Mrs. Sandra Moultrie
Mrs. Sandra Moultrie of Atlanta, Georgia passed on January 29, 2022. Funeral Service will take place on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Friendship Baptist Church, 80 Walnut Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30314.
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To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
Sandra Juanita Turner-Moultrie (known as SanJ by family and old childhood friends), was born on July 17, 1959, to the late Calvin Grant Turner and Florence Juanita Thomas Turner. She was the third child of five daughters born in Greensboro, Green County, Georgia.
As a child, she joined and was baptized at Springfield Baptist Church in Crawfordville, GA. As an adult, Sandra reconfirmed her acceptance of Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and joined Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.
Sandra’s parents were involved in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. During this time when schools were first being integrated, Sandra and her two older sisters along with a few others, were the first to integrate the segregated schools in Greensboro, GA. Sandra was a witness for her father, Calvin Turner in a Supreme Court case in which Thurgood Marshall was one of the presiding Judges. The Turner vs. Fouche case set the precedent on how school board members would be elected for throughout the U.S.A.
Sandra attended Boggs Academy (the only black private boarding school in Georgia) in Keysville, GA, during her 8th through 10th grade school years. She completed her 11th & 12th grade year from Hancock Central High School in Sparta, GA in 1977. Sandra served as a majorette for the HCHS Marching Band where she was a very good performer. Sandra was chosen as Most Outstanding Teenager of America during her senior year. She later attended and graduated from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA with a major in Early Childhood Education. She received her Masters Degree from Brenau University and her Specialist (6 year) Degree from Troy University in Montgomery, Alabama.
Sandra was motivated to become a teacher by her mother who was also an elementary teacher. She began her career in 1982 in the DeKalb County School System and later moved to the Atlanta Public School System where she retired in 2013. Sandra was a dedicated educator, who took teaching children seriously.
Sandra later met and married her beloved husband Michael Moultrie, and they had one daughter, Maya Michelle Moultrie. Sandra valued her family and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, family member, and friend. Maya, Sandra’s daughter, was her greatest pride and joy. She often shared with family and friends, how having Maya in her late years was God’s greatest gift to her.
Preceding her in death were her parents; sisters, Katrina, Cheria (Leon), and Carolyn; and nephew, Lance. She leaves to worship her cherished memories her husband and daughter, sister, Dr. Donna Turner-Asante (Kofi); great aunts, Glennelle Marcus, and Alice Moultrie; great uncle, Huley Moultrie (Doretha); aunts, Estella Duhart, Mattie Persley, Velma Moultrie, Julia Mae Thomas, Ernestine Johnson, Sarah Turner, and Ann Turner; uncle, George (Gloria) Turner; first cousins considered sisters: Gwen, Veronica, and Kim; and a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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