Pastor Samuel Sledge


Pastor Samuel Sledge departed this life June 26, 2023. He was born on Dec. 12, 1938, to the late Arthur Lee and Fannie Mae Sledge in Fairhope.

He was united in marriage to his sweetheart, Barbara Sledge, in Monticello, New York, July 30, 1960. They were married for over 57 years. He couldn't do anything without Barbara From the day they were married, they would do everything together.

Pastor Samuel Sledge was preceded in death by his wife over 57 years, Barbara Sledge; his parents, Arthur and Fannie Mae Sledge; brothers, Claude, Arthur Lee IV and Frank Sledge; sisters, Mildred L. Brown and Ruth Darden; a grandchild, Gregory Sledge; and an uncle, Bishop Leon Williams.

Pastor Samuel Sledge is survived by his children, Calvin Sledge (Lora) of Fairhope, Brenda Sledge-Stewart (Pastor Uvie) of Jamestown, New York, Oliver Sledge (Patricia) of Milton, Florida and Sandy Watts (Kenneth) of Foley; a very special grandson who took care of him, Jamie Middleton of Fairhope; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Joe (Theresa) Sledge of Fairhope, Ruben (Beverly) Sledge of Tampa, Florida, Paul (Joan) Sledge of Daphne, Leon (Beverly) Sledge of Spanish Fort and Betty Jackson of Fairhope; along with a host of nieces, nephews and other large extended family, church family and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 7, at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Fairhope.

Interment will be held at Memory Gardens of Fairhope, following funeral service.