In Loving

Chuck Sandford

 December 23, 1969 – April 6, 2024

Chuck Sandford was welcomed home by his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the age of 54.
Chuck passed peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, covered in prayers and love, after a four-year battle with cancer. He fought cancer as much as he could with his faith in the Lord. He stood fast in believing that God was his healer. Chuck would say, “If I am not healed on earth than I will be in heaven.”
Chuck is survived by his wife, Georgeanna Sandford; and his children, Ralph Lampie (Tiffany) of Mechanicsville, Virginia, and Brittany Stevens (Brandon) of Mechanicsville, Virginia; his parents, Jack Steward Sandford and Frankie Gracie Throckmorton Sandford; his brothers and sisters, Sandy Sandford, (Cathy) of Brighton Illinois, Susan Manger (Walt), Bobby Sandford, (Kathreen) of Goochland Virginia and Millie Whelan (Chris); his niece and nephew, Kyle and Ashley;  of North Carolina; and his nephew, Matthew Heavener.
Chuck was a patient and wise father, and a devoted and loving husband. He was a true friend who listened without judgment when talking with others. Chuck kept his faith in knowing that God was in control. He was known by the ones who knew him best as “passionate” and “kind-hearted” and one who loved to help others. He gave when he saw a need, and he never let others know what he was doing.
When Chuck was 20 he was an EMS. Chuck started a non-profit ministry in Mechanicsville, Virginia, providing for the needy with clothing, furniture, food and household items, called Virginia Footprints from 2007-2009. He also started a Thanksgiving and Christmas food drive for local residents needing food for the holidays. Chuck and his wife would ask others to donate a meal for needy families, and they helped 75 people the first year. When they stopped their ministry, MCEF took over the Thanksgiving and Christmas drive. Chuck and his wife also loved helping the elderly with gift bags in nursing homes and in their homes.
He graduated from New Kent High School in 1988. He was a dispatcher with Envoy Carrier and a medical dispatcher with Dispatch Health. He had a tremendous work ethic and enjoyed working.
Chuck was a faithful member of Hope Community Church of the Nazarene in Mechanicsville, Virginia. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and in his free time, he walked marathons, and enjoyed walking his dogs, Sammy, Elvis, and Co Co. Chuck was a kind and caring man. We praise God for his strong faith in the Lord knowing he lived beyond the time the doctors expected. His relationship with the Lord helps bring comfort to his family and friends with them knowing he will be in the arms of his creator for eternity. He will always be in our hearts and his impact in the lives of others he touched will never be forgotten.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Hope Community Church of the Nazarene 8391 Atlee Rd, Mechanicsville Virginia 23116
Flowers and Love Gifts can be sent or brought to the church to the attention of Georgeanna Sandford.