Sandra Kaye McAlister

August 7, 1949May 26, 2018

Sandra Kaye McAlister, 68, of Washington passed away at 4:48 am Saturday, May 26, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was born August 7, 1949 in Memphis, TN, the daughter of Samuel and Ruby Woods Porch. She married Rev. William Edward McAlister on August 21, 1971 in Memphis, TN. He preceded her in death on July 11, 2000 in Peoria. Sandra is survived by her children, Amy (Damian) Reber of Washington, and Chris (Brenda) McAlister of Peoria Heights; three grandchildren, Benjamin Reber, Tim Wood, and James Wood; two brothers, David (Yong) Porch of Memphis, TN and Preston (Laura) Porch of Atoka, TN; one sister, Sharon (Louis) Bomar of Memphis, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Nancy Parnell. Sandra was a Personnel Administrator at Versa Press Inc. until her retirement. She was a member of Lions Club and Elmridge Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am Friday, June 1, 2018 at Elmridge Baptist Church. Pastor Ken Terbush will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday Evening, May 31, 2018 from 5-7:00 pm at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society. To view Sandra’s memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to


  • Samuel Porch, Father
  • Ruby (Woods) Porch, Mother
  • Rev. William Edward McAlister, Husband
  • Amy (Damian) Reber, Daughter
  • Chris (Brenda) McAlister, Son
  • Benjamin Reber, Grandson
  • Tim Wood, Grandson
  • James Wood, Grandson
  • David (Yong) Porch, Brother
  • Preston (Laura) Porch, Brother
  • Sharon (Louis) Bomar, Sister
  • She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister, Nancy Parnell.

  • The American Cancer Society


  • Visitation Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Funeral Services Friday, June 1, 2018

Sandra Kaye McAlister

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Dianna Kay Ferguson

May 30, 2018

I LOVED Sandra like a sister from ages 13 thru 18. We were practically inseparable. Then we graduated high school and I married and moved away. We lost touch for many years but thanks to FB we had reconnected. I'm so sad to hear of Sandra's passing. I LOVED her. She in now in the presence of our Lord.

Shirley Willoughby Shelton

May 30, 2018

Sharon and I had so many great memories growing up at Lamar Heights Baptist Church in Memphis. She was a great friend!