She was the loving daughter of the late Robert & Ruth Stevenson Hawkins. After the death of her father, her mother remarried and she was reared by her father, Henry James Dickey. She was educated in the catholic and public schools of the area. She graduated from Butler High School of Hartsville, SC with the class of 1967. She made and kept many loving and loyal friends. After high school, she attended and graduated from Benedict in Columbia. SC with a B.A. in Mathematics. Sandra worked as a teacher of Math at her old Alma Mater, Butler High, and later Chesterfield County. After moving to the D.C. area she worked as a supervisor at Bell South Telephone Company. She retired in 1989 and returned to the land of her birth. When she returned she worked as a substitute teacher for Darlington County Schools. She was a member at Green Hill Baptist Church where she received her early religious training. She later moved her membership to Household of Faith. She continued to serve God in Washington, D.C. After moving home he became a member of Kay Branch Missionary Church under the leadership of her brother, Rev. David A Dickey. At the “Branch” she served on Pastor Aide, Sunday School Teacher, Member of Willing Workers, Missionary Society, Mighty Wonders, Senior Choir. Young Ladies of Society, and in any capacity she was needed. She loved her sorority. She was a leader in Alpha Pi Chi National Society.
She will he missed and remembered with constant love by her sons: John D. Pendergrass II, Robert R.C. Pendergrass, Alvin I. Pendergrass, and Thaddeus (Tavon) Pendergrass; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters: Hattie D. Samuels, Montez (Rev. Johnny) Mitchell and Ruth D. Fair and three brothers: James Dickey, Luther Dickey, and Rev. David Dickey along with a village of niece, nephews, cousins, and in-laws who lifted her up in prayer.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, brother Charles W. Dickey Sr., nephew Travis A. Dickey; niece Katrena Pendergrass, and in-laws Frances Dickey and Ada Pendergrass