September 1, 1957 - May 16, 2021
Sandra Briggs Ralph, beloved mother, sister, daughter, and a friend to everyone she knew, passed away at the age of 63 on May 16th, 2021 in Richmond, VA. Sandra was born September 1st, 1957, in West Memphis, Arkansas to Jack and Clessie Briggs, who both preceded her in death. She attended West Memphis High School before attending Arkansas State University, where she majored in accounting before then achieving her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the same institution. She went on to a 35 year career as an internal auditor, where she mentored and inspired colleagues across the country. Sandra was passionate about her work and proud of her many accomplishments, but she was even more proud of the people she helped along the way. Seeing them shine was one of the major joys in her life. Sandra loved animals, she loved rock music, and she loved movies. In her youth, she loved being in the marching band and she would talk about those days often. She loved her college and she loved where she was from. She loved her days with the band Snow, whose members she counted among her friends. Sandra Briggs Ralph just loved life in general. Even when she may have felt down herself, she went out of her way to boost others. She had many health struggles in later years, but she always kept her same sunny demeanor. Even though her friends and family are of course devastated by her sudden passing, they know she would want them to carry on in the way that she did during her life.Her sister Anna, who she adored, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her sons, Ethan and Evan, whom she always put first, no matter what. Another beloved sister, Gina, also survives her.
You will be deeply missed Sandra. In your last days you would call on me for rides to your dialysis. I'm glad we got to spend that time together. You were so funny and full of life. The world was a brighter place with you around.
If memories could talk. They would talk of all the good times your family and mine had together when we were kids. We will meet again one glorious day. Prayers for your family.
My heart breaks a little more when I think about the short time I lived with you and Ethan. I hope to meet you at your new eternal home to reminisce about Life, Love, and the Known Unknowns. I miss you already. - Nora and Ade.
My condolences to a sweet woman and a wonderful legacy she left behind.
Ethan,Blake and I are so sorry about your mom's passing. She always had kind words to anybody she met.She willingly helped with any school functions at St. Michael's with a smile. She will be miseed by all who had the privilege to meet her.She loved you and Evan . Keep that close to your heart and she willl never be gone.
All of us from SNOW loved Sandra and looking forward to seeing her at our band reunions. It was so thoughtful for Ethan & Evan to add a tribute to the Band in her obituary. We will certainly miss her smiling face and wonderful personality very much.
Sandra & her parents were a huge part of my childhood. I have so many sweet memories of her. We communicated often on Facebook & we both felt that we were family. She was much loved & will be missed.
I met Sandra in 1979 when my band, Snow, played in Memphis. For some unknown reason, Sandra thought we were special. She was at every show in Memphis, and sometimes travel great distances to see us play in other cities. The more I got to know her, the more I realized that she was special too.. she was a dedicated mother, and an unselfish friend… And even though I didn’t get to know her on a personal level as much as I would’ve liked, I knew that I had a friend for life. She always called me her rockstar, and I hope that I lived up to those expectations By being a friend to her as well. It was wonderful to have reconnected with her these last few years of our band reunion, and I know her memory will be honored each time we gather. We miss you, Sandra.
How I Miss you my dear friend. I remember our times in the band. Our times hanging out together and our wild weekend parties R.I.P. my dear sweet friend. You are missed.
I am so sorry for your family's loss, Ralph. I have prepared a short poem. May the angels be with you.God Bless, everyone.United in remembrance of Sandra,Nested in our gleeful memories.To the Lord, and heavens above, Every prayer shall be answered,Dear Sandra, your legacy will be remembered. God Bless.
My deepest condolences Ethan. Sandra was such a sweet sweet person. I got the pleasure to work with her in multiple states. She will be missed. 🙏🏻
I'm so sorry for your lost. I will miss Sandra a lot. I will always keep you and your brother in my prayers. 🙏🙏 Robin Martin
My condolences on your loss Ethan. Your mother seemed like a really special woman and I am truly sorry that she is no longer with us. God Bless you and your family.