Sandra J. Newton

June 5, 1944March 23, 2020

Sandra J. Newton, age 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 23, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Sandra was born on June 5, 1944 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, class of 1962. Sandra met the love of her life, Robert, in high school. She retired from St. Vincent's Medical Center as a histology technician, and was the former owner of Kids Work Academy and Gingerbread House Learning Center. Sandra was a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be deeply and sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

Sandra is preceded in death by her father, Bernie Wilhoit; one son, Robert L. Newton, Jr.,; one daughter, Cindy L. Newton; and brother, Robert Wilhoit. She is survived by her loving and faithful husband of almost 58 years, Robert L. Newton; one daughter, Deborah McGrane; mother, Agnes Stansbury; three grandchildren Joshua, Macie, and Nickolas; and four great-grandchildren Brendon, Caiden, Chloe, and Noah.

The family only will gather on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Riverside Memorial Park for a graveside service. Due to the recent circumstances our society is facing, the family requests for those not attending the service due to the guest limit for the graveside service to please sign the online guest register at, and leave your condolences for the family.

HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERSIDE MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME, 7242 Normandy Boulevard, is serving the family.


  • Graveside Service Friday, March 27, 2020


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Paula & Ron Geist

March 27, 2020

Dear Debbie and Martin,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Debbie, your mom has gone to a better place, but she will always be in your heart. There will come a time when your memories will make you smile and laugh.
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Paula and Ron

Courtney McGrane

March 27, 2020

Sending all the love and prayers for the family today as you lay her sweet soul to rest. Nana, thank you for always being so sweet to me. You were truly a light and always gave me a good laugh and i loved all the memories of you and Papa that you shared. I hope you and my Nana are dancing in heaven together forever!

Nancy McGlothlin

March 26, 2020

I just wanted to send my condolences to Deborah McGrane and her family. I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know the pain is hard to bear right now but know she is in a better place and out of pain. She will always be in your heart and watching over you 24/7. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family!!!!

Marilyn Wilhoit

March 26, 2020

This is extremely sad to say BUT her dad was my half brother & the only time I ever met/saw her was @ his funeral. Family got disconnected after that. BUT, Deborah, looking @ her picture - I see her brother Bobby in her eyes. I have a pic of him when he graduated (I think). That is a memory I cherish - wish ALL of us could have shared more time.

Hold tight to your memories w/love. Marilyn

Debbie Fazin

March 25, 2020

Our hearts go out to all of you. Know that we are thinking of you all during this difficult time. You have another angel to watch over and protect you.

Love the Fazin Family

Janet Hendrixson

March 25, 2020

My heart goes out to you and your family.I loved hearing all the stories through the years about your sweet beautiful mommy.Love you Debbie.

Ronny & Tiffney Heaning

March 25, 2020

Thank you for introducing me to your daughter, Debbie! I am so glad to have known you. Prayers for your family. - Love, Tiffney & Ronny