Alice Lacy Sanders

Born on 01/16/1930

Departed on 02/11/2013

Resided in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Alice Lacy Sanders, 83, of Fredericksburg went to be with the Lord Monday, February 11, 2013 at Mary Washington Hospital.

She was born January 16, 1930 at the Lacy Mill House in Spotsylvania, Virginia. She was the daughter of William Otis Lacy and Lena Brooks Lacy and was one of 15 children. She took her first job as a teenager at F.W. Woolworth where she met the love of her life.

Mrs. Sanders was a loving wife and a stay at home mother for many years. After proudly earning her GED, she worked in retail for Heel-N-Toe, J.C. Penney, The Scotsman and the A&N stores in Fredericksburg. She was a long-time member of Falmouth Baptist Church and an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Sanders is survived by her husband of 66 years, Charles Everette Sanders, Sr. She is also survived by her three sons and two daughters, Charles E. Sanders, Jr. and wife Linda of Lynchburg, Janice S. Bock and husband Cyrill of Stafford County, David A. Sanders and wife Deborah of King George County, Donald A. Sanders and wife Elizabeth of Stafford, and Jeanenne L. Griffin of Stafford; sister, Mary Lacy Byrd of Virginia Beach; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews who all loved her dearly.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, February 13 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A funeral service will be held at 10 am Thursday, February 14 at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorials Processing Center, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.


13 thoughts on Alice Lacy Sanders

  1. Alvin & Darlene Peyton on said:

    Uncle Charles and family, I can only imagine the party that Aunt Alice, Mama, Aunt Jo, Aunt Jeanie, Grandmama, and the rest of the gang are having in Heaven. Isn’t it such a reassuring BLESSING to know that we will all be together again some day!! I’m enjoying the journey down here…but also looking forward to that amazing gathering to come. I hope you all find comfort in that great promise…during this time of sorrow. Love you all.

  2. David A. Sanders Jr, Sara and Family on said:

    We love you Grandma and will miss you greatly. We know you will be watching over us from heaven and we will continue to make you proud. We will miss the chats we had over your amazing sweet tea and how you would light up a room with your smile. Love you always!

  3. Minister Timothy C Sullivan & Family on said:

    Jeanenne & Family,
    Although there are no words to ease the sorrow that is yours, Thoughts and Loving Memories of your mother will last as long as time endures-
    So may your treasured memories grow more precious year by year and help to bring you comfort in the loss of one so dear.
    God called His angel to heaven’s throne, for the gift your Mom left us has become a part of who we are a legacy of beauty and love that lives on. I prayed with Alice on Sunday 10th of February after church services at Health South, as I knelt beside her wheelchair in the cafeteria she spoke to me about making things right and she was so tired. I prayed with her and I know now what she was making right. I truly believe she was making it right with her Lord and Savior. She is sheltered in the Arms of God. I’m truly blessed to just to know her in just a short time that I talked and prayed with her. I can remember her beautiful smile. Love & Prayers

  4. Anthony and Denise Parker on said:

    Jeanenne & Family,
    I’ve now concluded
    after giving it much thought;
    For all people a hero is sought.

    Inspired by many,
    some more so than another.
    But none so much as my dear Mother.

    It’s taken these years
    to realize her full impact,
    But she’s my hero and that’s a fact.

    She showed us love,
    and taught us wrong from right,
    Always keeping our future in sight.

    Being a mom,
    She taught me to endure
    And of my self to be sure.

    She taught love of God above
    and fear of Satan below.
    No doubt… My mom is my hero!!!

  5. Charles A. Gold on said:

    Jeanenne, my wife and I want to extend to you our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom. We pray that God will give you and your family the strength to endure during your time of loss.

  6. Christine Hebden on said:

    Jeanenne, May God help you heal during this time of sadness, My prayers are with you. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Her spirit will remain forever. God Bless, Christine Hebden

  7. Jim and Tricia LaGrange on said:

    To the Sanders family: So sorry to hear about Mrs. Alice Lacy Sanders. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the memories and God’s comfort be with you.

  8. Michael and Kim Anderson on said:

    Jeanenne, May God and prayer provide you comfort and strength in this time of need; Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Romans 8:30
    “And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified”….
    God Bless you!!
    Michael, Kimberly, Kaylee, Madeline and Brittany Anderson

  9. Tracy & Tammy Knight on said:

    With great saddness to hear about Alice. Our hearts are will the family during this time as always. Love you

  10. John and Peggy Young on said:

    Jeanenne and Family, Words can never express the loss of a loved one. Only God’s grace and love can conqueror grief and sadness of moments like this. I pray there is comfort in knowing that our love ones are not gone, but remain as lasting loving memories which will guide us throughout our mortal lives.
    “Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there… I do not sleep.
    I am the thousand winds that blow…
    I am the diamond glints on snow…
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain…
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you waken in the morning’s hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of gentle birds in circling flight…
    I am the soft star that shines at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry—
    I am not there… I did not die…”

  11. Wendy Sanders on said:

    I was very sorry that I couldn’t make it in person to the services, but after a few hours of trying to book flights home, it became apparent that there was physically no way for me to get back to Virginia in time. (There’s a 6 hour drive, 2 hour flight, 24 hour flight, 5 hour flight, and 2 hour drive involved, plus layovers. I did try my best, but no luck!) But I am glad to see there’s an online guestbook, so I can still get my message across.

    Every Thanksgiving, every Christmas, and every trip I made with my dad to the dump included Grandma, Grandpa, felines, and sweet tea. I have so many fun memories growing up of visiting Grandma and running around with the cousins. We picked flowers, searched for the newest kittens, cloud gazed, chased each other around, argued over who got to sit at the writing desk, constantly got scolded for opening the piano, and generally just enjoyed having good company. At the end of the day we’d all sit around the kitchen table and Grandma would whip us up something to eat and give everyone a glass of iced tea, and we would talk for a good long while before everyone returned to their respective houses. Looking back, I’d forgotten how much time I really spent over there as a kid, and I know I wouldn’t trade those memories for the world. They’re forever part of who I am, and will be a part of how I want to raise my own children someday.

    I’m glad I got to know someone as wonderful as my grandmother, and I wish I’d gotten to know her even a little bit better! But even though I will be sad not to see her and tell her my stories when I come home from each of my new adventures, I know she’s in a good place now, where she can watch over all of us without worry or pain.

    I love you Grandma, Rest in peace. <3

  12. cathleen edmonson on said:

    To Alice’s husband, Charles, and Deb and David, Aurdrie and Derek, and all of Alice’s family. Find peace and strength in each other. You have dealt with so many deep losses over the past 2 years. Pull together and take time as a family.. I love you and think about you every day.
    Love, Leen.

  13. Kathy and Dick Leary on said:

    05/16/2013 Dawn just sent the announcement to me. We don’t read the newspaper so much and don’t keep in touch like we should. Our deepest sympathy. We always liked being around her when we did drill team events. Take care.

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