Sandra Ott Vansant
1946 – 2016
Sandra Ott Vansant was born in Stockton, CA. She graduated from Chabot College in Hayward, CA with an Associates in Arts. During her younger years, Sandra enjoyed camping, skiing, reading, and was an excellent piano player. She loved singing gospel songs, caring for animals, and eating chocolates while watching movies.
She is survived by her daughter Suzann Andrews & son-in-law Larry Andrews of NY. Daughter Heidi Valentine & son-in-law Stan Valentine Sr. of NC. Son Brian Vansant & daughter-in-law Debbie Vansant of TX. Daughter Jene’ Lewis & son-in-law Slade Lewis of OH. Grandchildren Stan Jr., Hunter, Karina, Christine, Kylee, Jovanna, Kaylee & Emily. Sister Suzann Transano of CA.
Sandra lived a hard life but is now at peace with her savior Jesus Christ in Heaven. Special recognitions to: Greg & Debbie Kuiehn, Leora Dominguez, and Dusty Brown who added a lot of sunshine and love to my mother’s life while she was alive.
I dedicate Matthew 25 v 35-40 to you 4 human angels.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Service will be held for Sandra at her daughter’s house in NC.
Sandra was a friend to all who knew her. Sometimes God gives us a special friend to teach perspective, appreciation, and an opportunity to serve. My Mom once said to me “Grief is a feeling that never quite goes away, but erupts less and less over time.” She borrowed these words from her favorite author, Erma Bombeck, and said them to me when I lost my Dad as a girl. I hope whomever reads this will find comfort in those words, as I did. Keep Jesus your closest friend, and no matter what life throws at you, you will find peace.
May her souls beauty shine throughout the heavens.