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“Tia Sanda gracias por haber sido la gran persona que fuiste, seras recordada por siempre con mucho cariño. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Tobias Nevarez Acuña

“Tia Sanda gracias por haber sido la gran persona que fuiste, seras recordada por siempre con mucho cariño. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Tobias Nevarez - Durango, IL

“To Lou, Debbie, Lyndsey and Taylor. I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mother, Mother In Law and Grandmother. May you focus on all of the good...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Michelle White - Indianapolis, IN

“My sympathies to the family. She will be missed. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Carolyn Dunn - GALIEN, MI

“My Sincere sympathy to all the family. I am so sorry, she was an awesome lady and will be missed by many. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Maryellen Meneghin Pickering - IL

“My very deepest sympathies to Sanda's family, loved ones & friends. My prayers are with you as you grieve her loss. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Judith Bohr (extended Mullens family)

“My very deepest sympathies to Sanda's family, loved ones & friends. My prayers are with you as you grieve her loss. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Judith Bohr - Family Friend

“We miss you Aunty Sanda. We will miss taking you out for your Bday and making memories at the Emerald Trails. Making you laugh was so much fun. You...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Lucy Ramirez(Nevarez) - Dyer, IN

“La vamos a extrañar tia la querWe're going to miss her, we love her a lot and she'll always be in our hearts l quemos mucho y siempre estara en...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Carlos Nevarez - Mckinney, TX

“Abuela, I will never forget you and what you've taught me. I wouldn't be the person I am today without you and I was always in awe of how strong you...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Lyndsey Jefferson - Indianapolis, IN

“I cannot believe that you are gone. As my Mother-in-law you were always so sweet to me and i will always be so grateful that we had such a good...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Debra Jefferson - Indianapolis, IN

“It still seems unreal that you are gone. I will always remember you as a strong and kind person. You were definitely the backbone of the family. You...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Taylor Jefferson - Beech Grove, IN


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Sanda M. Jefferson, age 84, of Crete, IL passed away February 25, 2019 while visiting family in Mexico. She is survived by her daughter, Sonda (Ralph Lucas) Taylor; sons, James Matovina and Joseph L. (Debbie) Jefferson; grandchildren, James V. P. Taylor, III, Ashley (Brad Kunzie) Taylor, Lindsey Jefferson, Taylor Jefferson, Patrick Jefferson, Bobby Jefferson, and Steven Jefferson; great-grandson, Alaric; sister, Elia Nevarez; daughter-in-law, Nancy Jefferson. Sanda was preceded in death by her husband, James G. Jefferson, Jr, and her son, Dannie Jefferson.

Friends may greet the family on Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 4 pm to 7 pm at BURDAN FUNERAL HOME, 12901 Wicker Ave. (corner of US 41 and 129th Ave.) Cedar Lake, IN. Prayers will be offered at 6:30 pm. Burial will be held Friday, March 8, 2019 at Ft. Sheridan Military Cemetery in Lake Forest, IL.

Sanda ran Emerald Trails Campground in Crete for forty years. She enjoyed traveling and the company of her family. Sanda knitted and crocheted. She was always willing to help everyone she could. Sanda was a woman of strong faith who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.