After a protracted battle with cancer, Sarah Elizabeth Webster-Eastman of Norfolk, Virginia quietly passed away October 29, 2014 at the age of 69. Sarah, also known as Sandy was born on September 8, 1945 in New York City, New York to Clarence Holland Webster and Edna Mae Urquhart Webster.
Sarah is survived by her husband of more than 30 years, Richard Wayne Eastman; her two sons: John Allen Harrell, his wife Nicole and their 2 children, Cherokee and Shae Harrell; Charles Holland Harrell, his wife Suzanne, and their two children; Wiliam and Wesley Harrell; her brother, Bud Webster (his wife Mary Ann Horton); her sister Mary Jane Webster-Dozier (her husband Patrick Dozier); her step daughter Vanessa Poche; and sister-in-law Brenda J. Eastman.
Sarah studied Art at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. She was self-employed, as a graphic designer, certified by the National Council for Interior Design in 1990. Her work on the Goodwill House (1997) received the Critic’s Choice Gold Award for Most Creative Design (Chesapeake, Virginia). Though her career launched as a graphic artist, she was also a respected Silversmith, Artist, and Author, with her last completed literary work being “The Fall of the Veil of Deception”.
Those persons who touched her life knew that her love and passion were for her husband Richard (Rick), her children, Charles and John, and her grandchildren, William, Wesley, Cherokee and Shae.
When diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998, she remained dedicated to her artistic endeavors and her will to fight her illness. During this time she reached out to an international virtual community of persons afflicted by breast cancer. This assemblage of kindred individuals provided her and her husband support, information and strength.
Sarah embraced Eleanor Roosevelt’s belief that “We gain strength and courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face……we must do that which we think we cannot.”
Sarah and her family would encourage all that knew her to celebrate her life and the lives she touched. In lieu of flowers, a request is made to consider donating to the organization that provided her with solace, The Breast Cancer List Serve. http://friendsofbclist.org/petebevin.htm
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