Sandra Benson Marks, 83, passed away and entered her heavenly home on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016.

Sandra was born on Feb. 21, 1933 in High Springs to Arthur V. and Glendora (Covert) Benson. She came to Apalachicola at age 10 and married the love of her life, Charles Aubrey "Charlie" Marks, Jr. in 1953. She spent many years proudly raising her children and leading the choir at First United Methodist Church in Apalachicola.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 1981 and her sister, Judy Hoffman.

She is survived by her son, Charles Aubrey "Chuck" Marks, III and his wife, Nina, of Apalachicola; daughter Laura M. DeMoya of Largo; grandchildren, Nathan W. Marks and his wife, Jennifer, Paul B. Marks and his wife, Shellie, Katie J. Marks, and Daniel G. DeMoya; six great-grandchildren, Malic, Ryder, Chanley, Benjamin, Gabrielle, and Sophia; a sister, Carol Lassiter, of Lake Wales; a sister-in-law, Polly M. Whitley and her husband, Lamont, of Fremont, North Carolina; and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Dec. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Themo Patriotis officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola.

Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. You may offer the family condolences online at