Sandra Jo Bunch

November 10, 1941July 25, 2020

Services for Sandra Jo Liles Bunch, 78, of Brownsboro, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 13, 2020, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Tyler, with Bishop Joseph E. Strickland officiating. Family visitation and a Rosary will be held at Lloyd James Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, from 5-7 pm.

Mrs. Bunch, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, "Meme", went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Born in Spartanburg, SC, November 10, 1941, she was the daughter of Ray Liles and Lillie Belle Gandy Liles. Sandra graduated from Mineola High School. She is a graduate of University of Texas at Tyler where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Psychology. She also received a Masters in Theology from the University of Dallas, where she studied two semesters in Rome, Italy.

Sandra's career spanned many years in Nursing Home Administration where she served as Administrator of three nursing homes. She also worked with Mehling Home Health and the East Texas Food Bank. After receiving her Masters in Theology, she created Sabbath Space, where she would hold spiritual retreats for anyone who wished to be in the spirit and presence of the Lord. Sandra was an active volunteer for MADD East Texas, after losing her beloved husband to a drunk driver. She was awarded Outstanding MADD Volunteer in 2013. Sandra was also a member of the Altar Society for the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. She is best known for her love of Christ Jesus, who is her friend, teacher and Savior, and her love of ALL people. She was a believer in "Love wins at all times".

Sandra is survived by her three daughters, Kara and husband Michael Gorham; Lara and husband Tony Ward; and Mara and husband Gary Corley. Meme is loved by 7 grandchildren - Kelsey (Matt) Murray, Kendall (Billy) Quebedeaux, Jaden (Annah), Slater and Chandler Gorham, Maranda Gay and Shane Micheal Ward; and three great-grandchildren, Hudson, Lincoln and Dane Murray. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Sue Bunch of Phoenix, AZ, a niece and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Horton Bunch and parents - Ray Liles, Lillie Belle Gandy Liles, and stepmother, Lola Liles.

Honorary Pallbearers are the special friends in her Lectio Divina Group and the Women Growing in Faith Bible Study Group. She dearly loved you all.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Kings Rein - 13323 FM 2588, Larue, Tx 75770; the Jesuit Spirituality Center, P O Box C 313, Martin Luther King Dr., Grand Coteau, LA 70541; or MADD East Texas, 100 E Ferguson St #716, Tyler, Tx 75702.


  • Horton Bunch, Husband (deceased)
  • Ray Liles, Father (deceased)
  • Lillie Belle Gandy Liles, Mother (deceased)
  • Lola Liles, Step-mother (deceased)
  • Kara and Michael Gorham, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Lara and Tony Ward, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Mara and Gary Corley, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Kelsey (Matt) Murray, Granddaughter
  • Kendall (Billy) Quebedeaux, Granddaughter
  • Jaden (Annah), Grandson
  • Chandler Gorham, Grandson
  • Maranda Gay, Grandaughter
  • Shane Michael Ward, Grandson
  • Hudson Murray, Great Grandson
  • Lincoln Murray, Great Grandson
  • Sue Bunch, Sister-in-law
  • Slater Gorham, Grandson
  • Sandra is also survived by a niece and two nephews.

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Christopher Price

August 5, 2020

Only three years together as friends but it feels like a lifetime of blessings, so much love we shared of memories of St Francis of Assisi and St Clare . 🌻and the tau community.
Home safe now with your husband.
Our last moments of joy was a beautiful vision of our Gods rainbow 🌈.
God bless my friend and family. Forever.

Lyndon Jones

August 4, 2020

There are so many memories of Sandra and Horton, Powers Drive To College Avenue and Chandler or Brownsboro . They had such a wonderful marriage a marriage that everyone should model. In the 50 years of knowing them I never heard them argue or raise their voice to each other. I learn so much from both of them .Horton with his knowledge of antiques and construction and Sandra with her beautiful smile, Laugh and her knowledge of everything that was good in life. Couples like Horton and Sandra only come through your life maybe once or twice if you’re lucky. I will be praying for Kara ,Laura and Mara you’re such sweet girls. . I always say losing a mother is the worst thing that could ever happen to a child. 🙏🙏🙏
Micheal Jones

Joan Crews

August 4, 2020

We were in a book club group with Sandy. So many laughs. So many good memories. Sandy was a wonderful person and loved by so many. Our condolences to all her family.
Joan and Wayne Crews

John Sims

August 2, 2020

My condolences to Sandy's family. She was a delightful person and great community servant. I'll always remember how she signed her messages -- "Thanks a Bunch!" Sandy will be greatly missed.

Karen Whitty

August 1, 2020

Forever my second mama!!!! Love and continued prayers to the entire Bunch family!

Mitzi Easley

July 31, 2020

My warmest prayers for your family during this time.

Marla (Hughes) Reeder

July 29, 2020

Love and prayers to the Bunch family. Too many fond memories to list here. Sandy was such a gift and a blessing to all who knew her!

Our deepest condolences,
Marla (Hughes) Reeder, Bill & Ombra Hughes.

Sue Robinson

July 26, 2020

Dearest Kara Lara Mara,
Our sincere condolences.
Remembering the pleasant times we spent with Sandy at the Brownsboro hilltop retreat, the big birthday party and the trip to Mississippi to visit Buddy (our other first cousin). Sandy is a beautiful person and an inspiration to all who knows her. She will be missed.

Sue (first cousin) & Howard Robinson
Judy VanDeventer (first cousin)

Ray Smith

July 26, 2020

My sincere condolences on the death of Sandy. She was a very sweet, gentle, funny lady and she will be missed by her family and her family of friends. She is now reunited with Horton, her honey, and I thank God for their heavenly home.


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