Clagett, Sarah Helen
Birth: Thursday, October 06, 1938
Death: Sunday, February 06, 2022 at the age of 83
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Sarah Helen Clagett was welcomed into heaven on February 6, 2022. Her passing was peaceful. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 10 am at Brinsfield Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. The memorial will be available for live streaming on the Brinsfield website. A graveside service will be held later this summer in Whiteville, North Carolina.

Sarah Helen was born to Robert and Helen High in Whiteville, North Carolina on October 6, 1938. She led an idyllic childhood, spending the school year in Whiteville and every summer at Lake Waccamaw, just 10 miles down the road. While she physically moved to Maryland as a young woman, her heart and soul never left Columbus County.

Sarah Helen was raised in a Christian household and carried that strong faith her entire life. She had a large, close-knit family. In her household, the only thing more important than family was God. She was also raised in a musical family. Like her mother before her, Sarah Helen was an excellent pianist. She never stopped playing piano.

Sarah Helen attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, then moved to Upper Marlboro, Maryland to start a career as a school teacher. That is where she met her husband, Tom Clagett. Tom and Sarah Helen were married December 28, 1967 in Whiteville, North Carolina.

They soon welcomed three children, Tucker, Marnie and Helen Dasher. Her love and support was ever-present in their lives. Sarah Helen and Tom raised their children in the church. They raised them to love their extended family. They raised them to be musical. And they raised them to love Lake Waccamaw, since Tom loved the Lake almost as much as Sarah Helen.

Sarah Helen stayed home to raise her children. She may have stopped working for the school, but she never stopped teaching. She taught piano to many of her children's friends after school. Many of the children of Upper Marlboro have memories of sitting at Sarah Helen's piano learning how to tickle the ivories.

Sarah Helen and Tom were lifelong members of Bethel United Methodist Church. Sarah Helen served as church pianist for as long as her children can remember. She was also the choir director for most of that time. The Bethel community was a major fixture in the lives of her children, and a source of blessing for them as they grew up.

Sarah Helen loved Jesus, her family, Lake Waccamaw, and music – in roughly that order. She is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Helen High; her husband, Tom Clagett; and her brother, Bill High. She is survived by her siblings Bob High and Walter High; and her children, Tucker Clagett, Marnie Robison, and Helen Dasher Millman; and her seven grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Ambassador Camp, 702 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450.

Memorial Service
Brinsfield Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
30195 Three Notch Road
Charlotte Hall, Maryland 20622

Memorial Life Celebration Gathering
Brinsfield Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
30195 Three Notch Road
Charlotte Hall, Maryland 20622

Interment will be private
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