Sandra Ann Read was born on August 11, 1955, in Snow Hill, NC through the union of her late loving parents, Frederick and Hazel Suggs. Sandra was the eldest of three children, Tehuana (the youngest, preceded her in death at an early age), her sister Frieda and brother Antione. Sandra was the glue that kept her siblings together.
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At an early age, Sandra's family moved to New York City where she attended St. Charles Borromeo Elementary/Junior High School and Cathedral High School. She graduated with honors from Baruch College where she received her bachelor's degree in science. After graduation Sandra found employment at Carver Federal Saving's Bank, where she worked for 30 years. She worked her way up the rank to become Manager of the Accounting Department.
During that time, Sandra met and fell in love with her late husband, George Reed. They courted for a few years and were later married. It was a marriage made in heaven. From that blissful union, George Jr. was born. Years later after the unfortunate death of George, Sandra met Larry, and gave birth to two sons, John and Christopher.
Sandra was a well-loved person and respected by her family and her community. She was driven by her ambition, always looking for avenues to better herself and further her education. An avid reader from young, she could always be caught with something to read in her hands. Aside from her love for reading, there was nothing she loved more than family. Family was always a main priority, and she was a natural provider. Starting with her sister Frieda, they had a bond that was unbreakable. As children Sandra would often assist Frieda with homework assignments and projects as well as helping others in the community. She was a loving and supporting mother that made sure her children had the best education possible and supported them in becoming positive and productive citizens.
In her spare time, Sandra loved to cook and bake. Some of her favorite dishes were lima beans with neck bones, spaghetti with meat balls and salmon croquettes and grits.
Sandra is survived to cherish her memories by, her sister Fried and her brother Antione, three sons George, John and Christopher, her partner Larry, best friends Loretta and Lynelle and a host of her other family and friends.