The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 201 Chatham Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Rev. Glenn Bryant, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Gracie was born October 5, 1957 to the late Roosevelt Sanders, Sr. and Norvis Malcolm Sanders in Simsboro, Louisiana. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County and was a 1976 graduate of Macon County High School. After graduation, she furthered her education on a full basketball scholarship to Valdosta State University. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and was a member of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church in Oglethorpe, Georgia. She is preceded in death by three siblings, Alfred Malcolm, Roosevelt Sanders, Jr. and Ernest Sanders. Gracie was known for her outgoing personality.
She leaves a legacy of loving and fond memories to her children, Courtney Sanders, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Nicholas Sanders, Norcross, Georgia, and Audrianna Sanders, Oglethorpe, Georgia; five beautiful grandchildren, Jaquavius Leary, Cournesia Sanders, Latavia Hill, Jakavion Hill, A’ lasia Sanders; four siblings, Wesley Jean Malcolm, Hampton, Georgia, Shirley S. Kendrick, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Marie Sanders (companion, Dale Love), Riverdale, Georgia, and Earl Sanders, Hampton, Georgia; aunts, Beatrice Gaines, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Marie Spikes, Montezuma, Georgia, Agnes Wright (Larry), Maryland, and Laura Ann Harris, Oglethorpe, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.