Sandra Juanita Franks was born in Lockhart, Texas, on Dec. 31, 1947, to the late Alvin Clint Wallace and Doris Norman Wallace. She attended public schools in Lockhart, Texas.
She was united in holy matrimony to Hiawatha Clinch Franks and to this sacred union three lovely children were born: Selina (Tony) Robertson, Hiawatha, Jr., and Derek.
Sweet memories of her will live in the lives of her surviving sister, Patricia Knowles (Walter); three grandchildren, Natasha Plair (Demetrius), Sean Henderson and Alexandria Robertson, and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a caring mother-in-law, Thelma L. Franks; and numerous sisters-in-laws, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Her sister, Mary Elizabeth Gipson “Betty” also preceded her in death.
Sandra dedicated her life to her husband, family and friends. She touched many lives with her kind smile, warm spirit and always had positive words to share with whomever she met.
“Sandra’s Journey” with the challenge of overcoming Mylodesplatic Leukemia began December 2009. She never lost her faith, fight or courage and knew that God knew best.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family on Friday, Feb.11, from 6 – 8 p.m., with the wake service to begin at 7 p.m., at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin. Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1800 E. 11th Street, Austin. Interment to follow at Hooks Cemetery in Lockhart, Texas.
“In God is my salvation and my glory, the rock of my strength; my refuge is in God.”