TUSCALOOSA Sandra Duco Harper, age 61, of Tuscaloosa, died October 16, 2013, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South with Father Jerry Deasy and Rev. Ray Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in Arbor Springs Cemetery with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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She was preceded in death by her mother, Ann Louise Dissell Duco.
Survivors include her husband, Everett L. Harper, III, of Tuscaloosa; daughter, Meredith Harper Perkins (Bobby) of McCalla; son, Everett L. Harper, IV of Moundville; sisters, Kathryn Skelton, Pat Eddie (Marshall), Jackie Goldman (Mike), Karen Scroggins (Glenn), and Debbie Duco-Moore (Moak); father, Command Sgt. Major Curtis Duco; and granddaughter, Avery Ann Perkins.
Sandy was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky on April 27, 1952. Sandy graduated from Tuscaloosa High School in 1971. She also attended DCH nursing school and Shelton State where she received her Associate Degree in Nursing. She spent 36 years employed at DCH Regional Medical Center in the Operating Room. Sandy was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
Sandy was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She loved her country and was a true patriot. Sandy enjoyed going to Alabama football and basketball games. She also liked spending time at the beach with her family and taking care of her granddaughter, Avery.
Sandy left us too soon and will be greatly missed by her family and friends who loved her very much.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Don Marascalco, David Weaver, Everett L. Harper, IV, Curtis Eddie, Michael Goldman, and Donny Harman.
Honorary pallbearers are doctors, nurses and staff of DCH Operating room, members of Timothy's Way Sitting Service, Walt Henley, Hugh Miller, Moke Casman and Marshall Eddie.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Sandy's memory be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church and School and DCH Breast Cancer Fund.
Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South
6100 Old Greensboro Road Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Oct. 18, 2013