Sadie Elizabeth Reaves Dies at 95

Sadie Elizabeth Reaves

The family is sad to announce the passing of Sadie Elizabeth Reaves. Sadie died at the age of 95 on Nov. 6.

She is survived by her children: James C Davis and Rosita E Osborne. The memorial service will be held in private.

Sadie E. Reaves L.P.N. became an employee at the Knud Hansen Memorial Hospital in 1971. It was there that the first playroom for pediatrics was formed under the direction of Women of Evans, in which Ms. Reaves and other members worked with the late Governor Melvin Evans.

Ms. Reaves, in 1977, resigned from Knud Hansen Memorial Hospital and went to work for the Bureau of Corrections as first nurse. With a strong drive and help from the community, she was able to form the first infirmary health care for inmates. Ms. Reaves attended a four-week course on St. Croix at which she achieved an Emergency Medical Services Certificate of Completion. She was congratulated by the late Governor Cyril E King.

After retirement, Sadie remained active in the community. Anything to do with health screening, Sadie is there to lend a hand. Sadie enlisted the help of others to which they called themselves ” The Community Outreach Medical Group” as they joined forces with Cory Lettsome of the Department of Education’s School Lunch Program Commodities Distribution providing water, juices and blood pressure screening to senior citizens who attend to pick up food supplies.

Before Ms. Reaves’ passing, “Nurse,” (as she was affectionately called) could be seen at Plaza Extra Manager Sami Asad located at Tutu Park Mall doing blood pressure screening weekly Monday through Wednesday. Ms. Sadie Reaves loved health care and helping in the community.

Expressions of condolences may be made online at Professional services are entrusted to Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services, 3815 Crown Bay, Suite 10, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, 00802.