Mrs. Sandra J. Harris, age 71, Limestone, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mrs. Harris was born in Washington County and the daughter of the late Charles W. & Barbara Fox Jenkins. She was also preceded in death by a son, Kevin Todd Harris.
She was a member of Grace Brethren Church. She was a selfless person, always willing to help others, and enjoyed spending time with her family especially her two grandsons.
Mrs. Harris retired from the Washington County School System as an Instructional Assistant.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Harris, son, Doug Harris; daughter and son-in-law, Allison & John Tomko; grandchildren, Christopher Tomko and Joshua Tomko; sister and brother-in-law, Pam & Benny Van Huss; niece, Stacey Whitaker (Chad); nephew, Brad Van Huss (Melissa); great-nephew, Brady Van Huss; two aunts, Virginia Caudle and Maxine Roberson; and several cousins.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, there will not be a formal visitation or funeral, but friends may come by Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home to view and sign the register Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 9:00-4:00 pm.
Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Grace Brethren Cemetery with Rev. Jack Dykes and Pastor John H. Moore officiating.
Pallbearers will be family & friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Brethren Church Cemetery 3337 Hwy. 11-E Telford, TN 37690 or American Diabetes Association ADA Research Foundation 1701 N. Beauregard St. Alexandrea, VA 22311.
I know you won’t remember me but I was directer of Asbury Preschool for 4 years. Your mom was there then and a finer lady you wouldn’t find. Always smiling, always helpful. She loved our little special needs kids! She made the best green congealed salad!. I still have her recipe. I know you miss her terribly. We all loved her. L lost my husband in August so I have an idea of the feelings you are going through. But the Heavenly Father will soothe your hearts. She is smiling in His face right now. I am praying for each of you.
Prayers to the family
Sandra was my childhood neighbor. What a sweet girl she was. Yet that sweetness remained her trait for all her life. I was so sad to hear of her passing. My thoughts are with each of you--Gary, Pam, Allison, Doug. I know you will miss her dearly. God be with you duing this sad time.
Hugs, love and prayers. I always enjoyed seeing your mom's sweet, welcoming smile at church events supporting Allison, John, Christopher and Joshua. Special lady & family.
Andy & Andrea (Guinn) McKee
Sandra gave such warm hugs and had an effervescent laugh that would light up the room. She was always willing to listen and give kind advice. We love and miss her but know we will see her again one day in Glory.
Gary and Doug, we are heartbroken for your loss. We're surrounding your sweet family with prayers and love now and in the days ahead!
Sandra is one fine Christian lady. My mother, Emogene Troutman, always talked about her being so kind and considerate to her. She was loved by so many & will be missed.
Allison, John, Christopher and Joshua,
I am so sorry! You are in my thoughts and prayers! I know your hearts are broken. May GOD bring comfort like only HE can.
Much Love, Teressa
Pam, Benny and family
We are so sorry to hear about Sandra. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Praying God gives you strength and comfort during this time.
Love & prayers
Mark & April Jones
Myra Dill and family
Dan and Penny Ruble
We were so sorry to hear about Sandra. Sandra was such a giving person and will be missed by all that knew her. Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days. We love you.
Shane and Karen Routh Peoples
Dear Gary, Doug, Allison, Pam, Benny and family. We are so sorry to hear of Sandras passing. Many wonderful memories of all of you and the times we had at your home. May God comfort you at this difficult time. Lean on Him for strength. Much love to all
I’m so sorry and sadden to hear about Sandra. She had such a beautiful soul and she most definitely was one of a kind.
I will be praying for all of you as you go through each day trying to adjust your lives of the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, and friend! Beautiful lady with a beautiful smile!
What a pleasure it was knowing her❤️
John & Sam Cox
Gary and family...... we were shocked and saddened to learn of Sandra's passing. Even though its been several years, we've been thinking about our trip to Myrtle Beach back in the 70's. Those were the good times...... may those memories help carry you thru these times. Holding you up in prayer.
Connie Deanhardt Jonesborough
I worked with Sandra years ago at the bank. She was a very special person . She will be greatly missed.
Marvin and Amy Pleasant
So sorry for your loss Gary , Doug and Allison. Your mom was such a sweet lady that was a pleasure to be around. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Shirley Broyles Roark
Gary & family, so very sorry to hear Sandra has passed away. Sending many prayers for you and your loved ones during this time of such a great loss.
Prayers for all of you; Sandra was a wonderful person. I remember the time she peeled all those potatoes to make mashed potatoes for the Fish lunch at DCHS. She enjoyed helping Doug with things at school.
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom and grandmother
Gail Squibb Morris
Gary, Doug, Allison, Pam and family- I am heart broken to learn of Sandra’s passing. I just loved her. She was such a sweet and caring friend. Anytime there was a surgery or death, Sandra was the first one to come with an entire delicious meal. She was such a giving person- sharing Gods love through her wonderful meals and her compassionate heart. Sandra was wonderful to me through the years as a youth group leader, supportive parent while Allison and Doug were my piano students and a loving family friend. I pray that God will surround your family with comfort and strength in the difficult days ahead. May you feel peace in knowing she is in Heaven. Love you, Gail Squibb Morris
Cynthia Crisp Tarlton
God Bless, and know we are praying for each and everyone of you.
Dear Gary, Doug and all the Harris family, I’m saddened to learn of Sandra’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Good Lord give you strength, comfort and peace as you travel this valley. Love, Pat and Becky Wolfe
Sorry for your lost, keeping the family in our prayers
Brenda W Campbell
Gary & family, shocked to hear about Sandra, my special friend thru all the years, she was a wonderful person! Always giving. Love & prayers
Diane Arrowood Malone
Pam and family. I am so sorry to hear of Sandra's passing. I realize we haven't seen each other since our long ago school days but I did have an opportunity to see Sandra about 3 years ago. When my dad passed away she was very kind in visiting our family and showing her love and support. I wish I had the opportunity to do the same for you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Bell Blevins and Family
Allison and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our Prayers. Look to the Lord, and rest in the Blessed Hope of a Brighter World than this, where sorrow never can come. We are heartbroken for you and give our deepest sympathy, with Love.
I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs, Harris blessed so many people with her faith and kindness. Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of her. She was such a wonderful, caring person. She will be greatly missed.
Sincerely the Luna family.
My deepest condolences to you Doug, and your entire family. Heaven has gained another angel. May your mom continue to watch over you and comfort you through your memories and live eternally in your heart.
Gary,Allison and Doug I am so sorry to hear about Sandra. She was a very kind sweet person. It was an honor to have known her. I will be praying for you during this difficult time.
Johnny and Jo Broyles
Gary, family, Pam. We are devastated, hearing about Sandra. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry to learn of Sandra’s passing. May God bring peace and comfort to the family. Such a sweet and compassionate lady!
Sandra was a dear friend of mine since I was a child! We belonged to the same church and our families got together and played cards and family nights! I did her and her children’s hair for many years. I just got a card in the mail in Dec. 23 saying she and Gary were gifting me with another year of Guideposts Magazine which she had done for many years. I thought I need to call and thank her after Christmas but didn’t know she had the Covid and I wouldn’t get that chance!
She will be missed by many because she was a people person and loved by all! Doug I pray you get better soon and Praying for you, Allison, Gary and Pam. I love you all! She is pain free and with her loved ones in Heaven. I know my sweet Mama is welcoming her there too!
So sorry for your loss I’m praying for the family at this time as I know what you are going through
So sorry for your loss as I know what you are going through praying for the family
Gary, I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm sure she'll be dearly missed. You are in my thoughts. Denny
Tony and Trudy Keys
So sorry for your loss. Sandra was so kind and caring person. Prayers for her family.
I was so heartbroken to hear this about Sandra. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever met and I was honored to know her. She had the sweetest smile. Praying for Gary, Doug, Allison and Family during this tragic time. I am so sorry and Mom said to tell you all how sorry she is to hear about this. This was a shock to all of us.
Gary, Doug, Pam & Family I am sorry to hear the passing of Sandra. I know you will miss her. I Truly Love her! Praying for the family!
Darrell and Betty Jo Dempsey
Pam and Benny,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda and Larry shanks
So sorry for you loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Richard and Linda Squibb
Gary we are so very sorry to hear of Sandra's passing. She was such a kind, caring and compassionate person. We will be holding all of your family close in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Richard and Linda Squibb
Stella coffey turnmire-lewis
Doug and Allison i am so sorry about your mom she was a very special lady to a lot of people my prayers r with u guys everyday always remember the happy and good times with your mom love u both Stella coffey turnmire-lewis
Cherie Treadway Matthews
Gary and family, Sandra was such a special person and will be missed greatly! Heartfelt Prayers for your family through this very difficult time.
Sandra had a great sense of humor and loved the children she worked with in Washington County schools. I am so sorry for the deep loss of her passing.
Susie Gillis Bennett
So sorry dear family, sending much love and prayers to you all.
Jack & Jill Leonard
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. She was a very kind and thoughtful lady.
Gary, Allison and Doug, you are in our prayers. We are just heartbroken for your loss.
Renda (rw) williiams
Sorry Gary for your loss