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Massena, NY 13662
Phone: (315) 769-3579
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Sandra Jock

Sandra M. Jock (Smillie)

Friday, December 24th, 1948 - Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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AKWESASNE – Sandra M. “Sandi” Jock, 71, of State Route 37, was welcomed back into the loving arms of her Savior on Thursday evening, January 23, 2020 at the University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center from complications of battling multiple myeloma.

Sandi was born December 24, 1948 in Malone, the daughter of the late George and Ethel (Doig) Smillie. She was a 1966 graduate of Salmon River Central School and attended SUNY Geneseo for 2 years. She later graduated from SUNY Potsdam with both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education. On October 20, 1967, she married Wendell D. “Willie” Jock in Geneseo.

Sandi was a teacher for the Mohawk Board of Education, having taught at various schools within the territory of Akwesasne. She and her husband also owned multiple businesses in Akwesasne, most recently Jock’s Quik Stop. As teacher and devout Christian, Sandi started her ministry driving a van around the community to gather children for “Children’s Church” to teach them about Jesus and also taught at the New Testament Church in Massena for three years. This ministry led her to expand and establish the New Life Christian Center, where she was currently the Co-Pastor. She had a great love for photography, gardening, and flowers. Sandi cherished the time she was able to spend with her family, especially her granddaughters.

Sandi is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Willie; her sons, Frederick Jock and Alexander and Lesley “Cessy” Jock, all of Akwesasne; her granddaughters, Presley, Jocelyn, and Keeley; her sisters, Anne (James) Russell of Fort Covington; and Carolyn and Dr. Robert Smith of Massena; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Friends may call at her church, New Life Christian Center, 24 Eagle Drive, on Tuesday, January 28 starting at 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM when a praise and worship service will begin. The family will also receive friends on Wednesday at the church beginning at 12:00 Noon until the time of her service of Celebration at 3:00 PM with Rev. Dr. Joseph Askins, officiating.

Sandi had a great love for flowers and would greatly appreciate them, but those wishing may also consider donations to Eternity Village Healing Center, c/o New Life Christian Center, PO Box 335, Akwesasne, New York 13655.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 | 11:00am - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 11:00am - 7:00pm
    Location
    New Life Christian Center
    Address
    26 Eagle Drive
    Akwesasne, NY 13655
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    Notes
    A service of Praise and Worship will be held at 7:00 PM
  • Service

    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    New Life Christian Center
    Address
    26 Eagle Drive
    Akwesasne, NY 13655
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    Officiant
    Rev. Dr. Joe Askins

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Susan Gorrow

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I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful bright light in all our lives. The world is a darker place without her.
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With deepest sympathy, Amanda, Jason, and Family

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Willie, our love and prayers are with you.
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Alexis Buckshot

Posted at 10:12am
My deepest sympathies to Willie on the loss of your Sandi. Also my condolences to her sons and daughter, as well as her many grandchildren.
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