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Sandra Bates Brooks

March 6, 1957 ~ June 24, 2020 (age 63)


Sandra Veretta Bates Brooks transitioned from her earthly home to her eternal home on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 4:36 pm. Sandra was the daughter of Evelyn Toliver Caldwell and the late Uzell Bates.  She was born March 6, 1957, in Columbia, South Carolina, and departed this life at Prisma Richland Hospital.

Sandra was the second born of five children. She was educated in the public schools of Richland County and a graduate of Dreher High School class of 1975. She was employed by Palmetto Health Baptist for 20 plus years.

Sandra was preceded in death by her father, Uzell Bates and Elliott Caldwell, and three siblings, Uzell Jr. Bates, Veronica Allen, and Daron Caldwell.

She leaves us with the sorrow of her passing and we will cherish her memories, left behind is her three children; Tueri Bates, Terrance Bates, and Ashleigh Wells. One sister; Sheila (Nathaniel) Heatley; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and other dear friends. 

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June 27, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Funeral Service
June 28, 2020

1:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Interment following funeral service

Serenity Memorial Gardens
1101 Buckner Road
Columbia, SC 29203

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