Sarah Blackwelder Cecile, 83, of Winston-Salem, N.C., passed away at her home on December 22, 2021. She was born March 14, 1938, in Iredell County to the late John M. and Fannie Reid Blackwelder.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond B. Cecile; siblings, Reid and John Blackwelder, Lucy Phifer, Nellie Parker, and Elsie McConnell.

She was a graduate of Mooresville High School and Presbyterian School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for over 50 years at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center before her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, spending time with her siblings, visiting the old home place and being with her dog who was her closest companion.

She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 31, at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Memorial Park with Pastor Jonathan Williams officiating.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Cecile family. Condolences may be sent to the family at