On Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, our beloved Sandra Yount Howell took her last breath on Earth and her first breath in Heaven. She was with her husband, Tommy, the greatest love of her life.

In the days leading up to her final minutes, she was surrounded by her children and all of her grandchildren as she courageously fought her last battle. For 13 years, our precious mom fought numerous battles with cancer and brain surgery to teach us about undying love, strength, faith and character. She was the sweetest woman, and she loved everyone around her with a fierceness that is unmatched.

Her legacy she leaves behind to all who knew her, but especially her family that cherished her, was her Christian faith, her everlasting love of each one of us and her passion for Christmas. Our peace in the days ahead is knowing she is whole again and that we will see her in Heaven.

Her husband Tommy; children, Trey, Ann Marie, Stephanie and Jim; grandchildren, Alexa, Adam, Geddings, Lakin, Chloe, Rhett, Bella and Jacob; and great-grandchildren, Harper and Harlow, invite you to a celebration of her life at 2 p.m. on Saturday at First Church of the Nazarene.

Those she leaves behind will never stop loving her and celebrating the life she led and the love she gave us.

Memorials can be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or to Covenant Place, 2825 Carter Road, Sumter, SC 29150.

Online condolences may be sent to

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.