Sandra Bass Palmer
Sandra Bass Palmer, 54, died April 23, 2010 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m. at Faith Assembly, 5005 Corey Road in Winterville, North Carolina with interment to follow in Dunn, North Carolina. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Humble First Assembly of God, 1915 FM 1960 Bypass Road East in Humble, Texas 77338.
Mrs. Palmer was born in Dunn, North Carolina on October 02, 1955 to Vondrue and Alma Jean Bass.
She attended public school in Dunn and graduated from Dunn High School in 1973. In 1978, she graduated from Southeastern College in Lakeland, Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministry.
Mrs. Palmer served in Belgium for four and one-half years as a schoolteacher for the children of other missionaries. She then attended Spanish language school in Costa Rica for one year and received appointment as a World Missionary and became an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. Sandra then served for one year in Colombia, South America in a missionary teaching position. Sandra added to her experience by writing and producing children’s programs in Spanish for S.T.A.R. Ministries in Florida, the Spanish Television And Radio network. The programs she produced were used throughout Latin America.
From 1993 to 2002, Sandra served as Women’s Ministries Director for the North Carolina District of the Assemblies of God. From 2003 until her death, she served in the same capacity for the South Texas District, headquartered in Houston.
Since July 2006, Sandra has been working toward building a long-term rehabilitation home for rescued victims of sex trafficking. Home of Hope-Texas had become the passion of her life and ministry.
She is survived by her husband, Mark, of Houston, Texas; parents, Clayton Vondrue and Alma Jean Bass of Greenville, North Carolina; sister, Vonda and husband, Les Robinson of Greenville, North Carolina; nieces, Caroline Lassiter and Kate Robinson; nephew, Clay Robinson, all of Greenville, North Carolina; an aunt, Jerri McLamb of Four Oaks, North Carolina; cousins, Rev. Sam McLamb and wife Teena of Mills River, North Carolina and Gary McLamb and wife Inge, of Burlington, North Carolina, and dear friends Dr. Glynn and Gay Lynn Dickens, of Salisbury, North Carolina.
In addition, Sandra had thousands of friends in many countries whose lives were affected by her vibrant personality, her love of people, and her faithful dedication to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ in faraway corners of the globe. She leaves a huge vacancy in the hearts of many who dearly love her.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Greenville.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that contributions in her honor be sent to Home of Hope-Texas, P.O. Box 60385, Houston, TX 77205.