Sandra Marie Thompson

March 11, 1944June 12, 2018

Sandra “Sandy” Marie Thompson transitioned peacefully to heaven on June 12, 2018 from McLaren Medical Center ICU. She was born to Eugene and Martha Thompson in Muskegon, Michigan. Graduation was first from Muskegon High School and then from Michigan State University, receiving a BA and MA in Elementary Education.

Sharing her love for Jesus and children and teaching, she taught for 30 years at Bath Middle School. She also spent her summers and free time in evangelistic ministries, Family Life crusades, daily vacation bible schools, Galilean Bible Camp (Blind River, Ontario) and other Canadian Sunday School mission camps and camps across the U.S. For many years she traveled as a “cousin” with Uncle Charley and Aunt Pearl. Okoboji Lakes Bible and Missionary Conference in Arnolds Park, Iowa was a favorite part of her summer schedule.

Sandy has been a prayer warrior/supporter across the years and across the world. Her prayer ministry focused on individuals, families, churches and mission organizations. She was a kind and thoughtful giver of her love, her life and her livelihood. Her last moments were spent accompanied by loving friends reading scriptures, singing hymns and praying together.

Some of her special friends include the Earl Nelson Singers with Verna Holly, Melvin Holly, Millie Holly and Grace Carter; Verna Holly Piano Studio students; Okoboji Lakes Bible and Missionary Conference; Grace Bible Baptist Fellowship; United Conference for Women; Bath School Colleagues; Carolyn Hall and her family; Tom and Mary VanDyke and family; Lisa Gass and her mother, Laurie; Debi Robinson, Maxine Hewett and her, brother Robert Hewett.

Special thanks to the staff at Burcham Hills Rehabilitation and McLaren Medical Center ICU.

Funeral service at Gorsline Runciman East Chapel, 1730 E. Grand River, East Lansing, Friday at 1 p.m. Visitation before service at 12 noon.

Burial will follow at Rose Cemetery in Bath.

Memorial donation evevlopes will be available at the funeral home or donations may be made online at

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman East Chapel, East Lansing.

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  • Eric Hall
  • Paul Onan
  • Jack Brown
  • Brendon Hall
  • Kayla Hall



  • Visitation Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 15, 2018

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Diane Slocum

June 15, 2018

Oh, now we celebrate your beautiful life here Sandy. You touched so many lives for Jesus, souls that will be with you thru eternity because of your love for every person you came in contact with,
Always will be greatful you an Aunt Pearl took our little girl, on your ministry trips, teaching children about Jesus. Many visits with our family, she will be truly missed. Thank you Jesus she was your solider here. Now with you in Glory. See you one day soon.

Abby Dee

June 13, 2018

She was a sweet lady and a good teacher.

Debi Robinson

June 13, 2018

Sweet sweet Sandy! Oh how you will be missed! One of the most kind and compassionate people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing! You created so many lovely memories for me to rely upon but they will never be enough to ease the heartbreak of knowing you are not coming back to create more! Rest easy my dear lady friend and know you were and still are loved by many! Bubba- Bubba