Alexandria ‘Sandy’ Jean Gabriel

Alexandria “Sandy” Jean Gabriel (formerly Sandra Jean Frost), 72, died in Jackson, Miss., at the University Mississippi Medical Center on May 6, 2020, after a brief unexpected illness.

Sandy was born on Oct. 28, 1947, in Detroit, Mich. Throughout her life she lived all over the country, including the states of California, New York, Wyoming, Utah, Texas and Mississippi, with primary employment as a hairdresser or orthodontist technician. She resided many years in Cody where she reared both of her children.

Sandy struggled for over 30 years with Multiple Sclerosis, but her strong faith in Jesus gave her the strength to persevere and always give her big smile when she saw those she loved. She was a member of the Pentecostal church.

Sandy preceded in death by her father George “Doc” Smith Frost and her younger brother Daryl Jay Frost.

She is survived by her mother Glennagene “Jean” Frost of St. George, Utah; sister Dianne Malley of Minneapolis, Minn.; brother Dennis Frost of Chula Vista, Calif.; daughter Aimee Garner of Hendersonville, Tenn.; son Jason Parish (Candice Edwards Parish) of Lexington, Miss.; grandchildren Kara and Sara Garner, and Gibson and Daynie Parish; and two great-granddaughters Giavanna and Lillianna Catalino.

Her family is grateful for the love and care that the staff of Lexington Manor in Lexington, and Regent Care in Kingwood, Texas showed her while she was in residence.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Cody. If desired, donations can be made in Sandy’s memory to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 8111 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77054.

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