Her Life

Mrs. Olivia “Lil Bit” Sands was born May 27, 1940 to the parentage of the late R. D. and Ossie Lee Anderson in Harris County, GA. On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, Olivia went home to live with God at West Georgia Hospice, LaGrange, GA.


“Lil Bit”, as she was affectionately known, accepted Christ at an early age. She was a faithful member of the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and was an active participant in the Young at Heart program. She loved her church family.


Olivia was employed by Hardee's until declining health.


Her hobbies included fishing, cooking, and working crossword puzzles. Her greatest joy was taking care of her grandkids.


She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Sands; brothers, Earlie, Reese Dan, and John Willie Anderson; sisters, Sally Richardson, Marie Johnson, Addie Meredith and Cora Rowe.


Olivia leaves to cherish her memories: a daughter, Tonja Renee Heard, West

Point, GA; two sisters, Lurlene Maxwell, Birmingham, AL and Pauline Upshaw, Columbus, GA; two devoted sisters-in-law, Willie Bell Heard and Betty Trammell, West Point, GA; a special niece and caretaker, Rosie Hardnett, nieces, Kovia(Maurice)Winston, Marrietta(Curtis)Trapp; nephews, Dennis and Frank Heard, Deacon Willie( Shirley) Sands, John(Amelia)James, Robert James ; four loving grandchildren, Chelsea Noel Walker, Maurice Chavaski Avez Winston,

SH’Katherine Marckyria Garner, Madyson A’Jair Garner; one great grandchild, Gabrielle N. Walker, special family friends, Louise “Mapp” Lovelace, Robert Mays, Marc(Star)Garner, Ambreonia Garner and an array of other relatives and friends