Sarah Irby Morrison
December 28, 2010 - March 25, 2021
I'm Sarah Irby Morrison, youngest daughter of Meg and Read, and little sister to Molly and Lily. I was born on December 28, 2010, kind of like I was a Christmas present to my family. I love my family. I learned so much from them. Mommy taught me not only how to love, but how to express my love. Daddy taught me how to think deeply and methodically and how to be kind to others. Mommy called me Sarah Bara. Daddy was teaching me Gin Rummy. I beat him a lot. I have two sisters, Molly and Lily. I will miss them both so much. We were home this school year and had a lot of time to play. We went to camp together every year and I wish I could have gone for more. Molly is a caring big sister who treats us as equals. Lily is completely silly and makes everything fun. We've always spent a bunch of time together as a family. Vacations to other countries, days by the water, hanging out in our pajamas making iMovies. We were never too busy with other things, only with each other. I think Mommy and Daddy did that on purpose. There are a lot of others I will miss. I'll start with my grandparents. Julie and Bob Morrison (we call them Mana and Pop) were role models for me. Gramdad, Rocky Rochester, was teaching me how to sail and how to use the things in his tool box. And my Nanny, Blair Martin, is so stylish and artistic and I was learning about art from her. I'll also remember my sweet Aunt Macon and my handsome Uncle Ben and Nanny's crazy husband Billy. I had some great friends, too. They know who they are. There's one family member I'm just meeting for the first time. It's my great great grandmother Sarah Irby McRee. I'm even named after her. She took care of Mommy when she was little. Mommy told me to go find Grandma. She told me that while she's here for me on earth Grandma will be taking care of me where I am now. Mommy loved her so much, so I know Grandma and I will be happy together.
I'll be buried with Grandma at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Powhatan. Please come on Wednesday at 2:00. It would make my family really happy to see our friends who are thinking about us. It would make me happy to see you too. I bet my family feels like it will be a long time before they see me again, and I bet it makes them cry. But I want them to know that for me it will feel soon and I want them to live their happy life like I did until we see each other again.
A note from Sarah's family:
For those of you who knew Sarah, you will know that there was something more to her than many of us have. Her kindness and selflessness knew no bounds. Her intelligence unimaginable. Her happiness and silliness never ever ended. Molly, Lily, Mommy and Daddy love you so much sweetie. The service will be held outside on Wednesday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Powhatan. St. Luke's requires attendees to wear masks and observe social distancing. We recently found a school assignment where Sarah wrote that she wanted to help children in hospitals. If you were thinking of flowers, please consider instead a contribution in Sarah's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online Condolences can be made at bennettbardenfh.com