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Celebrating the life of

Sandra Hadden Clark

July 21, 1940 - May 01, 2023

Sandra Hadden Clark

Sandra Hadden Clark passed away peacefully on May 1, 2023, at her River House in Richmond Hill, Georgia. She is survived by her three siblings, Sara, Elizabeth, and Ben. Her children and grandchildren survived her: Angela Thomas (Mark), Amanda Wilson (Donald), Tori Thomas, Alayna Wilson, Julia Thomas, and Audrey Wilson. In 1964, Sandra married the late John R. Clark III at Ardsley Park Baptist Church and was married to “Johnny” for over 30 years. She had many nieces and nephews that she held dearly all her life. She was affectionally known by the family and close friends as “Bug”. Sandra was a native Savannahian and was born July 21, 1940, at Telfair Hospital to the late Benjamin Franklin Hadden and Susie Mae Walden. She graduated from Savannah High School in 1958, and went on to nursing school at the Memorial School of Nursing. Later, she achieved a Master of Science in Nursing from Armstrong State University and started her career as a nursing professor at Armstrong State University. After more than 2 decades, she retired from being a professor but never retired from being a nurse. Her students reference her as the hardest and the best. Sandra always said, “I want you to be a great nurse in case you have to take care of me or my family one day.” She was a legend in the local nursing community. During her battle with cancer from 2020 through 2023, she enjoyed encountering nurses that she had taught throughout her career.

Sandra loved to fish, shrimp, and crab and spent half of the year (every year) at “The River” doing such. But she most enjoyed giving others the experience of fishing, shrimping, and crabbing. Her favorite times were seeing others’ faces light up when they caught a crab for the first time. She will be missed by many people who considered her the life of the party and one-of-kind.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00, Thursday afternoon, May 4, 2023, at Fox & Weeks Hodgson Chapel followed by a memorial service at 6:00.




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Always sweet and approachable. She would always bring Angela and Amanda by her mother in law's restaurant after school .:Mrs. Clark's Kitchen" where I worked as a teenage cook. She would wait for them to finish their cheeseburgers and she and her husband "Crackerjack Johnny " would head for home. She taught me a lot without knowing. Be your best at whatever you choose. I heard she was hard as a professor, but if you were able to pass you would know you have been well taught and by the best!!! I'm happy to have met hrr at such an impressionable age. Rest in peace !!!

- Felisha Foreman, Savannah, Ga

The world has lost a great woman and nurse. Heaven has gained the life of the party...who I am sure is crabbing and loving seeing all those who she loved or touched that went before her. Special prayers for the whole family who cared for her in the end with such love and care. Until you meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Love, Sherry Danello

- Sherry Danello, Savannah, Georgia

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Rest in Peace...May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

- Sherry and Tom Danello, Savannah, Georgia

The heavens have gained an angel. Sandra was definitely one of the hardest nursing teachers , but we all benefited from her stern classes! She was always a fun loving lady. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

- Angela Moody, Savannah, GA

Deepest sympathy for your loss

- Karl Martin, Savannah, Ga

Sandra was one of my dearest friends. My love and condolences to her family. I would not have passed Chemistry in Nursing school without Sandra! She was one of a kind. I will surely miss her. Much love to Sara, Liz and Ben. Also my sympathy to Angela and Amanda.

- Scarlett Thayer, Clemson, SC

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I met Sandra Clark as she was one of my instructors. There are special people in life you meet that you never forget. She was one. Integral to Nursing Profession. Committed to empowering her students. My sincere condolences to the family, friends and community.

- Martha Weston , Pooler , GA

Sandra was one of a kind. Many good times with her and other students when she was in school at Memorial. May she Rest in Pease!

- Bob White, Greensboro , Ga

So sorry for your loss. Sandra has been a great neighbor for 17 years. She will be missed.

- Roberta Zeman, Savannah, GA

Sandra was one of my nursing professors at Armstrong. Her reputation of being tough preceded her, but I learned more from her than any of my instructors as she didn't accept anything but my best. I will always be grateful for her push to make me a better nurse. Condolences to her family.

- Claire Tackett, Pooler, GA

Sandra was an important and integral part of the Nursing Department when I was at Armstrong. She always made time to help her students and colleagues as well. Many thought she was scary and demanding, but after having a clinical with her, they remember her knowledge, wisdom, and patience. She knew more about how to care for patients than anyone I knew, and that's the legacy she shared with her students. Angela and Mandy, she really was a very special lady, and I feel privileged to have known her.

- Sara Connor, Savannah, GA

Angela and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like your mom lived life every day with a passion. I know her zest for life and joy of teaching others will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. May God comfort you during this difficult time as you celebrate her life and mourn her loss. Much love- Alison Walmsley

- Alison, Savannah, Georgia

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- Therese Sheehan , Savannah, Ga

Sandra always had a smile for everyone and gave great advice when growing up. Our Moms would be so proud! Rest In Peace!

- Allen Lewis, Murfreesboro , TN

We love you Sandra

- Walter and Marie Lewis, Villa Rica, Georgia

Sending my prayers and condolences to Angela Thomas and family. May God comfort and strengthen you all

- Vanessa Miller, Savannah, GA

I had Sandra as an instructor at Armstrong. She was an inspiration and an amazing role model for future nurses. Prayers for her family and all those who knew and loved this lovely lady.

- Faye , Savannah , GA

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I worked with Sandra for many years in the Armstrong Nusing Department. We were colleagues, but more importantly, friends. My condolences to the family, especially Angela and Mandy. She was always so proud of you!

- Mary Miller, Savannah, GA

Angela- I am so very, very sorry for the loss of your sweet mama. Knowing Sandra since I was a child and working with her as a nurse, provides such sweet memories. She was a true southern lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you sister! Susan Howell

- Susan Howell, Savannah, Ga

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I feel as if Buc—ee and I have lost a close friend. My condolences to the family.

- Bruce Filer, Hampstead, NC

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel