Sandy Ransom is the grandmother of Karson Whitesell. She felt it was part of her call as grandmother always to provide spiritual counsel to Karson. Their discussions over things such as “what heaven would look like,” or “what the bible says about discrimination,” and “how everyone is a child of God to be loved and respected” helped strengthen Karson’s faith. She loved how Karson had a sense for the underdog, the underloved, or the misunderstood and would try to set things right. She was most proud of the tender, and compassionate heart Karson had as she sought to be Christ in the world. Sandy’s Christian faith has called her to serve in many capacities in her local church and denomination. Her spiritual gift for administration enables her to lead groups in a variety of ministerial programs. Sandy has served as Chairperson of her church’s Administrative Council for many years.