Evelyn Sanders 1937-2018



Services for Evelyn Duain Sanders, 81, of Wills Point, were held Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, with Reverend Lonnie C. Cunigan officiating. Burial followed at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton. Services were under direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Edgewood.

She passed away Aug. 15, 2018, at her home in Wills Point.

She was born March 23, 1937, in Wills Point, to parents, Cleveland Rogers and Octavia Dunn Rogers.

She was a lifelong resident of Wills Point and attended Cartwright High School. She married William Sanders in August of 1954 and they had five children, all raised in Wills Point.

She was employed as a care giver at Crestwood Nursing Home, Terrell Community Hospital and Terrell Rehab.

She was also employed as a school bus monitor for WPISD for many years. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a faithful choir member.

She started God’s closet, served on the decorating committee and the praise and worship team. She loved arts and crafts, visiting the sick and enjoyed cooking Sunday dinner for her children.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Virginia Stafford, Ima Lyles and Bessie Earl Thomas; brothers, Julius Rogers, Johnny Booker Rogers and Otis Tucker; along with a granddaughter, Cynthia Sanders.

She is survived by her son, James Sanders and wife, Linda, of Forney; daughter, Lorane Smith and husband, Gary, of Forney; daughter, Gwendolyn Lewis of Wills Point; daughter, Evelyn Wrenn of Kemp and Charles Sanders and wife, Tracie, of Wills Point; sisters, Maxine Wynne of Los Angeles, Calif.; Shirley McKinney of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Edith Rogers of Frisco; brothers, Oscar Rogers of Wills Point and Johnny Rogers of Wills Point; grandchildren, Yolanda Sanders, Latoya Gray and husband, Kalvin, Markeshia Seck and husband, Lamine, MarTeshia Lewis, Desiree Wrenn, Kristen Wrenn and Charleston Sanders; and great grandchildren, Trinitee Sanders Wooten, Elijah Seck and Sinia Seck.

A wake was held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.