Sandra Aletha Hanks-Graham, loving wife, mother, aunt and grandmother, passed away Friday, September 10, 2010 after a short illness. She was born on October 22, 1943 in San Francisco, California. Sandra was a resident of Tulare County for 65 years. She attended elementary school in Tulare and was a 1961 graduate from Tulare Union High School. She leaves to cherish her memories: five sons, Johnny Graham Jr., Timmy Graham, Tyrice Graham and Richard Palmino, all of Tulare, CA and Jody Graham of Los Angeles, CA; five daughters, Julia Nelson of Montezuma, IA, Donna Bickers and Tracy Nelson, both of Grand Rapids, MI, Bernadette Hooker of Atlanta, GA and Amanda Graham of Las Vegas, NV; many foster children; ten grandchildren; two aunts, Dahliah Mollett and Vera Clark, both of Los Angeles, CA; a God Daughter, Kendra Hutchinson; her very special friend, Mae Patterson, and a host of other friends and relatives. Sandra was preceded in death by her husband, Evangelist Johnny Graham Sr. in 2008. Visitation will be 12-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, at Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17, at Living Christ Church, 2516 No. M St. Burial is at North Tulare Cemetery.
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Published in Tulare Adv-Register on Sept. 14, 2010