Remembering Sadie Roberts-Joseph: How those in Baton Rouge are saying their final goodbyes


Monday, hundreds are remembering the life and legacy of 75-year-old Baton Rouge civil rights leader, Sadie Roberts-Joseph.

Josephs was laid to rest, Monday, after a public celebration of her life.

Her service was held at 10:00 on Monday morning at the Living Faith Christian Center on Winbourne Avenue.

“It’s a dark day for our city as we lay our loved one to rest because she loved us all we were all family, ” says Evangelist Judy Martin Davis.

Roberts-Joseph was found in the trunk of her car on July 12. One of her tenants, Ronn Bell, has been arrested in connection to her death.

Those in the community are hoping to continue her legacy with financial donations to the Odell S. Williams

Now and Then African-American Museum Online contributions can be made to:

Contributions can also be made at Hancock Whitney Bank in the name of the Sadie Roberts-Joseph Memorial Fund.

Donations can also be mailed to the museum’s address at 538 South Boulevard Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802.

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