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Kari Leigh Sands "Honey" gained her heavenly wings on Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was born on July 18, 1984, in New Orleans, Louisiana. At a very young age, she relocated to Valdosta, Georgia, where she spent the remainder of her life. She was a 2002 honor graduate from Echols County High School. She continued to pursue her education immediately after high school by attending Valdosta State University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science in 2005 and her Master's Degree in Public Administration in 2007. Kari was an avid writer, artist, and fashion connoisseur; she also loved her jewelry, purses, and shoes. Her greatest accomplishment that brought her the most joy was being the mother of her beautiful twin daughters, Ashlein and Ivana.
She was preceded in death by her father, Glendale Sands, her baby brother, Jessie P. Anderson, II, her grandmother, Annie P. Wade, her grandfather, Eddie Richardson, Sr., and her grandparents, J.P. and Viola Anderson.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her beautiful twin daughters, Ashlein Monet Easley and Ivana Marie Easley; her loving parents, Gerone and Cherlyn Anderson of Valdosta, GA; four brothers, Phillip (Arlene Williams) Anderson of Valdosta, GA, Scott (Denise) McDuffie of Jasper, FL, Cedric Daniels of Dallas, TX, and Gerone Anderson, Jr. "Mr. Gee" of Jacksonville, FL; two sister, Michelle (Ronnie) Anderson of Jasper, FL, and Donna Holden of Jasper, FL; a loving grandmother, Laverne P. Richardson of Howell, GA; a loving and devoted friend, Edgar Tooley of Valdosta, GA; two nephews, Phillip Gerrod Anderson, Jr. of Quitman, GA, and Artis (Lakezia) Gandy of Okinawa, Japan; two nieces, Ge'Veria Anderson and Ge'Dasha Anderson of Jacksonville, FL; one special niece/cousin, Deanna Dickerson; seven aunts, Dr. Beverley Richardson-Blake of Howell, GA, Deborah (Elliot) Norwood of Valdosta, GA, Dr. Lana Richardson (James) Foster of Howell, GA, Rossie (Marcus) Pierce of Atlanta, GA, Mary Jackson of Gainesville, FL, Shirley Tucker of Sacramento, CA, and Sharon Wade of Gainesville, FL; nine uncles, Dr. Eddie (Jameelah) Richardson, Jr. of Eatonton, GA, Darrell (Karlita) Warren of Washington, DC, LeNorris Anderson of Jasper, FL, Bernard Wade of Spokane, WA, John Wade of Jasper, FL, Darrell (Angela) Sands of Columbia, SC, Frederick Sands and Henry Sands both of New Orleans, LA, and Nathaniel Wade of Gainesville, FL; seven great aunts, Sarah Higgbottom of Jasper, FL, Grace McCray of Valdosta, GA, Vanster Denson of Atlanta, GA, Blanche (Artis) Thomas of DuPont, GA, Rosetta (Frank) Chandler of Valdosta, GA, Annie Margaret Jordan of Atlanta, GA, and Lois Bell of Tuledo, OH; one great, great uncle, Eddie Clark of Jasper, FL; one great uncle, Gene Edwards (Mary) of Valdosta, GA; three sisters/cousins, Dr. Jamie Foster-Hill of Valdosta, GA, Karla (Cedric) Dickerson of Canton, GA, and Brittanye Blake of Howell, GA; godmother Greta Smith of Acworth, GA; four special cousins, Dee Anthony of Orlando, FL, Julie Sands of New Orleans, LA, Kimberly Anderson of Philadelphia, PA, and Carmella Jackson of Atlanta, GA; three godsisters, Joyette (Bridges) Holmes of Acworth, GA, Jasmine (Kenya) Griffin of Jacksonville, FL, and Shandora Brooks of Clarksville, TN; five special friends, Dynesha Bailey, Enrica Meyers, Malynda Dorsey, and Albert Roberts all of Valdosta, GA, and Darquita Wilson of College Park, GA; ex-husband and twins' father, Joseph Easley of Warner Robins, GA; along with countless cousins, friends and family whom were blessed to know her.
Home Going Celebration, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Morning Star Baptist Church at Harrington Funeral Home.
A trust fund has been set up for her girls at First State Bank & Trust, Valdosta. Final rites were entrusted to Harrington Funeral Home Inc.
Published on May 19, 2017
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