Sarah Bates Shanks, 70, of Farmville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 7, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Kenny Bates and Carl & Nannie Matthews of Cumberland, Virginia.
She is survived by one sister, Beverly Upton and husband. Two daughters, Shannon Shanks (John) and Mary Shanks Mason (Leonard). Two sons , James. L. Shanks (Natalie) and Brian Shanks (Betty). She was blessed with 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grand children. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A service will be held on June 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Maranatha Baptist Church on Tuggle Road in Farmville, Virginia. A gathering of family and friends will follow in the fellowship hall.