Tallahassee - Sandra Wilson, 94, the kindest woman many people ever have known, peacefully passed from this earth to heaven, in Tallahassee, on Wednesday, March 31st, with her loving daughter, Gay, at her side. She was a truly beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, & Great Grandmother. She was born as Sandra Harriet Brehme, on Oct. 14, 1926, in South Amboy, New Jersey, to parents Harriet Miller & Arthur Charles Brehme.
As a teen, she loved roller skating and even worked as a skating curbside server at the Blue Tower drive-in restaurant, owned by her parents. A great swimmer, she also was a fearless daredevil, regularly diving off the bridge at the NJ Raritan River.
She married William Webster, Jr., a patriotic U.S. World War II veteran who was a successful Realtor, and together they created a wonderful family of four children: oldest child Guy Webster; daughter Gay Webster-Sachs; and sons Gery Webster & Greg Webster.
When William tragically died in 1964, the widowed Sandra courageously and lovingly continued to raise their four children. Financially challenged, she found creative & unique ways to entertain her children - including piling the kids into the car to attend, from a safe distance, the highly publicized funeral of a major Mafioso leader. She also had a penchant to drive the children around, following fire trucks and storms, for periodic free hometown adventures.
Long before any GPS systems, she singularly took her family from NJ to Florida for a short vacation - navigating a three-day road trip using an old-fashioned map. That helped change the direction and lives of all, as she reconnected with her former high school boyfriend, David Wilson, of Eastern Airlines, whom she later married. He served as a great provider and stepfather to the four Webster children.
Sandra lived in Gainesville, Fla., for many years to be nearer her children and grandchildren. When David Wilson passed, she moved to Daytona Beach, where youngest son, Greg, lived three doors away and helped her enjoy several years of her later life. Then, she lived in Ponte Vedra, with son Gery & his wife, Vicki, before finally moving to Tallahassee in early 2020.
Sandra, by her every reflection and lifetime example of decency, demonstrated the highest caliber of character to her children for how to be good people. She was beloved by all who knew her - and she was always quick to dispense wisdom and humor in spontaneous one-liners that either gently scolded or amused her audiences of one or more. For example, a complaining family member asked her advice about his wife beating him regularly in cards for money, to which she instantly quipped "Just deal with it."
The last year of Sandra's life was spent at the wonderful, most modern caring facility for elders, the Villas of Killearn Lakes, where she quickly became a favorite of staff for her daily kindnesses, sweet personality, and peaceful disposition. She also benefitted from the loving care of the amazing team at Big Bend Hospice, who so humanely helped usher her on her final path to eternity.
Sandra was preceded in death by husbands William Webster and David Wilson; brother Alan Brehme; and grandson Guy Arthur Webster. She is survived by children Guy Webster (Jill Webster); Gay Webster-Sachs (Ron Sachs); Gery Webster (Vicki); Greg Webster; niece Arlene Sumner; grandchildren Holly Webster-Huber (Steve Huber); Karley G. Webster and Shelby Webster; Crystal Enfinger; and great grandchildren Kaia & Sienna Huber.
Sandra Wilson, a faithful and steadfast Christian who regularly prayed, read the bible, and watched church programs, left an indelible imprint on the hearts and souls of her family and friends. She will be forever missed and remembered daily. She will surely live on through all who knew and loved her.
The family requests anyone wanting to honor Sandra's memory to please consider a donation to Big Bend Hospice -- https://bigbendhospice.charityproud.org/Donate
Services will be held privately by the family.
The family is being assisted by Skip Young and Jackie Fulford of Young Fulford Funeral Home and Crematory