Rev. Dr. Sandra Carlye Allen Coleman Crockett Mack

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Sandra was born to the union of Carl and Willa Allen on September 4, 1941, in Logan, West Virginia. Three years earlier her only living, sibling Robert L. Allen was born in Holder, West Virginia. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, James Paige Jr.

The family moved, West Virginia to Beckley when Sandra was three years old. She entered Morton Reaves Elementary School where she attended through 8th grade. After which she began her membership and was baptized at the Second Baptist Church.

Sandra began the 9th grade at Stratton High School and was chosen as a Majorette for the Stratton Marching Band.  She became head Majorette for three years. She made the mark as one of the “Show Stopping” Majorettes that ever led the band. Many people expressed that they attended the games just to see her perform. She enjoyed performing as a Majorette and carried that style with her as she entered College at West Virginia State University. She graduated with honors from High School and was a member of the National Honor Society, that gained her a full scholarship to West Virginia State University.  At West Virginia State she joined the Majorette Corps and was in competition with colleges from various other states and was very successful in winning. During her tenor at West Virginia State, she was chosen Miss Sophomore and Miss Junior as assistant to Miss West Virginia State. In her senior year she was chosen “Miss West Virginia State University”.

Sandra graduated from West Virginia State University with her Bachelors of Degree and went on to obtain her master’s degree in theology from Payne Seminary at Wilberforce University and United Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.  She received a master’s degree in criminal justice from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and a PHD in Education with Specialty areas in Counseling Psychology and Corrections at the Ohio State University. Sandra went on to work for Job Corps Center and Appalachian Youth Program in Charleston, West Virginia; where she worked President Kennedy’s Team.  She also worked for the Governor of West Virginia. During her stay in West Virginia, she worked with Senator Jennings Randolph who later became the most outstanding US Senator in history. Sandra was blessed to have taught at many universities: Central State University, Mountain State University of Charleston, Springfield Community Hospital School of Nursing, and the Ohio State University.  She worked under 2 Ohio Governors, Governor Celeste as Commission of Ohio Department of Mental Retardation.  Other positions held were Director of Volunteers Services with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. She also taught at Ohio State in the Dresden Program at the Ohio Technical College. She also did psychological testing for the Ohio Industrial Commission.

Sandra was blessed to become a member of the Ohio Parole Board for 14 years where she was responsible for the release consideration for over 65,00 men and women who were housed in Ohio Prison. One of Sandra’s biggest accomplishments was to help start the Hospice program here in Columbus, Ohio. She also taught Business Education to over 500 women and placed them in jobs in the private section, Local, State and Federal Government.

Sandra’s biggest joy was raising her three children, Tyrone, Todd and Thandi. Her love for her grandchildren, Patrick, Julian, Tyanna, Taniyah, Tavin, Ronnell and Mikea. Bobby reached the moon and back. Her love for the students she taught at Central State University was unlimited.

Sandra was preceded in death by her mother; Willa Paige, father; Carl Allen and stepfather; James Paige, Jr.

Left to cherish her memories are her loving children, sons; Tyrone Coleman and Todd Coleman, daughter; Thandi Crockett, stepdaughters; Mekelle and Monesha as well as a host of other relatives and special friends.

Visitation 1:00 PM, Omega Omega Service 1:30 PM, Memorial Service 2:00 PM Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Mt. Vernon AME Church, 1127 Mt. Vernon Ave. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. LIVINGSTON AVE.

You can view the service (via livestream) at Mt. Vernon AME Church Facebook Page.

Condolence Messages

  1. Eddiena Schoolfield

    Sorry for your loss. We are praying for the family.

  2. The Lay Member of the Ohio/South/Ohio Conference wish to express our condolences to you and your family.. God is good all the time..

    The Ohio/South/Ohio Laymen’s Organization

    Marvin L. Harris President

  3. Prayers and condolences go to the family and friends of Dr. Crockett-Mack. Many blessings to all those that knew and loved her.

  4. Heaven got another angel!!!
    A beam of light that has always been in my life.
    Prayers, hugs and lots of love go out to the family.

  5. The class of 1959 Stratton High School sends condolences to the family of our classmate Sandra Allen Mack who was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. We will cherish her life among us for her caring and loving spirit. Sympathies come from the Friday Night Chat group: James Hodge, Charles Bandy, Bobby Thompson, Doretha Truesdal, Marva Gilbert-Waller,
    Marva Lilly, Vertis Smith-Gale, E.Louise Mosley, Bertha Burk Kinard, Joe Charles Thomas, Louis Redd, Barbara Nowlin and Joan Wicks Oxendine. Peace be with her family. Amen.

  6. To the family of my dear friend Sandra. Dear God we ask you at this time to give the family strength, peace and contentment. We also ask at this difficult time you wrap your arms around the family that you take care of her children, grand children and great grand children that she loved very much. Our prayers and deepest condolences to the family.
    Lovingly submitted,
    Leigh Penny (Loto Tanks)
    And family

  7. Stratton High School Alumni Association

    On behalf of the Stratton High School Alumni Association, condolences are being extended to
    Dr. Mack’s family and loved ones. Many of us affectionately referred to Sandra as “Sister.” We will always remember the beautiful memories that she leaves; with her natural beauty and her impressive professional career. Our “Miss Stratton” will be greatly missed.
    Submitted by:
    Charlene Hairston, Secretary

  8. Sincere condolences to the family.
    Cleovis Scott (Stratton High School – 1960; WV State College – 1964)

  9. Martha Evans Montgomery

    On behalf of the Stratton High School Class of 1960, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to Sandra’s family. She was such a loving and giving person. We know she will be missed by those whose lives she touched on her earthly journey. May your precious memories of her bring you comfort knowing that she is now resting peacefully in the arms of our loving Lord. Sleep well Sandra, take your rest, we will see you again in that great getting up morning. Job well done.

  10. Wishing you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow.

    Ringleben Street, Stratton High 1959 (classmate).

  11. Deborah, Roderick & Tony McDavis

    The Deborah & Roderick McDavis family thanks Rev Dr. Sandra for showing up “like an Angel” 10 years ago in Beckley, West Virginia to comfort us and our son after a serious auto accident. God bless my niece Tracy and the Tyrone Coleman family for sharing your precious mother with our family. God Bless you all and hold you tightly in the Hollow of His Hands.

  12. Martha Evans Montgomery

    On behalf of the Stratton High School Class of 1960, we send our sincere condolences and prayers to the family and loved ones of our dear friend and former schoolmate, Sandra. She will always be remembered by us as such a loving and giving person. We know she will be missed by all whose lives she touched as she walked with joy and confidence on her earthly journey. May your precious memories of her bring you comfort knowing that she is now resting peacefully in the arms of our Lord and Savior. Sleep well Sandra, take your rest, job well done. We will see you again in that great getting up morning.

  13. Myrna Hardin Thomas

    Prayers of strength and comfort for the family from the Bradshaw, Hardin and Thomas Family of St. Matthew A.M.E. Church, Beckley, WV.

  14. SHS Alumni Association

    The Stratton High School Alumni Association wishes to express condolences to the family, as we remember our own “Miss Stratton” and her impressive professional career.
    Charlene Hairston, Secretary

  15. Karen Stephens Holland

    My sincere sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of this great lady. May my God comfort each of you in this time of grief and loss.

  16. Deepest sympathy to the family of Rev. Dr. Sandra Carlye Allen Coleman Crockett Mack from St. Paul Baptist Church, Pastor Walter M. Leach. May God keep and strengthen you the days to come while still yet remembering your loved one in this your time of loss. “He health the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

  17. Tyke & Toddy, It’s with a broken heart to say I’m so sorry for your loss. I have nothing but fond memories of your mom, as she always treated me as her son growing up. You and your family are in my prayers. Dear God please give this family comfort and strength through this time of sorrow. Forever your friend.

  18. God’s Grace, Love and Mercy to the family and love ones

  19. Wilda Bowles Freeman

    May our Heavenly Father Comfort the family. Look forward to the fulfilment of Jesus’ words from the Bible book of John 5: 28-30.

    Wilda Bowles Freeman (Stratton High School – 1963)

  20. Condolences to the family, may the many memories help to sustain you as you go through this heartfelt time. Keeping the family in my prayers.

  21. Marva J. Henderson

    Sandra (Sister) as I called her, was my idol. I wanted to be a majorette at Stratton High and West Virginia State University (I made it) and I wanted to belong to Delta Sigma Thets Sorority,Inc. like her (I made it). I was so happy that we reconnected before her demise.I was fortunate to have had her in my life. She will be missed.I love you Sister! Rest in peace!!!!

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