Mrs. Sandra LeClaire Thomas, 70, went peacefully home to be with our Lord, on Monday, February 3, 2014. Sandie was a resident of Columbia County for the last 45 years. She was affectionately known as "Nanny" to all who knew and loved her. She was a wonderful and devoted mother and "Nanny" to any child that walked through her door. Cancer may have been strong enough to take her body, but the love she has given to all she knew is stronger. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bertie F. LeClaire and Mildred [White] LeClaire, and her sister Betty Henry.
She is survived by her brothers Bertie LeClaire and Johnny (Linda) LeClaire; her sister, Kay LeClaire; two sons, Walter Spencer Thomas Jr., and Darryl (Jan) Thomas of Lake City, FL; three daughters, , Susan (Ricky) Simmons of Cochran, GA, Johnna (Jeff) Horne of Lake City, FL and Lanor Maddox of Omaha, NE; 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., on Thursday, February, 6, 2014 in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Lamb and Carolyn Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday evening, February 5, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Suwannee Valley Care Center (Haven Hospice).
GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025. (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of comfort for the family online at www.gatewayforestlawn.com