Aunt Sandy rubs Case's feet.
"No, Aunt Marcia, I will not go with you. I'm good here."
Sandra Kay Curry, 63, went to be with her Lord and Savior while at home, surrounded by family and friends. She fought a courageous battle against a lengthy illness. She was a wonderful wife, mother, "Maw," aunt and sister. She was blessed.
She was in the band and was a drum major at Marshall High School and graduated in 1964. While in high school, she met the love of her life, Harry, at the skating rink. She won him with a smile and a wink - true love. They were united in marriage October 16, 1964.
She enjoyed gardening and yard work. She loved to ride horses and take buggy rides with Harry. After graduation and marriage, Sandra went to a local beauticians' school.
Sandra had two children, Michael and Marcia. She raised them in the ways of God and loved and supported them as they reached for their goals in life. She was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and taught children's Sunday school for many years. She was a faithful servant. Sandra worked for Hallsville ISD for 23 years in food services. “Maw” had four grandchildren and loved to attend their activities even through her illness. She was sustained by the tender care and love from her husband, family and friends.
Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, James Rade and Martha Nix; and her husband, Harry.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Beckie Curry of Hallsville; her daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Michael Oxsheer of Hallsville; her grandchildren, Danielle Curry, Nick Curry, Mason Oxsheer and Luke Oxsheer; her sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Vernon Weaver of Longview; a niece and her husband, Debbie and Craig Schulter of Omaha, Texas; and her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Larry Curry, June Dyke, Jan Turner and James Curry.
A homegoing service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 4, 2008, at Trinity Baptist Church of Lakeport, with Dr. Gary Orr officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today, December 3, 2008, at Rader Funeral Home in Longview.
Memorial donations may be made to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy at Executive Plaza III, 11350 McCormick Rd., Suite 906, Hunt Valley, MD 20131.