Sandra Nichols Byrum

February 11, 1946 - December 14, 2021

02/11/1946 - 12/14/2021

Past Services

Friday December 17, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Saturday December 18, 2021
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Saturday December 18, 2021
1:00 pm
Ahoskie Christian Center Church
209 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

COLERAIN, NC – Sandra Nichols Byrum, age 75, of NC Highway 42, passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.

Mrs. Byrum was born on February 11, 1946 to Paul Sherwood and Bernice Lassiter Nichols in Gates County, NC. Sandra was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She loved children and spent much of her career working in school positions at R. L. Vann Elementary School and Bethel Assembly Christian Academy. She was a Godly woman that cherished her church, loved her Lord, and enjoyed being around people. She was a joyful singer and participated in several church choirs and singing groups. She also liked to go fishing, and enjoyed gardening, and loved visiting the North Carolina mountains and coast. She loved her family dearly, especially her grandson. Sandra had a gentle spirit, a kind heart, and showed great compassion for others. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.


Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers; Dennis, Randolph, and Phillip Nichols.

Left to cherish Sandra’s memory is her loving husband, Johnny, her son, Jamie Byrum and wife Heather of Apex, NC; one grandson, Thomas Byrum; two sisters, Alice Cale of Ahoskie, and Janice Parker of Winton; one brother, Gene Nichols and wife Eda of Peabody, MA; a sister-in-law, Susan Nichols of Chesapeake, VA; nieces, Kim, Julie, Lori, Amy, and Denise; and nephews, John, Kevin, Todd, Steven, and David.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 17, 2021, from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 1:00 pm at the Ahoskie Christian Center Church, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Terry Stockman and Rev. Daniel Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Byrum family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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2 years ago

Alice,Janice and Gene, from the first time I met Sandra we became great friends. I fell in love with your mom. She always treated me as family, Sandra always treated me like a sister. The last time I saw Sandra was at Dr. Sawyers office when I took mama to Dr. Sawyer . She was always in my heart, as well as you all. She truly left foot prints in so many lives. God Bless you all. Love in Christ. ✝️♥️
LINDA Henry Coffield

Phil & Cindy Johnson
2 years ago

We send our condolences at the loss of your mother. Please know that you are in our prayers.

Sherry Cale Natoli
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.

Brenda Baisey
2 years ago

For the family of Sandra. I am so sorry for your loss. We never know, do we? Thoughts and prayers to all. I love you.

Thelma Copeland Earley
2 years ago

Alice, Janice, and Gene, Sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you

Gloria Vinson Lassiter
2 years ago

Prayers for peace and comfort for family at this time.