Sandra Claire Bryant Shamblin ("C-sassy") died peacefully surrounded by family on November 1, 2021 at the age of 83. Visitation is planned for 9:00 am Friday morning with the memorial service at 10:00 am at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in the chapel, 2200 Briarwood Way, Birmingham, AL 35243. A private family burial will follow at Tuskegee Cemetery on Lane Street in Tuskegee, Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances of Sandra Bryant Shamblin's life be made in the form of contributions to Sav-A-Life, Inc for the Stork's Nest Baby
Boutique, where Sandra volunteered faithfully for many years. The address is: 1480 McGuire Road, Birmingham, Al 35216, (205) 979-0302.
She is survived by her son Roscoe Shamblin of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; her son Keith Shamblin and his wife Lori Ann Dyess Shamblin of Birmingham, Alabama; her daughter Ashley Shamblin Draper and her husband Glenn Draper of Birmingham, Alabama; her son George Shamblin and his wife Jill Dickinson Shamblin of Birmingham, Alabama; and
her grandchildren Courtney Knowles Walker (Stephen), Seth Knowles (Ellen), Sandy Draper Sprague (Patrick), William Roscoe Shamblin, Avery Draper Davis (Scott), George Keith Shamblin (Caleigh), Wright Draper, Sydney Shamblin, Dorsey Shamblin, Mary Glenn Draper, Bailey Shamblin, Grae Shamblin, Will Shamblin, Miller Shamblin, George Shamblin, Junior.
Sandra was born on May 26, 1938 in Tuskegee, Alabama, the daughter of Bertha Reynolds Bryant and George Turner Bryant, Her only sibling and beloved big brother was George Turner Bryant, and his surviving wife, Betty Bryant, Gulf Breeze, Florida,
Sandra was a woman of great faith in Christ and full of boundless love for her large family. She will be tremendously missed. Her legacy of devotion, faithfulness and service will remain and encourage the hearts of all who knew her. She never missed an opportunity to serve, whether it was doing carpool, darning socks and doing laundry for others, knitting booties for newborns, greeting at church or attending activities of her grandchildren, she loved to serve where she was needed. She is best remembered for her beautiful smile, her favorite color yellow, her love of family, her celebration of freedom in the United States, and most of all, her love for her Heavenly Father.
"Then the king will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world,'" Matthew 25:34
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