OBITUARY-Franciscan Sister Sandra Olivia Smithson

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Nashville, Tenn. (TN Tribune) Franciscan Sister Sandra Olivia Smithson well known as  Sister Sandra, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2022,at the age of 96. Sister Sandra was born on March 3, 1926, in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Mr. John Lee and Mrs. Lou Ora Berry Smithson. She was the sixth of ten children; eight have preceded her in death: brother, John Lee Smithson, Jr. (Portia), sister, Mary Elizabeth Craighead (Robert), sister, Dorcus Lynn Alley (Ivory), sister, Verleon H. Grant (Roscoe), Hewrie Esther Haswell (James), Launa Craighead (Theodore), Clarence H. Smithson (Abbie), sister Lael Agnes Fields (Charles), and survived by brother, Oliver Moore (Tony) Smithson (Frankie/deceased).  She was also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, sisters and brothers of the faith, and colleagues.  Left to cherish her memory are her devoted friends:& Sister Mary Acerbi, Sister Arleen Welding, Sister Marianne Poole, Joan Anderson, Bishop Fernand J. Cheri, III., Joan McGranaghan, Mary Ann Dunn,& LeKita Stevenson, Deacon Mark Faulkner, Deacon& Jim Holzmer, Conner Mulloy (godson), Dianne Mulloy, Irene Boyd, Jean Verber, and Patricia Gunn. Sister Sandra attended Catholic schools founded by Sister Katharine Drexel from first grade through college: St. Vincent de Paul...