Jeffrey Carson Sanford

March 9, 2001November 26, 2018
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NORTHPORT – Jeffrey "Carson" Sanford, age 17, of Northport, Ala., died November 26, 2018. A visitation will be held Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider with Glenn Kennedy officiating. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Shirley M. Snow; grandfather, Carson E. Hodge; grandfather, Earnest B. Sanford and grandmother, Bernice V. Sanford. Survivors include his parents, Jennifer and Jason Grimes and Jeff Sanford; brother, Jason "Jay" Allen Grimes; grandfather, Rick Snow (Brenda); and many, many aunts, uncles and cousins. Carson was loved by so many. He was a quiet old soul who loved to live life simple. His passion was old cars and reading. He enjoyed riding four wheelers and his dune buggie. He found joy spending time with his Papaw at the beach. He loved telling stories of his little brother Jay's antics, with a huge smile on his face. He was wise beyond his years. If you knew Carson you loved Carson. He loved his family and was always concerned about the well-being of others. You never saw him much without his favorite hat and you were lucky if you caught him in a photo. Family and friends please continue to pass his legacy on by loving and living well and stopping to enjoy the simple things in life. Pallbearers will be Randy Hill, Donnie Hodge, Roland Tidmore, Rodney Hodge, Donnie Robertson, Grady Grimes and Randall Ray. Honorary pallbearers are Jay Grimes, Rick Snow, and students and faculty of Sipsey Valley School. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Carson Sanford's Memorial Fund" at Wells Fargo. His parents desire to use all donations to help assist other young adults through local youth groups in the Sipsey Valley community and surrounding areas.


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Jennifer Grimes

January 31, 2019

Oh how I miss you. Carson, son, you have always been one of my most precious gifts from God. You made me a mother. You are a sweet, loving, humble, old soul. You have always been a friend to all. You always taught me how to be a better person by the example you set. I would like to think I taught you how to treat others, but you are the teacher. You light up my life. I am always at peace in your presence. You take such good care of your baby brother. You have made a lifelong impression on him, and I thank you for it. Son when I look back on your all too brief life, I see the great impact you made on every soul you ever encountered. Your pure heart, humble spirit, merciful soul, is a rare jewel only few people are gifted. I always knew you are different, in the best way possible. I am praying that God leads my heart to find a beautiful way to honor your sweet soul. I will forever be your mother. I promise, I am trying to live out the rest of my days as you did. I am seeking peace and doing what is right, simply because it's the right thing to do...even when no one else is looking. I know this deep, agonizing pain I feel is equaled only to the deep, magnificent love we share. I hear people say they would give anything to have their loved one back. I don't quite understand that notion. I would give anything to join you in Heaven. I could write a novel, or two, and never be able to adequately honor all things You. To know you is to love you. I thank God every day he loaned you to me. Every word I think of to describe you are some of the most beautiful words ever written or spoken. You chose to live a clean and pure existence and to let God handle the rest. If everyone lived as you do, this world would be, well, perfection. I pray that soon, I will make it to see you again. The thought of never having to let you go again brings me strength to take another step. You are my sunshine! I love you my sweet son.

Johnny Brock

December 2, 2018

Praying for you guys during this very difficult time.
Matthew 5:4
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “

Johnny Brock