Sandra Gail Tilley Chamelin

1957 - 2022

Sandy went home to be with her Heavenly Father on December 3, 2022 following a lengthy battle with cancer.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00Pm Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Place of Praise, 158 Arnold Rd., Lexington, NC 27295. The service will be officiated by Bishop Michael Lane and Bishop Bob Williams. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service.

Sandy was born November 11, 1957 to the late Roy Charles “Buddy” Tilley and Inez McBride Tilley, who survives.

In addition to her father, she is predeceased by a brother, Rickey Nathan Tilley.

Other survivors include her husband, Charles “Charlie” Chamelin, Jr.; children, Jerry Wayne Allred (Tonda) and Virginia Gail Tucker (Lynn); step-son, Jason Chamelin; sister, Debra Booth (David); brother, Michael Tilley; grandchildren, Jerry Allred, Jr., Shannon Denny, Tiffany Allred, Alisha Langenfeld and Nathan Griffin; 8 great-grandchildren; several nephews and special friend, Beverly Rucker.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103


27 tributes for Sandra Gail Tilley Chamelin

  1. Hannah London

    Sandy was a ray of sunshine, always smiling no matter what and had a heart of gold. It breaks my heart to know she is gone but also makes my heart smile knowing she now joins our father God in heaven ❤️

  2. Ken and Cookie LaFollette

    Sandy we are going to miss all the times we spent with you from our two Wayne and our daughter Tonda since they where 12 years old and then we help them with a Wedding and all the babies but going to miss all the cookouts and Christmas Parties You are Angel in Heaven and God I watching over you always remember we love you Ken and Me because we are family Prayers are sent to you in Heaven Love you Sandy

  3. Bevarly Rucker

    As I type this tribute to my dearest and best friend, whose family adopted me as part of their family, I can’t stop the tears from falling. Sandy and I have known each other for 17 years and we had some crazy, fun and always exciting adventures and I believe we could have put some soap operas to shame! Oh, what fun we had and we had our disagreements, but we always knew we would always be there for each other. I’ve never known anyone like Sandy and I’m so glad I was able to be a part of her life and she was a very big part of my life. I love you and miss you so much my heart breaks as I type these words to tell you good bye. You touched my life in a way noone has ever done before and taught me a lot about life. I know you’re happy now and there’s no more pain and you’re with the good Lord above and I know you’re watching over us and I hope I will get to see you again someday. Prayers in the air to Charlie and all the family in this very sad time to help us heal. I love you, my adopted sister, my friend. Now you can rest easy and please know I have always loved you and always will. Goodnight, sweet dreams, have a safe journey home and God bless. ❤

  4. Wayne Allred

    Hello mom,
    Really going to miss you alot.
    You were my world and best friend. Always there when I needed to talk. Going to miss talking to you every morning on my way to work. Also Really going to miss your chicken livers you cooked for me and Charlie, no one else could make them like you could. Miss your voice and hugs already. Love you always mom and will forever be in my heart! See you again one day. Love always your son
    Wayne Allred💕💕

  5. Tonda Allred

    You was a wonderful mother-in-law,and will be greatly missed. I will forever cherish and love you . I see you in every room of our house which feels my heart with joy.You will forever be in my heart Rest with Jesus,Sandy .Love you till we meet again. 💕💞

  6. lisa Parrish

    Sandy, was a true giver and she loved so deeply. She was always having yard sales and raising money for the church . She will truly be missed.

  7. Lisa Lockhart

    Ms. Sandy always gave the best hugs and she was just the sweetest person. I’m going to miss her smile. She loved to help and she was the best at doing yard sales. Going to miss you dearly Ms. Sandy and I love you!

  8. Roy Tilley

    Aunt Sandy was amazing and hd a beautiful soul. They are lucky to have up there because we down here sure will miss her.
    She spent her older years helping everyone she could and she loved a yard sale.

    You be missed and I loved you greatly.
    Your nephew Roy. Enjoy your healed body and soul watch over us as we continue to live on in your legacy

  9. Kimberly Vegan

    To my sweetest friend Sandy, I’m so thankful our paths were reconnected so that we could fellowship before you took your flight back to your Father! Thank you for all of your Love, and encouragement to all who surrounded you! Thank you for always telling Savanah how much you loved her and how special she was! She really needed that! It meant so much to her and me! I’m thankful just to been able to know you and you truly will be missed by all who loved you! I know you was so ready to go meet Jesus and now you finally made t home🕊❤️

  10. Heather Riley

    Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this time and always. Know she is rejoicing and free from any pain and suffering. Hugs

  11. Brenda Bradshaw

    Sandy,my precious friend, I already miss you so very much, I’m lost down here,but I’m happy you made the transition to the heavenly home you dreamed about,I know it is as beautiful as your dream or better cause You’re there with loved ones and GOD,we all miss and love you so much, we will meet you there in Heaven. I miss your smile and love,you are the sweetest friend a person could ever have.God BlessYou

  12. Brenda Bradshaw

    Thank you my very special friend for the good times we had at yard sales,dinning out and just sitting and talking, you have a special way with you forever!!!

  13. Wayne Allred

    Mom its been 7 days now and it just don’t feel like your gone. I’m really really missing you mom.
    I know you have a new body and flying high. Now your with dad granny, ricky & aunt Ethel & most of all with our Savior Jesus Christ! Give them all a hug from us and will see yall one day! Love you mom! Your son Wayne Allred 💕💕

  14. Tammy Vanderburg

    Sandy were a lifelong friend. You always looked out for me when I was a kid. I knew you had my back, and you knew I had yours. You were a friend that a friend would be lucky to have, so I feel blessed to have known you. I’ll see you on the other side my friend. I sure the Angels know what they have. I’ll miss you my friend.
    Love always,
    Tammy Vanderburg

  15. Wayne Allred

    Hello mom,
    It’s Christmas time and we really miss you alot. But I know your in a better place. Sure isn’t the same.
    We are trying our best to be strong. I miss u so much mom, my heart I’d so broken…. miss talking to you every morning and seeing you wave at me when I get home from work. I know as time goes on things will be better. I love you so much and can’t wait to see you again and will be with Jesus. Talk to you later mom, love always your son
    Wayne 💕💕

  16. Wayne allred

    Hello Mom
    It’s been a month since you’ve been gone. Really miss you and wish you were here so I can give you a big hug! I know you are healed in a new body and not suffering, but surely miss talking to you every morning on my way to work. I know they say things will get better as time goes on but it sure is hard when I walk out my front door and see your house. Miss you waves and yelling at me that u love me, miss that so so much. Charlie is doing good, he has his days and he looks at the picture of you and him and talks to you every day! Got to go for now mom, love you always and see you one day. Your son,
    Wayne Allred 😘💕

  17. wayne allred

    Hello mom,
    It’s been 2 months now. Really miss you so much. Still miss talking to you mom and hearing your voice. We are hanging in there but its hard. Charlie, Gail and the family are doing good. I know your in a better place but wish you could be here. Just wanted to say I /We love you and will see you again one day!
    Love always your son,
    Wayne Allred

  18. Debra Booth

    Hey, Sis
    It’s been like 2 and half months since you left and went home to be with our Heavenly Father. I MISS YOU so much. Wish I could just talk to you and give you the biggest hug ever. My heart hurts so much and just can’t seem to get by your passing then, I realize you are pain free and happy up in heaven with Grannie, Betty, Rickey, Ethel and all the rest that went before you. Sure you and Betty are arranging flowers. Grannie cooking and baking all the wonderful food she did. Not sure how to deal with this emptiness that I feel but, sure you are looking over me and helping me along. Till we meet again I Love You!

  19. Wayne Allred

    Hello Mom,
    Dropping by to say hello and still really missing you. 😢 I know this is just a web site but going on here makes me feel a little better. Just being able to see and read about u and the love you had for us. Sure wish you were here so we wouldn’t be here writing how much we miss u. It’s going on 3 months now and the family sure is missing you and we talk about u every day. Charlie is doing okay, he is struggling with some remembering and really missing you mom. Gail is doing good, we talk every other day and talk about how things are and going on and cry. Things wasn’t always is with us be we sure do miss those times. Sure would love to have you here so we could sit down have a cup of coffee and chat and argue on stuff that really didn’t matter and laugh at it on how crazy we were. Our family was so blessed to have you in our lives! You are truly missed mom. The family is doing good! Well have to move on now, Love you always and forever mom. Till next time.
    LOVE ALWAYS your son wayne & our family

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  22. Wayne Allred

    Hello Mom,
    It’s going on 4 months now. Still really missing you. We love you and wish you could be here with us. We were talking about how spring time is here and how you would be getting ready for those yard sales 😊. Sure do miss you mom, love you so much. Time is going so quickly. Just don’t feel right with you not here. Every body is doing good and we mention you every time we all talk. Love you mom and will forever be in my heart ❤️, Till we meet again!
    Your son,
    Wayne Allred


    Happy Mother’s Day Mom. Love you and miss you so much!
    You will forever be in my Heart. 💕
    Love always your son,
    Wayne Allred💕

  24. Wayne Allred

    Still come on here every other day mom! Wish that when i come on here it will all go away and see you not on here. Really missing you mom. Still struggling with all this. Life isn’t the same. I know your with Jesus and all better, but my heart is still hurting and frustrated with you not here. I know Jesus said all will be better as the day’s go on. It sure is so hard. I love you so much mom. Really appreciate and thank you for the memories. You were so much help for our family. We all miss you so much. Love always your son, Wayne💌

  25. wayne allred

    Happy birthday Mom. We miss you and wish you were here to celebrate it. But we know you in the hands of Jesus and not hurting anymore. Love you bunches and will meet again one day!
    Love always your son and the family!

  26. Wayne Allred

    Happy Mother’s day Mom.
    We love you and miss you so much! We think about you every day and miss your voice and hugs and the love you have given all of us! Love you always and forever fir you will be on my mind till we meet again.
    Love always your son!💞


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