OBITUARY

Leassy Marie Sandlin

May 22, 1924September 9, 2020

Marie Fry Sandlin, 96, of Houston, Texas passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020 in Houston at the North Houston Transitional Care Facility after a short illness. She was born on May 22, 1924 in Helmic (Trinity County), Texas to William and Polly Fry.

She is survived by three sons, Jerry Smith and wife Linda of Texarkana, Arkansas, James (Jamie) Smith of Houston, Texas and Robert Leon (Lee) Smith of Lexington, Texas; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were husbands, Loyce Sandlin and Francis Smith; her parents, William and Polly Fry; siblings, Elec Fry, Jim Fry, James Fry, Fonzie Fry Vick, Harvey Fry, Corbett Fry, Aubrey Fry, and granddaughter, Carolyn Smith Taylor.

She was a member of First Baptist Church North Houston where she attended for many years. She also lived in Etoile, Texas for a number of years in Rayburn Hideaway Community with her husband Loyce, where they enjoyed life on Lake Sam Rayburn. She attended Chireno Baptist Church where several friends still attend.

Mrs. Sandlin worked as a nurse for many years, first in Ben Taub Hospital, and then Jefferson Davis Hospital delivering babies, which she loved, and then worked in the State Hospital in Lufkin until she retired. Even in her retirement, she continued in her nursing ways, always willing to help those in need.

A Special Thank You to the Staff of North Houston Transitional Care Facility for the excellent manner they treated Mom during her stay. Also, Thank You to the Heart to Heart Hospice for their care in her final days. A Special Thank You to Isabel Alexander for all the days and nights you spent taking care of Mom because of the Pandemic. You were a friend to Mom when she needed a friend the most. To Paul and Gloria Perez, thank you for always being there when Mom needed you most. We can never repay your kindness that you always had for Mom.

A visitation will be held at Gipson Funeral Home, located at 1515 Chestnut Street in Lufkin, Texas Monday, September 14, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please remember your face coverings and use social distancing while at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be held at Bennett Cemetery in Apple Springs, Texas under the direction of Gipson Funeral Home, Tuesday, September 15 at 10:00 AM with Jerry Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Gideons’ International or your favorite charity.

Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Jerry Smith (Linda), Son
  • James (Jamie) Smith, Son
  • Robert (Lee) Smith, Son
  • Mrs. Sandlin was also survived by 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.


    Preceding her in death were husbands, Loyce Sandlin and Francis Smith; her parents, William and Polly Fry; siblings, Elec Fry, Jim Fry, James Fry, Fonzie Fry Vick, Harvey Fry, Corbett Fry, Aubrey Fry, and granddaughter, Carolyn Smith Taylor.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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Paul & Gloria perez

September 16, 2020

Mrs Marie was a mom to Gloria and me. Gloria spent hundreds of hours making quilts with mom. They had their own system making quilts and with that system they produced dozens of quilts and lap quilts. Mom was one of a kind. She was always positive never negative. She would say life is to short for negativity. We spent many happy years with her and we will greatly miss her. Her love will always be in out hearts. I know god welcomed her with open arms. REST IN PEACE MOM!

Betty Manning

September 11, 2020

My sweet Aunt Marie fly high. You are missed so much. Always enjoyed our talks. Rest In Peace with Carolyn and all the other loved ones. With all my love until we meet again. Betty

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