Obituary for Carol Belva Coffey (Sanford)
Carol Belva Sanford Coffey, 69, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Born in Loyston, TN and resided in Powell, TN.
Carol was preceded in death by her father, Harold A. Sanford Sr.; grandparents, Cletus and Della Burnett; brothers, Mark A. Sanford and Harold A. Sanford Jr.; sister, Wilma Sanford Riddle; niece Carrie Sherill; father-in-law, Vestal Coffey; along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is survived by her husband, Gary Coffey; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Jeremy Perez; grandchildren, Jaiden, Santino, and Remi Perez; mother, Bonnie Burnett Sanford; sister, Shirley (Pete) Whisman; brothers, Terry Sanford, Jeff Sanford, Don (Judy) Sanford; brother-in-laws, William (Linda) Coffey, Bob Riddle; sister-in-law, Judy (Vernon) Weaver; Mother-in-law, Mavis Coffey Reed; nieces and nephews, Lisa, Angie, Scott, Neil, Nicki, Andrew, Bethany, Ricky, Susie, Missy; and many great nieces and nephews, special family friends; Billy and Nancy Baker; and grand dog, Sadie Lynn Coffey.
Carol was a great wife, mother, and nanny. She was the sweetest woman to the people who knew her. She had a heart of gold and had no problems showing it to the ones she loved. One of Carol’s biggest gifts from God was her ability to pray for people; she was always praying for people, especially if it was lying heavy on her heart. She prayed more for others than she did for herself. Another one of God’s gifts was her way about taking something so small and finding humor in it; she used this to get through her obstacles in life. She was a simple woman and she had faith like a mustard seed. She loved spending quality time with her family. When she was able to, she enjoyed attending worship services at Central Church of God. Carol loved to travel and would often take back roads just to see where she would end up. She loved to play computer games as she would use that as a way to relax with her grand dog Sadie sitting in her lap. You are already greatly missed here on Earth Carol, but you are now in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior rejoicing in your heavenly home.
Visitation will be Monday, November 27, 2017 from 6 pm – 8 pm at Woodhaven Funeral Home with Service to follow. Graveside will be Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11 am at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens, 160 Edgemoor Road, Powell, TN 37849.
Woodhaven Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens are honored to serve the Coffey family,