Stovall, Sandra Y.

Stovall, Sandra Y. Age 71 - June 27, 2019 Retired educator, beloved mother, sister and friend, Sandra Yvette Stovall, 71, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at her home in Omaha. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gladys Deneice Stovall; father, Joseph Harold Stovall; husband, John L. Hollimon; and brother, Craig Anthony Stovall. She is survived by daughters, Sonia Stovall, Sophia Hollimon and Shana Hollimon; son, Shawn (Velva) Hollimon, granddaughters, Samaria and Amira; grandson, Kentrell; brothers, Dennis (Penny), and Joey; 4 sisters, Thaidaannette "Bunny" Stovall, Sheree Stovall-Alexander (Hank), Dawn Stovall, and JoAnne Stovall; nieces, nephews and cousins. Sandra, lovingly known as "Sandy", was born and raised in Waterloo, IA, the eldest of 8 children. She attended parochial schools and graduated Columbus High School in 1966. Sandy then joined the order of Oblate Sisters of Providence in Baltimore, MD and became Sister Mary Charles Luwanga. The Roman Catholic African-American religious order was established in the 1800s to educate free women of color to provide teachers devoted to educating the poor and underserved. Before completing her final vows, Sandy was called to take a different path and relocated to Omaha, where she continued her education at the University of Nebraska Omaha and earned her Bachelor's Degree in early childhood education. Sandy taught in the Omaha public school system and then accepted a position with BoysTown where she dedicated more than 30 years teaching troubled and at risk youth and served as godmother to countless students baptized at BoysTown. Cards and condolences can be sent to PO Box 12235, Omaha, NE 68112. Sandra's RESURRECTION MASS will be celebrated Monday, July 15th, at 11am, with family receiving friends at 930am at Holy Name Catholic Church, 2901 Fontanelle Boulevard, Omaha. There will be a ROSARY Sunday, July 14, at 5pm at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, 2432 Grant Street, also in Omaha. Friends who wish to share briefly about Sandra are welcome to do so after the Rosary.

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Barbara Peterson

Ms. Stovall was a great teacher and inspiration to the kids at Boys Town. She believed passionately in the mission and had a gift for working with kids with difficult backgrounds. Her kindness and strong faith serves as a model for all of us. My sincere sympathies to her family and friends. Jeff Peterson - Boys Town

Henry Strozier

I heard of Mrs. Stovall's greatness through her daughter Sonia Stovall! I know that she loved her family so much and would do anything for them. She had a heart of gold to match the streets that she is walking on now. Rest in heaven Mrs. Stovall. You will be greatly missed here on earth. Henry and Nigel Strozier

Ny Augusta

I met Ms. Stovall through her daughter Sonia and granddaughter Samaria. The small amount of time I spent with her left an indelible mark on me. It was clear that her family was her most cherished, most important asset. Through our few interactions, I felt as though I were part of the Stovall Sister Sorority and she were my own mom away from home. I am so honored that Sonia shared her beautiful mom with me. -Love Ny an Jay.

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