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In Loving Memory of Sandra Joy Meador
Sandra Joy Love Meador (better known as Sandy), a remarkable woman whose infectious smile and warm heart touched the lives of many, passed away on May 19, 2023 at the age of 68. Born on April 1, 1955, Sandy was a beloved wife, devoted mother, adored sister/sister-in-law, cherished grandmother, respectfully called "Aunt Sandy" by many (both relative and non relative), and dear friend to all had the privilege of knowing her.
Sandy married her soulmate, Garland Page Meador, on May 23, 1975. Garland lost his earthly battle with cancer on December 20, 2001. They are now joyfully reunited in Heaven after two decades apart. Their love story is a source of inspiration and a reminder of the everlasting strength of Christ-centered love. In addition to her husband, Sandy was also preceded in death by her father, James R. Love, Mother, Joyce Hamlin, and brothers, Jimmy Love, Bobby Love, and Larry Love.
In her early years, Sandy dedicated herself to being a stay-at-home mom and member of Redeemer Lutheran Church helping with Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. While her kids were still young, she joined Industrial School District. There, Sandy was a beloved friend, revered by many for her genuine kindness. Sandy had a special ability to make everyone feel valued and appreciated, and her friendship was a true gift. While she never met a stranger, most of her favorite memories were with family and close friends be it in the backyard at Koop Loop, at Magnolia Beach (or "Love Beach" as it was affectionately nicknamed), or at sports events at Industrial greeting fellow Cobras with her contagious smile and laugh. She held a deep affection for all the individuals and connections she cultivated during her time with Industrial, treasuring those friendships with great fondness. Sandy spent 28 years with Industrial before retiring to Port O'Connor in the summer of 2020.
One of Sandy's most admirable qualities was her selflessness. She dedicated her life to her family, pouring her heart and soul into being an amazing mother and a pillar of support for her loved ones. Her love knew no bounds, and her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews are truly blessed to have her as an inspiration. Sandy's laughter had the power to brighten even the darkest of days, and she had an innate ability to light up a room and was always the life of every celebration. She had an unwavering love for the beach, sunshine, and the feeling of sand between her toes, finding joy in the tranquil beauty of the shoreline - a love she shared often with her family. Sandy, who found immense delight in sunbathing, has now found eternal warmth in the heavenly rays in which she took pleasure.
Left to honor Sandy's memory are her loving children and their spouses, Lindsey Meador-Diegel (Martin Diegel), Joy Girndt (Craig Girndt), LeAnne Huber (Brandon Huber), and Page Meador, as well as her adoring grandchildren Adeline Kennedy and Liam James Huber. One of Sandy's greatest joys in life was being a grandmother, or as she was lovingly known, "YaYa". She is also survived by her dear brothers Ricky Love (Patty) and Ronnie Tipton, brother-in-law Van Meador, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews all of whom she adored. Sandy held a special place in her heart for her beloved brothers, their significant others, and all her nieces and nephews, savoring the bond they shared and the wonderful memories they made throughout their lives.
A service to honor and celebrate Sandy's beautiful life will be held on Friday, June 9th, at 10AM, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Edna, TX. Pastor Andy Schroer will officiate the service. Visitation with the family will take place at Redeemer one hour prior (at 9AM). Following the service, Sandy will be laid to rest at Red Bluff Cemetery, with her late husband, a request those close to her knew well. A catered meal will be provided back at the church allowing time for friends and family to share memories and support one another over videos, pictures, and conversation.
To honor Sandy's vibrant spirit, the family will be wearing something colorful at the service. They would be delighted if others choose to do the same. Coral or orange was Sandy's favorite color, and it would bring her pure joy to see the church filled with the vibrant hues she loved so dearly.
Sandra Joy Meador touched the lives of many with her love, compassion, and joyful spirit. She will be deeply missed but forever remembered for the beautiful legacy she leaves behind. Her soul has found eternal peace in Heaven with her Savior and in the loving embrace of her husband. May her memory live on in the heart of all those who were blessed to know and love her.
As her children, we aspire to emulate our beautiful Mother.
Services have been entrusted to Russell Todish of Slavik Funeral Home, 209 N. Allen St. Edna, Texas 77957, 361-782-2152