Sandra Joann Gaither of Arlington, Texas and formerly of Amarillo, Texas, was called home to Heaven on May 8, 2023, at the age of 61. Sandra was born November 12, 1961, in Spearman, Texas to Joe Franklin Fickling and Alberta Joann (George) Fickling. She worked mostly as a dishwasher in hospitals and nursing homes after receiving her education in schools in western Oklahoma. Sandra was a faithful member of Bible Missionary Church in Arlington, Texas. Before she began to lose her sight she enjoyed word search puzzles and painting. She especially enjoyed babysitting the children in our church throughout the years and loved watching them grow. Everyone who knew “Sister Sandra” or “Aunt Sandy” knew she loved them.
Sandra was saved in February 2005 in a revival with Bro. Tim Carr. She was baptized on August 12, 2007, and was also proud to receive her certification for reading her Bible through for the first time.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Beulah Mountain Christian Academy in Beulah Heights, Kentucky: 2995 Beulah Heights Road, Whitley City, Kentucky 42653 or to the Arlington, Texas Bible Missionary Church at: 1508 E. Mayfield Road, Arlington, Texas 76014.
She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, several aunts, uncles, cousins and an unborn baby boy whom she is getting to hold for the first time.
Those who are left to cherish her memory and continue her legacy are her daughter, Savannah (Nicole) Pettis of Amarillo, Texas; sons, Joshua (Lee) Poss of San Antonio, Texas and Samuel (Dakota) Pettis of Amarillo, Texas; sister, Vickie (Michelle) Fickling of Arlington, Texas; brother, Jimmy (Harold) Fickling of Hydro, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Aunalee Poss, Damien (Pettis), Avery and Benito Castilleja; niece, Heather (Dawn) Sherman and husband Cole and their children: Tripp, Remi, Nash and Beau of Hydro, Oklahoma; nephews, Justin (Keith) Fickling of Lexington, Oklahoma and Jim Carl Clark of Hollis, Oklahoma and his sons Dakota, Aiden and Landon; several cousins; one aunt, Emma Easter of Glendale, Arizona; four uncles, Jimmy Fickling of El Paso, Texas, Roland George and Dennis George of Higgins, Texas, Dile George of Pleasant Valley, New York; and a host of other relatives, church family and friends.
Her passing will leave a big void in the lives of those who knew her and especially to her brother, Jimmy and sister, Vickie.