Sandra Sue Sprouse, 63, of Bluff City, TN, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Born August 12, 1959 in Princeton, WVa daughter of the late Arthur Sprouse and late Emma Jean Carlson.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her stepfather, Bert Carlson one sister, Linda Lee Lambert, three brothers, Steven Wayne Sprouse, Peter Dale Sprouse and Danny Ray Sprouse two brothers-in-law, Pedro Cline and Ted Damron a sister-in-law, Sandra Lester and a nephew, Jason Todd Lambert.
Survivors include her daughter, Shelenea Harris and her husband Scott Harris of Eagle Rock, VA, granddaughter, Taylar and Eric Miller and their two sons, Chandler and Owen of Lynchburg, VA, other grandchildren, Jacob Harris, Anna Harris, Matthew Harris, Emily Harris, Delanie Harris, Elizabeth Harris, her siblings, Arthur James “Jim” Sprouse of Bolt, WV, Debra D. Cline of Athens, WV, Mary J. Damron of Ikes Fork, WV, Randy J. Sprouse and Camy of Blountville, TN, and sisters-in-law, Kristal Woods Sprouse of Bluefield, Rita Sprouse of Oceana, WV, Leona Wood of Narrows, VA a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Sandra Sprouse was a loving mother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, friend and grandmother.
She will be missed by many friends and family members. Though she be tiny, she is fierce. No truer words could accurately describe Sandra Sue. She was small statured but as bold and independent as they came. Although born with beautiful kinky blonde curls, God placed her at the end of the sibling line right between two brothers. She was raised with the boys and the tomboy of the bunch. She wouldn’t have had it any other way. Noone could get by with wearing cowboy boots, leather jackets and cowboy hats like San did. She valued her family more than anything. She was so proud of her family and wanted to share that blessing with others. She was not out to impress anyone. It didn’t matter if she was chauffeuring you in her beat up truck or in a limousine you were equal in her eyes. She had a free spirit and a gypsy soul. Untamable. She always rooted for the underdogs. She loved the outdoors, the lake, camping, jet skis, good food, and good music. She was proud of her daughter, son-in-law and the Harris Tribe and all the things they accomplished together. She loved her grandbabies and loved spoiling them. If she disliked you, you knew it, if she liked you, she loved you unconditionally. If someone needed something, she was the first one to be there. Her door and heart were always open. She loved her cat Storm and her dog Sampson even though he was twice her size and could drag her. She was as truthful as they came, even if it hurt your feelings. She worked hard and played harder. She shared with us a glimpse of heaven and Jesus’ barn before her passing. She found great comfort in the sight of Jesus’ house right there in front of her. “No ticks on the clock.” She lived her dash without regrets. If you were blessed enough to know Granny, then you know she was always listening to music and to a lot of us she’s the Keeper of the Flame, our Lovely Lady May, with a Bluebird in her heart. The Legacy we leave behind is etched into the hearts of others and the stories they share about you.
Funeral services will be at 2 pm on Sunday, August 28th at The Old Pathway Church, Old Johnny Cake Mtn. Rd, Ikes Fork WV with Tad Damron, Brother James Cline, and Rev. Jerry Vance officiating. San will be laid to rest in the Clayton James Sprouse Cemetery located in Right Fork of Lower Muzzle Creek near Hanover, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 1 pm until time of service on Sunday at the church. Pallbearers will include grandsons and host of nephews.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.