Sandra Marie Van Ness

September 20, 1945 - September 21, 2014
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Sandra Marie Watts Van Ness, 69, of Galveston, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014, at UTMB Hospital. Sandra dedicated her life to Christ and her family and was a loving mother and grandmother. She was born September 20, 1945, in Galveston and spent her working career as a bank teller and later an administrative specialist for ANICO. Sandra was a member of Abundant Life Church.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Sandu Watts; mother-and father-in-law, Delbert and Clementine Van Ness; sister, Anna Reeves; and son, Frederick H. Van Ness, Jr.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Fred Van Ness; sons, Vince Van Ness and wife, Celeste, and Kevin Van Ness; grandchildren: Melissa Wood and husband, Mason; Kristina Van Ness; Erica Pleasant and husband, Kennard; Karl Van Ness; and Anna Van Ness; and two great grandchildren.

Sandra’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 24th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Thursday, September 25th, at Abundant Life Church, 5801 Avenue S (behind Odyssey School), in Galveston. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers will be Clint Polivka, Jason Polivka, Jerry Hayes, Christopher Harrison, Richard Harrison, Jr. and Richard Harrison, Sr. Sherry Delikat will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Memorials may be made to Abundant Life Church or the American Heart Association.

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Born: September 20, 1945
Died: September 21, 2014

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Stephanie Reyes posted on 11/30/-1

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in this life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. But the bible assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. He also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! He also promises that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death. Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.