“She was like, it was almost like meeting your auntie or something and her energy just radiated between everyone that she met” said Joseph Coleman.
Welcoming everyone with open arms, many people say Sadie Roberts-Joseph never met a stranger. Tuesday evening, the hundreds of people she welcomed turned out to honor her life.
Friends of Ms. Sadie said, “I had to come today just to honor her”, “I knew it was going to be a multitude of people, I knew it. They’re coming from near and far for Ms. Sadie.”
To the nation, Ms. Sadie was a civil rights activist. In the Baton Rouge community, she was a treasure and in her own right, an icon.
“She not only wanted black America to become better, she wanted the world to become better. Her favorite motto was culture is the glue that holds a people together” said Beatrice Armstrong-Johnson, sister of Sadie Roberts-Joseph
Sadie Roberts Joseph’s message of togetherness showed Tuesday’s evening. Through the many words shared, messages written on a pink piece of paper and the people who stood side by side showing that we are stronger as a community.
“The torch will be carried, we will carry the torch for you, you cared for us and we’ll do the best to make sure your name will ring on forever” said Coleman
“Sadie darling, you did everything well you are an inspiration to us, to this community and for all of life and I pray that everything that you lived for continues to expand and exceeds your expectations” said Ann Bosarge, friend of Ms. Sadie.