Published: October 8, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Kimberly Shay Lovett Sandles, passed away on September 29, 2021. She was born on February 6, 1966 in Pulaski, TN and was 55 years old.
She was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, & friend. Kimberly was a 1984 graduate of Giles County High and went on to earn her LPN nursing degree. For 30+ years she practiced exemplary care at Hillside Hospital, NHC, Meadowbrook and other medical facilities in Giles and Lawrence County area. Later in life, she found a passion in jewelry, collecting and selling beautiful pieces from her “Jewelry Bar” at $99 and More Mattress Store in Pulaski. It brought her great joy. She made friends there who quickly became family.
Kim was a member of East Church of Christ in Pulaski. She had a great love for animals, a sweet empathetic nature, a dependable listening ear, and a genuine gust for life. She bravely endured many hardships with unwavering faith, strength, and endless gratitude.
Kim was proud to be sorted into the Hogwarts House of Gryffindor. She loved music like Led Zepplin & Prince, something she shared with her daughter. She danced when she felt like it, no matter who was watching, and could cut a good rug. She was as forgetful as they come, but always remembered to put others first- especially her children.
Her favorite color was purple. She was obsessed with sonic ice; “the good ice”. She never turned down a good slushie or a cherry/strawberry blowpop. She could brighten your day with a quick smile and ease any worry with her famous “nah, it’ll be alright”. Her hugs were legendary.
Courtney and sweet Brennan were her world. Courtney, her first born, and Brennan, a late in life surprise, were the children she always hoped for and loved endlessly.
Kim will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving mother, a dependable friend, a fun work buddy, and a short but mighty spitfire who was always willing to lend a helping hand, and share a hug with those who needed one. To know her was to love her. We are so proud of you mama. Thank you for being a friend. We love you. “Always”.
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light”
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
She is preceded in death by her father, Wayne Lovett.
She is survived by her children, the great loves of her life; Courtney Renee Lovett and Brennan Cole Sandles.
Mother, Bonnie Wade (married to Bobby Wade)
Brother, Mickey (Dixie) Lovett
Nieces, Meredith, Jessica, and Madeline.
Great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.
Special friends, David Shires and the family at $99 and More Mattress Store.
Shelly Pierce and Family, Chris (Katy) Peacock, Cindy Vining, and Samantha Gowan.
Her loyal furry companion, Happy and her fur grandbabies Gus, Littlebear, Puppy-the-cat.
Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements for Kimberly Shay Sandles.