Sandra Lee Carey
Sandra Lee Washington Carey, 70, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered Heaven's gates on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. She was born on August 1, 1949 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Joe and Wilma (Wolfe) Washington. She attended Muskogee Public Schools and earned a degree in accounting from Connor's State College.
Sandra married the love of her life, Dale Carey, on November 2, 1979 at Open Door Community Church. They enjoyed over 38 years of a happy life and marriage together.
Sandra retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of Interior in 2004. She worked hard all of her life. She was committed to serving Christ and her role as a Pastor's wife. Together, with her husband Dale, they served 24 years at Vann Lake Church. During that time, she taught Sunday school, led worship, and planned events. She did the work of ten women and never complained. Sandra loved watching football and the Hallmark channel and talking about her grand babies. She loved hot tamales, sour patch kids, and Christmas nougat, even though she wasn't supposed to have any.
Sandra always had an encouraging word or funny story to tell. She loved to pray for people and share Jesus with them.
Sandra is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Wilma Washington; husband, Dale Carey; two sisters, Janet Washington and Leslie Deere; niece, Mandy Tubby; and great nephew, Hunter Smith.
She is survived by her daughters, Jammie Hobbs and husband Tommy of Wagoner, Oklahoma, LeAnn Malchaski and husband Darold of Yukon, Oklahoma, Maggie Cornell and husband Billy of Muskogee, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Keaton Cornell and Meredith Malchaski; brother, Joe Washington, Jr. and wife Mary of Muskogee, Oklahoma; sisters Jo Smith and husband Terry of Enid, Oklahoma and Genell Perez of Orlando, Florida; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A celebration of Sandra's life will be 2:00pm Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home with Reverend Curtis Kinney officiating and Larry Drywater, Billy Cornell, Joe Washington, Jr., Darold Malchaski, and Tommy Hobbs serving as Honorary Pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at
Published on January 2, 2020


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Jan 05, 2020
Sandra was a special lady that I have already missed dearly. Love and prayers to her family.
Phyllis Yahola
Jan 04, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Sandra's passing. She was a sweet person. She will be missed. I can just see her being so happy to be reunited with Dale and the rest of the family. Prayers for comfort and strength.