Sandra Lee Faulkenberry

July 9, 1938April 9, 2019

Sandra Lee Faulkenberry, age 80, a long time resident of Merritt Island, passed away Tuesday morning, April 9th, 2019 at 5:00 am. Born July 9th, 1938 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, she began studies in nursing after graduating high school.

This led to her serving in the US Women's Army Corps as a Medical Specialist from 1957 to 1959. After her marriage in 1959 she traveled to Germany with her husband, beginning the journey of starting a family. Later she began work in Civil Service for TASCOM and contnued with DARCOM until 1976 while in Worms Germany. Finally, she began a career as a NASA employee in 1979, serving in multiple roles that included assignments in the Launch Control Center and the Launch Weather Services Office. She retired from NASA in 1994.

As a loving wife and mother, she is survived by her husband of 59 years Olin Faulkenberry, her five sons Marshall, James, Bret, Bart, and Daniel; she has 12 Grandchildren, and 3 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Brevard Memorial Funeral Home, 5475 N. US Highway 1, Cocoa, Florida, on Saturday, April 13th. Viewing will begin at 9:30 am with services beginning at 10:30am. Following graveside ceremonies, which will include military honors, there will be A Celebration of Life held at First Baptist Church of Merritt Island begining at approximately 1pm Saturday afternoon.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sandra Lee Faulkenberry

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Pat Caporlett

April 14, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family at this difficult time. You are so blessed to have had so many years together and all of the memories that you shared.
With sincere sympathy, Pat
(Sandra's cousin in Ohio)

Nita Childers

April 13, 2019

My dear,sweet,beautiful sister-in-law. For the family, I am so sorry for the loss of our beloved Sandra. We will miss her so very much Sandra you know that you were loved by everyone that knew you. Until we all meet again.

Debra & George Gunn

April 12, 2019

My seeet Aunt Sandy, I will miss your smile and Hugs each time I saw you. You taught me through our talks as I grew up. My heart is heavy for you Uncle Olin and my cousins. I'm sorry for your loss. I love you Aunt Sandy. Rest In Peace.

Geraldine Lowery

April 11, 2019

our sweet sister n law will be missed by many friends and family I will so miss our Saturday talks Sandra always had a big smile when we visited .she always said i love you and gave me a scripture to read every time .God bless the family in this sad time and always .I so love you Sandra rest in peace .

Gayle Steele

April 11, 2019

I am Otis Faulkenberry's daughter,Gayle, Olin and Family so sorry for your loss. Please know we love you and all your family. We may not really know each other, but we are family and we love you all. Again we are so sorry for your loss. May God Bless each one of you always. With our love and prayers.

Heather Ely

April 11, 2019

Those we love remain with us
For love itself lives on,
And cherished memories never fade
Because a loved one’s gone.
Those we love can never be
More than a thought apart,
Far as long as there is memory,
They’ll live on in the heart.

The entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.