2019-02-07 / Obituaries

Georgia Sands

February 2, 2019


Georgia Sands Georgia Sands Georgia Janice (Taylor) Sands, 73, of Slumber Valley, Meshoppen, PA passed away Feb. 2, 2019 at Tyler Memorial Hospital from an illness.

Born on Feb. 12, 1945 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late George Roy (d. 1982) and Lattie Olive Spencer Taylor (d. 1957). She attended school in Columbus, SC.

Georgia enjoyed working and meeting new people. She was a long-time employee of Slumber Valley Campground and SBM at Procter & Gamble. She was also employed at the Meshoppen Dress Factory.

She lived at Slumber Valley Campground. She always had an open door. When you went to her place, you always planned on a meal, great hospitality and a full belly. Also, you better plan on staying for a while, for she always had stories to tell. She enjoyed her flowers, sewing and cleaning. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Georgia is survived by her children, Sarah Elizabeth Taylor of Mehoopany, Janice Maire Sands of Tunkhannock, Raymond “Charlie” Sands, Jr. of Silvara and Christopher Michael Sands of Meshoppen; her grandchildren, William A. Taylor, Jr. (Ashley) of Tunkhannock, Josh L. Taylor (Dorothy Smith) of New York, Alicia M.G. Taylor of Mehoopany, Daniel M. Taylor (Autumn Ashford) of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Kyle M. Mortimer of Pittston, PA, Nicholas B. Mortimer of Tunkhannock, Alison F. McNeil (Mark) of Wysox and Brianna M. Boice of Mehoopany; 11 great-grandchildren with one on the way, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Ronald LeRoy Taylor, Dora Jeanette Rowals and Francis Lee Taylor.

Funeral services for Georgia will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at noon from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 459 Main Street, Laceyville, with Reverend Darrell Sands and Reverend Charles Bishop of the Transue and Elk Lake Community Churches officiating. Interment will follow at the North Flat Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Georgia’s name to the Meshoppen Cat Rescue, 355 Heaven Bound Lane, Meshoppen, PA 18630.

Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.

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