Sandy will be presented at Charlet Funeral Home, 4320 High St., in Zachary on Friday, June 29, from 5-9 p.m. On Saturday, June 30, visiting will be from 9-11 a.m. Services will follow at burial site. Sandy's final ride home will be in an antique buckboard wagon pulled by two Belgian horses and driven by Roland Lavergne of Church Point to her final resting place at "Sundown," located at Hwy. 955 East in Ethel (Sandy's home site).
May it be said, "My Mother carved her own way in this life and came home to rest." Sandy's children, daughter Stacey LeBlanc Sonnier and her husband Timothy 'Tim' Sonnier, Sr.; son William Heath LeBlanc and his wife Sara Brashier LeBlanc; son Lawrence Lloyd LeBlanc and his wife Stephanie "Cutie" Davis LeBlanc; and one step-son, Storm William Lantrip and his wife Kim Sexton Lantrip. Sandy's grandkids are lost without their Nana: Laramey Lane Leet and his wife Jessica Fry Leet; Cassidy Cain LeBlanc, Joseph Cash Alleman, Shi Bessie Gracelynn Alleman, Chandler Cain LeBlanc, William Garrett LeBlanc, Tesha Coreen LeBlanc and Tianna Renee LeBlanc. Sandy was blessed with three step-grandchildren: Storm William Lantrip, Jr., Joeli McKenzie Lantrip and Kenseley Sue Lantrip. Sandy's blessing is her great grandchild, Alaina Leet. Sandy is proceeded in death by her father, Otis Cain Tynes, and will be missed by her mother, Mabel Brown Tynes Hudgins of Ethel.
Louisiana pallbearers are Laramey Lane Leet, Cassidy Cain LeBlanc, Joseph Cash Alleman, Garrett and Chandler LeBlanc, Casey Tynes, Timothy "Tim" Sonnier, Sr. and Dan Spencer. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Freeman, Cecil Brown, Rufus Yuger, Kyle Kline and Kenny Simmons, Jr. Sandy attended Clinton High School, Class of '66. She also attended LSU and captured many hearts as a LSU "Tigerette". Sandy owned and operated Unlimited Properties, Unlimited Lady and Merle Norman of Zachary. She also owned Sandia Properties. Sandy's 25 plus years of real estate helped her settle into Coldwell Banker Realty, where she selectively specialized in agricultural, hunting, livestock, mineral, plantation, recreational, rural residential, timber, transitional, golf development and rural commercial land brokerage.
Sandy LeBlanc Lantrip, AKA "The LANDlady, was listed in the Top 300 Realtors of the United States and is currently ranked #1 by the GBRRAR for attaining the highest land sales volume. Sandy was one of seven Louisiana Realtors to earn the Accredited Land Consultant designation, the highest achievement from the Realtor Land Institute. She was past president of the Louisiana Chapter of RLI and is affiliated with the Land Investment Network. Sandy was also the president of WCI Investment Group. Sandy volunteered for the conservation of the Earth's Natural Resource, Stopping Equine Abuse and Saving the Legendary "Wild Horses." Sandy was a member of The American Quarter Horse Association, where she owned numerous Halter and Performance horses.
"During my Mom's last few years she smiled more than ever, she endured pain and never spoke of her health battles consuming her life and body. Her illness affected many aspects of her life, yet it never changed her from being a mother, grandmother or great-grandmother.
"Mother struggled daily in life, but NEVER in FAITH! For all who knew my mom, may you go forward in your life's journey with her mission: 'Family & Faith=Compassion and Understanding.' My mother held the positive understanding that this is not her eternal body, now her rest is!
"Numerous people helped and guided my mother along her path in life, to each, we are forever grateful. Down to my mother's last days, she was still assisting with clients, to these people who allowed her her dignity and her life's work to continue...thank you!
"To all my Mother's friends who cared enough to share a story or a moment with her, thank you! For the staff at Co-Med, thank you for giving my Mother respect. For the staff at Medical Pharmacy in Zachary, thank you for always caring enough to make the extra effort. Thank you, Hospice Compassus and Ms. Dina Bacon."
"My angel of love flies free from her body and now her life begins!"