Mary E. Sanders

June 11, 1928-April 27, 2019

Mary E. Sanders, 90, of College Station passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019. She was born on June 11, 1928 in Dunklin County to her parents, John and Sendy Dawson. Mary was known for her homemade, handcrafted quilts. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara French; her husband, Albert Sanders; sisters, Betty Higdon and husband, Nolan, and Nina Long and husband, Roy; and sister-in-law, Shirley Dawson.

Mary is survived by her children, Nellie Alexander and husband, Earl, of College Station, Brenda French and husband, Wayne, of College Station, Mary Moore and husband, Steve, of Florissant, MO, Loretta Vanegas and husband, Jorge, of College Station, Eddie Sanders of College Station, and James Sanders of College Station; 18 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Lawson of Paragould, AR; brothers, George Dawson of Malden, MO, and Riley Dawson and wife, Nancy, of Weldon Springs, MO; son-in-law, Harold French; many nieces and nephews; and a host of extended loving family members and friends.

Arrangements are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

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  1. Good bye grandma I love you miss you live in my heart never be forgot I all ways enjoy visiting with you my broken heart heal tear will fall. Love ure grandson. Harold

  2. Oh Momma you will be missed. The house will not be the same without you sitting there sewing on a quilt or putting your complicated picture puzzles together. What an amazing few years we have had getting to know each other again. The many laughs that we shared and yes some tears too but wonderful memories that I will forever hold in my heart. Finding out that you once wanted to be a circus clown was such a surprise and the look on your face when I presented you with that clown costume for Halloween was priceless. For a few hours you got to be the clown that you always wanted to be. 🙂 . Rest In Peace for Ever More. Heavenly hugs are awaiting you. Love you Momma

  3. So sorry for your loss . Aunt Mary was a special aunt aunt and always took time to talk to us . Although we don’t get to see each other often you all are close in my heart! I love you all!!

  4. Aunt Mary I don’t think I ever saw you without a smile on your face. You always had a twinkle in your eye and it was like you knew something no one else knew. I can only imagine the smile you’re wearing now. Give my mama a hug.

  5. Brenda and family
    I was deeply saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing.
    Your Mom, Dad, and family will always be a treasured memory of growing up together. I thank you for that memory.
    Sending my love and prayers to you.

    He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.
    Psalm 147:3

  6. Sure hated to see you go, momma. I had you for 71 and a half years and of course no amount of years are ever enough. So glad I got to share the past year with you, talking about old times, sewing together, doing puzzles, watching some old tv shows and just being close to you in general. I will always cherish you and that last year. Miss you forever. Love you always…


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