She was a lifelong resident of Cleveland and was born here on June 27, 1936, a daughter of the late Edward and Julia Trotter.
She was of the Methodist faith and a longtime member of South Cleveland United Methodist Church. Her church family was very important to her and she loved quilting and all the time spent with the United Methodist Women. She had a sweet tooth she satisfied with a daily indulgence of chocolate. However her most beautiful quality was the she love she had for her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Gail Trotter; and one brother, Lyndon Trotter.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 58 years, Claude Holmes; two daughters: Stephanie Holmes and Jennifer Holmes; one son, Bucky Holmes; one sister, June Davis of Memphis; one brother, Dennis Trotter (Yvonne) of Atlanta; five grandchildren: Ned Swafford, Brandi Swafford, Justin Orouke, John Holmes of Washington, D.C., and Katie Holmes; five great-grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Vickie Carroll; and numerous other extended family members, church family and friends.
A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at South Cleveland United Methodist Church, 1165 Church St. S.W. in Cleveland with the Rev. David Massingale officiating.
Interment will follow in the veteran’s section of Fort Hill Cemetery with Ned Swafford, John Holmes, Justin Orouke, Rick Hickman, Eric Thompson, and Greg Workman serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday from noon until the 3 p.m. service time.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Sandra and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial Web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to assist the Holmes family with these arrangements.