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November 28, 2012

Glenda Stracener Sands

ORANGE — Glenda Stracener Sands, 67, of West Orange, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.  Officiating will be Reverend Keith Royal, pastor of Winfree Baptist Church. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Born in DeRidder, Louisiana on February 26, 1945, Glenda was the daughter of James Leon and Willie Rae (Greene) Stracener.  She worked for 38 years for the Orange County W.C.I.D. #2 where she was office manager and bookkeeper. She was a long standing member of Winfree Baptist Church.

Glenda was an exceptional wife, daughter, mother and homemaker.  Her life’s passion was loving and taking care of her family.

Preceded in death by her father, Leon Stracener, Glenda is survived by her husband, James “Jim” Sands; mother, Willie “Bill” Stracener; children, Dana James and Melanie James, all of West Orange, Sandy Sands and his wife, Shannon of Pflugerville, Dusty Sands and his wife, Wendi of McKinney, Brooke Grissom and her husband, Michael of Tomball; eight grandchildren; special niece, Melissa Herman of Bridge City; special great nephew, Hunter Herman of Bridge City.

Also surviving are her brothers and sisters, James Stracener of Bryan, Karen Taylor of Roganville, Hercel Stracener of Orangefield, Dianne Winn of West Orange and many nieces and nephews.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Johnny Caswell, Richard McDuff, Russell Love, Lewis Long, Jr., Darrell Caswell and Corey Sonnier. Honorary Pallbearers will be Drew Herman and Michael Porter.

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