WILSON – Funeral services for Mrs. Margie Sue (Dooley) Sanders, 81, of Wilson, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the River of Life Pentecostal Church in Wilson with the Rev. David E. Sanders officiating and the Rev. Jim Duck assisting. Interment will follow to Hewitt Cemetery. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson.
Margie was born Nov. 23, 1936, in Telephone, Texas to the late Mr. Edward Eugene Dooley and Mrs. Velma (Chapman) Dooley. She departed from this life on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at her home in Wilson.
Margie was raised mostly in Texas and some in Louisiana. She married Royce D. Sanders on March 3, 1952, in Madill. They initially made their home in Bonham and moved to Wilson in 1955. Margie worked at home as a devoted homemaker. She was a mother of eight children who enjoyed quilting, gardening, baking, needle work and jigsaw puzzles. Margie worked outside the home for several years doing home health care. Royce preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 2000. Margie was Pentecostal all of her life, lastly attending church at the River of Life Pentecostal Church.
Preceding her in death are her parents and sisters, Eddie Lois Dooley and Patsy Jo Branson.
Margie is survived by her daughter, Dianna Butler and husband, Chris, of Sherman, Texas; sons, David Sanders and wife, Deborah, of Gilmer, Texas; Royce Sanders and wife, Susan, of Wilson; Bill Sanders of Wilson; Gary Don Sanders and wife, Patricia, of Wilson; Tim Sanders and wife, Elizabeth, of Wilson; John Sanders and wife, Tammie, of Lone Grove; and Robbie Sanders and wife, Cynde, of Healdton; sister, Marcia Turner of Monkstown, Texas; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Chris Sanders, Steve Sanders, Donnie Sanders, Shawn Sanders, Jonathan Sanders and Caleb Butler.
A family visitation is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson.
The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to Cross Timbers Hospice of Ardmore for their kind-felt care and support during Margie’s illness the last couple of weeks.
Online condolences may be made to www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.