Galilean Children's Home Founder Dies

Some called her Kentucky’s own Mother Theresa. On June 25, 2007, hundreds said goodbye to Sandy Tucker at her Casey County home.

Funeral services for Tucker were held at the Galilean Home, where she and her husband helped care for more than 800 children they adopted from throughout the world.

The service lasted more than two hours and attracted more than 500 guests from her community, and all over the nation.

“She has really molded and made this ministry into what it is today, and held it together. Things won’t be the same, but we’re going to carry on,” said Michael Burt, at the Galilean Children’s Home.

Sandy’s brother said he just learned that his sister’s name in Greek actually meant “helper and defender of humanity.”