Wanda Sanders, the daughter of the late George Landy and Sallie Jewel Robison Maddox, was born in Chocktaw, Ark., on Nov. 4, 1939, and died at her home in Essex on Monday, April 17, 2006, at the age of 66.
She had lived in St. Charles, Ill., before moving to Dexter in 1970. In 1991 she moved to Essex and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Essex.
In July of 1973, she was married to Roy G. Sanders in Dexter.
Surviving are her husband, Roy G. Sanders of Essex; two daughters, Linda L. Caldwell of Dexter and Ginger Jaco of Jackson; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sylvia Hurst of Bloomfield and Loene Bradford of Clinton, Ark. She was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Easley; and five brothers, Bill Dean, Bobby, Billy, George, John and Tommy Maddox.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2006, in the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Gary Gilbert of Essex officiating and Manny Alvarado of Sikeston assisting.
Interment followed in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.