Sandra Folsom Kinsey

June 30, 1950February 17, 2014
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Sandra Folsom Kinsey, 63, passed away on February 17, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida, from metastatic breast cancer. Ms. Kinsey was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on June 30, 1950, to Earl G. Folsom and Elizabeth Folsom Moyse. She received a B.A. degree from Emory University in 1972 and a M.Ed. degree from Wake Forest University in 1973. After four years as a middle school guidance counselor in Aiken, SC, she attended law school, graduating from the University of Georgia with a J.D. degree in 1980. Ms. Kinsey spent the next 25 years as an attorney in Washington, DC. During that time, she became a partner at the law firm of Hogan and Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) and spent over 12 years as an attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission. She was particularly proud of her time at the SEC, in the Office of International Corporate Finance and the Office of the Chief Accountant.

Ms. Kinsey was diagnosed with metastatic cancer in 2003 and retired to Jacksonville, FL in 2005 to be closer to her family. During her retirement she was a volunteer with the Jacksonville Humane Society and the Pink Sisters support group at Mayo Clinic. Ms. Kinsey was predeceased by her grandparents, parents and her sister, Lynda (Folsom) Silva of Boston, MA. She is survived by her husband, Walton S. Kinsey, Jr., of Jacksonville, her hall-sister Beda Lou Hirsh of Montana, her cousin Susan Bristol of California, and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from five o’clock until seven o’clock in the evening on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at The Oaklawn Chapel. Funeral services will be held at ten o’clock in the morning on Friday, February 21, 2014 at The Oaklawn Chapel. Interment will be private at Culley’s Meadowwood Memorial Park in Tallahassee, Florida. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to her favorite charity, the Jacksonville Humane Society, 8464 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32216, would be greatly appreciated.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 20, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 21, 2014

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Mary Anne Busse

March 13, 2014

My deepest sympathies to your family. I remember Sandy with great fondness. She was an amazing woman and outstanding lawyer. She will be so missed!

Jackson Day

February 21, 2014

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Sandy. She made the world a better place. I am grateful I had the opportunity to work with her, albeit a short time, in OCA.

Teddy Kinsey

February 21, 2014

My Aunt Sandy will be remembered as a beautiful and caring woman. She was one of the most positive people I've ever known.

Janell James

February 21, 2014

I worked with Sandy in International Corporation Finance and she was a beautiful, kind, diligent, and intelligent person to work with, that exuded humility. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. Respectfully,

Jim Valentino

February 21, 2014


You, Sandra and your family are in our thoughts and prayers here at the SEC.

Chip Welch

February 21, 2014

Walt, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your wife Sandy.

Avery and Cara Brinkley jr

February 20, 2014

Our prayers go to out to you and family Walt in your tragic loss of Sandra. You stuck by her for the past 10 yrs with hope of cure and we are sure your love and loyalty blessed her with hope as much as could be possible.

February 20, 2014


February 20, 2014

Walt, so sorry to hear about the end of Sandra's long struggle. she was a kind & gentle soul and we'll miss her, Broc Romanek

James 4:8

February 19, 2014

Draw close to God and he will draw close to you.