The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

June 10, 2013

Sandra Land

GREENVILLE — The family of Sandra J. Land of Greenville, 54, mourns the death of a special angel.

A loving mother, daughter, sister and aunt, passed away June 9, 2013, at her brother Phillip’s residence.

She was born Nov. 6, 1958, in Greenville to Homer Ray Land and Grace Land.

Sandra grew up in the East Tawakoni area and attended school in Lone Oak, where she graduated. Upon graduation, she attended East Texas State University. Sandra was a member of the Bois d’Arc Baptist Church.

She was a special mother to son Quinton Land of Greenville. She is also survived by mother Grace Land of East Tawakoni; brothers, Steve Land and wife Carolyn of Commerce, Phillip Land and wife Montra of East Tawakoni, and Scott Land of Lone Oak.

Sandra was a much loved aunt to Mona Gilley and husband Charles of Quinlan, Stacie West and husband Brent of Flower Mound, Heather Cole and husband Chris of Wylie, Raymond Sly of Fort Worth, Stephanie Sly of Greenville, Shaye Francey and husband Charles of Nebraska, Garrett and Gunner Land of Lone Oak, and Shane Smith of Arkansas; also, a great-aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Sandra had uncles Rubert Land and wife Mary, Roy Land and wife Brenda, Ray Weatherford and Roy Weatherford and wife Cathy; also aunt Bobbie Mercer and husband Billy; and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by father Homer Land; sister Glenda Sly; aunt Doris Combest; uncles Truman Land and Coy Land; cousin Bob Land; and grandparents.

She was also a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign War located in Greenville where Sandra had many very special friends.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Strickland, Daymond Weatherford, Joey Weatherford, Brent West, Chris Cole, and Garrett Land.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at Wieland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Sandra’s name.

Sandra always had a smile for anyone who crossed paths with her. It is easily said that she was a very happy person and valued life to its fullest. Sandra, our love, you will be missed dearly.

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