indsey Taylor Ranz, 21, of Charleston, SC passed away and was returned to heaven Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Lindsey was born June 19, 1992, in Fountain Valley, California, and was the daughter of Michael Joseph Ranz and Lynnette Messner Ranz. She is survived by her mother, Lynnette Marie Ranz and Rick Ramming of Charleston, SC; father, Michael Joseph Ranz and his wife Angelia of Fayetteville, GA; a sister, Lauren Brittany Ranz of Charleston, SC; maternal grandmother, Dawn Darling of Englewood, FL; paternal grandparents, John and Margaret Ranz of Cincinnati, OH; and many aunts and uncles and her boyfriend, David Leslie. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather John Messner.
Her memorial service was held Friday, January 17, 2014, at Lowcountry Community Church, a place that Lindsey loved to attend during the years she lived in Bluffton, SC, and a place she continued to visit often. When she was an active member there, she participated in a mission trip to Belize.
Lindsey attended and graduated from Bluffton High School. She was on the swim team and a member of the ROTC. Her friends remember her as a person with a big heart and a way of making everyone feel special and important. She often put others before herself. It was the way she lived all of her 21 years.
After graduating from high school, she attended Charleston Southern and recently transferred to the College of Charleston. In addition to attending her classes, she was a model and a recent finalist in Charleston Modeling Week. She was featured on the cover of brochures and in magazine ads. She had many other gifts. Lindsey was a talented artist who enjoyed sculpting, drawing, and creating paintings which have been displayed and sold. She also enjoyed playing the guitar. She loved people and loved to help others. Lindsey was an animal lover and advocate. One of her favorite charitable sites was sevenly.org. She volunteered, donated to, and gave time to the Leukemia Foundation, the Alzheimer's Foundation and the ASPC. She always worked hard and had a passion to succeed in everything she did. She was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. Lindsey Taylor Ranz will be forever missed and always remembered.