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Sandra Jean McConnell-Stone 1952 – 2023

Sandra Jean McConnell-Stone – 70

Of Valdosta, Georgia passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at Langdale Hospice House. She was born on November 28, 1952 in Georgia to the late Edward and Eloise Miller Sirmans. She graduated from Lanier County High School in Lakeland, GA. Sandra was notable to everyone who met her for her bright smile, infectious laugh, sweet demeanor, and caring attitude. She loved to read, decorate, and sew. She could do anything she put her mind to and has imparted that zeal for learning and attention to detail to her children. She loved creating beautiful things, tasty treats, and quietly helping people she loved.

She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She dedicated her last few years to caring for her sick mother who died in 2018 and husband who died in 2020. This was supposed to be her time, but sadly lung cancer unexpectedly cut her life short too quickly. Her departure leaves a hole in the lives of her loved ones who came to her for wisdom and comfort. Sandra is preceded in death by her husband, Carl M. Stone, Jr., her daughter, Wendy McConnell Carney; and her brother, Randy Sirmans.

Sandra leaves behind a loving family including her son, Daniel McConnell and wife Katie of Newport News, Virginia; two grandchildren: Sarah McConnell and Collin McConnell; brother, Darrell Sirmans and wife Cheryl of Ray City, Georgia; sister, Wanda Sapp and husband Dennis of Morven, Georgia; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 in the Chapel of Music Funeral Services, Lakeland, Georgia with burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Lakeland, Georgia. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Kind words and expressions of sympathy can be left for the family at The McConnell-Stone family is being served by the professional and caring staff of Music Funeral Services of Lakeland.

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