Sandra Brown

October 3, 1952
July 27, 2022
Charleston, WV

Sandra Brown

Sandra C. Brown, age 69, of St Albans, passed away Wednesday July 27, 2022 at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She possessed qualities of strength, endurance, and resiliency until God called her, His faithful servant, home.

She was born October 3, 1952 in South Charleston. Sandra was the daughter of the late Otis Rowell and Eva Nowell. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Jacqueline Rowell Stewart.

At an early age, Sandra professed her life to Christ. As a teen she was a member of the Institute Church of the Nazarene, holding many titles. While there, she was a long-time member of the Heaven Bound Specials, which was a Gospel singing group. Sandra loved music as well as a good old-fashioned hymn. She was also a member of the Charleston Area Community Choir (CACC) under the direction of Dr. Ethel Caffie Austin for many years. Later Sandra joined Rimson Memorial C.O.G.I.C. which is now Brookside Ministries C.O.G.I.C. in Mount Carbon WV, where Dr. Bruce E. Hogan is pastor. Once again, she held many titles but the greatest position held was the church mother.

Sandra graduated from Dunbar High School in 1970. After high school, she attended WVSC, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, while later receiving her master’s degree in education. Then she became a cosmetology teacher at Carver Career Center, where she retired.

Sandra as we all know had a heart of gold and an infectious smile, touching all that she knew and met, especially the little ones. To them she was their “Aunt Sandy”. Always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. Sandra loved her family and friends as well as her church family. She will be dearly missed by us all.

Sandra is survived by her loving husband, Deotis Brown; son, James Rowell (Temika) of Fayetteville North Carolina; Daughter, Kia Brown of St. Albans WV; Sister, Barbara Rowell of Charleston WV; Grandchildren, Taeja Rowell, Naomi Rowell-Andrews, Rachel Rowell-Boldthen, Elizabeth Rowell-Hoff, Christopher Hall, Takye Porter, Trindon Porter, and a host of family and friends.

A service to Honor the Life of Sandra will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Brookside Ministries, 18419 Deepwater Mountain Rd., Mt. Carbon, WV 25139, with Rev. Bruce Hogan officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church.

Friends may share condolences at our website Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.

22 replies
  1. kenneth says:

    Deotis (Mr. D) Brown, Jimmy Rowell & Kia Brown
    and Extended Families

    Mary Ann, myself and my extended families offer our sincere condolence to all of you in your time of bereavement in the loss of Sandy.
    It truly had been an experience to share those times of joy and that joy will continue to be us.
    Knowing that your wife and mother brought to you ‘all many days of laughter, one thinks when the young are called that perhaps they are favored – perhaps they are called to continue to add a spot of beauty – a needed flower in the spaces of that heavenly garden – a blossom that will grow in greater beauty there upon all the other great things that we will see one day ourselves.
    Knowing there is only one way to look when the day is dark, and that is forward, where the sun is always shining behind the clouds. It is so that we think of Life – when Sandy has been called to her reward.
    All we know is that man and woman must meet each day as it comes. We’ve all had the privilege of sharing Life with a wonderful person and friend. It is a privilege that we’ll never forget. We are richer by far than many to have wonderful memories that only we can re-live and memory will never let those wonderful moments escape us.
    We cannot change the Divine laws, but we can face the days ahead with courage and with hope – thankful for the joys that your wife and mother had with you ‘all and the times that I’ve been around her and hopefully it will continue to add insight of years long ago for years to come.

    My Prayer:
    Whereas, GOD in His infinite wisdom and love, has removed from your family circle a loved one. We know that GOD has a reason for all things and does them well, even though, we don’t understand.
    The Tyree Families extend to the Families our deep and sincere sympathy in your loss.
    It’s our prayer that you find courage for today and hope for tomorrow in HIM who heals all sorrow.
    May the memories of your loved one and the peace of God and his blessings be with you always.
    In Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN!

    Respectfully Submitted,
    Kenneth and Mary Ann Tyree, Sr. – 5312 Indiana St. – So. Chas. WV 25309

  2. Pelote Brooks says:

    To the Brown family so sorry for your loss but just know she is resting in the arms of the lord just know I do know the pain you are carrying because the piper and Brooks lost Henrietta we know we will see Sandra and Henrietta one day love you but Jesus loves you prayers are with you all.

  3. LaTausha Taylor says:

    My sincere condolences to Mr Deotis & Kia and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. There is no earthly sorrow that Heaven can not heal. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Weeping May Endure For Night But Joy Cometh In the Morning. You are in my thoughts. Prayers of comfort for the days ahead.
    Rest in heavenly peace Ms. Sandy. Well done thy good & faithful servant.

  4. Odessa Richards says:

    To Deotis and family,I can say that I know how you feel ,but God heals all wounds .My deepest sympathy goes to you all .Odessa and family

  5. Maureen Dillard says:

    My Dear Friends, only God will have the answer for any question asked during your time of sorrow. Sister Sandra was an elegant woman of God. Her light will continue to shine in her wonderful legacy of children and grandchildren. My heartfelt sympathy during this time. It was more than a blessing to know her. My prayers that strength and God’s mercy cover you all at this time. Maureen Dillard.

  6. Anita Reynolds says:

    To bro deotis and Kia brown and family, my deepest condolences to you all in the lost of sis Sandra, she fought a great fight you loved her but God loved her more, rest in peace sis Sandra, weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning 🌅, Anita Reynolds

  7. Janet L. Tyree and brother David Tyree says:

    Deotis, Jimmy, and Kia,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and the extended families of our beloved cousin Sandra. Losing someone you love is like losing a part of yourself. You miss them and you miss who you were with them. Nothing will ever replace that. She was a sweet soul in our life and now an angel by our side. Remember the joy, the fun, the happy times past. The saddness you are feeling won’t always last. Love and prayers from Georgia. Janet and David.

  8. Barry Cunningham says:

    Words fall short in expressing our deepest and heartfelt condolences…may the Lord provide comfort & peace as you grieve & reflect in celebration of this beautiful life together. Much love & continued prayer goes out from our family to yours.
    Barry Cunningham (California)

  9. Sandra Morris-Jones says:

    Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. God will surround you with precious
    memories of your dear loved one. God said in His word; “as a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you”. My deepest condolences to the entire family—Sandra Morris-Jones

  10. Evangelist Margaret Robinson says:

    To The Brown Family:
    Psalms 34:18 “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. “Psalms 73:26 “My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.”
    Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”
    Romans 8:18 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”

    Evangelist Margaret Robinson & Family

  11. Gaby Irizarry says:

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. James, you’re especially in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Kevin Ivory says:

    James I am so sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers let me know if you need to talk.

  13. William (Weegee) Sawyers says:

    My deepest condolences to the entire Family.

    Sandra was a dear childhood friend to me. She always had a heart full of genuine love. Heaven I know she’s there!! Rest my friend.


  14. Laurene Mathews says:

    Brother D. and Kia,

    My heart goes out to you and your family during this time. I learned so much from Sister Sandy while I was there. One thing that will always stay in my mind was when she told me, “Quench not the Spirit”. And who will ever forget that smile!

    Me and my family will keep yours in our prayers.

    Sister Mathews

  15. Francine Wiley says:

    Mr. Deotis, Kia, and Jimmy you have my prayers, and sincere condolences. May God give you comfort and strength in the loss of your lovely wife and mother. I love and remember Sandra as a sweet person. She is home with the Lord.

  16. Candace Haines says:

    Kia, Mr. D, and Family,
    We are sorry for the loss of your mother and wife.
    I will always remember Mrs. Sandy’s warm and beautiful smile.
    She will be greatly missed by many.
    May God continue to provide you with strength during
    this difficult time.
    With Friendship and Deepest Sympathy,
    Love, Candace and Welford Haines

  17. Stanley L Williams says:

    Our deepest condolences from our family. Sandra was always an inspiration to me from her loving smile to her comforting words of encouragement. Her famous words that stays with are “It’s the trick of the enemy!” Just know that the enemy didn’t win. You now have a personal angel to watch over you. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you much!!!

  18. Brenda Brown says:

    Praying God will comfort you and your family during this time of bereavement. My Condolence and Prayers .

  19. Charles and Eva Ledbetter says:

    Words cannot express how very sad we are for the entire Brown Family! Sandy was a wonderfully kind and loving lady! Her warm smile brightened my day each time I saw her at the beauty shop. I will miss her so much! Your family will be in our prayers..God bless each of you and give you added strength during this very difficult time. We love you! The Ledbetters

  20. Kanawha Co. Retired School Employees says:

    The West Virginia and Kanawha County Associations of Retired School Employees extend their sincere sympathy to you, the family, in your sorrow. Blessings to all.

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