Sandra Patton Redden, 77, died on May 18, 2020, at the home of Ginger and Kim Vought in Trussville, Al. after a six-month battle with cancer. She fought like the feisty lady she was and left this earth when she was ready. She was born in Columbus, MS on April 27, 1947, to the late Virginia Lollar Patton and John H. Patton. She graduated from S.D. Lee High School in 1961. Sandra worked at Woolco, Ruth’s, Bozeman Animal Clinic and Redden Amusement Company. She lived in Columbus her entire life. She was a member of the Columbus Christian Center where she served, along with Caroline and Susan, as one of The Golden Girls who made sure the church was clean and tidy before each Sunday service. Sandra loved spending time with her son Alan, watching JC, her grandson, play baseball, shoe shopping on eBay, eating out, New York, the Phantom of the Opera, Destin, eating in general, sports of any kind, video poker, her friends, traveling, her churches, the electric light parade at Disney, animals, making cornbread for Dane, cream horns, her family, weird tv shows, watching Alabama sports, crème brulee, talking and her Lord and Savior. Sandra was called by many names. Alan called her Momma. John Chesser (JC) Redden called her Grannie, her sisters, Pam Winchester and Ginger Vought, called her Sissy and sometimes, Chatty Cathy. Nieces and nephews called her Sissy. Some friends called her SaSa or “Sister Sarah the Soul Saver”. Most called her Lil Momma and that absolutely summed her up. She was momma to many. Sissy is survived by her son, Alan Redden of Tuscaloosa, AL; her grandson, J.C. Redden of Columbus, MS; her sisters, Ginger Vought (Kim) of Trussville, AL and Pam Winchester (Gary) of Lutz, Florida. She leaves nieces, Dane Grubbs (Scott) of Leesburg, FL and Amanda Vought Kosmus (Eric) of Trussville, AL; and nephews, Shay Vought (Sara Catherine) of Marietta, GA and Trey Cavaliere (Vanessa) of Tampa, FL. She has three great nieces, Sara Grace, Madeline and Kennedy; and seven great nephews, Dax, Dominic, Hunter, Brandon, Alex, Patton and Gibson. The family thought their Sissy, with those sparkling green eyes, was fun, funny, feisty and special. We all will miss her dearly. She is preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Redden; her parents, John and Virginia Patton; and her grandparents, Johnny Lee and Earl Lollar and Cora Bell and Sam Patton. There will be two celebrations of Sandra’s life, one in Destin and the other in Tuscaloosa, both at a later date due to Covid 19. In Destin it will be a private family celebration of Sissy’s life and on another date, Alan will arrange for a celebration of Lil Momma’s life in Tuscaloosa. The family wants to sincerely thank New Beacon Hospice Care. Randilyn, William, Ron, Donna, Jean, Denise, Jackie, Dr. Fitzpatrick and anyone I have left out. What would we have done without your guidance, compassion and love? You are all angels and we will forever love each of you. Also, a special thanks to Pastor James Godsey of Celebration Worship Center in Vernon, AL. Thank you, thank you for your visits, texts and phone calls over the past six months. Sandra would smile every time she knew you were checking on her. You were able to give us all some peace. Bless you for your constant support and prayers. In lieu of flowers, food or cards, you may send a memorial donation to Celebration Worship Center, c/o Sandra Redden, P.O. Box 1412, Vernon AL or to your local Humane Society.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on May 22, 2020
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