Sandra Louise Marshall Winkfield was born Mary 5, 1944 to Frances Howard and Wilson Guy. Sandra accepted her heavenly crown May 21, 2021 after a prolonged illness.
Sandra, who preferred to be called Sandi, grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, graduating from Sumner High School in l962. Her life journey with a family of her own began with her marriage to Bruce Talbot. Two children were born to that union, Bruce Jr., and Bryan Talbot. Bryan preceded Sandra in death. Later in life she married Orville “Duke” Winkfield. One son, Michael Winfield, was born in that union.
Sandi always claimed Kansas City, Kansas as her home, yet her adventurous spirit took he to New York and Arizona for brief sojourns in her life. Her skills as an event planner and organizer, as well as her “take charge personality” always afforded her the blessing of finding employment as an executive secretary for office manager.
Sandi was a very accomplished secretary and her employment history in the Kansas City area included Niles Home for Children, The Light House Adoption Agency, Internal Revenue, and the Kansas City Community College. Sandi retired from her Community College position in Student Services in 2020
Sandi was an energetic, positive, optimistic person who loved planning and participating in family and friend gatherings. She loved traveling especially the Caribbean cruise with her sister Judy. Sandi loved listening to oldie but goodies, looking at old movies, and most of all, she had and enthusiasm for life. She was also so special to so many people. Her last family outing to the Omaha Zoo will always be a special memory for her granddaughter and the younger nieces and nephews.
Through the years Sandi was bestowed with many endearing titles “Mammie” by her son, “Sanna” by her sister, “Aunnie” and “Aunt Sandi” by her nieces and nephews, “YaYa” by her grandchildren, “Sista Sandi” by friend’s children, and even “GG (gansta granny)” within a small circle of lifelong friends who celebrated their birthdays together.
Sandi loved spending time with her family especially her grand children and nieces. Slumber parties were weekend celebrations with fresh baked desserts on the menu. Sandi had a true culinary gift—peach cobblers, deviled eggs, fried crappie, just to mention a few delights. And combine those specialties with a competitive game of dominoes or bid whist and she was “the lady in charge.”
Sandi professed her love for Christ at early age and was baptized at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church. In Later years she became a member of the Concord Fortress of Hop e Church where she shared her girt of hospitality and was active in the food ministry. Sandi was faithful to the Word and found a church home wherever she lived. She united with Macedonia Baptist Church while living in New York and also worked in their food ministry. Sandi was a member of the L’Amour Social Club of Kansas City for more than ten years.
Sandi was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Bryan Talbot; and two brothers, Richard Marshall; and Steven Marshall.
She leaves many family members and friends to love and cherish her memory. They are her sons, Michael Winkfield (Christina); and Bruce Talbot; as well as, two special daughters, Cynthia Duncan; Secelia Winkfield; three grandchildren, Chardonae Winkfield; Aniya Winkfield; and Mackenzie Winkfield; and one grandson, Javion Wesley. Sandi is also survived by two sisters, Janet Fielder; and Judith Marshall Jones (Renwick); a brother, Jerry Marshall; as well as a host of loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Sandi will be Missed by All.
God’s grace and mercy has set me free,
His Will be done, I’ve found my peace.
It may not ease your pain, nor take away the tears.
But treasure the memories and
Thank God For the years.
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