Mattie Mae Sanders

Mattie Mae Sanders

Mattie Mae Rambo Sanders, 101, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, January 3, 2020 in Jena.

She was born October 25, 1918, in Georgetown to the union of Joseph William Rambo and Mattie Elisabeth Barron.

Mae graduated Valedictorian of her class of 1936 from Selma High School. She attended beauty school with a degree in cosmetology, worked in the retail field and retired from the Louisiana Training Institute for girls in Ball, Louisiana.

She was a member of Good Pine First Baptist Church, and also a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Mae loved to fish.

She was a seamstress for herself, daughter, and granddaughters. She was a Bible Scholar and taught Sunday School Classes in various churches. She loved to cook for her family and friends. Mae had a wit about her that will forever be remembered.

Mae loved keeping up with current events and enjoyed reading “The National Enquirer”. Mae could still quote William Shakespeare. For the past thirteen years, Mae was a resident of LaSalle Nursing Home. She was a natural for making friends wherever God placed her.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 5, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Jimmy Keene and Marcus “Peanut” Brinson officiating.

Interment followed in the Big Creek Cemetery of Pollock, under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

Mae was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman Albert Sanders; brothers, Joseph Barron Rambo, and William “Bill” Rambo; and sisters, Vera Brenam, Clara Rambo, and Eva Ross.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Mary Ray and husband Jack; two granddaughters, Laurie Ray Sewall and husband Paul and Jeannie Ray Wagner and husband Patrick; one great-granddaughter, Sandy McCartney; one great great granddaughter, Allee Claire Smith; foster daughter, JoAnn Williams; special friends, Jerry and JoAnn Stevens; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Kieth Williams, James Rambo, Drew Williams, Buddy Fusslier, and Paul Sewall.

Memorial donations in memory of Mae Sanders may be made to Good Pine Baptist Church in Good Pine.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet