Sarah Richards was the mother of female Neteru Damali Richards and wife to Reverend Armand Richards. Twenty years before the series begins, Armand was kidnapped by Master Vampire Fallon Nuit and turned. Sarah, irrational and thinking her husband was cheating on her, used a witch's spell to find her husband. She accidently intruded upon Nuit and Armand and was turned by Nuit. She killed herself.
After her death Sarah became an angel. She carried the recessive Powers Healing Angel gene which was passed down to Damali.