On July 1, 1979, Sandy joined the love of her life George K. Gresham in matrimony. Out of this union, they were blessed with three children, Siana, Brittny and James.
In February 2012, she joined Grace Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson and was baptized on May 25, 2014. She was a faithful member who worshiped regularly until her myriad of health issues prevented her from doing so. She loved her pastor and her church. Sandy had many hobbies and interest. She was an avid reader, taught dance aerobics, her commitment to pedagogy inspired her to tutor many children in the community, and she also loved music and crafts.
Sandy is predeceased by her loving parents James and Levine Roberta Beckford. She leaves to cherish her life and memories her devoted husband George K. Gresham, beloved children Siana Gresham, Brittny Bekoe-Tabiri, James Rakim Gresham; three sisters – Jennifer Beckford-Morgan (Connecticut), Angela Beckford-Johnson (Georgia), Sharon Beckford-Nembhart (Wisconsin); two brothers – Joseph Beckford (Florida), Leon Beckford (California); one grandchild, Adaya Hewitt; a special cousin, Nina Beckford; and countless relatives and friends, along with her Grace Baptist Church family.
The family has suggested gifts in memoriam to the Children’s Defense Fund, based on her long association and affinity with CDF.