Sandy Barnwell

July 27, 1966 - March 18, 2024

07/27/1966 - 03/18/2024

Past Services

Saturday March 23, 2024
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792
828-692-9188 | Directions
Funeral Service
Saturday March 23, 2024
2:00 pm
Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792
828-692-9188 | Directions

Sandy Barnwell, born on July 27, 1966, in Brevard, North Carolina, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 18, 2024, at AdventHealth Hendersonville. She was 57 years old.


She dedicated many years to serving as a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service before retiring. Her commitment and hard work were evident in all she did, leaving a lasting impact on those she served. Beyond her career, Sandy found joy in arts and crafts, finding solace and creativity in creating beautiful pieces. Her talent and passion for artistic expression inspired those around her.


Sandy will be deeply missed by her loved ones. She is survived by her mother, Brenda Manley Rider; her father and stepmother, Bert Rider and Brenda Taylor; her significant other, Patrick Keeley; her daughter, Andrea Dennett, and son-in-law, James; her grandson, JD Dennett; her brothers, Curtis Rider, Keith Rider and his wife, Joy; stepsister, Lynn; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and her best friend, Sharon Bradley.


A service to honor Sandy’s life will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Rev. Dewey Barnwell officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home.


Sandy’s kindness, creativity, and dedication to her loved ones and community will always be remembered. May she rest in peace, knowing she made a difference in the lives of those around her.


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Daniel Ruff
22 days ago

This is Daniel from the Post Office. I am so sorry and send my condolences and prayers to Sandy’s family. I will miss her.

Pastor: David Gibson
22 days ago

Pastor David: Her dedication and spirit gave joey to all in her family, friends and community and will not be forgotten.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

23 days ago

This is Ollie’s granddaughter from Marion. I am so sorry to hear about Sandy’s passing. I will be praying for the family.

Janice May
25 days ago

All of our hearts are broken. Words cannot express how very sorry we all are, We will keep all in our prayers. Hugs and love to all.

GLENDA Burnette
25 days ago

So sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family. Glenda Burnette

Linda Gilbert
25 days ago

So sorry to hear of the passing of Sandy. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Alton and Linda Gilbert

Carol Jernigan Boyett
25 days ago

I am so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. She was a good friend. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. Prayers for the family RIP my dear friend

Deborah dennett
25 days ago

Andrea,jr,and jd all my love and prayers go to you all,your mom will be sadly missed. All my love and prayers are with you.

Shane Bradley
26 days ago

To Pat and all the family. I am sorry to hear about the passing of Sandy. I pray God’s grace and blessings on all of you during this time. God bless all the family. Love and prayers to all of you. It was my honor and privilege to help you all at Forest Lawn.

Lisa Kuykendall
26 days ago

My love to you Andrea, JR and JD. May you have peace in your heart. We love you all. Mom and Dad (Gigi and Granddad)