On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Sarah Lynn Meares of Youngsville, NC, passed away at age 31.
Sarah was a brave, fearless, and beautiful young lady. She was very passionate in what she believed in, and she touched the life of every person she met. A true artist, she loved to create, and she lived a life that was all her own. By trade she was a web designer, and had a great appreciation for all things related to art and design. She also enjoyed writing, crocheting, reading and music.
She loved her family deeply, especially her son, Aedyn. He was her heart and her reason for living. She was so proud to be his mother.
For many years, Sarah struggled with addiction. She sought God’s help during the battle. She knew Jesus Christ as her Savior, and in the end it was He who finally decided that Sarah had struggled enough and brought her home peacefully.
Sarah was smart, creative and kind. She would do anything for a friend and always lit up a room with her smile, energy and sense of humor. The memory of her bright smile and sunny disposition will never be forgotten. Our broken hearts will forever feel the loss and emptiness of her absence. The pain of her death is heartbreaking, which is why stories like hers should not be ignored. The only way we will conquer the drug abuse epidemic is to share our stories and raise awareness.
Sarah will be greatly missed by her mother Julia Perry, step-father Hulon, and son Aedyn Baucom of Youngsville; her sister Amanda Morris, brother-in-law Chris and nephew Calvin of Fuquay-Varina; brother Jeff Meares and nephew Brennan of Knightdale; boyfriend, William Williams of Louisburg; along with extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Tim Meares.
A celebration of her heavenly homecoming will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Wendell on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Time to be announced later this week. All are welcome.
Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell is assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences, please visit stricklandfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Sarah’s name can be made to drug treatment centers to help others who are struggling. Sarah’s legacy through this battle was to fight, and she would encourage others to do the same.
“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13