Sandra Lee Carr
Sandra Lee "Sandy" Carr, 82, of Sunbury, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

It was with great surprise in August '19 doctors discovered she was living with stage 4 lung cancer which had metastasized to her liver, spleen, kidney, spine and brain. It quickly took control of her life once discovered and unfortunately lead to her death.

She was born March 1, 1937, in Sunbury, a daughter of the late Walter and Louella (Geist) Reitz. On Oct. 5, 1963, she married Harold "Had" Carr who preceded her in death.

Most of her life she lived the occupation of a housekeeper, while having a few little employments here and there. Her passion focused on her green thumb of gardening from flowers to vegetables and a love for animals. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking, Fox news, and the CBN.
A strongly dedicated, baptized christian, she was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church of Sunbury.

She is survived by her brother, Richard; son, John; son-in-law, George; three grandchildren, Amanda, Kyle and wife Desarae, and Tyler; and two great-grandchildren, Blake and Adrena.
Sandy was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence Reitz; her husband and their three daughters, Angela, Christel and Nicole Carr.

Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home , 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by a memorial service at 2.
Published on October 13, 2019


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Susie Whitenight
Oct 18, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your Mother John.She loved you dearly and
was very lucky to have you as a son
Regina russell
Oct 14, 2019
Sandy and I were neighbors in arms. In other words, self-appointed Neighborhood Watch. She was the first Sunbury resident to welcome me into the neighborhood. Even though there were differences in race and culture, we managed to forge a neigborly relationship. Later, we both recognized a devine plan in our good work in this life with barriers that strenthened us. Her reliance on God and teaching his word was deep and often triggered an emotional lapse in our friendship. But somehow, we always found our way back to each other. She was the neighbor who would take walks around the community and would pick up trash on the public sidewalk around your property or in the street. If she saw suspicious, she did not heistate to call the police. You may have not agreed with many of her actions or the way she expressed herself, but it was her honest opinion in a child-like manner that made me look at the heart of the person. I will always be reminded of her generous spirit when I look at the hostos' surrounding my backyard and curbside around the home. It was early August this year when she gifted me with a white rose bush. We shared the love of dogs, our little pets would run up and down her backyard, Joey in particular was her pride and joy, Joey learned tricks to do from his handler upon command and for his treats. She gave a home to two chihuahuas last year and went into debt to maintain their health with a veterinarian. She loved her pets dearly and they loved her. I was very pleased to visit with her and discover the one last pleasure she enjoyed in my presence when you could not longer eat and took little pleasure in drinking protein drinks. Something as simple as a Burger Kings Icee gave her great joy and I got to see that when she drank it all for me to see. How comforting it was for me, to see in our last quiet moments together her joy. I took her hand and told her the best way I knew how, what a good friend she was, a good neighbor, good mother and good grandmother. I could see in her eyes, she knew I was saying goodbye and I wanted to provide her with moments of peace turning her will over to her GOD. I cried for two days prior and when told "she was not expected to make it through the night." I kept asking myself, why are you crying? I listened to the stillness within me... I am going to miss her. I am going to miss my courageous neighbor and friend Sandy.Read more
Sherry. P
Oct 14, 2019
She was a nice lady. I remember going to her house alot with amanda. From sleep overs for amandas birthday to root beer floats at the booth she had in her house. I always loved the pink sponge painted room! So sad to hear of her passing. Prayers to all her family.