In Loving

Julie Lynne Sanford

June 1, 1975 – March 1, 2020

Julie Lynne Sanford, 44, of Richmond, Virginia passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020.

She is survived by her husband Gallie Sanford; her two sons, Zachary and Austin Sanford; her mother, Virginia Ruff; and her sister, Rachel Smith.  She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A memorial gathering will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 at Affinity Funeral Service – Richmond Chapel, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294.

Julie left us too soon but there is peace in knowing she is in a better place.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations in Julie’s name to the Child Mind Institute to support mental health and learning disabilities in children

Memorial Gathering


Affinity Funeral Service


Sunday, March 8, 2020


2:00 – 4:00 PM

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  1. Jane Petersen March 6, 2020 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this time. Rodney & Jane

    • SylvIa Gates March 26, 2020 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      We are so sorry we love her so much praying for the family wish you well

      • Meredith Saunders May 6, 2020 at 10:20 am - Reply

        I’m so sad to read about the loss of Julie. We always enjoyed seeing her smiling face at the dr’s office, and she was a tremendous help with both my boys. Sending our thoughts and prayers to all of her loved ones.

  2. Linda Messner March 7, 2020 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Sorry for your loss

  3. Ginger Moore March 7, 2020 at 10:09 am - Reply

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  4. Ellen Messner March 7, 2020 at 11:09 am - Reply

    So sorry for your losd

    • Brittany Flynn March 10, 2020 at 11:00 am - Reply

      Sending all my thoughts and prayers to her family, she was an amazing person, my son and daughter saw her for checkups and my son loved her and was always excited to see her, in so heart broken to hear about this sudden loss.

    • Lauren Garbett April 1, 2020 at 8:36 am - Reply

      Julie has been our nurse with henrico peds since my kids were born –9 years ago .

      My 9,8,8 month old and myself will miss her very much.

      What a amazing person she was .
      I am so sadden by this news .

  5. Ellen Messner March 7, 2020 at 11:10 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss

  6. Betsy Robison March 7, 2020 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Prayers ?? for you and your family. Can’t believe she is gone too soon.

  7. Madeleine Sellers March 7, 2020 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    We love you guys and we are so sorry for your loss. Tony and I wish we could be there for you guys. We are praying for your family during this devastating time.

  8. Kayla Lugo March 7, 2020 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Myself and the kids are so sorry for your loss. We wish we could be there for y’all during this. Sending our love!

  9. Virginia March 7, 2020 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss

    • Joanna, Ben, and 6 kids March 16, 2020 at 7:45 pm - Reply

      I was so sad to hear about Julie’s passing. She was a kind, wonderful person and an amazing nurse. She was always in a good mood and my kids always knew she would be there when they visited the doctor’s office. She will be missed. Thinking and praying for your family at this difficult time.

  10. Kaylon Kennedy March 8, 2020 at 10:56 am - Reply

    There are no words to make this loss easier…. she was a beautiful person…. my thoughts are with everyone during this time…

  11. Chante Alexander March 10, 2020 at 10:41 am - Reply

    My heart is so saddened to learn of this today, I just spoke to Julie Feb. 28th and now this; May God keep his angels around her entire family and know that she is in a better place. My children will miss her dearly.

  12. Whitney Coleman March 10, 2020 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss! May God bring your family peace. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  13. Mary Cole March 12, 2020 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss, she was a very kind person

    • VJ March 12, 2020 at 9:07 pm - Reply

      May your family find peace in their time of need. My children will definitely miss you but your presence and love you provided on office visits will not go u felt.

  14. Jessica Dowdy March 15, 2020 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Sending thoughts and prayers. Julie was such a wonderful nurse. My children loved seeing her every time we went to the drs. We will miss her.

  15. Thanh Nguyen March 16, 2020 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Words cannot express my feeling right now. My kids love her every time we come to the office. She is an amazing nurse. We will miss her a lot.

  16. Heather March 17, 2020 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Julie was a true blessing to have know. She was one of the most comforting nurses my children had the pleasure to be cared for by. Heartfelt prayers for your family. You will be missed.

  17. melinda hofrichter March 18, 2020 at 10:55 am - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. Julie was an amazing person and provided so much support to our family over the years. She was a good soul and will be missed. Your family is in our prayers.

  18. Donalda stupar March 20, 2020 at 9:46 am - Reply

    I’m sorry for you lost she’s amazing person this broke my heart I can’t even tell my son

  19. Debbie Bonner March 24, 2020 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    I’m at a loss for words! For the all of 9 years my daughter Sophia has been a patient of Dr. Falik’s, Julie has been there! We will miss her! My daughter was very comfortable with Julie and always looked forward to seeing her. I’m sending love and prayers to her family, her Henrico Pediatrics family, and her friends.

  20. Sarah Chhin March 25, 2020 at 11:42 am - Reply

    When I found out I didn’t know what to think. I’ve known Julie since 2012. My oldest daughter Katalayah loves her so much and enjoys seeing her when we would go for check ups and sick visits. Then my last two children got to come cross paths with Julie since they been born! She will truly be missed by my family! We love her so much! She was an amazing nurse and always patient and kind! She was great with the children! Her heart warming smiles will definitely be missed!

  21. Arju April 13, 2020 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Your girlfriend ( my new Born Babay) will missed you. You always make her smile and now professional present all things to us.
    We family pray for your departed soul will rest on peaceful environment.
    Family be strong . May god comforts .

  22. Tyee Mallory April 21, 2020 at 11:06 am - Reply

    I was so sorry to hear about Julie. She was my kids nurse in Dr. Falik’s office. She was always so gentle with my babies, and was very patient with a new mom like me. She will be deeply missed. My condolences to the family.

  23. Gallie Sanford May 10, 2020 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Thank you for all the loving comments she was and always will be a beautiful wife and a friend to everyone. It’s nice to see how many people she touched she is greatly missed me and the boys are still trying to make sense of it but she’s with god now and one day we all will be together. Thank you again Gallie Sanford

  24. Sibhon May 13, 2020 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    We will definitely miss her beautiful smiling face and pleasant demeanor. She always greeted me and the children during routine and unexpected sick visits. Our family will continue to keep her family in our prayers. She will truly be missed.

    Peace and Blessing
    The Archer Family

  25. Colette Christianson May 14, 2020 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Julie was always the bright spot when I took my daughter to the doctor. Her voice was consistently warm, sincere and cheerful on the phone. RIP, Julie and peace to family and friends.

  26. Ashley Teel June 16, 2020 at 5:16 am - Reply

    My kids miss you! I miss you! Still praying for your family and the boys to be able to handle this loss. My heart is with your family Julie and we miss you so much!!!

  27. Bonaparte famil June 29, 2020 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    We will miss Julie so much and pray for her family always!

  28. Rylanda Dark July 21, 2020 at 12:37 pm - Reply


    My condolences with her family

  29. Shaddai Bozeman July 30, 2020 at 8:40 am - Reply

    She was always so kind and caring to my son. She always greeted us with a smile. Prayers for her family.

  30. The Lasher family August 13, 2020 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Our love, prayers and thoughts for her boys , husband and family. My boys loved seeing her and it was always a highlight of their visit; she was so kind and calming – such a beautiful person and generous, loving smile that we shall truly miss.

  31. Crystal September 24, 2020 at 11:08 am - Reply

    So Sorry to hear about the passing of beloved Julie. I pray her family is comforted and God continues to heal them in their grief and her work family as well. She will be missed.

  32. Maithili Narvekar October 6, 2020 at 9:51 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear this . Julie was always smiling such a helpful nurse . May god give her and her family strength during these tough times.

  33. LaTonya Moyer October 28, 2020 at 9:56 am - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of this loss. Julie has been seeing my daughter since she was born in 2010 and Eva loved seeing her. I pray that the family and the work family has had time to garner some strength to start healing from this loss. Eva and I will miss her kind spirit, wonderful bedside manner and her laugh. Be blessed.
    The Moyers

  34. Missy Bekele November 26, 2020 at 3:14 am - Reply

    What a amazing person she was .
    I am so sadden by this news

  35. Gallie sanford December 17, 2020 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Getting close to the holidays not looking forward to it won’t be the same without Julie . Thank you for all your kind words I know she loved all of you especially the children keep your loved ones close for one day they might not be there cherish every moment with friends and family . Deepest love to all our friends the Sanford family

  36. Maryam Sayyeda December 28, 2020 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Very sorry for your loss

  37. Tony and Kim Ares December 30, 2020 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Because of the Corona Virus, we haven’t been by the office. My wife and I are heartbroken to hear about Julie. As new parents, she put us at ease and was a guardian angel of sorts. She was so kind and loving!!! We will pray for her family and co-workers. She will be missed but never forgotten.

  38. Santhosh January 4, 2021 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Due to virus infection we haven’t been to the hospital for a while. This is really a bad news in a New Year. We are really sorry for your loss. We always will remember your kindness and smile!!!

  39. Ishtiaq mir January 25, 2021 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Myself and the kids are so sorry for your loss. We wish we could be there for y’all during this. Sending our love!

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  41. Gallie Sanford October 4, 2021 at 5:33 am - Reply

    Dear Julie you are so missed and the boys are doing okay at times you can see there grief I just hope and pray you have found peace in heaven and I will always love you .for one day we will walk along side each other again. God bless all the family’s that this has touched to know she was so loved is a small comfort thank you

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