OBITUARY

Sandra Joyce Niyork

August 25, 1945March 29, 2019
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Sandra J Niyork, 73, of Largo, Florida was peacefully called home while surrounded by her family on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Largo Medical Center. Sandy was born in Evansville, Indiana, resided in California, Illinois and Georgia before settling in the Largo/Clearwater area of Florida in 1981. She was preceded in death by her father, David Myers and her daughter, Christy Hedgepeth. She is survived by her mother, Cecelia Myers, her brother, Steve Myers, her husband of 19,697 days (almost 54 years), Harold "Bud" Niyork, her daughter and son in law, Robin and Chris Carmichael, son and daughter in law, Joey and Billie Niyork and daughter, Amanda Niyork, her grandchildren, Courtney (& husband Kade) Carmichael-Ballogg, Shelby Carmichael, David Hedgepeth, Luke Hedgepeth, Brianna Hedgepeth, Chloe Molody and Nathan Niyork, and by her great grandson, Ezra Ballogg.

Sandy was an active member, with her husband Bud, of Gulf Coast Church, formerly Harvest Temple Church in Largo for 38 years where she sang in the choir for many years and built many cherished lifelong friendships.

Sandy was a homemaker, wife, and mother who devoted her life to loving her family. In addition to raising her four children, she took care of several of her grandchildren when they were little and even helped watch her great grandson on occasion. In addition, she and Bud opened their arms and hearts to others when they needed a place to stay, some of which still call them Mom and Dad to this day (Allyson Graham- Griffiths).

The Niyork family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses, doctors and staff of Largo Medical Center for their guidance, compassion, and accommodations during the 15 days Sandy was in their care.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday April 6, 2019, 2:00 PM at Gulf Coast Church, 13301 Walsingham Road, Largo, Florida 33774. Pastor Randy Morris and Pastor Dale Denham officiating.

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street, North, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.

  • FAMILY

  • Harold "Bud" Niyork, Husband
  • Robin (Chris) Carmichael, Daughter
  • Joey (Billie) Niyork, Son
  • Amanda Niyork, Daughter
  • Cecelia Myers, Mother
  • Steve Myers, Brother
  • Courtney (Kade) Carmichael-Ballogg, Granddaughter
  • Shelby Carmichael, Granddaughter
  • David Hedgepeth, Grandson
  • Luke Hedgepeth, Grandson
  • Brianna Hedgepeth, Granddaughter
  • Chloe Niyork, Granddaughter
  • Molody Niyork, Granddaughter
  • Nathan Niyork, Grandson
  • David Myers, Father
  • Christy Hedgepeth, Daughter

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 6, 2019
REMEMBERING

Sandra Joyce Niyork

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Diego Ambrosio

April 4, 2019

I have not been a part of Gulf coast that long, but I loved Sandra. Her smile and the love she had for people was amazing. I would make it to her seat every Sunday for a hug and a smile just because she was awsome! I am feeling heartbroken I will not get another hug, but I feel at peace because she is now with our amazing savior in heaven. My love goes to Bud and the family. Mrs Sandra was loved so much. We are with you, in prayer, and love In this time. God bless you.

Lynn Kruk

April 3, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. The tribute was absolutely touching and shows what a beautiful and close-knit family you have. Sandy will definitely be missed. Buddy - we love you.

Hopes, wishes and dreams to all of you.

Love,

George, Lynn and Aunt Sue
Kruk

Lanie Walker

April 3, 2019

Bud and family We are so very sorry to hear of your great loss. I still remember such wonderful memories at Harvest Temple in Choir and the Ladies ministry. She truly was a wonderful woman off God. Sending our love and prayers of Peace and strength to get you through. Gary and Lanie Walker

Rick n Debi Bledsoe

April 3, 2019

Sandy was such a sweet, kind, and loving person. It is a privilege to have been a part of her lifes journey. We so enjoyed being family through our church and watching our children grow up. I will always remember her kindness when I was going through a difficult time at church and how she encouraged me . Her smile was so warm and her heart was so big. We will see you in the future dear Sandy and what a day of rejoicing that will be!!! Love, comfort and peace to Bud and the entire family.

Alina Lee Santiago

April 3, 2019

If your daughters Robin and Christy are any indication, you must have been brilliant! I don't believe I've had the honor of meeting you Sandy, but I definitely had the privilege to work with Robin and Christy for several years and I admire them both for their intelligence, strength and sweetness. You must have been one amazing mom! Rest in peace and thank you for the gift of your kids.

Vicki Russell

April 3, 2019

Bud, we are so sorry for your loss. Sandy was always so sweet to me (Vicki). She will be missed by so many. We love you so much and are praying for you and your entire family. Jon & Vicki

Lynn and Cathy Haynes

April 1, 2019

Sympathy and Gods Blessings to Bud and family. Remembering Sandi's infectious laugh, we reminisce.

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Biography

Sandra J Niyork, 73, of Largo, Florida was peacefully called home while surrounded by her family on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Largo Medical Center. Sandy was born in Evansville, Indiana, resided in California, Illinois and Georgia before settling in the Largo/Clearwater area of Florida in 1981. She was preceded in death by her father, David Myers and her daughter, Christy Hedgepeth. She is survived by her mother, Cecelia Myers, her brother, Steve Myers, her husband of 19,697 days (almost 54 years), Harold "Bud" Niyork, her daughter and son in law, Robin and Chris Carmichael, son and daughter in law, Joey and Billie Niyork and daughter, Amanda Niyork, her grandchildren, Courtney (& husband Kade) Carmichael-Ballogg, Shelby Carmichael, David Hedgepeth, Luke Hedgepeth, Brianna Hedgepeth, Chloe Molody and Nathan Niyork, and by her great grandson, Ezra Ballogg.

Sandy was an active member, with her husband Bud, of Gulf Coast Church, formerly Harvest Temple Church in Largo for 38 years where she sang in the choir for many years and built many cherished lifelong friendships.

Sandy was a homemaker, wife, and mother who devoted her life to loving her family. In addition to raising her four children, she took care of several of her grandchildren when they were little and even helped watch her great grandson on occasion. In addition, she and Bud opened their arms and hearts to others when they needed a place to stay, some of which still call them Mom and Dad to this day (Allyson Graham- Griffiths).

The Niyork family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses, doctors and staff of Largo Medical Center for their guidance, compassion, and accommodations during the 15 days Sandy was in their care.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday April 6, 2019, 2:00 PM at Gulf Coast Church, 13301 Walsingham Road, Largo, Florida 33774. Pastor Randy Morris and Pastor Dale Denham officiating.