CHOCOWINITY - Mrs. Sandra Dean McKoy, 69, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Vidant Medical Center following a short illness.
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A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church of Washington with Dr. Michael Price and the Rev. Chad Penhorwood officiating. Private entombment will be in Pinewood Memorial Park.
A native of Fort Myers, Fla., Sandra was born to the late Merritt and Evelyn Dean on July 11, 1944. She grew up in Blackshear, Ga., and was a 1966 graduate of the University of Georgia. Sandra worked as a juvenile probation officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia, retiring after 30 years of service.
Sandra was an active member of First Christian Church of Washington, where she served as a trustee, a member of the diaconate and was a very active member of the Christians in Action group. In addition, Sandra served as a volunteer at the North Carolina Estuarium for nearly nine years. She was an avid reader, a true book lover and was an active member of the Tea and Topics Book Club.
Sandra is survived by her husband of 37 years, Joseph Ellis McKoy; son, Jeffrey Dean Neblett and wife, Katherine, of Raleigh; and beloved grandchildren, Emily and Abby.
The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. today at First Christian Church in Washington.
Flowers are welcome, but Sandra would much prefer memorial contributions to First Christian Church Christians in Action group, 401 E. 10th St., Washington, NC 27889.
Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenville, N.C. Online condolences may be made at wilkersonfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Daily Reflector on Oct. 21, 2013