Quilting 1

Sarah Odessia (Parker) Brothers

April 9, 1925 ~ February 25, 2022 (age 96) 96 Years Old
Obituary Image

Sarah Brothers Obituary

ALL day and ALL night ANGELS are watching over the Brothers Family

"May the works I've done speak for me.
When I'm resting in my grave,
There's nothing more to be said;
May the works I've done
speak for me..."

On Thursday, April 9, 1925 Mr. Elbert and Mrs. Annie Whidbee Parker, welcomed their third child of eleven off springs into the world a beautiful baby girl that they decided to name Sarah. This name that was chosen for their daughter would set the tone for her life, with the name meaning noblewoman and matriarch, along with other adjectives describes our beloved Mother Sarah Odessia Parker Brothers. 

Sarah Odessia Parker Brothers, transitioned peacefully in the comfort of her home in the evening hours of Friday, February 25, 2022 surrounded by her loving and devoted family. 

Mother Brothers was reared in a Christian home, joining Porters Chapel AME Zion and accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and personal Savior. She loved the hymn, "May the Works I've Done Speak for Me.... Later in life she joined Moses Temple AME Zion Church. If you knew Mother Brothers you know that over her ninety-six years of life her works and service speaks volumes of the life that she lived and instilled in her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. 

Mother Brothers the Matriarch of the Brothers Family, married  the love of her life, Mr. Dempsey Brothers, Sr., on December 3, 1942. This union that lasted for seventy-five years produced seventeen wonderful children. Sarah always found great joy in being a wife, mother, sister, aunt and babysitter (to many of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren). As much as her health allowed, she also enjoyed going to church, traveling, gardening, and cooking. Along with her husband she was preceded in death by four of her children- Joe Nelson Brothers, Alberta Brothers, Edith B. Davis and Jimmy C. Brothers; two grandchildren, Eddie A. Brothers, Sr. and Juston J. Davis; two great-grandchildren; Teonda Williams and Klae Brothers.

The Brothers children decided as a unit to Celebrate the Life of their beautiful mother on Friday, the fourth day of March twenty-twenty two at the noon hour at the Mt. Lebanon AME Zion Church. Friends and family will have the opportunity to have a moment of Glimpse and Reflection starting at eleven o'clock in the morning until the time of service. Mrs. Brothers earthly shell will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Elizabeth City, NC. 

**ALL participants planning to attend any service for Mrs. Brothers will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.**

Sarah leaves to cherish in her memory thirteen loving and caring children- Dempsey Brothers Jr. (Janice) of Elizabeth City, NC, Rev. Otis G. Brothers (Laverna-deceased) of Elizabeth City, NC, Eugene Brothers (Margaret) of Newport News VA, William Brothers (Carol) of Virginia Beach, VA, Isaac Brothers, Sr. (Glendora) of Elizabeth City, NC, Sarah B. Wills of Elizabeth City, NC, Wallace Brothers, Sr. of Virginia Beach, VA, Andrew Brothers, Sr. (Kathryn) of Elizabeth City, NC, Demosthenes Brothers, Sr. (Karen) of Elizabeth City, NC, Catherine B. Harvey (Johnie, III) of Elizabeth City, NC, Grace B. Lamb (Gregory) of Yorktown VA, Tielue B. Knight (Eugene) of Hertford, NC and Odell Brothers of Elizabeth City, NC; one daughter-in-law, Susan Brothers of Edenton, NC and one son-in-law, Preston Davis, Sr. of Elizabeth City, NC. She also leaves to cherish in her memory two sisters, Gladys Parker Cadoria (Adrian) of Virginia Beach, VA and Shirley Parker Vickers of Virginia Beach, VA. Four sisters-in-law, Eunice Delrese Parker, Mattie Parker-Martin, Frances B. James, Elsie S. Brothers; one brother-in-law, Willie Gorham of Elizabeth City, NC; thirty-nine grandchildren, sixty great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. There was never a dull moment in her household.

The Brothers Family once again bestowed the honor upon the team of Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home of Gatesville, NC to serve them during their time of bereavement. DJSMFH professional team will assist the Brothers Family during their hours of bereavement and beyond through unprecedented, sincere, heartfelt, compassionate and detailed personalized services catered to the Brothers Family wishes and desires. Please continue to uplift the family of Mother Sarah O. Parker-Brothers and all connected families through words of comfort, telephone calls/text messages, prayers, "virtual" hugs, thoughts or even just a smile

"...The works I've done,
Sometimes it seems so small,
It seems like I've done nothing at all.
Lord I'm leaning and depending on You,
If I do right You're gonna see me through;
May the works the works I've done
Let it speak for me."

"Making your Family's Memory a Legacy at Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home"


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sarah Odessia (Parker) Brothers, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Sarah Odessia (Parker) Brothers?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Sarah's memory.


24 Hour Viewing
March 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Mt. Lebanon AME Zion Church
320 Culpepper Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Celebration of Life
March 4, 2022

12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Mt. Lebanon AME Zion Church
320 Culpepper Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909


© 2024 Dennis J. Stallings Memorial Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility