September 21, 1940 ~ June 20, 2022
Born in: San Antonio, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas
Sandra “Sandie” Anne McHam Light, age 81, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 20, 2022, while surrounded by her family. Sandie was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 21,1940 to Donald and Mary Francis Wright McHam. She attended Abilene Christian University. In August of 1959, she married Emil Veon Scott and had two beautiful children, Bradley Veon McHam Scott and Terrie Lynn Scott Hood. While raising her children, she raised quarter horses in Kaufman, Texas. After moving to the Brazos Valley, she owned Wellborn Feed and Grocery. In 1987, she was elected the first woman County Treasurer for Brazos County and served for two terms. She was then elected the first woman County Commissioner for Brazos County. While she was sitting Commissioner, then Texas Governor George W. Bush appointed her to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. In 2001, she married the love of her life, Tom Light, Sr. She also spent many hours volunteering at Johnson Elementary, where her granddaughters attended school. She spent most of her time working tirelessly to help others. She never turned anyone down who needed help and would offer any and everything to those in need. She and her mother spent countless hours visiting the sick until her mom became too sick. Sandie then became the devoted lone caregiver for her mother until she passed in 2020.
Sandie is survived by her son, Bradley Scott and wife Brandy, grandchildren Brooke and Brenna Scott, son-in-law Joe Bridwell Hood and granddaughter Tara Hood. She is also survived by her siblings, Meridon Warden and husband Dan, Elaine Morrison and husband Owen, Bill McHam and wife, Judy, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Tom Light, Sr and daughter Terrie Hood.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Sandie’s chosen charity, All The World Mission or Make Kids Smile at P.O. Box 5206, Bryan, Tx 77805 or online at www.alltheworld.org/sandie .
The family will observe a private memorial in Fort Worth, Texas in the future.
Everyone will miss Sandra or Sandy as I knew her. She was such a loving lady and always ready to help with anything. Tara I think of you often and you are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.
I love you so much please email me email@example.com I’d love to catch up. You cross my mind often and everything you did for me and Sammy.
Dear Brad, Brandy, Meridon, Dan, and all the lovely McHam family,
My husband and I loved Sandie as our very own aunt. We entered her life when we were sad, scraggly graduate students. She (and Muna, Meridon, Dan, and the rest of the crew!) took us in and loved us as their own family. They fed us, housed us, listened to us, encouraged us, comforted us, wiped our tears, and eventually got us married—technically by Dan-Daddy, but they whole wedding would’ve flopped if not for the tireless direction, help, and energy of Sandie, Meridon, and Muna! So, needless to say, our life was tremendously impacted by Sandie and this incredible family.
Sandie was such a bright light! Her strength and presence and joy were so compelling. She made even the “least of these” (and I’m including myself in this category!) feel seen and special. And her love for her family—wow, it was fierce! It was a very special thing to watch her be so incredibly proud of her kids and grandkids, to fight for them and cheer for them, and to witness how she loved and served her entire family so well. I learned a lot as a young woman from observing her fierce and devoted love for her people.
She was an incredible Sister in the Faith, and I’m just so thankful that I will get to hug her again someday. Marcus and I are praying for comfort and peace for all of you. “When we all get to Heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be!”
Thank you Kristy. We miss you too.
Sandie was a sweet hearted lady who made the people around her smile daily. She will be greatly missed.
My sincerest condolences to you all. God is with us in our grief. Your memories will keep her close always. Prayers being said for you all.
I had the privilege of working as Sandie’s administrative assistant during her term as a Parole Board Member. She was so kind and gracious and always professional. She loved the Lord and it showed through her kindness and love for others. She was a true servant to God and the people of Texas. God bless her family – my prayers are with you.
Sandie and Muna were my library volunteers at Johnson Elementary, and I was Tara’s librarian. What a dear and wonderful family. Sandie was a special lady, and she loved her family and friends. You are all in my prayers. She will be missed so much.
Love & hugs from the Boerne McLeods. Sandy always looked us in the eye and would say hey I love you. So grateful for her life & love towards us.
Todd, Nedra, Ian, Gage, Meredith & Alli
Tara I love you so much! Sandie was such a wonderful lady and she will be missed. I know she is already so proud of you and please never doubt that! I am here for you.
My sincere condolences to the family my prayers are with you all. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. May she rest in the arms of our Lord. Peace be with you all
So sorry for loss. Sandie was a very special lady who meant a lot to us. She will be missed. We love all the family.
Sandy was always smiling and so very kind to me! Her faith was always a good example to me. She made me feel special and loved in her company! Her hugs were given easily! Prayers for all that lived her! Debbie