Sandra Lynn Silcox Braun Carter
By Kim Swindell Wood | April 9, 2018 5:47 am
Sandra Lynn Silcox Braun Carter, 62, of Sparta, received her wings as one of God’s angels, on April 6, 2018. After nearly two years of fighting with cancer, she was able to finally rest peacefully in the warmth of heaven.
Ms. Carter was a loving, active, and devout grandmother, mother, wife, sister, and daughter. She was an accomplished beautician, butcher’s assistant, and food service manager. Ms. Carter was a beacon of light throughout her community and within her family – always there to lean on for help, no matter who needed it, why, or when. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren most of all. From her younger days, in Michigan, where she enjoyed spending time at the lake with family, to her later years, in Tennessee, where she lovingly provided shelter for stray dogs simply looking for a stable home, she was always more concerned with the happiness of others above her own. She enjoyed gardening, walking on the beaches of Florida, providing support to numerous four-legged friends seeking comfort, doing crossword puzzles, and the delightful pitter patter of little grandchildren feet scattering about.
Ms. Carter was preceded in heaven by her father, Robert Thomas Silcox; her mother, Emma Bolt Thomas Silcox Sikes; her second husband, Thomas James Carter; and her brother, John Michael Silcox.
She is survived by her children, Michele Renee Braun Ashley (Josh), of Sparta; Robert Duane Braun (Tricia), of Vass, North Carolina, John Michael Braun (Jenny), of Nashville, Travis James Carter (Chevy), of Sparta; and seven grandchildren.
A graveside service will at noon, April 14, 2018, at Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Derek Wilson will officiate. The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-noon, April 14, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Caring Hearts Home Healthcare, LLC, 920 Blue Springs Rd., Sparta, Tennessee, or Friends of White County Animals.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.