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Annie J J Sanders
Nov 25, 1945 to May 19, 2016


Annie Jane Jones Sanders was born on November 25, 1945 in Lake City. She was the daughter of the late Jim Jones and Curlee Wallace Jones of Hampton County. Jane was blessed to have seven sisters, Earlet, Edest, Oceal, Marjorie, Beulah, Betty, and Mamie, whom she loved and cherished as her best friends. She also had two brothers, Jim and Lacie, who sheltered and protected their sisters. Jane was educated in the public schools of Lake City and graduated from Carver High School in 1966. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior while faithfully attending the New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church with her parents. As devoted Christians, Jane’s parents taught her the importance of family and community. The Jones Family established close ties with their church and local community, and through this network, Jim and Curlee taught their 10 children to love, give, and care for one another and for others. Whatever they had, they shared with those in need! In 1966, Jane met Sammie Sanders of Rembert. She was introduced to Sammie by her two brothers. The two were married on August 26, 1966 and were blessed with five daughters. Upon moving to Rembert, Jane became a member of a large extended family. During her early years in Rembert, she developed a strong relationship with her loving mother-in-law, Pearline Sanders Dennis, and Sammie’s three brothers and four sisters. She was also nurtured and supported by Sammie’s aunts, Susie Porcher, Angeline Nelson, and Ruth Sanders. In 1971, Sammie and Jane started the Sanders Concrete Finishing Company. While Sammie went to work every day, Jane served the company as secretary and bookkeeper. She was Sammie’s right hand and helped him successfully run the business for more than 40 years. She was also adored by all of the employees of the company. She treated them with kindness and respect as many of them affectionately called her “Mom.” Jane also continued her commitment to Jesus Christ by joining the Rafting Creek Missionary Baptist Church. At Rafting Creek, Jane was a member of the Senior Missionary, the Pastor’s Aide, the Senior Choir, and the Inspirational Choir. She also regularly participated in her Sunday School Class and taught Sunday School to the five-year old children. Jane loved her friends and family deeply and welcomed them to her home on many occasions. She was an excellent cook and talented baker just like her mother and sister, Earlet, and she showed her care and devotion to others by entertaining them in her home. Everyone loved her famous cream cheese pound cakes, coconut and sweet potato pies, fruit cakes, and raisin cakes. Nothing brought her more joy and satisfaction than having her dearest friends and loved ones at her home for dinner or a large family gathering! Jane was a devoted friend and confidant to many people. She was an invaluable source of wisdom and inspiration to all who knew her, but of her many roles and responsibilities, her most cherished titles were Momma and Grannie! Her children loved her more than words could ever express. Her grandchildren adored their Grannie, and they held a very special place in her heart! On May 19, 2016, Annie Jane Jones Sanders made her transition peacefully, surrounded by her husband, sisters, and children at the Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter. She was predeceased by her parents and her siblings, Lacie, Earlet, and Marjorie. Jane was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, who leaves to cherish her memories: her daughters, Loraine Sanders of Rembert, Ophelia (Stephen) Staton of Creedmor, NC, Dr. Marla Sanders of Columbia, Jamie Sanders of Lexington, and Samecia Sanders of Brooklyn, NY; a special daughter, Lisa Boykin; her grandchildren, Samuel (Tuppy), Stephen Jr., Madison, Anna, Daniel, and Sidney Jane; her sisters, Edest (Frank) McNair, Pastor Oceal Jefferson, Minister Betty Ross, Beulah Jones, Mamie Everly; her brother, Jim (Julia) Jones; in-laws, Ruth Sanders, Angela Jones, Dr. Boykin Sanders, Deacon William (Peggy) Sanders, Dempsey (Alta) Sanders, Mazieola Jenkins, Pearl Sanders, and Felicia Loyd; her godchildren, Wilveria Sanders and John Pinckney, Jr; special friends, Shirley Pinckney, Mamie Ella Dinkins, Andoucers Pollard, and WilhemeniaCanty: and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, the extended church family. Celebration of Life services will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 1:00 p. m. from the Rafting Creek Baptist Church, 3860 Highway 261 North, Rembert, with the Rev. Melvin Mack, pastor. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 5105 Dais Road, Rembert. The funeral procession will leave from the home at 12:20 p. m. Burial will be in the Rafting Creek Baptist Church Yard Cemetery.
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