She was born to Berlin and Marie (Slone) Martin, in Salisbury Branch, Ky., on Feb. 10, 1949.
Sandy could light a room up with her infectious laugh and beautiful smile. She was known to many as "the best cook ever." She was known as the most loving mom and wife to have graced this world.
She retired after 38 years from RR Donnelley, Willard, in 2006. Since 2008, she had been a member of Shiloh United Baptist Church.
Sandy truly loved each one of her family members. She married the love of her life, Harles Gibson, on May 21, 1966. They were blessed with over 53 years of marriage.
She is survived by her husband; and two children, Rick (Amy) Gibson of Springville, Ala., and Kimberly (Jeff) Barnett of Shelby. "Maw-Maw" had four grandchildren, Jonathan Gibson, Justin Gibson, and Jordan Gibson all of Springville, and granddaughter, Peyton Barnett of Shelby. She is also survived by her loving sisters and brothers, Harold Martin of Knoxville Tenn., William J. (Guenda) Martin of Dema Ky., Larry Martin of Shiloh, Madison (Sharon) Martin of Dema, Karen (Jim) Jones of Hindman Ky., and Jewell (Kenneth) Blair of Hindman; sisters-in-law, Nella Martin of Plymouth, and Sharon Martin of Salisbury Branch, Ky.
A special acknowledgement for best friend, Priscilla Hall and the Heartland medical team, Jen Dutro and Maria Willman. We were also blessed with wonderful care at Mercy Willard Hospital. The nurses and staff are top-notch — with special thank you to Chemotherapy nurses, Rhonda and Cris.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Beverly Martin, Geraldine Martin, and Berleen (Jack) Bowser; and brothers, Earnest Martin, Eddie Von Martin, and Ronnie Martin.
Cancer is a terrible disease that has claimed the life of our loving momma. If you or anyone you know is fighting cancer, hug them tight and let them know you love them more than anything. We lost our mother, but God gained an Angel.
Family and friends may gather 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the funeral home, with Delmar Bailey and Danny Hamilton officiating. Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Shiloh.
The family asks that any memorial contributions be made to Heartland Hospice Care, 907 W. State St., Suite A, Fremont, OH 43420.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting secorfuneralhomes.com.