Sandra Anne Friends, 68 of Binghamton NY went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 17th, 2021.
Sandra was born in Philadelphia PA, raised in Newport News VA, daughter of predeceased mother, Magaline Felders of Newport News VA, wife of predeceased husband Scott J. Friends of Binghamton NY and sister of predeceased Alice Williams and great nephew Michael Robinson of Newport News VA. Sandra is survived by son and daughter in law, Olamni and Rebecca Porter, brothers Daniel Coleman and Kenny Squires, adopted aunt in law, Linda Barrett of whom she has cared for for over 20 years, grandchildren Zakai Thomas and Zahran Porter. Nephews Michael Talley, Marlon and Tarissa Williams,Jared Coleman, Daniel Coleman, Daniel Leon, Gregory Leon and Duane Cullen. Nieces Tia Singleton, Danieta Coleman, Shayla Robinson, Monica Leon, Julia Leon and adopted daughter in love, Sarah Whittenbrader and children.
Sandra was a resident of Binghamton for over 30 years and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved making messes in the kitchen while cooking with her aunt and grandchildren, crafting with her daughter in law and having stimulating conversations with her only son. She stood for justice and equality but above all things loved Jesus and shared her testimonies on a daily basis with anyone who would listen. Sandra loved to worship the Lord through song, prayer and fellowship, and spending quality time watching films. She enjoyed sitting in the sun and watching the birds and clouds in the sky. She enjoyed the little things in life and was a natural born comedian. Sandra loved everyone she came into contact with and for many was the glue of connection and communication. She will be greatly missed.
Celebration of Life will be held at Hands of Hope Ministries Church, 270 Robinson Street, Binghamton NY on Saturday, September 25,th 2021, 2-5pm with a repass dinner to follow. Family and Friends are welcome to come and celebrate her life.
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