Sandra Kay Mixon, 72, passed away on February 1, 2021 at St. Joseph Health in Bryan, Texas, while surrounded by her loving family. Her passing was due to complications caused by COPD. Sandra is survived by her step mother Faynell Moore; husband, Richard Mixon; brothers, Charlie and Steve Moore; and her children Cynthia Petty, Teresa Packer, Terry Harvey, and Ricky Mixon. She is predeceased by her mother, Jessie Marie Moore; father, Wadus Moore; nephew Adam Moore, and son-in-law Randy Hudson.
Sandra was born on June 1, 1948 to Wade and Marie Moore in Cullman, Alabama. She has an older brother, Charlie and a younger brother, Steve. The family moved to Euless, Texas when she was around 9 years old. Outside of babysitting, Sandra’s first job was working at the Wyatt Cafeteria in Arlington, Texas with her mother at the age of 15. Sandra met her first husband, Doyle Lewis, while working at Luby’s in Irving in 1964. They married in November of 1965 and had two daughters, Cynthia Marie and Teresa Lynn. In 1970, the family moved to Houston, Texas and in 1973, Sandra obtained her real estate license. She was a successful realtor before transitioning to becoming a Loan Processor in the early 1980’s and then an accomplished Loan Officer. She first met Richard, the love of her life, in 1980. Richard was a Loan Officer at the time they met. They started off as business acquaintances and then their relationship blossomed into romance. They were married on March 2, 1984 and due to celebrate 37 years of marriage. Their union blended two families together and was the beginning of many new traditions, fun times, and a treasure of heartfelt memories. Her grandchildren Addison, Ashely, TJ, Hannah, Audrey, and Aaryn and great grandchildren Lydia, Morgan-Rae, Micah, and Graham were precious gems to her.
Sandra enjoyed life. She was a devoted wife and mother. She loved a good joke and never took herself too seriously. Everyone knows she was a phenomenal cook, her fried pies being at the top of the list. She loved to be out by the pond at the ranch waiting for a bass to bite. What a thrill it was to watch her reel in a big one! Sandra was dedicated to her family and loved unconditionally. She was a source of strength and determination as well as a beacon of compassion and generosity. Sandra’s love language was definitely gifts and acts of service. Her thoughtfulness was admirable and heartwarming. A labor of love that came natural to her was her devotion to documenting and recording family history and memories through photos, letters and home videos. She even went through the trouble of transferring all her VHS tapes to DVDs so that the family would always be able to watch them. She meticulously sorted them and shared them with her children and grandchildren. Sandra loved many things, but the one thing she loved most and held most dearly to her heart was her family. Spending time with them and making each one of them feel special was her expertise. She was in many ways, the glue that held us all together. She was the person you could go to and share anything with, a safe place. Sandra would embrace you and love you through anything. Her legacy will continue to live on through her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service for Sandra will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church, 300 S. Elm St., Madisonville, Texas, 77864. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the COPD Foundation: www.copdfoundation. org.