Sandra Lee Minor Ryen passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, October 2nd after a courageous nine year battle with cancer. She was an 11-year Veteran of the US Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Gunnery Sargent. Sandy also received an Associate degree from Delgado College and was a certified medical coder. She was preceded in death by her parents Odressi and Geraldine Minor, her sister Jennifer Carter and nephew Keenan Minor. She is survived by her husband Richard, sons Daniel (Brittney) and Ben (Anneliese), brother David Minor (Paula), sister Kathy Lurding (Rick), grandchildren Bentley and Magnolia and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her birth family, Sandy cherished her network of friends, as dear to her as she was to them. She knew the importance of living in service to others and demonstrated that belief every single day. She also leaves behind her beloved pets. Over the years Sandy opened her home and heart to many rescues, and it was a lucky dog who ended up as part of her 4-legged family. She appreciated all the beauty in the world and took great pride in the flowers she nurtured in her yard. Her passing leaves a gaping hole in the hearts of all who loved her, and whose lives will never be the same. A ceremony to honor Sandy’s life will be held Wednesday, October 14th at 6 pm at Celebration Church, 1000 Caruso Blvd, Suite 201. The family requests that guests wear masks during the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Notre Dame Hospice, Northshore Humane Society or the charity of your choice.