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Proverbs 17:17 says, “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” During her time here on Earth, Sandra “Sandy” Meadows exemplified this truth in the way she loved her family, her friends, and her church family. Her friends and family knew her as someone who would listen to them, pray for them, and encourage them daily. She was an example of the biblical command: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)
Sandy was born on February 15, 1956, in Atlanta, Georgia to Ed and Dot Morris. She was one of 8 children, so she quickly learned how to serve others, love others, and pray for others as she helped her parents with her siblings. Her gift of serving others continued on as she grew up and became a mother to her daughter Claire and her son Jacob. She was often on the side-lines, cheering her children on, and becoming a second mother to their friends. Sandy was heavily involved in her church, and became a woman who ministered to those who were hurting, needing prayer, and encouragement. Many friends were blessed by letters, notes, and sweet cards that she mailed them. Sandy loved the Lord, and she was often the hands and feet of Christ as she loved and encouraged others.
Her life Bible verse was Joshua 1:9, which says, “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and and of a good courage; be not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Sandy used the Lord’s presence in her life to give her strength, dignity, and courage as she helped others, whether it was through her job as a case worker for mentally disabled adults, or as a teacher at her children’s Christian school. She ministered to bereaved parents, volunteered at her church, and served those in need.
Sandy entered the presence of her Lord on August 30, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Shirley Smallwood; her brothers, Edward, John, and Nathan Morris; her sister-in-law, Marty Morris; her son-in-law A. Elliott Burnsed; and her son, Jacob Meadows.
She is survived by her daughter, Claire Burnsed; Aunt Betty Robinson; sister, Diane New and her husband Mike; brother, Tommy Morris; brother, Justin Morris and his wife Teresa; sister-in-law, Sandra Morris; grandchildren, Ethan and Layne Burnsed and Reilley White as well as many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Regency Church of God.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, 1832 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA followed by a church service starting at 2:00 PM at the Regency Church of God, 1132 Buford Hwy, Sugar Hill, GA 30518.
Dana Dodge says
I am truly saddened by my Aunt Sandy’s passing. I would often receive cards and texts from her that were full of encouraging words, love and scripture. At the end of each she would always say “Jesus loves you and so do I.” Thanking God for the wonderful memories and rejoicing that she is in Heaven. Always know that Jesus loves you Aunt Sandy and so do I❤
Fay n Kay Tullis says
To a long time friend that love the Lord and those she came into contact with. Sandy was a precious caring person who had a beautiful smile and a gentle kind word of encouragement no matter how long it had been since she saw you. Go Rest on High Sandy your work on earth is completed and we will see you on that golden shore. ❤️❤️
Connie Looney says
Dear Claire. I don’t know if you remember me and lloyd or not but we loved your mother tremendously. The writing about your Mother described her so perfectly. She was simply amazing. I still have cards she gave us. I will never forget her stuffed mushrooms either. She was in our singles group at the Lawrenceville Church of God and I don’t think any of them will ever forget her stuffed mushrooms either. You are in my prayers. Love and God bless you snd your family.
Margare Welborn Turpin says
I first met this precious lady at New Covenant Christian Academy nearly 40+ years ago. It as my first year of teaching and my little son was just shy of two. Sandy was the 2 + teacher. What a precious love she had for our children. I grew to love her like a sister. Claire, she is surely rejoicing with the Lord… I know you miss her terribly … but I also know you will see her again. Prayers and hugs. I dearly loved your mama.
Margare Welborn Turpin says
I first met this precious lady at New Covenant Christian Academy nearly 40+ years ago. It was my first year of teaching and my little son was just shy of two. Sandy was the 2 + teacher. What a precious love she had for our children. I grew to love her like a sister. Claire, she is surely rejoicing with the Lord… I know you miss her terribly … but I also know you will see her again. Prayers and hugs. I dearly loved your mama.