Ruby V. Sanford

December 27, 2013


Ruby V. Sanford, 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 27, 2013, at her daughter’s residence in Florence, SC.

Mrs. Sanford was born in Hertford, NC a daughter of the late Hayden Spruill and Margaret “Maggie” Rogerson Spruill. She was a member of the Azalea Garden Church in Virginia Beach for approximately 60 years.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by a son, George “Mel” Sanford.

She is survived by her loving husband, George Edward Sanford, with whom she would have celebrated 74 wonderful years together on Monday, December 30, 2013, children, Joan Brandon and her husband, David of Florence, Terry Sanford and his wife, Sharon of Virginia Beach; daughter-in-law, Gerry Sanford of Chesapeake, 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and many other loving family members and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 31st at 3:00 pm in Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park on Thursday at 1 pm.

Memorials may be made to Azalea Garden Church, 1541 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

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Richard & Lila Davis
7 years ago

George, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Gregg & Gloria Olson
7 years ago

Steve & family, sorry for your loss of your grandmother. our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Gloria and Gregg

Steve & Marilyn Kinney
7 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Steve and Marilyn Kinney

Edith Cohen
7 years ago

We were so sorry to read of Mrs. Sanford’s death. She was a pleasure to have as a patient in our medical practice and we were sorry when she moved to stay with her daughter in SC. Our sympathy to the entire family and know that we remember her with fondness.

Edith J. Cohen, M.D and Staff