Sandra Kay Jackson Venable

Born in Peru, IN on November 11, 1951

Departed on September 23, 2010 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Sandra Kay Jackson Venable, age 58 of Hendersonville, passed away September 23, 2010. Mrs. Venable impacted many children's lives and was adored by her students. She spent many years serving as a teacher at Tennessee State University and in Sumner County, working at Portland Elementary, Nannie Berry Elementary and Indian Lake Elementary. She enjoyed educating all ages but loved being a kindergarten teacher. She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Jean Jackson; mother-in-law, Martha Scott; sister-in-law, Janice Venable McCann and brother-in-law, Glenn Venable. She is survived by her husband, Michael Venable; daughters, Carrie Venable Jason Winters; Katie Venable and Cassie Venable; the joys of her life, her grandchildren, Jaxon Winters and Kennedy Winters; father, Doan Jackson; brother, Alan Jackie Jackson; sister-in-law, Beth Coons; brothers-in-law, Earl Coons and Larry McCann; and a host of nieces and nephews; Ryan and Kris Jackson, Brian Laura Coons, Stacy Coons Chad Muth, Matthew Amber McCann, Rhonda Randy West and Randy Rene Mungovan. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 P.M. on Monday, September 27, 2010, from the Hendersonville First Baptist Church with Rev. Todd Tanner and Rev. Brady Cooper officiating. Interment will follow in the Hendersonville Memory Gardens with Jason Winters, Howard France, Matthew McCann, Randy West, Randy Mungovan and Chad Muth serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Coons and Ryan and Kris Jackson. The family will receive friends from 2 P.M. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 26 at Hendersonville Funeral Home and from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. Monday, September 27 at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the Indian Lake Elementary School Library, 505 Indian Lake Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Arrangements entrusted to Hendersonville Funeral Home, 615 824-3855.

7 Comments to Sandra Kay Jackson Venable

  1. Nancy Begley
    September 25, 2010 12:00 am

    My prayers are with your family at this time. Sandra was my friend in high school at Humboldt,TN, and was much loved by her classmates.
    Nancy Begley

  2. Amy Tacker Eickhoff
    September 26, 2010 12:00 am

    My heart goes out to your family. Having lost my husband to cancer over 3 years ago, I can identify with your feelings.
    Sandy was a high school and family friend. We shared some great time at that time in our lives.
    My deepest sympathy to you all.
    Amy Tacker Eickhoff

  3. Kathy Coate formerly Bledsoe
    September 27, 2010 12:00 am

    Sandra and I were good friends in High School, we played on the class touch football team and we were each aggressive girls, we played to win. I am a cancer survivor myself and my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, her family.

  4. Misty Cook Kochan
    September 29, 2010 12:00 am

    Mrs. Sandy was my Kindergarten teacher at Nannie Berry. She is one of the few teachers throughout my life that I remember as being caring and compassionate towards her students. I saw her through my years growing up at either church or school functions since Carrie and I graduated together. Of course Mrs Sandy remembered me as she did with everyone she touched through out her life as a teacher. The Venable family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Mrs Sandy will be deeply missed.

  5. Jessica Pritchard Alsobrook
    September 29, 2010 12:00 am

    I went to Humboldt High School with Sandra, whom I remember as a sweet, sweet girl.

  6. Cathy Chavis
    April 21, 2011 12:00 am

    Mike, Rick and I just saw that sweet Sandy had passed away in the MTSU magazine. We were so surprised and saddened. I can ‘t tell you how many times you both come up in conversation and fun memories of our “early adult” years. I remember the day you were married and drove away in the orange Z ! Please accept our condolences
    Cathy Chavis.

  7. Nathan Croy
    November 5, 2011 12:00 am

    Sandy was my kindergarten teacher. When I went on to first grade and I was struggling with math she would come to my house and tutor me. She really believed I could do it, despite my learning disabilities. Without her, a rough beginning in education May have ended abruptly. In some way, I can’t help but think the completion of graduate school started when she genuinely cared. Thank you, Mrs. Venable. Your name will live on.