Sandra "Sandi" Lee Mehaffey

April 20, 1951November 17, 2018
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Sandra “Sandi” Ketner Mehaffey, 67, died on Saturday, November 17, 2018, surrounded by her family at Haywood Regional Medical Center. Sandi was born in Haywood County on April 20, 1951, to the late Raymond and Mary Evelyn Jones Ketner. She owned Waynesville Housing Mart for over 27 years. She enjoyed making arts and crafts along with collecting antiques. Sandi loved working in her flowers, traveling, thrift store shopping and had a special place in her heart for stray and needy animals. Sandi loved blessing others with the gifts God gave her.

In addition to her parents, Sandi was preceded by her husband, Robert “Bob” Mehaffey; and sister, Barbara Bradley.

Sandi is survived by her son, Chris Mehaffey (Jennifer); daughter, Lori Mann (Michael); granddaughters, Emily and Rachel; grandson, Drew; sister, Beverly Ketner; cherished friends, Joyce and Charles Williamson; sisters-in-law, Karen Tatham (Bergin) and Vickie Caylor (Wayne); four nephews, one niece, one great-niece, and one great-nephew; and her “adopted sons” Marvin Crawford and Johnny Reece. A memorial service celebrating Sandi’s life will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 25, in the chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations with the Reverend Erma Bond officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-3 PM prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at Sandi’s residence.

Memorial contributions may be made to Haywood Christian Ministries at 150 Branner Ave., Waynesville, NC 28786 and Elizabeth Chapel UMC Armenian Christmas Boxes Fund at 98 Elizabeth Chapel Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786.

The family would like to offer a special word of thanks to the nurses and staff at Haywood Regional Medical Center.

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  • Visitation Sunday, November 25, 2018
  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sandra "Sandi" Lee Mehaffey

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Timothy Eller

November 20, 2018

I met Sandy, when I bought my home.from her in the early 90's. We sparked a friendship through that transaction, that I cherished for many years. Last year, I had a chance to stop by and see her and introduce her to my daughter. She was a warm and caring person who I will truly miss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Tim Eller & Family

Sandy Bassett

November 20, 2018

So very sorry to hear of Sandi's passing. She was a great LADY and good friend. We enjoyed working with her for many years. Prayers for all the family.

Sandy Bassett, Johnny Conard & Neal Beattie
Johnny's Mobile Home Service

Ann Phillips

November 20, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Sandi's death. I went to school with her and loved her very much. She will be greatly missed.

Betsy Mcmahan

November 19, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss Sandi sold me my first home, she and I became good friends.She was such a sweet kind person.She will be sadly missed. God give Sandys family strength and comfort in their time of need.RIP ,dear friend.Thank you for everything you help me with.

Kenna (Wike) Wiggins

November 19, 2018

Sandi was always bright and energetic, with a smile ready. I last saw her in a parking lot, recognizing her after many years by her quick step and that smile. We chatted a minute, and all the years melted away. Heaven just got more inviting.

Emmy Messer

November 19, 2018

Dear Family, I wanted to reach out to you with my sincere condolences during this most difficult time. Sandi helped my family so much through the process of ordering and purchasing our beautiful new home 15 months ago. She and I would often joke that we had became best friends because we talked so much and so often. She always had time for me, no matter what she was doing. She was a sharp business woman and she made buying a new home simple, affordable and fair. She wanted everything to be just right, and for that I was so thankful. I pray that God surrounds your family with His love and light during the days ahead. I'm so thankful I was able to get to know Sandi, and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Kelly

November 19, 2018

Beverly, my deepest sympathy for your loss. I hope the support and love from your friends will help during this difficult time of your life. Surely you will continue to see her sweet smile, feel the warmth of her love and hear her voice as you walk and enjoy the beautiful valley where you both lived so many years. Remembering you now and always in my prayers, Linda Kelly

Annette Hannah

November 18, 2018

Lori, Emily, Vickie and Karen. Sending prayers to your family in this time of sorrow. No doubt Sandy is with Jesus and Probably has already spoke to Bob. May God give all the family, His Love, at this great time of sorrow. Keep looking up God is Near! Love to you all.
Annette and family.

Betty Sawyer

November 18, 2018

Chris, Lori and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mom. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Christy McMahon

November 18, 2018

Lori and Chris—So very sorry to hear about your loss. Sending hugs and prayers to your family.