|Birth: ||Nov. 29, 1944|
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 2004|
Sandy's cremains are buried next to her mother. Mitch and Faye have a stone, but Sandy does not.
As a young girl, to her family she was always known affectionately as "Dee Dee"
Sandy was affected and struggled with severe asthma all her life, and when in her 50's, because she had smoked many years, COPD made her breathing very difficult, and she died suddenly of a stroke at age 60.
Sandy's parents were:
Lloyd Lee Hemphill
Norma Faye Douglas Hemphill Reeves
Her beloved "Daddy" was Mitchell E. Reeves, Sr.
Adolphus L. Douglas
Osa Kirby Buckingham Douglas
Rosa Mae Hemphill
Mitchell 'Mitchie' E. Reeves, Jr.
Lloyd Hemphill was married to Sandra's mother during WWII and was a fighter pilot for the USAF.
Birth: Oct. 6, 1919
Death: Aug. 3, 1944
Lloyd's parents and Sandy's grandparents
Roy and Rosa Mae Hemphill owned the famous Roy's Bar-B-Que on 7th and Maiden Lane in Joplin, Missouri.
Lloyd's Grandmother was Mary Hemphill
His 3 brothers were:
Norma Faye Douglas
May 24, 1942 at the Wedding Bell
Sandra Lee Hemphill
Lt. Lloyd Lee Hemphill of Joplin was one of 28 men, 24 of them pilots that was killed in a night time crash of a transport plane near Atkinson, Nebraska while being ferried from Bruning, Nebraska airfield to Pierre, South Dakota.
He died tragically in August and Sandy wasn't born until November. Sadly, he never got to see his baby daughter, and Sandy never knew him.
Her Mother then later married Mitch Reeves, a soldier at Camp Crowder, Neosho, Missouri.
He took Sandra as his own and raised her and was the 'Dad' she knew and loved.
For a time they lived in Joplin, Missouri then in the mid 1950's moved to Gulfport, Mississippi where Mitch was employed as a salesman at the Western Auto store in the late 50's and early 60's and when he passed away he was selling used cars.
When a young girl, Sandy took tap dance lessons and attended school in Gulfport.
As a teenager she loved beach parties with friends and going to Keesler Air Force Base to dances. She met a young serviceman stationed at Keesler AFB named Charles 'Chuck' Wilson from Kansas City, MO. and together they had a son, but never were married. He returned to Kansas City and they only once were ever in contact again.
She married Ronald Moore in 1964 and moved to San Jose, California. He adopted her son and gave him the name Ron, Jr. and together they had a daughter, Kristy. They later moved to Brandon, Florida and that's where her children were raised.
When her marriage ended, she moved back to the Gulfport/Biloxi area, the place she always considered home and also where her mother was living. She was employed in apartment management and later worked for one of the title loan offices in Biloxi. After her mother died, she still continued to live there until her own death.
Sandy always loved the coast and sitting on the beach with friends drinking coffee and visiting, watching the seagulls and listening to the ocean.
Lloyd Lee Hemphill (1919 - 1944)
Norma Faye Douglas Reeves (1921 - 2000)
Note: Biological father Lloyd Hemphill is buried in Joplin, MO. Sandy is buried next to her 'Dad' Mitch & Mother Faye on right hand side of their grave.
Southern Memorial Park
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Jul 15, 2009
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