Sandra Ann Kelly

February 11, 1947 - March 24, 2008
Sandra Ann Kelly


Sandra Ann Kelly, 61 of Calabash, NC passed away on March 24, 2008.

Sandra was born in Winston-Salem, NC on February 11, 1947 to the late Woodrow and Janet Holcomb. She was the oldest of three children.

She was a dedicated nurse, loving mother, and proud grandmother. Throughout her life she always loved her family, church, community, and the patients she served.

She is survived by her two daughters Jennifer Kelly and Elizabeth Villanueva, grandson Johnny Villanueva III, two brothers Rob and Tom Holcomb, and her Aunt Eileen Heichert.
The last year of her life was one full of many blessings. She witnessed the marriage of her daughter, the birth of her grandson, and met Tommy Baston—a man she loved dearly.

There will be two ceremonies held in celebration of Sandra’s life. The first will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at Calabash Presbyterian Church, 8820 Old Georgetown Road, Sunset Beach, NC 28468. The service will begin at 7:00 pm.
The second service will be held Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Pinedale Christian Church, 3395 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27127. This service will begin at noon.


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  • March 26, 2008
    Neal Conner says:
    I was sadden to hear of Sandra's death. She was truly a wonderful and caring person. Sandra was one of those bright lights who left way to soon.

  • March 29, 2008
    Sonya Newton says:
    I am so very deeply saddened to learn of your mother's passing. What a remarkable lady, she was, as well as a good friend! I met Sandra while doing a supervisory visit on one of my aides at a client's home. Sandra was doing a nurse visit. We struck up a professional friendship, which turned into a more personal one. We did not get to see each other, as much as I would have like to, due our schedules. Sandra seemed to appear in my life at the times that I needed her the most. When I had a compound fracture of my right leg and was homebound in a wheelchair for 8 months, Sandra would occasionally drop by with lunch and sit and socialize with me. When my mother was in CCU, she was my mom's nurse. When my Mom was going to have colonscopy, Sandra was her nurse. When Mom was hospitalized for Merkel cell cancer to her face, Sandra was her nurse. I remember Sandra's fantastic 4th of July parties. She so loved people. She will be truly missed.

  • March 26, 2008
    Gail Dull says:
    I was deeply saddened to hear of Sandra's illness and untimely death. I worked with her in the Coronary Care Unit at Forsyth Medical Center. She always brightened everyones day. She was very proud of her daughters. May your cherished memories of her be with you always. Gail Dull

  • March 26, 2008
    LAURA POOLE says:
    DEAR LIZ & FAMILY, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU . IF YOU NEED ANYTHING I AM HERE FOR YOU .I KNOW YOUR MOTHER LOVED YOU ,YOUR SISTER AND THAT PRECIOUS BABY OF YOURS . I AM SO SORRY FOR THE HURT YOU ARE DEALING WITH NOW.PLEASE KNOW WE LOVE YOU AND ARE HERE FOR YOU. CHRIS,LAURA,ANDREA,AND AVA POOLE

  • March 26, 2008
    Greg Sawyers says:
    My deepest sympathy for Sandra's family. I worked and laughed with Sandra many times at Forsyth Hospital. I remember her sharing her great love for her daughters. No one had a sense of humor like Sandra.