Sadie P. Tokunaga
Sadie P. Tokunaga COLUMBIA Mrs. Sadie P. Tokunaga, 87, of Columbia, died Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Born February 4, 1929, in Estill, SC, she was a daughter of the late Laughlin and Reba Breedlove Peeples. Sadie was a caregiver at heart, and after her graduation from the Baptist Hospital Nursing School, she spent many years serving as a nurse, working at the Columbia Clinic and Columbia Nephrology until her retirement. She treasured the friendships made as a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority, and she was a woman of deep faith and member of Incarnation Lutheran Church for over 60 years. Sadie is survived by her husband, Leon Tokunaga; daughter, Lee Ann Faulling (Bruce); grandchildren, Nicole Cottrell (Matthew), and Joey Faulling; great-grandchildren, Isabella Cottrell, and Anderson Cottrell; sisters, Button Wilburn, and Julia Causey; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sara Tokunaga. The graveside service for Mrs. Tokunaga will be held at 11 o'clock Saturday, October 15th, at Elmwood Cemetery, with The Rev. Dr. Mary W. Anderson and The Rev. Dr. David A. Donges officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 4 until 6 o'clock at the family home, 2604 Quitman St., Columbia. Memorials may be made to Incarnation Lutheran Church, 3005 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, is assisting the family. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Edwards and the staff of Palmetto Health Internal Medicine, as well as Mrs. Tokunaga's caregiver, Mrs. Leatha Jones, for their wonderful care and support. Memories and condolences may be shared at ShivesFuneralHome.com .
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