Sandra Herron Knap (Sandy), 59, Suwanee GA, died on February 9, 2016 at VITAS Hospice, Duluth GA after a year long battle with melanoma. Sandy was born on November 10, 1956 to Frank and Bettye Herron in Knoxville TN. She is survived by her husband of 37 years Mark Knap; children, Gregory Knap and Kimberly Knap of Atlanta; Sista, Vicki Callahan (Montee) of Maryville, TN; aunt, Clara Marcum of Knoxville, TN; and nieces and nephews; Michael Knap, Jennifer Knap, Jeff Williams, Lisa Brooks, and Ray Fleming. Sandy's life was spent serving students. Sandy was a special education teacher for 18 years in the DeKalb and Gwinnett county schools and for the last 15 years she served as the administrative assistant to the High School Pastor at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, GA. She loved to serve the Pastor and to create, organize, and support environments where students could grow into fully devoted followers of Christ. Her favorite days were when students entered into a saving relationship with Jesus. Sandy also carried a powerful gift of prayer, and loved to intercede for both students and anyone else who is far from God. She never missed an opportunity to pray for her friends and family. It was Sandy's love for her family and desire to spend more time with her children that fueled her desire to leave education and gave her the time she wanted to spend with them each day. Sandy loves God and enjoyed spending time in His creation and was re-created when she spent time in her garden, camping, hiking in the mountains, or simply relaxing at the beach. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, in memory of Sandy, to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, 1365 Clifton Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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  1. Mark, Greg, and Kim,

    We have been covering you all in prayer and will continue to. Our hearts and thoughts are with you! Sending much love and hugs!

    God bless you!

    John, Kimberly, Christina, and Kathryn Hogg

  2. Mark, Greg and Kim,
    Praying for you all during this difficult time. May you continue to feel God’s love through all your friends and family.
    Love you all,
    Suzanne and Dan Landreth

  3. Mark, So sad to hear about your wife. I will be praying for you & your family that you will find peace & comfort knowing that she is in a better place. God Bless, MaryJean

  4. Our love and prayers are with you Pastor Mark and all your precious family. God bless. Love In Christ Jesus., Angelo & Michele Harris

  5. Knew Sandy from City View Baptist in Knoxville. Such a smile and laugh. So very sorry to hear of her death but thankful for the assurance of knowing she in the presence of my Lord and Savior. I will be lifting you up in my prayers for God’s overwhelming peace to comfort you.

  6. Praying for you, and the family. I am a distant cousin to Sandy and Vickie. We have a lot of child hood memories. Our families were together a lot. Sandy will be missed by everybody who knew her.

  7. Mark, will keep you and the kids in prayer! Sandy will surely be missed. But now she has the ULTIMATE PROMOTION! We will see her again!

  8. Mark, we will keep you and the kids in prayer. Sandy will surely be missed. However she now has the ULTIMATE PROMOTION! We will see her again.

  9. We are so sorry to hear about Ms. Knap. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a time when death will be no more- Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

  10. My dear family,

    It breaks our hearts that you all will not be able to see your sweet Sandy each day. Please remember that we love you and are praying for you as you go through the rough days ahead of you.

    Love Always,

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