Sandra J. Dodd went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 29, 2020. She was 77 years old. Sandra passed away at her home.
Sandra was married to Grafton Dodd for 56 years. Sandra and Grafton had two children, Bradley and Miranda. She taught school in Decatur County for 50 years. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Dodd served as the Yearbook Sponsor, Cheerleading Sponsor, Dance Coach, Band Booster Mom and so much more. Sandra was known to many of her students as Mama Dodd. She loved and protected her students furiously. Always making sure each one of “her kids” had what they needed, she bought many a lunch, cheerleading uniform and countless school supplies. She wiped tears, gave hugs and fussed at those who needed it. Mrs. Dodd was kind, warm and generous. She knew, nurtured and loved each child who was fortunate enough to be in her classroom. She enjoyed every moment of the antics, drama and levity that went along with teaching.
She was a member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ. Sandra loved Jesus, her family, hunting and fishing. Her happiest days were spending time with her husband and children outdoors.
Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Vonelle Clark Berryhill and William R. Berryhill, and her daughter Miranda M. Dodd Flowers. She is survived by her husband, Grafton E. Dodd, and their son, Bradley G Dodd, both of Parsons, and her four Gerri Anne (Blake) Newman, Jonathan Dodd, Andrew Dodd and Molly Flowers and Emma and Jasen.
The Dodd family will receive friends Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 3 until 9 p.m. at Parsons Mortuary. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 9 until 11 a.m. at Parsons Mortuary. Services will be held Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Christian Chapel Church of Christ with burial to follow at Christian Chapel Cemetery.
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