Nov. 27, 2022
3 p.m.


Nov. 27, 2022
2 p.m.



Sara Breeden “Sis” Erwin, 92, of Morganton, NC, passed away Friday, November 18, 2022.

Born in Burke County, NC on May 12, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Dick and Patsy McCarthy Breeden. Sis graduated from Morganton High School in 1948 and UNC Greensboro in 1952. She married her beloved husband on June 6, 1954. Mrs. Erwin taught school for several years until the birth of her children. She then continued as a substitute teacher. Sis was very active in First United Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher and president of the Women’s Society. She enjoyed her bridge club and book club, along with traveling to far away and exotic places. Sis loved and enjoyed her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Erwin is survived by her husband, Robert S. Erwin, Jr.; son, John R. Erwin and wife, Judy; grandchildren, Caitlyn Erwin, Jennifer Erwin, Cecelia Erwin, Robert David Erwin, Sara Anne Erwin; daughter-in-law, Dabney Erwin and husband, Judge Mark Klass; great-granddaughters, Chloe Charlie Erwin and Aries Trimble; and sister-in-law, Frances Breeden, and her children, Trice, Joella, and Richard, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Sis was preceded in death by a son, Charles B. Erwin; and grandson, Charles B. Erwin, Jr.

A celebration of Sis’ life will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 27, 2022 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dana McKim officiating. The family will greet friends in the church fellowship hall following the service.

In memory of her grandson, Chaz, memorial contributions may be made to A.T. Children’s Project, 6810 N. State Road 7, Suite 125, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 or to First United Methodist Church, 200 N. King St., Morganton, NC 28655.

The family like to express their appreciation to the staff of Grace Ridge Memory Care and Skilled Nursing for their loving care of Sis.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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"Sis" was a lovely bright light at Grace Ridge. to all who knew her. I'm thinking of you, Bob, and all of your family with deep sympathy and prayers. May you find comfort, joy, and peace of heart through the wonderful memories of all the travels and good times you and "Sis" enjoyed during your years together in this Life, and through God's assurance of your being together again in the Life to come. Love IS Eternal. Blessings, Maxine McCall

—Maxine McCall

Sending my love and prayers for your family. So thankful I was able to cross paths with such a beautiful lady. Blessings

—Charity Elliott
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I was so so lucky to have a great grandma she always thought and asked about me and I always enjoyed looking at old photos of her and having dinner together where at the end she would always ask for her peppermint ice cream sissy had such a big family that loves her so much and will never forget her

—Aries Trimble

So sorry to read about "Sis" in the paper today., She was such a wonderful person and was so nice to me. I enjoyed talking to her at the church. I know she is going to be so missed by you and her family and friends. Wish I could be at the service this Sunday, but have been sick with the RSV Virus and just haven't been able to get anywhere, not even to church. I do wish I could be there Sunday though. You and "Sis" both were always so friendly to me and hope you are doing well. You and your family are all in my thoughts and prayers.

—Margaret Causby