OBITUARY

Sandra "Sandy" Williams Fisher

December 20, 1949December 2, 2018

Sandy Fisher, 68, beloved wife of Phillip Fisher, passed away December 2nd in Raleigh following a courageous six year battle with Stage 4 cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry Leon and Lorena K. Williams.

As a child growing up in Kannapolis, NC, Sandy was the proverbial "Tomboy", standing on a stool in her father's workshop handing him tools and idolizing her two older brothers. While still in high school, she began her working career as a teller at a local bank where, several years later, she met "the love of her life", Phil, at her drive-in window. A year later, they began their wonderful 47-year marriage, which, in 1975, took them to Raleigh. There, after her first job interview, she was employed as a Legal Assistant at the Tharrington, Smith & Hargrove Law Firm where, after 35 years, she retired as the firm's senior staff member.

Sandy will be remembered by her friends and co-workers at Tharrington, Smith for her tireless energy, vibrant personality, the communal candy dish on her desk, and her daily brisk walks down Fayetteville Street Mall to the courthouse in her trademark high heel shoes. She will be remembered by her many friends as a caring and thoughtful person of great style and beauty both inside and out. She will be remembered by the hundreds of guests entertained at their home and at socials across the state and country as a gracious hostess who, like her parties, epitomized glitz and glamour. She will be remembered by the neighborhood "trick-or-treaters" and their parents as the friendly witch whose festive seasonal decorations earned their home the title "The Holiday House". She will be remembered by her family as the loving little sister and "neat" Aunt. And by her loving husband as the little girl still standing on the stool who thankfully never grew up.

She is survived by her husband, Phil, brothers Steven L. Williams and Charles R. Williams (and wife Christine), nephews Steven L. Williams, Jr. (and wife Mary) and Thomas L. Williams, and niece Jennifer L. Williams.

The family wishes to thank those many healthcare professionals who aided her in her long struggle, especially Dr. Robert Smithson and the compassionate Transitions LifeCare team.

A service celebrating her life will be held Saturday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m. at Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 4900 Kaplan Drive in Raleigh. Following the service, friends may visit with the family at the church's Fellowship Hall. A private internment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607, or to the SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne, 300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her husband, Phil, brothers Steven L. Williams and Charles R. Williams (and wife Christine), nephews Steven L. Williams, Jr. (and wife Mary) and Thomas L. Williams, and niece Jennifer L. Williams.
  • DONATIONS

  • Transitions LifeCare.
  • SPCA of Wake County

Services

  • Memorial Service with Visitation to Follow Saturday, December 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Sandra "Sandy" Williams Fisher

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Vickie Davis

December 7, 2018

Sandy was much more than a friend to Jerry and me, she was family! From the minute I met you both, I knew we would spend many special times together in the years ahead. Of course, that proved to be true. From birthdays and anniversaries, to Halloween and Christmas, to High School Reunions, to evenings sitting in the swings, or times spent on the piano bench singing and laughing and telling stories . I remember the fun times at your little house in Kannapolis, the limo rides to see the holiday glitz and glam in downtown Raleigh, and posing for pictures between the witches in the front yard. Thanks for the memories, Sandy and Phil! You are, and will always be, the BEST of friends to us! We love you, and cherish our memories together! May the Lord bless and keep you, Phil. And Sandy...we will meet you at the pearly gates one day. Until then, we are holding our memories of you close. Love you, beautiful Sandy!

Larry Shive

December 6, 2018

Sandy and her very special family and mine attended Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kannapolis together for many years. My wife and I are saddened to learn of Sandys death and we extend our deepest sympathy to you Phil, Steve, Ronald and family. May God grant you His Peace and Comfort during this most difficult time. Larry & Kaye Shive

Tommy Williams

December 5, 2018

Phil, my name is Tommy Williams. Sandy and I were classmates at AL Brown. We set close to each other at graduation because of our last names. That was about our only contact with each other. I am writing this to you because I lost my wife to cancer on March 21, 2016. I just want you to know that I will be thinking of you and if I can be of any help please let me know. I had and still do have questions about a spouse passing away. I attended grieve classes and read as much as I could about losing a spouse. My wife and I were married for 44 years. Again, if you would like to talk in the next few months or any time you can reach me at 910-875-5386 (home phone) or 910-578-7949 (cell phone). May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you.

Eddie Robinette

December 5, 2018

Sandy made an impression on me from day one when we started our school days together in Mrs. Abernathy's first grade class at Jackson Park Elementary. We shared many classes until our graduation twelve years later from A.L. Brown High School. A beautiful person inside and out, she was one of the most loved members of the Class of 1968. Never heard an unkind word from her lips. Thanks for the memories, Sandy.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Sandy Fisher, 68, beloved wife of Phillip Fisher, passed away December 2nd in Raleigh following a courageous six year battle with Stage 4 cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry Leon and Lorena K. Williams.

As a child growing up in Kannapolis, NC, Sandy was the proverbial "Tomboy", standing on a stool in her father's workshop handing him tools and idolizing her two older brothers. While still in high school, she began her working career as a teller at a local bank where, several years later, she met "the love of her life", Phil, at her drive-in window. A year later, they began their wonderful 47-year marriage, which, in 1975, took them to Raleigh. There, after her first job interview, she was employed as a Legal Assistant at the Tharrington, Smith & Hargrove Law Firm where, after 35 years, she retired as the firm's senior staff member.

Sandy will be remembered by her friends and co-workers at Tharrington, Smith for her tireless energy, vibrant personality, the communal candy dish on her desk, and her daily brisk walks down Fayetteville Street Mall to the courthouse in her trademark high heel shoes. She will be remembered by her many friends as a caring and thoughtful person of great style and beauty both inside and out. She will be remembered by the hundreds of guests entertained at their home and at socials across the state and country as a gracious hostess who, like her parties, epitomized glitz and glamour. She will be remembered by the neighborhood "trick-or-treaters" and their parents as the friendly witch whose festive seasonal decorations earned their home the title "The Holiday House". She will be remembered by her family as the loving little sister and "neat" Aunt. And by her loving husband as the little girl still standing on the stool who thankfully never grew up.

She is survived by her husband, Phil, brothers Steven L. Williams and Charles R. Williams (and wife Christine), nephews Steven L. Williams, Jr. (and wife Mary) and Thomas L. Williams, and niece Jennifer L. Williams.

The family wishes to thank those many healthcare professionals who aided her in her long struggle, especially Dr. Robert Smithson and the compassionate Transitions LifeCare team.

A service celebrating her life will be held Saturday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m. at Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 4900 Kaplan Drive in Raleigh. Following the service, friends may visit with the family at the church's Fellowship Hall. A private internment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607, or to the SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne, 300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh.