Louise "Lady" Dinkins Sanders, 91, widow of James Dury Sanders, entered into eternal life on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter.
Born August 6, 1918, in Sumter County, she was the daughter of the late Hodge and Leacy Miller Dinkins.
Devoted to family and church, she accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Rafting Creek Baptist Church. She attended Sunday School faithfully and served on the Gospel Choir, the Deaconess Board and Senior Missionary Society. She also sang with the C. H. Davis Singers.
Those left to cherish her fond memory and celebrate her homegoing are: her devoted and loving children, Mary Battle of Washington, DC, Tom (Lurine) Sanders, Mamie Ella Dinkins, Willie (Nancy) Sanders, Edgar (Emily) Sanders and Steral (John) Singleton, all of Rembert, Louise (Samuel) Graham of Sumter, Alberta (Johnny) Williams of Laurelton, NY; the grandson that she raised, Kelvin (Wanda) Williams of Upper Marlboro, MD; daughters-in-law, Emma and Sally Sanders of Rembert; sisters, Edmonia Wade and Millie Alston, both of Rembert; brothers, Paul (Rebecca) Dinkins and Edgar Dinkins, both of Rembert; sisters-in-law, Susie Porcher and Ruth Sanders, both of Rembert, Angeline Nelson of Sumter; sixty two grandchildren; a number of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, five sons, and twelve siblings.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Friday, May 7, 2010 from the Rafting Creek Baptist Church, 3685 Highway 261 North, Rembert, with Rev. Melvin Mack, pastor, presiding, Rev. Willie Dennis, pastor of Union Baptist Church, eulogist, assisted by Rev. Theron Smith, pastor of First United Pentecostal Church, Rev. Burdell V. Hill, pastor of Williams Chapel Baptist Church, Rev. Lillian Reynolds, and Rev. John F. Kennedy.
The family will received friends at the home 5890 T B Wright Road, Rembert.
The Remains will be placed in the church at noon.
The funeral procession will leave from the home at 12:30 p. m.
Granddaughters will serve as floral bearers.
Ministers’ and Deacons’ wives will serve as honorary floral bearers.
Grandsons will serve as pall bearers.
Burial will be in the Rafting Creek Baptist Church Yard Cemetery, Rembert.