Funeral services for Lindy Mae Sanford, 85, of Wills Point, were held Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Wills Point. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Maydelle. Services were under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home.
She passed away Feb. 21, 2019, at her home in Wills Point surrounded by her family.
She was born July 22, 1933, to parents, Luther and Juanita Price.
She was raised in Watonga, Okla. and graduated from Watonga High School. After graduating, Lindy attended Draughon School of Business in Oklahoma City.
She married Rayford S. Sanford, Jr. on May 27, 1956, in Watonga, Okla., where they began 61 years of marriage.
She and Ray lived in various cities due to his type of work, while raising four children. She was employed in the school district cafeteria and was later employed by the City of Irving Police Department for 25 years.
She was a member of Oak View Baptist Church in Irving for many years before moving to Wills Point in 2012 to live closer to family.
She most recently was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Canton. She loved sewing, quilting and reading.
She loved her family, family gatherings and was affectionately known by many who knew her as “Nanny.”
She is preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Juanita Price; husband, Rayford S. Sanford, Jr.; one brother and two sisters.
She is survived by her children, Mike Sanford and wife, Connie, of Wills Point, Pat Sanford and wife, Tammy, of Paradise, Cindi Howard and husband, Clifford, of Lewisville and Kelly Sanford and wife, Julie, of Wills Point; grandchildren, Jeremy and Jayme Sanford, Jenni and Kyle Crayton, Jacqueline and Randy Miller, Joshua and Margot Sanford, Colton, Caylie and Colbi Howard, Hunter, Jarred and Jacob Sanford; great-grandchildren, Lauryn, Tyler, Sadie and Emma Sanford; Kyleigh, Alli, Brylee and Brody Crayton; Kailyn and Kinsler Miller; Blake, Addyson and Cooper Sanford.