Staci Dalrymple Sandefur, of Taylor, Arkansas was born Nov. 2, 1964, and entered into God's presence with her family by her side on Jan. 18, 2012 at the age of 47 following a three-year battle with cancer.
Staci was co-owner of Clay Sandefur, CPA Firm as well as the owner and founder of Class Act II Dance Studio in Springhill. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Springhill. Staci's love and devotion for her family, friends and career was felt throughout the community.
The lives of countless young ladies are forever changed by the positive influence of "Miss Staci" as she was lovingly called. Staci modeled confidence, poise and kindness to hundreds who were enrolled in her dance classes.
Through dance, Staci taught important life lessons. She always reminded her students to be proud of themselves as well as their friends, regardless of their differences and abilities.
Students of Miss Staci will always remember to "Smile Big." Staci was the very essence of grace and beauty – truly a class act.
Staci is preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy and Betty Dalrymple.
She is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Clay Sandefur; two sons, Mitchell Bradley Owens and wife Danielle of Magnolia, Arkansas and Cameron Clay Sandefur of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Staci is also survived by her very special cousin, Sue Miers, as well as many personal and professional friends.
The family would like to thank the physicians at Highland Oncology Group in Fayetteville, Arkansas, M.D. Anderson in Houston Texas, Springhill Medical Center in Springhill, Serenity Hospice in Magnolia, Arkansas and numerous others for their diligence and kindness shown throughout Staci's illness.
Visitation will be today (Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012) at Central Baptist Church in Springhill between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m.
An additional visitation will be held Friday, January 20 between the hours of 1 and 2 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 20 at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, followed by interment at the Forest Grove Cemetery, Walkers Creek, Arkansas. The Reverends Tim Everett and Danny Rivers will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Rickie Barnard, Mike Crews, Tommy Crews, Robert Smith, Randy Wood and Adam Bradley.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Central Baptist Church Family Life Center, 504 West Church Street, Springhill, Louisiana 71075.
While Staci will be deeply missed, there is comfort in God knowing she will be forever dancing on the streets of gold in heaven.