Sarah Waddill Armstrong lost her battle with a rare cancer on Monday May 29 shortly after celebrating her 70th birthday. Sarah was born May 21, 1953, in New York, New York. She grew up in Moncks Corner, SC, graduating from Berkeley High School. She went on to graduate from the College of Charleston and followed in her mother’s footsteps and became an elementary school teacher retiring after nearly 30 years as an educator.
Having battled and beat breast cancer several years ago she is the true definition of a fighter. From the time of her recent diagnosis to her death, Sarah underwent 55 treatments and a lifesaving 12-hour surgery at MUSC.
Sarah loved being in nature and knew so much about the flora and fauna of the south from the mountains of Saluda, North Carolina to the beach at Pawleys Island, South Carolina. She loved her family and was a dear friend to many and her most favorite role was as “Nana” to her two grandchildren.
Sarah was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, David Michael; parents John Miller Waddill and Mary Ellen Waddill and her brother Samuel Erickson Waddill. She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Rose; son, M. Ross (Elizabeth) and grandchildren, Camilla Clark and Bedford Charles all of Charleston, SC.
She is also survived by her sister Mary Virginia Smith (Kim) of Greenville SC, brother John Miller Waddill of Moncks Corner, SC and her brother-in-law Robert Leo Armstrong of Walls, MS.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you please consider making a donation to the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center.
The details of her celebration of life will follow at a later date.