Sandra Ann Upright Mooe, 62, of Cleveland, N.C., passed away on November 14, 2022, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

She was born to Sam and Ann Upright on December 29, 1959. At age 16, she began driving a school bus for her high school. She had a heart for working with people with special needs. Upon graduation, she was hired by Mooresville Graded Schools to serve special needs students as a teacher assistant and bus driver. The students loved her, and they were all her “babies!” She also cared many years for her brother who has mental and physical disabilities.

Sandra loved her husband Kevin fiercely! In their 45 years of marriage, they shared many adventures. They enjoyed camping and fishing together anytime they could go. Together, they raised two daughters. Gramberry – a nickname given to her by her grandchildren – loved her grandbabies.

Sandra could typically be found with a crochet or knitting project in hand until the progression of her illness prevented it. She loved to make things for other people, and she especially loved making blankets, sweaters, and hats for babies. She helped to start a baby blanket ministry at Neighborhood Church and also enjoyed making hats for other cancer patients.

Sandra was a kind person who had a servant’s heart. She would do anything within her ability to help someone else.

She is survived by her husband Kevin Mooe; daughters, Dawn Linebarrier (Gary) and Leigh Ann Kyles (Shannon); grandchildren, Damon Kyles, Noah Linebarrier, Lydia Linebarrier, and JoyAnna Linebarrier; father Sam Upright; siblings, Allen Upright (Melody), Kathy Martin (William), Ted Upright, Joyce Ketchie (Mike), and David Upright; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Beulah Heights Wesleyan Church, 108 Emmanuel Road, Troutman, NC 28166.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society in her name.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mrs. Mooe. Condolences may be made to the family at

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