Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Sandy J. Padilla-Johnson

8 avril 19409 mai 2020

Sandy J. Padilla-Johnson, 80, of Fort Smith, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020. She was born April 8, 1940 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico to Felipe and Vidalia Astacio’ Padilla. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She was a retired bookkeeper for the Kendall Corporation for 15 years and had previously worked for the Trooper Corporation as a seamstress for 20 years. Sandy was a loving mother who cared about everybody more than herself. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Johnson; and two brothers, Alberto Astacio-Padilla and Felix Padilla.

Her services will be private, Interment will be at the Fort Smith National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith. Public viewing to be announced.

She is survived by her son, Joe Padilla of Fort Smith; three sisters, Nidia and Carmen Padilla, both of Puerto Rico and Dally Padilla of Brooklyn, NY; four grandchildren, Kelsey, Joseph, Jr., Breanna and Michael Padilla.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 10201 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205.


  • Louis Johnson, Husband (deceased)
  • Joe Padilla, Son
  • Felipe and Vidalia Astacio’ Padilla, Parents (deceased)
  • Nidia Padilla, Sister
  • Carmen Padilla, Sister
  • Dally Padilla, Sister
  • Alberto Astacio-Padilla, Brother (deceased)
  • Felix Padilla, Brother (deceased)
  • Kelsey Padilla, Grandchild
  • Joseph Padilla, Jr., Grandchild
  • Breanna Padilla, Grandchild
  • Michael Padilla, Grandchild
  • DONS

  • Alzheimer’s Association


  • Private Services


Sandy J. Padilla-Johnson


Amy Keller

26 mai , 2020

I never got the opportunity to thank Sandy for being so selfless. Back in May of 1991 I suffered a horrific head injury. Sandy and her son Joe sat with my mom in the hospital waiting area while I was fighting for my life. My deepest condolences goes out to the family. May they find peace and comfort in their time of need.

Wanda Padilla

17 mai , 2020

My heart and prayers go out to Tia Sandy and family. I am truly sorry for your loss. I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of Aunt Sandy rest in peace. She was a beautiful person and cared so much for everyone. I am so thankful I was able to see her when I went down for the passing of my dad who is her brother Felix Padilla. My fondest memory was when I was finally able to meet her in person after so long and give her a hug and kiss with all my heart. You will be missed Tia Sandy!! I love you Tia Sandy. 😭

Brenda Smith

15 mai , 2020

My favorite memory of Ms. Sandy was how she sang so beautifully and often. She said “I sing like Jalo!” She was so fun and energetic. It has been a pleasure being in her life at the nursing home and she will always be remembered. Joe, my prayers are with you and your family in this tender time.