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1950 Sandra 2023

Sandra Preston Nelson

July 4, 1950 — November 5, 2023



Sandra  Preston Nelson, age 73, of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 5, 2023 surrounded by her family. She was a member of Emerald Avenue Methodist Church. She worked at SunTrust Bank for over 30 years. Preceded in death by parents; Charles and Wilma Preston. Survived by husband; Douglas E. Nelson, children; Douglas Charles (Tabitha) Nelson, Grandchildren; Preston and Jaxson Nelson, sister; Myra Preston, stepchildren; Steve Nelson and Terri Marbut of Alabama. Friends and family will meet at 1:45pm on Thursday, November 9, 2023 for a graveside service at 2:00pm at Woodlawn Cemetery. Officiated by Rev. Bruce Gaylon. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Emerald Avenue United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 1620 N Central St. Knoxville Tn, 37917. Online condolences may be left at

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