SOUTHPORT, NC — Sandra Tidwell Tolar, 74, passed away peacefully in the care of Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center on May 29, 2022 in Bolivia, NC with her husband and family.
Sandra was born February 26, 1948 in Lumberton, NC., the only child of Ted and Ruth Tidwell. Her family lived in numerous places finally moving from New Jersey to North Carolina in 1969 where Sandra completed her Bachelor of Science at UNC Pembroke and Master of Science at Radford University in elementary education. Following completion of her education she married Nathaniel Dunn Tolar where they started their life in Atlanta, Georgia. They moved to Louisville, Kentucky and back to Atlanta retiring to Southport in 2006.
Sandra taught elementary school while in Atlanta and Louisville, eventually finding her role as a mother of three beautiful children. She was a successful real estate agent in Louisville while enjoying her life as mother and wife. Sandra also found time to support her communities serving on her HOA board where ever she lived. After returning to Atlanta Sandra spent many years as the caregiver to both her mother and mother-in-law. Finally in 2006, Nat and Sandra retired to Southport where she lived at the time of her death.
Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Ruth Tidwell and her youngest child Gregory Nathan Tolar on February 4th of this year. Besides her loving husband, survivors include two daughters, Melissa Tolar Kneen of Las Vegas, NV. and Dr. Jill Tolar Campbell (Michael) of Lexington, KY.; three grandsons; Andrew and Nathan Campbell; Matthew Kneen and granddaughter Mikayla Kneen.
Over the past five years Sandra gave a valent fight with non-small cell lung cancer. Numerous surgeries, radiation, chemo and immuno therapy treatments eventually required her final days to be in the Hospice Care Unit in Bolivia. Special thanks to all who cared for Sandra, especially the doctors, nurses and aides in Bolivia who treated her with special love and tenderness in her final days.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Brunswick Funeral Service, Southport/Oak Island Chapel, 3479 Southport- Supply Road with visitation from 2 to 4 pm and service following.
For those desiring, memorials may be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick - Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 955 Mercy Ln SE, Bolivia, NC 28422.
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