Former Odessan Jessie Ruth “Sandy” Coleman, 95, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2023, in Dallas, Texas. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Sandy was born Jessie Ruth Sanderson to Lola Maggie and Jimmie Sanderson in Martindale, Texas, on September 18, 1927. After graduating high school, she pursued her passion for nursing and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1947. It was during her time in nursing school that she met the love of her life, Robert Andrew “Bob” Coleman, whom she married in Del Rio on May 27, 1947. Together, they were a devoted couple for 54 happy years before Bob passed away in 2001.
Bob’s job with Gulf Oil took the family all over Texas, but they eventually settled in Odessa where Sandy lived for 42 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Odessa for over 40 years and loved spending time with her many close friends and neighbors. She was also an avid traveler and antique hunter, always on the lookout for a unique find.
Sandy was a dedicated and caring mother to her two children, Cindy, and Robert Andrew Jr. She took great pride in being the best “Granny” ever to her four granddaughters and was overjoyed to welcome her five great-grandchildren into the family.
Sandy is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Joyce Conn, and husband, Bob Coleman.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Mullins; son, Robert Andrew Coleman Jr. and wife Vickie Coleman; granddaughters, Stephanie VanderLinden, Jennifer Coleman, Kari Harden, and Shellie Coleman; and great-grandchildren, Harper and Ellie VanderLinden and Jaxson, Wyatt, and Beckett Harden.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 1:00 PM, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CC Young Senior Living in Dallas, Texas, where Sandy spent her final years.
Sandy will be remembered for her joyful spirit, her warm smile, and her unwavering devotion to her family. Her legacy of love and strength will live on through her loved ones, and she will be missed by all who knew her.