Former City Councilwoman Sandra Moon Dies

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Former Huntsville City Councilwoman Sandra Moon died of pancreatic cancer on Tuesday evening in her home.

Moon represented southeast Huntsville on the council from 1998 until 2010.  She was popular in District 3, running unopposed in 2006 for her third term.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle described Moon as a woman of courage and conviction who only thought of helping others.

“She was a selfless and tireless leader,” Mayor Battle said.

Mayor Battle and his wife Eula visited with Sandra and her family last week after she called and told him about her illness.  Moon had just underwent surgery last week, but doctors told her the cancer was inoperable.

Moon’s funeral is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 20.  Her family is planning a public visitation and funeral service at St. Stephens Episcopal Church at 8020 Whitesburg Drive.  Laughlin-Service Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

According to Huntsville Times, the family scheduled the funeral for next weekends so friends in Europe and other parts of the world could attend.

Our news partners, Huntsville Times have an in-depth article on Moon’s tenure on the council.  You can also see a photo gallery of Moon’s accomplishments through the years.