Sandie Patterson Bennett
July 3, 1961 ~ August 28, 2020
Resided in: College Station, TX
Sandie Bennett, 59, of College Station, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020, in Bryan. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.
A memorial service will be held on September 9th at 1:00pm at A&M United Methodist Church in College Station, Texas. All are welcome, however “a Mask is Required”.
Sandie was born at the Marine Corps Base in Camp Lejune, Jacksonville, North Carolina, to Bettye Clements Patterson and Ralph E. Patterson. Born very premature, the military hospital saved her life.
In 1982 while attending Texas A&M University, she met Jon P. Bennett, the Love of Her Life. They fell deeply in love and married January 22, 1983. Jon often told her “He loved her more than she would ever know”, each time she replied “Ditto”.
Sandie received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in BANA-Business Analysis from Texas A&M University in December of 1983. She used her statistical programming skills while working at the Texas Transportation Institute. She spent many happy years with TTI.
Sandie was a devoted and committed wife and mother. She never missed any event her sons were involved in. Sandie and Jon traveled many miles, rain or shine, to watch their boy’s academic and athletic events. She volunteered to work countless activities and substitute teaching opportunities benefitting her boys as well as numerous other children.
Sandie joined Jon with activities in the Boy Scouts of America. She played an instrumental supporting role empowering Josh and Zach to work their way through the Boy Scout program from Cub scout to the rank of Eagle Scout. She volunteered in numerous Arrowmoon District scouting activities benefiting hundreds of Scouting youth and parents.
For decades, Sandie has maintained a strong commitment to God and the church. If the doors were open, she was there! Church Sunday and Wednesday services, Sunday School classes, special musical activities, bible studies, church pool parties, feeding the youth during their Sunday night MYF gatherings, the list goes on. She trained and became a Stephen Minister, serving as a confidential support person for people experiencing life’s difficulties.
Sandie coordinated and led numerous semesters of the Dave Ramsey “Financial Peace University “ classes at A&M United Methodist Church. She developed strong friendships with countless students in this program, training them in money management and budget planning skills and listening to them as they worked through their individual situations.
She helped Jon with his special project with the local BVCOG and the GED program. She found great value in it so much so that she engaged with this opportunity to teach the skills in the GED program. One of her favorite stories was the grandmother wanting to learn the skills to get her GED so she could teach her grandson to read and write.
Sandie was a contributing member of the Bryan College Station Newcomers Club. She enjoyed the friendships developed there and had a great time with this group.
Sandie recently joined the local “Pink Alliance” breast cancer survivors group. She really enjoyed this group of women and what they stood for. She found great comfort with this group of women.
Sandie worked hard this past year to successfully overcome breast cancer with the help of Doctor Fleener and the all of the nurses at the Bryan Cancer Clinic, Bryan Cancer Center, and M.D. Anderson Houston. She “robustly rang the bell” signaling success over this harsh disease July 16, 2020. Her tiny body was weakened by the cancer and was very vulnerable when she came in contact with the nasty COVID-19 disease. The day after ringing the bell she entered St. Joseph Hospital- Bryan, where, with the help of an outstanding nursing staff, she worked to successfully overcome the corona virus. Despite this victory, the virus had severely damaged her vital organs and after 43 days her body succumbed to the damage.
Sandie is preceded in death by her father Ralph E. Patterson.
She is survived by her mother, Bettye Clements; brothers, Ralph Patterson and Scott Patterson. Her Husband, Jon P. Bennett; sons, Joshua Bennett and Zachary Bennett, along with Zachary’s wife, Amelia Bennett.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Sandie Bennett Memorial GoFundMe account or to A&M United Methodist Church in Sandie’s name.
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Our Bryan College Station Newcomers Club is saddened by this news. We are in prayer for God to comfort her family and friends. Sandie was a member and an officer of our Board, and she enjoyed many of our games and events in our women’s social club. We will miss her. Heaven has gained another angel.
Praying for your family during this time of loss. Sandie has always been such a sweet lady.
Rest in peace, Sandie.
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Jon, I am so sorry to hear about Sandie. We didn’t see each other often, but when we did run into one another we could have talked the day away. It was always so fun to catch up with her. I am thinking of you and your family, and sending caring thoughts your way to support you through this. May you find peace, comfort and all the love you need in the days ahead.
Jon, Ken and I were so sorry to hear about Sandie. We feel so blessed to be able to spend time with both of you during the last few years. We send our love and hugs to you and your children.
Ken and Susan Adams
Jon, we are so sorry to hear about Sandie. May you be comforted by Gods love. Our thoughts and prayers.
We love you. Stephen and I have been thinking and praying for you guys often. Let us know what we can do. I loved her and those dear pearls she wore everyday. I will miss her outside chatting with me and her sweet smile. On our last conversation in June I will cherish forever.
Jon, you have been so strong.
So very sorry for the loss of your dear Sandie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God be with you.
Jon, Jeff and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. I absolutely adored Sandie and when we would run into each other could just talk like no time passed. Prayers for you and the boys.
Jon, our hearts heart upon learning of the loss of Sandie. Our prayers for you and your boys and the entire family as you grieve this loss. May God’s embrace bring you peace in this most difficult time.
So sorry to hear about Sandie. You’re in my prayers.
I have lost track of where you are. I always enjoyed our conversations. Miss visiting with you. If you are able, please share email or phone number. Thank you for your prayers.
Jon and boys, we will all miss Sandi in so many places. Peace with with you.
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you’ll during this dark time in your lives. May God give you the strength and comfort that you are in need of at this dark time. God bless you!
Linder Jones & Family….
We join your family in grieving the loss of Sandie. She was always very interesting and fun to be around. When we would play Bunco monthly with Newcomers, she would keep us up-to-date on her family – and she was exceedingly proud of her family. Please know how very much she loved all of you. Sincerely…
I am so very sorry
I thought so much and you and Sandie.
You are in my prayers.
I had the pleasure of meeting Sandie through Boy Scouts – very sweet lady! Always enjoyed when I would see her out and about. In my thoughts and prayers during this time.
Our prayers and deepest sympathy continues to be with you. We are so sorry for your loss.
Our positive thoughts and prayers are with you Jon.
Bruce and Nancy
My heart aches for you but be at peace knowing that Sandie is with Jesus in paradise. No more pain, no more suffering and she is a beautiful Angel singing songs of loving, comforting praise for you all at this very moment.
Jon, I am so very saddened to learn about Sandie’s passing. My memories of Sandie were when we worked together in Cub Scouts, especially the times we worked as a team for Cub Scout DayCamp in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Sandie was awesome as a leader! I send prayers to you and your family that God will surround you we His love, grace and comfort during this time.
Jon, it seems like yesterday we were nextdoor neighbors by Thomas Park. Sandie was so generous and supportive when I had Matt and was going through the shock of motherhood. She and I had a special connection as mothers of two boys. You and your sons are in my prayers.
I was so sorry to learn about Sandie’s passing. She was a lovely person and I enjoyed being on the Newcomer’s Board and playing Bunco with her. God’s peace to all her loved ones.
Jon, I was so sorry to learn of Sandie’s passing. What a precious & kind-hearted soul she was. And what an inspiring spirit she was as well. My thoughts & prayers are with your family. May God bring you solace & grace I’m your loss.
Jon: We were both shocked and saddened to learn of Sandie’s passing during our Zoom Sunday school class last week. She was such an outgoing person who greeted us every time we met her in church. We pray that God will comfort you and hold you close to Him in this time of loss.
May you have peace and understanding during this trying time. Our family, Andy, Charlotte and Mark Johnson will lift you up in prayers and continue to lift up you and your sons. May God be with you.
Our prayers for you and your family. Sandie will be missed especially at church. We had good times at track meets with the kids.
Sandie, Jon & the boys were some of the first people we met at A&M Methodist when we moved here in 2000. Sandie had a heart of gold & a great sense of humor. I will always remember the times we shared in women’s Bible Studies and with school things since her Zach & our daughter were in the same grade.
She was one of a kind, and will be missed.
Sandie and John were one of the first couples we met when we moved here in 2000. I got to know her pretty well over numerous Bible studies in the 20 years that we’ve lived here. Our kids being in the same grade and the opportunity to see her many times at Scouts & school events over the years cemented our friendship. Prayers are for Grace and Peace for the family at this tough time.
Sandie is a beautiful person, and I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep her and your family in my prayers.
I didn’t know sandie but I know Bettye and she is a very sweet person from the way she talked about sandie I know she was very much loved wish I got to meet her she had a very
Beautiful smile my prayers are for her mom husband and family I’m so sorry for ya loss
Jon, I am so deeply sorry to hear of Sandie’s passing. Such an accomplished woman should have had more time on this earth. May God Bless and keep you all.
With most sincere condolences,
You will be missed, Sandy. Rest In Peace.
Jon, Josh and Zach,
We are very saddened to learn of Sandie’s difficult health struggles and passing. We shared a lot of good times with the Little League and Boy Scout programs. I know that she was very proud of you all. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Henry, Sandra and John Mayo
Jon, we are so saddened to hear about your loss. She was a wonderful wife and mother and an example to so many. May the Lord Jesus Christ give you peace and comfort
I met Sandy when she and I were working for attorneys in the same office. Our desks were close to each other so we visited a lot. She introduced me to my first Subway sandwich! Believe it or not, we both ordered 12 inch sandwiches and both ate the whole thing! Ha! We were young back then and could eat as we pleased. Sandy was so sweet. We lost track of each other after she left for another job, but I did get to see her once again about 10 years ago. She had not changed a bit. Still beautiful, still sweet. You, her family, are so blessed to know that, without a doubt, she is with Jesus now and still smiling.
Jon, Josh and Zach,
Harry and I felt such sadness upon learning of Sandi’s passing. She always talked about all of you with such love and was so proud of you. She had a beautiful , true and kind heart. We feel blessed to have known her. May God give you strength and peace.