Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” Kay Mayes Edmonds, 70, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Sandy was born in Iredell County on April 27, 1951, and was the daughter of the late Nay Roy Mayes and Naomi Brown Mayes. Sandy was a graduate of South Iredell High School and on October 6, 1973, she married James “Bucky” Edmonds and together they shared 47 years of marriage before her passing.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Carol Rogers and Nancy Marie Mayes.

Left to cherish the memory of Sandy Edmonds are her husband Bucky; two children, Jeff Edmonds (Sandy) and Amanda “Mandy” E. Pennell (Byron), both of Statesville, along with four grandchildren, Justin Edmonds (Tiffanie Nichols), Jordan Edmonds, Kinley Pennell, and Lyla Brynn Pennell, all of Statesville. She is further survived by one sister, Janet Crawford.

Sandy was an active woman, and she had many adventures in her life that made for good stories. She attended Beulah Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling and one of the most memorable excursions was traveling out West to see her sister. She aspired for another journey out west and had also made plans for traveling to Alaska, which involved riding the train through the mountains and spending the night on the train and taking a boat tour to see the glaciers.

Sandy and Bucky together were past members of the Plastic Cars Limited – Corvettes of Statesville, which was a club of husbands and wives that organized car shows that raised money for Matthew 25 Ministries of Harmony. They took annual trips to Gatlinburg, Tenn., for NCCC, a national Corvette association, aimed at Corvette enthusiasts around the country. All of her activities and travels were secondary to the primary love in her life, her grandchildren. Sandy loved her family, and she took an active role in the life of her each one of her grandchildren. They were what made her world thrive.

Sandy will be missed but her memory will continue through pictures and stories of the impact she had in the lives of those she met.

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Sandy Edmonds will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2024, in the Iredell Memorial Gardens with Rev. Brian Burgess officiating. Due to current COVID guidelines, a gathering of friends will be Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Nicholson Funeral Home and will take place on the front porch. Masks are encouraged.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Matthew 25 Ministries, 3223 Harmony Highway, Harmony, NC 28634.

Online condolences can be made to the family at

Nicholson Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Sandy Edmonds.

1 thought on “Sandra Kay Mayes Edmonds

  1. kimberly s earnest says:

    What a special soft-spoken lady that I can call my friend. I remember the good times from back in the day. I pray for the family and friends. RIP Sandy.

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