirement in early 2019.

She was a loving & caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who loved spending time with family and friends, shopping for shoes, traveling and enjoyed trips to the casino. Sadie was truly a beacon of light; her generosity knew no bounds. Even in passing she found a way to continue her selflessness, by giving the gift of sight and life to others in need.

She was preceded in death by her parents Johnnie Pipkins and Katie Owens Pipkins.

Sadie is survived by her 4 children, Ronald Boone, Kimberly (Dante) Freeman, Katie Boone and Kelli Boone. Her siblings Emma (Odell) Suber, Johnny Lawrence and Patricia Bradley Rooks. Eight grandchildren Payton, Paris, Pacific & Tasyana Boone, Kingston & Cassius Freeman & Sire & Zoë Rodgers. She also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews.

Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Memorial 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). To stream the service, read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to The BOONE Family, visit

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Condolence Messages

  1. Words cannot express our.deepest.sympathy.
    Praying for the family.
    Brenda Feagin & Family

  2. So sorry to hear of the passing of Sadie Mae Boone.. praying for the family…

  3. Rosie Jean and Elaine Webb

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers are extended to the family. We will continue to keep each of you in our prayers and we pray that God will hold each of you close. In the days to come, we pray that your precious memories of dear Sadie, will help to lighten your hearts and give you peace.

  4. so lost for word my deepest sympathy praying for comfort at this time she will b truly miss god bless u all

  5. Regina McIntosh

    Sorry to hear the passing of Sadie boom I will continue to keep family in prayer love from your cousin Regina McIntosh Cleveland Ohio

  6. Pat and Sadie I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember good times on Mulberry and Harker back in the day. Sadie always had that infectious smile. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hold onto the memories and the promise from Jehovah God at Revelation 21:4”death will be no more” No more tears! Love you

  7. Prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Sadie will be miss by all those who known her.

  8. In times like these only GOD can give us strength and endurance. My dear friend Emma, will keep you and Sadie’s family in my prayers.

  9. Danny & Evelyn Rawls

    Emma and Family, We were so sorry to hear about your loss of Sadie. I know that God is always in control, and He does ALL things well. But that knowledge still does not stop the pain and hurt when you lose a love one. Know that we will lift you all up in prayer that God will comfort and keep you. Much Love To All!!

  10. To the Family Sadie Mae Boone,
    Emma, Trish, Johnny, Sate’s children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews — I know that your hearts are heavy and hurting now with the sudden loss of Sate — mine is too! Sate was a kind, loving, generous and beautiful person. She was a sister to me. I remember when I was depressed after losing my grandmother and brother only months apart; Sate kept my boys until I got myself together with my grief — that was the kind of person that Sate was — always helping. She will always be cherished in my heart and I know that it is hard right now, but we will always remember her and the good times that we experienced being in her presence and that with the help of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we are going to be able to get through this difficult time in our lives. Stay faithful because God is the controller of all things. Sate is okay now; she is with our Lord and Savior where we are now striving to be one day be. I love you all!
    With love,
    Ruthie Johnson and Family

  11. We your cousins Doial Miller and D’Arco Smith want to extend our heartfelt sympathies during this difficult time. We pray God’s love, peace and strength will embrace you at this time.
    Love, Doial Miller and D’Arco Smith.

  12. So sorry to hear about this beautiful woman I used to worked with before she retired. We had such nice conversations. My prayers are with the family.

  13. Charlene Ivery-Baba

    Hello everyone

    I give all my love and sadness that Sadie had to leave . I will always remember those good times we had together. She will be missed!

  14. I am truly saddened of Sadie’s passing. Prayers go out to Emma and all of the family.

  15. Kim and family,
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. May God continue to bless you and keep you in his care..

    Centralians for life,


  16. She was such a beautiful woman she loved every one like her own I just remember nothing but good times with her and her just being so strong as well she will definitely be missed & close to our hearts she impacted my life in a way I will always remember praying for the entire family may God continue being with you all at this time & through out the rest of the days and years to come , Rest In Peace ms Sadie (grandma Sadie)

  17. Rosie and Elaine Webb

    Heartfelt condolences extended to the family of Sadie. Praying for each of you. Your precious memories will lighten your hearts in days to come.

  18. My deepest condolences to the family.
    I had pleasure of knowing Sadie as a co worker & friend. She was always smiling. God give you peace.

  19. I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Sadie. We had just texted each other on New Years Day, and she told me she was feeling better.
    Several years ago, I was an intermittent employee at the tax department. That’s when I met Sadie. I was brand new, didn’t know anyone, and she was my first friend there. We connected from the very first and did everything together that year. At the end of that first year, she organized a little going away party for me, bringing in food, and giving me gifts. The next years that I worked there, we worked in the mailroom at tax time. We did everything together, from eating lunch, to sneaking off to getting coffee, and just having a great time together. My second year, we met Christine, and she was another member of our group, with Sadie being our leader. She made our jobs so much fun. She was always making sure our little group could be together for everything. I will always hold in my heart these moments we were together, laughing, sneaking around for coffee, and going out for lunch whenever we could. Sadie, lit up the room whenever she was around and I will always treasure the memories I have with her.

  20. Charles & Christine Ewans

    My deepest condolences to the FAMILY of my dear friend Sadie Boone. There’s no words that I can say to tell you how Heavy my Heart is for the loss of your MOTHER and My dear friend. Sadie had a smile that could touch anyone heart. Her love and caring spirit brought great joy to many especially her Children and family. God knows your sorry and seeks to remind you that you’re not alone.
    Thinking of you Family and Holding You Up in Prayers.
    With Deep Sorry,

  21. Sandra Lee Johnson

    So sorry to hear about the passing of my good friend Sadie. I can believe I won’t see your Beautiful smile on the side again. You don’t have to suffer anymore. God has wipe all tears from your eyes. You were so excited about retirement now you can retire forever with Jesus. We meet on the Job and we have been friends every since. Rest easy my friend until we meet again. Family you are in my prayers.

  22. Words cannot express my sadness of the loss of my dear friend and coworker. You are gone back you will never be forgotten. I will miss you getting us all together to eat or go on a bus trip somewhere or always going to the casino. You were always the bright light in my life. My deepest condolences to your children and family.

  23. Please God give strength and peace to the family as they celebrate the life of Sadie and adjust to her transition in Jesus name Amen.


    Emma, throughout our friendship, your sister Sadie was there to play a part in the fond memories we shared, with our Triedstone Baptist
    Church Senior Usher Board, gatherings. She’ll not be forgotten. We extend our condolences to the rest of the family, with our love

  25. Betty L Jones/ Columbus,Ohio

    I am so sorry of the passing of Sadie. The family are in my prayers. That smile she had was just so bright

  26. I’m so sorry to hear of Sadie’s passing.. My love, heart and prayers are All of her family in this Time & Beyond.. RIP Sadie Boone


  27. Emma,
    Romans 12:15 “Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.” 
    Sis. Besty Twyman and Women Sunday School Class, of Triedstone Baptist Church. Express our sincere condolences and prayers during the loss of your beloved sister, “Sadie Boone” and rest of the family, with love!

  28. Sadie you will be truly missed & your smile can never be duplicated you made so many smile from your smile & did more than you knew. To the Family & my Nephew & Nieces you have my deepest condolences I am here to contact at any time day & night
    You are in my prayers always .Your Auntie C

  29. Andrea Hutchings

    My most sincere and deepest condolences go out to the family. Sadie was a beautiful woman. May God give you love and peace knowing she is now safe in his arms

  30. Karen Alyncia & Michael

    To Johnny Lawrence, Emma; Pat you are all family to me. The loss of Sadie was a breaking of a link in the chain. We had so many good times over the years. I am truly saddened by the loss of Sadie. May God grant you the peace and consolation that only he can give. I am especially praying for Boonie, Kimberly, Katie and Kellie that God will be with them and strengthen them. God is our refuge and strength a very present help in the time of trouble. For in the time of trouble we can go to the Rock of our Salvation…The Lord God Almighty!!

  31. Emma. Condolences to you and your family. Askiing God to give you comfort.

    Joyce & Roger Madison

  32. Angelia Tolliver

    To Emma, I’m truly sorry for the loss of Sadie. She was a good friend during our Triedstone days. May she rest peacefully.

  33. I am so deeply sorry. You will be deeply missed. Teri Ruby


  35. To the Family of Sadie Mae Boone,
    Emma, Trish, and Johnny, Sate’s children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, you are all in our prayers during this difficult and trying time. Sate was a sister to me and she was one of the most loving, giving, and compassionate person that I know. The time that I lost my grandmother and brother in the same year and I was going through a difficult time, Sate took my children and kept them for me until I got myself together. Now that is a sister. Sate is in Heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and she is alright now. Take care — I love you all and we will get through this difficult time together.
    With Love,
    Ruthie Johnson and Family

  36. So sorry to hear about Your loss. Our prayers are with you during this time. May God grant you Comfort and peace for the road ahead
    Love you to life
    Eloise Johnson

  37. My condolences to Kimberly and the family. You all are in my prayers!

  38. Barbara L Simms

    My Condolence to The Family,
    Sorry for Your Loss.
    May the Lord give You Comfort and Strength.
    Prayer & Love
    Barbara Simms

  39. R. LaTonya Morris

    My Deepest Sympathy to the entire family. My heart goes out to each and every one of you.

  40. My condolences to you Pat, your siblings and family. I am praying for your strength in this time of us your sadness. Look to the hills which cometh your help. Memories are forever, for Sadie may be absent from the body but present with the Lord. ~Mary Bridges~

  41. Shelly Ward-Tackett

    So sorry for your loss. I don’t think I ever met Sadie, but know that she was very much loved by many. I know her sister Emma loved her very much.

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