Lemona Sandifer affectionately known as Mitty. Lemona Was born on September 11, 1955, to the late Elder Louis and Mother Mary Sandifer in Tuturer, Mississippi. Lemona and her family moved to Hayti, Missouri. Lemona accepted the Lord as her personal saviour at Faith Temple C.O.G.I.C., under Pastor John Lofton in Hayti, Missouri. Lemona went to Hayti schools until her family moved to Detroit, Michigan. She later attended Finney High School in Detroit. The family later moved to Benton Harbor, Michigan.
She and her family joined Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C. under the late Bishop Howard Thomas until present Pastor Rufus Young.
Lemona worked in the church’s kitchen faithfully with her sisters. Lemona was a caring, nurturing young lady. She was a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, and cousin.
Lemona earned her CNA Certificate, and she did homecare for years. She was a babysitter. Lemona was a people’s person, she loved people. She loved her family and she loved to cook. Her door was open to those that needed a helping hand. Helping others was a big joy in her life.
Lemona leaves to cherish her life and memories, three daughters: Twanda (Fred) Edwards, Tamia (Ralph) Thomas and Tiffiney (Charlie) Buck. One son: Robert Sandifer. Four grandchildren: Corey Sterling Jr., Jeffery Thomas Jr., Santrell Sandifer, Ere’Yanna Richmond; four great grandchildren: Amoura Sterling, Corei Sterling, Zariya Hopkins, Saniyar Sandifer. Four sisters: Rosie (Walter) Murphey, Irene Middleton, Mary (Greg) White and Shirley Windmon; one brother: Robert Sandifer and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her Tabernacle church family.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Elder and Mother Sandifer; five brothers: Elder Louis, Elder Joe, Minister James, Leon and Audie Johnson. Two sisters: Louise Moore and Fannie Davis.
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