On Wednesday June 1, 2022, Sandra Jones Holthausen passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family, following a brave 3-year battle with cancer. She was born May 17, 1943, to Grover Cleveland Jones & Frances Viar Jones in Henry County, VA. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Robert “Bob” Dean Holthausen, Sr, & two sisters, Patsy Rozyski & Dixie Payne.
Those left to cherish her memory are sons, Robert Anthony “Tony” Hancock & wife Gail & Mark Edward Hancock; stepsons Robert “Bobby” Holthausen, Jr (Anita) & Gregg Holthausen (Brenda); grandchildren Alyson Hancock (fiancé Jeffrey Sweeney) & Zachary Hancock; step-grandsons Logan Holthausen (fiancée Saylor Wagoner) & Taylor Holthausen; step-great-granddaughter Braylen Holthausen. Surviving are sisters, Brenda Bryson (Burnham “Butch”), Phyllis Sheppard; & brother, Grover “Smokey” Jones (Jeanette); also several nieces & nephews.
Sandra loved all of her family with her whole heart and enjoyed most the time spent with them. She will be truly missed by each of her loved ones. Travel, reading all the books, & loving her special pets Bonnie (dog) & Garfield (cat) gave her such joy.
Sandra was a graduate of Fieldale High School. Most of her career was spent in sales from cars to modular homes to furniture. Just prior to her retirement she was co-owner of Seller’s Mart with her sister Brenda.
A special thank you to Dr. Erin Saks and the team at Carilion GYN Oncology & Infusion Center, Carilion 10 S Oncology Nurses & Staff, & Mountain Valley Hospice for excellent care & support.
In lieu of flowers you may consider a donation in her memory to your local (no-kill) animal shelter or pet rescue, or your local library.
A visitation will be held to celebrate Sandra’s life on Friday June 17, 2022 from 6 to 8 pm at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA.
Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA is serving the Holthausen family. Online condolences may be made at norrisfuneral.com
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