Ridout's Gardendale Chapel

2029 Decatur Highway, Gardendale, AL


Sandra Startley Trussell

June 24, 1962March 13, 2020

Mrs. Sandra Startley Trussell, 57, of Tarrant, Alabama passed away on March 13, 2020.

She was preceded in death by her father, Russell Eugene Startley and her first husband, Bobby Joe Quick, Jr.

She is survived by her loving husband, Jerry W. Trussell; her mother, Helen Marie Startley; daughters, Karen Marie Quick Webb (Stephen) and Barbara Lynn Quick King (J.T.); sisters, Genia Arnold, Gewndolyn Stracener ( Dennis), Elissa Jones (Scott), Jennifer Langston; brother, Timothy Startley (Melissa); grandchildren; Emily, Caleb, Landon, Madison, Darlynn, Dustin, Khloe, and her precious dog, Tator. Multiple aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Sandra served the community as a Day Care Teacher at Rock Methodist Day Care, a salesman at Tarrant Auto Land, stocker at Road Runner Service Station and Customer Service at Burns Pharmacy and Kesslers Pharmacy.

Sandra was a life long resident of Tarrant, Alabama. She was a loving, caring and compassionate. Sandra sent cards to friends, family, customers and coworkers for all occasions. She loved Light houses and sunflowers. She was a God fearing woman of God who would pray for you and with you. She loved her family and will be missed by all.

A Celebration Gathering will be held from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the Jefferson County Health Officer suspending public gatherings due to the risk of infections of COVID-19, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 persons attending visitations and funeral gatherings will be limited to 25 individuals at any given time, we will assist with complying with this ordinance to ensure you and your families are protected. We appreciate your cooperation during this difficult time.


  • Celebration Gathering Thursday, March 19, 2020


Sandra Startley Trussell

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Lewis & Claudia McDonald

March 22, 2020

Sandra was a woman who was a precious person and friend. She was scaring neighbor/helper who was always there if you needed anything. She had a gentle loving heart. She never left a job unfinished and was there to help her husband in his jobs. We always received a birthday card, Christmas Card, Easter Card from Sandra. She will be missed by us. She was a cherished friend.

Barbara Sims

March 20, 2020

Sandra was a fantastic employee. She always greeted the customer who came through the door with a happy greeting. She expressed love to everyone. She was always willing to help in any way possible. I loved her personally as a trusted friend. There is no one who has expressed love with greeting cards as Sandra always did. I'll miss that. My sympathy to the family. Love, Barbara Sims

Deborah Melvin

March 19, 2020

Sandra was always caring and asked about my mother and my brother when they were sick. God truly has another angel.

Beth Wideman

March 19, 2020

So sorry to hear this! My heart and prayers go out to her family. She was a kind and helpful person. Always was so kind and helpful to me at the drugstore .

Kathy Goodwin

March 19, 2020

Sandra was always ready to be involved with others and cared about them too. Met her as room mothers when Zach and Karen started school - always took time to speak and even talk when we crossed paths outside of school and asked about or shared info on mutual acquaintances. When we ran into each other at Burns' she always had a smile and greeted you even if across the store and had an easy laugh that she shared often and ready to help any way she could - she will be missed too few like her any more.

Johndrea Owens

March 19, 2020

I love you and im going to miss you
Thank you for making me better
Thank you for never judging me
And thank you for loving me Ma
You will forever be the best thing that God put in my life
And I will treasure every second I've shared with you
And I will continue to do better and I won't let you down. Mrs Sandra I won't let you down
Pinky promise

Cynthia Roper

March 17, 2020

I went into Kessler's often to pick up my mother's medicine or drop off a prescription. Sandy would be one of the first faces I saw. Always smiling and very friendly and kind. She will surely be missed. Iam praying for her family.

Alexis Davis

March 16, 2020

Mrs. Sandra was so much more than a co-worker and I already miss her so much. She was always there when I needed her for the simplest things. I’ll miss having her braid my hair and telling me good morning, and even that i need to slow down when driving. Whenever I think of Mrs. Sandra i can only think of how much she meant to everyone and how kind she was to everyone no matter what. She’ll always have a special place in my heart and working won’t be the same without her. 💗 I’m so glad i did get the chance to know her

Tausha and Johndrea Owens

March 16, 2020

Mrs. Sandra was a beautiful, kind-hearted and loving woman. She always treated us with respect and kindness. She was our Tarrant "Mom". She will forever be missed and always in our hearts. Our forever memory of her will be simple, no matter what kind of day we were having, no matter how upset we may have been she would always say the words "It will be ok babygirl, it will be ok". We love you Mrs Sandra💖